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  • 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...

  • Fifty Key Figures in Islamby Roy Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 33.95

    The perfect resource for those wishing to learn more about the Muslim culture, its people and its teachings, Fifty Key Figures in Islam explores the lives and thoughts of fifty influential individuals in Islam and surveys a heritage that spans 1,500 years. Covering key figures such as the Prophet Muhammad, Suleiman 'the Magnificent' and El-Hajj... 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...

  • Makers of Contemporary Islamby John L. Esposito; John Voll

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 32.99

    In this timely and important work, John Esposito and John Voll explore the development of contemporary Islamic movements and thought through the biographies of nine major activist intellectuals who represent a wide range of Muslim societies. Many Muslims have combined revivalist activism with intellectual efforts, but only a few have achieved significant... more...

  • A Spirit of Toleranceby Amadou Ba

    World Wisdom 2007; US$ 9.99

    Tierno Bokar, African mystic and Muslim spiritual teacher, was remarkable for the drama of his life story (which was made into a recent play directed by Peter Brook). His message of religious tolerance and universal love, is profoundly important in a world where different faiths are often at odds with each other more...