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  • Ghazaliby Eric Ormsby

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    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$ 40.00

    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...

  • Cross-cultural Dialogue on the Virtuesby Trudy D Conway

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book explores the development of the influential worldwide Hizmet movement inspired by the Turkish scholar Fethullah Gulen, known for his moderate Islamic emphasis on peaceful relations among diverse people. It provides a detailed study of Gulen?s account of the virtues and argues that they provide the key to understanding this thinker and the... 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...

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

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 21.11

    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...

  • 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...