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  • 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...

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

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.32

    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...

  • Mawlana Mawdudi and Political Islamby Roy Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Mawlana Mawdudi was one of the most influential and important Islamic thinkers of the 20th century, whose brand of political Islam has won widespread acceptance in South and South East Asia as well as the Middle East. This book is the first to critically engage and assess his career and legacy. It includes coverage of his early life and influences,... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Why We Left Islamby Susan Crimp; Joel Richardson

    WND Books 2008; US$ 14.99

    One day, an American on the verge of converting to Islam said to one of the editors, Please, I fear I am about to make the biggest mistake of my life. Please give me one solid reason not to convert. This is the book Joel Richardson wishes he had at that moment. Powerful, often shocking but always heartfelt, these essays from over a dozen individuals... 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 Gulen

    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...

  • Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societiesby Kazuo Morimoto

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    The global Muslim population includes a large number of lineal descendants and relatives of the Prophet Muhammad. These kinsfolk, most often known as "sayyid" or "sharif," form a distinct social category in many Muslim societies, and their status can afford them special treatment in legal matters and in the political sphere. This book brings... more...

  • Mohammedby Tor Andrae

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    Originally published in 1936. This volume discusses the Islamic faith in the perspective of the ancient Arabian monotheism and its similarities with Christianity and Judaism. The similarities not only in dogma, but also in the ritual of Nestorian Christianity are discussed as well as an interpretation of Mohammed?s religious personality. ... more...