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  • 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...

  • Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societiesby Kazuo Morimoto

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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 together... 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...

  • Who is Muhammad?by Khurram Murad

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 0.99

    This concise biography provides an inspiring introduction to the exemplary personality of the Prophet of Islam. This was the last book written by the late Khurram Murad as a final part of a trio on the Holy Qur'an, and the life and message of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). 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 the... more...

  • Muhammad - Das Leben des Heiligen Prophetenby Hadhrat Mirza Baschir ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad

    Verlag Der Islam 2013; US$ 1.88

    Wer war Muhammad? Für die einen war er die heiligste Person, die jemals existierte, eine Barmherzigkeit für alle Welten und moralisches wie spirituelles Vorbild schlechthin. Die Kirche hingegen bezeichnete ihn jahrhundertelang als Antichristen und in den gegenwärtigen Islamdebatten wird er wahlweise karikiert oder mit heftiger Kritik überzogen. Der... more...

  • Rebranding Islamby James Hoesterey

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    Kyai Haji Abdullah Gymnastiar, known affectionately by Indonesians as "Aa Gym" (elder brother Gym), rose to fame via nationally televised sermons, best-selling books, and corporate training seminars. In Rebranding Islam James B. Hoesterey draws on two years' study of this charismatic leader and his message of Sufi ideas blended with Western pop... more...

  • Rachid Ghannouchiby Azzam S. Tamimi

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 114.99

    Tamimi introduces the thought of Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi, the renowned Islamist political activist who heads Tunisia's most important--albeit banned--Islamist political opposition to the current authoritarian regime of Zine Abidine Ben Ali. Ghannouchi is the leader of a school in modern Islamic political thought that advocates democracy and pluralism.... more...

  • Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalismby Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 144.99

    Nasr examines the life and thought of Mawlana Mawdudi, one of the first and most important Islamic ideological thinkers. Mawdudi was the first to develop a modern political Islamic ideology, and a plan for social action to realize his vision. The prolific writings and indefatigable efforts of Mawdudi's party, the Jamaat-i-Islami, first in India and... more...