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  • The Ulama in Contemporary Islamby Muhammad Qasim Zaman

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 32.95 US$ 26.36

    From the cleric-led Iranian revolution to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, many people have been surprised by what they see as the modern reemergence of an antimodern phenomenon. This book helps account for the increasingly visible public role of traditionally educated Muslim religious scholars (the `ulama) across contemporary Muslim societies.... more...

  • Islam and Modernity in Turkeyby Brian Silverstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Unparalleled in the Muslim world, a majority of Turks now consider Islam to be a matter primarily of personal choice and private belief. This book asks the question: how did such an arrangement come about? Brian Silverstein combines fine-grained ethnography with conceptual and analytical examinations of Islamic discourses and practices within mass... more...

  • The Place of Tolerance in Islamby Khaled Abou El Fadl

    Beacon Press 2002; US$ 17.00

    Khaled Abou El Fadl, a prominent critic of Islamic puritanism, leads off this lively debate by arguing that Islam is a deeply tolerant religion. Injunctions to violence against nonbelievers stem from misreadings of the Qur'an, he claims, and even jihad, or so-called holy war, has no basis in Qur'anic text or Muslim theology but instead grew out of... more...

  • Islam and Americaby George Braswell

    B&H Publishing Group 2005; US$ 9.99

    A recognized expert on the religion of Islam and Muslim beliefs and practices gives Americans answers to the 31 most-asked questions about the religion and its adherents. more...

  • What You Need to Know about Islam and Muslimsby George Braswell

    B&H Publishing Group 2000; US$ 10.99

    Provides a unique perspective to help Christians know and understand Islam's influential beliefs and practices. more...

  • Islam Todayby Akbar S. Ahmed

    I.B.Tauris 1998; US$ 14.95

    Although there are over one billion Muslims in the world, and over 10 million in the West, most discussion of Islam is based on clichés or outright prejudice. This lively and compelling book sets out to bridge the gulfs of misunderstanding. Islam, argues Akbar Ahmed, does not mean the subordination of women, contempt for other religions, opposition... more...

  • Democracy, Human Rights and Law in Islamic Thoughtby Mohammad Abed al-Jabri

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Mohammad Abed al-Jabri is one of the most influential political philosophers in the contemporary Middle East. A critical rationalist in the tradition of Avincenna and Averroes, he emphasises the distinctive political and cultural heritage of the Arab world whilst rejecting the philosophical discourses that have been used to obscure its democratic... more...

  • Islamby George Braswell

    B&H Publishing Group 1996; US$ 24.99

    A historical and modern overview of Islam written from the viewpoint of a western Christian scholar. more...

  • The Expansion of Prophetic Experienceby Abdulkarim Soroush

    BRILL 2009; US$ 174.00

    Abdulkarim Soroush is known primarily for his epistemological/hermeneutical theory, the ?Contraction and Expansion of Religious Knowledge,? and its application to Islamic political theory and religious pluralism. While his Reason, Freedom and Democracy in Islam applies that theory to plurality and the historicity of understanding and interpretation... more...

  • The Spiritual Background of Early Islamby M.M. Bravmann

    BRILL 2008; US$ 107.00

    In a series of essays devoted to key terms and ideas in Islam, Bravmann argues on the basis of pre-Islamic and early Islamic texts for an Arabian background to the rise of the religion. In pursuing a through philological examination of the evidence, Bravmann finds core values and ideas of Islam deeply embedded in ancient Arab linguistic expression.... more...