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  • Abdullah Ansari of Herat (1006-1089 Ce)by A. G. Ravan Farhadi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    Consisting of a bibliographical account of this early Sufi master's childhood, youth, and years as a teacher and spiritual leader, as well as of translations of a selection from his books and treatises, this work traces the life and teachings of Abdullah Ansari - from poverty and destitution as a boy, by way of furious arguments with scholars advocating... 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...

  • The Image of the Prophet between Ideal and Ideologyby Christiane J. Gruber; Avinoam Shalem

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    By crossing disciplinary boundaries in the field of the humanities, this volume aims to elucidate Muhammad?s visualization in the West vis-à-vis his image in Islam. It does so not by relegating materials to geographical and/or linguistic spheres or by separating texts from images. Rather, it seeks to place various articles in thematic... more...

  • Theatre as a vortex of behaviour in Dutch multicultural societyby Lonneke van Heugten

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    In 2001, a music theatre production exploring Islam's early history from a female perspective was shut down before it reached the stage. The cancellation of Aïsha and the Women of Madina by Rotterdam's Independent Theatre (O.T.) generated a media storm as speculations about censorship mounted. To unravel this performative non-event, this dissertation... more...

  • Tradition Witnessing The Modern Ageby Enes Ergene

    Tughra Books 2008; US$ 13.99

    Addressing the sociological, cultural, and religious aspects of the Glen movement, this insider?s look also explores the failure experienced by many other Islamic movements that attempted to combine traditional values with the modern world. The influence Fethullah Glen has had on secularist Turkey is also examined. more...

  • 'Ali Shari'ati and the Shaping of Political Islam in Iranby Kingshuk Chatterjee

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    While Ayatollah Khomeini is considered the face of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979, 'Ali Shari'ati is considered a much greater influence on shaping the revolutionary consciousness. Acceptable to both modernists as well as Islamists, Shari'ati's radicalism inspired much of the resistance in urban Iran in the closing years of the Shah. This... more...

  • The First Muslimby Lesley Hazleton

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 11.65

    Muhammad's was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is not well known. In The First Muslim , Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life. Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, politics, religion, and psychology, she renders... more...

  • The Generalship of Muhammadby Russ Rodgers

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 34.95

    There are many biographies of the Prophet, and they tend to fall into three categories: pious works that emphasize the virtues of the early Islamic community, general works for non-Muslim or non-specialist readers, and source-critical works that grapple with historiographical problems inherent in early Islamic history. In The Generalship of Muhammad... more...

  • Khadijaby Resit Haylamaz

    Tughra Books 2007; US$ 4.99

    Exploring the birth period of Islam, this biography focuses on one of the most prominent and respected Muslim women in history, Khadija, the wife of the Prophet Muhammad. Addressing both her devotion and her leadership roles in Mecca, this book shines light on a figure who is an inspiration to women, both Muslim and non-Muslim alike. more...

  • Messenger Of God: Muhammadby M. Fethullah Gülen

    Tughra Books 2009; US$ 12.99

    A compilation of Fethullah Gulen's sermons on the life of the prophet, the book offers us a deeper understanding of God's Messenger through looking into his exemplary life from different aspects. more...