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  • Neo-mu'tazilismus?by Thomas Hildebrandt

    BRILL 2007; US$ 271.00

    Examines the rediscovery of the Mu'tazila, a key-event in modern Arab-Islamic thought. This book analyzes five ways of understanding Mu'tazilite ideas - liberal, historic-materialist, political-Islamic, literary-exegetical and through comparison with the philosophie des valeurs. more...

  • Malcolm X: The Pragmatic Nationalistby Lukmaan Hakim Khan Seekdaur

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 31.51

    This book tracks the evolution of Malcolm X from a racist, espousing the essentialist ideals of the Nation of Islam to a human rights activist, aware of the broader early 1960?s struggle against imperial forces. Central to this was his strategic use of race to unite African-American initially and then the oppressed people in the world. Race was used... more...

  • From Sufism to Ahmadiyyaby Adil Hussain Khan

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    The Ahmadiyya Muslim community represents the followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835?1908), a charismatic leader whose claims of spiritual authority brought him into conflict with most other Muslim leaders of the time. The controversial movement originated in rural India in the latter part of the 19th century and is best known for challenging current... more...

  • The Sacred Foundations of Justice in Islamby Ali M. Lakhani

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    What is meant by Justice, and what does it mean to be Just? This definitive and authoritative introductions in the English language to the metaphysical foundations of the writings of ?Ali ibn Abi Talib, the first Shi?a Imam seeks to answer this and other questions. Through the wisdom of his teachings, their profound metaphysical insights and practical... more...

  • Islam Without Allah?by Colin Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This ground-breaking and controversial work locates the antecedents of today's Islamic 'fundamentalism' in 16th and 17th century Iran and the forced conversion of the Sunnite population of Iran to the largely alien doctrines of Twelver Shi'ism; the concomitant extirpation of Sufism and philosophy; and the gradual rise of the 'faqih' or jurist. more...

  • Die Karolinger und die Abbasiden von Bagdadby Wolfram Drews

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 84.00

    Mitte des 8. Jahrhunderts wechselten sowohl im Frankenreich als auch im islamischen Kalifat die Herrscherdynastien, Merowinger und Umayyaden wurden nahezu zeitgleich durch Karolinger bzw. Abbasiden ersetzt. Während die Abbasiden behaupteten, als Verwandte des verstorbenen Propheten Mohammed über ein spezielles, erbliches Charisma zu verfügen, das ihnen... more...

  • Moslem Sects & Divisionsby Kazi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    "First Published in 1984, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company." more...

  • The Future of Islamby Wilfred Scawen Blunt; Dr Riad Nourallah; Riad Nourallah

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    When it first appeared in 1882, this book was a pioneering work in every respect. It was the first coherent study of 'modern' Islam, explaining in a simple and functional manner its tenets and roots, the diversity of its cultural and political experience, and its dynamism and potential for good in the modern world. This was at a time when the Muslim... more...

  • Modern History of the Ismailis, Aby Farhad Daftary

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 58.00

    The Ismailis have enjoyed a long, eventful and complex history dating back to the 8th century CE and originating in the Shi'i tradition of Islam. During the medieval period, Ismailis of different regions - especially in central Asia, south Asia, Iran and Syria - developed and elaborated their own distinctive literary and intellectual traditions, which... more...

  • Fazlallah Astarabadi and the Hurufisby Shahzad Bashir

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    Fazlallah Astarabadi was a 14th-century Islamic religious leader who believed that the world was about to come to an end. This book is the first comprehensive study of Astarabadi's life and thought and also offer a history of his movement. It emphasizes the diversity of medieval Islam by describing an apocalyptic movement founded on the idea that... more...