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  • Renewers of the Ageby Scott S. Reese

    BRILL 2008; US$ 116.00

    Using the urban culture of southern Somalia, known as the Benaadir, this book explores the role of local 'ulama' as popular intellectuals in the early colonial period. It examines the place of religious discourse as social discourse and how religious leaders sought to guide society through a time of troubles through calls to greater piety. more...

  • Essential Islam: A Comprehensive Guide to Belief and Practiceby Diane Morgan

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 49.00

    Essential Islam: A Comprehensive Guide to Belief and Practice is the ideal beginner's resource on the core elements of a faith that, like Christianity and Judaism, offers a guide to holy living and a path to salvation?one that like other world faiths has inspired peace and war, tolerance and brutality, enlightenment and abysmal ignorance. Essential... more...

  • Islam: The Religious and Political Life of a World Communityby MARJORIE KELLY

    ABC-CLIO 1984; US$ 36.95

    Written in straight-forward language by leading Islamic scholars, 14 essays cover the basics of Islamic faith and practice, the foundations of state and society, the early Muslim empires, Islamic universalism in the later Middle Ages, and the later Muslim empires. more...

  • Political Islam from Muhammad to Ahmadinejad: Defenders, Detractors, and Definitionsby Joseph Skelly

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Under the auspices of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Joseph Morrison Skelly brings together a team of experts to create a compelling, scholarly investigation of the interrelationship of Islam and politics. Divided into several topical sections, including early origins of Islamic politics, the development of jihad in an... more...

  • Islamby Matthew Gordon

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    This volume discusses the founding of Islam, the various sects, and its continued growth and strength throughout the world today. It also seeks to dispel misinterpretations about Islam. more...

  • Common Groundby Paul L. Heck

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 26.95 US$ 21.56

    Christian-Muslim interaction is a reality today in all corners of the globe, but while many celebrate the commonality of these traditions, significant differences remain. If these religions cannot be easily reconciled, can we perhaps view them through a single albeit refractive lens? This is the approach Paul Heck takes in Common Ground: To undertake... more...

  • Islam in the Modern Worldby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    The foremost U.S. authority on Islam and, Seyyed Hossein Nasr discusses today?s hot button issues?including holy wars, women?s rights, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the future of Moslems in the Middle East?in this groundbreaking discussion of the fastest-growing religion in the world. One of the great scholars in the modern Islamic intellectual... more...

  • Sharing Lights on the Way to Godby Pim Valkenberg

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 112.00

    This book seeks to give form to a theology that hyphenates two traditions that have not only been in constant conflict during most of their historical encounters but are also presented as opposite blocks in the threatening ‘clash of civilizations’ at the beginning of the third millennium: Islam and Christianity. Based on experiences of dialogue... more...

  • The Man Who Loved Seagullsby Osho

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    In The Man Who Loved Seagulls , Osho discusses essential stories and parables from the world's great wisdom traditions of Zen, Taoism, Christianity, and Judaism. Osho--himself a master storyteller?interprets the stories in this collection and applies them to the concerns of modern day life. The valuable lessons they impart are both timely and universal.... more...

  • Islamic Society and State Power in Senegalby Leonardo A. Villalón

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A study of the stabilizing socio-political role of Muslim Sufi orders in Senegal. more...