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Biography

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Abdullah Ansari of Herat (1006-1089 Ce)by A. G. Ravan Farhadi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    Consisting of a bibliographical account of this early Sufi master's childhood, youth, and years as a teacher and spiritual leader, as well as of translations of a selection from his books and treatises, this work traces the life and teachings of Abdullah Ansari - from poverty and destitution as a boy, by way of furious arguments with scholars advocating... more...

  • Ahmad ibn Hanbalby Christopher Melchert

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    Christopher Melchert examines the forefather of the fourth of the four principal Sunni schools of jurisprudence, the Hanbali. Upholding the view that the Qur'an was uncreated and the direct word of God, Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780-855) thought that the holy text should be read literally, rejecting any possibility for metaphorical or revisionist interpretation.... more...

  • Ashraf `Ali Thanawiby Muhammad Qasim Zaman

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    Ashraf Ali Thanawi (1863-1943) was one of the most prominent religious scholars in Islamic history. Author of over a thousand books on different aspects of Islam, his work sought to defend the Islamic scholarly tradition and to articulate its authority in an age of momentous religious and political change. In this authoritative biography, Muhammad... more...

  • Cross-cultural Dialogue on the Virtuesby Trudy D Conway

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 54.99

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

  • De Europese Unie, Turkije en de islamby Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 14.95

    "Islam no hindrance to Turkey's EU membership" more...

  • Essays Perspectives Opinionby Jay Willoughby

    Tughra Books 2004; US$ 4.99

    Using a selection of various articles, this collection presents the prolific writer M. Fethullah Gülen's ideas on modern education, as well as how he has been presented in the media. more...

  • The Expeditionsby Mamar Ibn Rashid; Sean W. Anthony; M.A.S. Abdel Haleem

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 34.00

    The Expeditions is one of theoldest biographies of the Prophet Muhammad to survive into the modern era. Itsprimary author, Ma?mar ibn Rashid (714-770 AD/96-153 AH), was a prominentscholar from Basra in southern Iraq who was revered for his learning inprophetic traditions, Islamic law, and the interpretation of the Qur?an. Thisfascinating foundational... 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...

  • Fighting the Greater Jihadby Cheikh Anta Babou

    Ohio University Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    In Senegal, the Muridiyya, a large Islamic Sufi order, is the single most influential religious organization, including among its numbers the nation?s president. Yet little is known of this sect in the West. Drawn from a wide variety of archival, oral, and iconographic sources in Arabic, French, and Wolof, Fighting the Greater Jihad offers an astute... more...