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  • 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...

  • Islamic Mysticism and Abu Talib al-Makki: The Role of the Heartby Saeko Yazaki

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    Both in everyday language and religious metaphor, the heart often embodies the true self and is considered to be the seat of emotion in many cultures. Many Muslim thinkers have attempted to clarify the nature of Sufism using its metaphorical image, particularly in the tenth and eleventh centuries. This book examines the work of Ab? T?lib al-Makk?... 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...

  • Twenty-three Yearsby F.R.C. Bagley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    Originally published in 1985. Through use of the earliest sources together with psychological and sociological analysis `Ali Dashti brings out the reality of Mohammad?s leadership, dispels the fog of superstition which has built up around him, and discusses problems which are rarely examined. more...

  • The First Muslimby Lesley Hazleton

    Atlantic Books Ltd 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...

  • In the Path of Allahby John Ralph Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    A West African Sufi and religious reformer (c.1794-1864), struggled to reconcile the temporal achievements of his jihad with his mystical calling. The fame of Shaykh Omar rested on his reputation as a worker of miracles, and the success of jihad in his path to Allah. more...

  • Muhammad and the Supernaturalby Rebecca Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Muhammad and the Supernatural:  Medieval Arab Views examines the element of the supernatural (or miracle stories) in the life of the Prophet Muhammad as depicted in two genres:  prophetic biography (s?ra) and Qur'?n exegesis (tafs?r). more...

  • Prophet Muhammadby Farzana Moon

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2013; US$ 10.19

    This important book is a biographical account of Prophet Muhammad's life, written in narrative style. It differs from other books on the subject of the Prophet Muhammad, as it touches on the Sufic aspects of his life. In this book, Farzana Moon sets out to portray the true spirit of Islam as a religion of peace and reconciliation, as practiced by... 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...