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  • Mohammedby Tilman Nagel

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 293.00

    Von Legenden überwuchert, durch Sprachregelungen entstellt, von Denkverboten verdunkelt, so zeigt sich dem Wissbegierigen das Bild Mohammeds. Ist er überhaupt eine historische Gestalt? Er ist es! So lautet das Ergebnis langjähriger Forschungsarbeit, die nicht nur die muslimischen Standardquellen einer kritischen Prüfung unterzogen hat, sondern auch... more...

  • Pioneers of Islamic Scholarshipby Adil Salahi

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.99

    Features nine Islamic scholars including Abu Hanifah, Malik ibn Anas, al-Shafi, Ibn Hanbal and Ibn Taymiyyah. more...

  • Muhammad Abduhby Mark Sedgwick

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 39.99

    Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905) is widely regarded as the founder of Islamic modernism. Egyptian jurist, religious scholar and political activist, he sought to synthesise Western and Islamic cultural values. Arguing that Islam is essentially rational and fluid, Abduh maintained that it had been stifled by the rigid structures implemented in the generations... more...

  • Hasan al-Bannaby Gudrun Kraemer

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 39.99

    Hasan al-Banna (1906 1949) was an Egyptian political reformer, best known for establishing the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organisation which today has millions of members and spans the Arab world. Through his ardent struggle to revitalise Islamic values amid increasing Westernisation, al-Banna promoted Islamic charity and personal piety throughout... more...

  • Ahmad ibn Hanbalby Christopher Melchert

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    Christopher Melchert examines the forefather of the fourth of the four principal Sunni schools of jurisprudence, the Hanbali. Upholding the view that the Qur'an was uncreated and the direct word of God, Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780-855) thought that the holy text should be read literally, rejecting any possibility for metaphorical or revisionist interpretation.... more...

  • Ashraf `Ali Thanawiby Muhammad Qasim Zaman

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    Ashraf Ali Thanawi (1863-1943) was one of the most prominent religious scholars in Islamic history. Author of over a thousand books on different aspects of Islam, his work sought to defend the Islamic scholarly tradition and to articulate its authority in an age of momentous religious and political change. In this authoritative biography, Muhammad... more...

  • Shaykh Mufidby Tamima Bayhom-Daou

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    An account of the great Shi'ite scholar-theologian. more...

  • Ghazaliby Eric Ormsby

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    This fascinating work profiles Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111), the foremost Islamic scholar and mystic of the medieval period. Attracting the patronage of the vizier Nizam al-Mulk early in his career, he was appointed head of the Nizamiyyah College at Baghdad, and attracted audiences from across the Islamic world, who sought his teachings on Islamic... more...

  • Husain Ahmad Madaniby Barbara Metcalf

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani (1879 1957) was a political activist, Islamic scholar, and supporter of Gandhi during the struggle for India?s independence. Humane and fiercely dedicated whether campaigning against the separation of Pakistan, or in favour of democracy and inter-religious peace, he brooked no nonsense and fought relentlessly for what... more...

  • Ibn Taymiyya's Theodicy of Perpetual Optimismby Jon Hoover

    BRILL 2007; US$ 154.00

    Presents a comprehensive study of Muslim jurist Ibn Taymiyya's (d 1328) theodicy of perpetual optimism. This book exposits and analyses his writings on God's justice and wise purpose, divine determination and human agency, the problem of evil, and juristic method in theological doctrine. more...