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  • 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 clichs 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...

  • Gate of the Heartby Nader Saiedi

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2008; US$ 42.95

    Co-published with the Association for Bahá'í Studies In 1844 a charismatic young Persian merchant from Shiraz, known as the Báb, electrified the Shí'ih world by claiming to be the return of the Hidden Twelfth Imam of Islamic prophecy. But contrary to traditional expectations of apocalyptic holy war, the Báb maintained that the spiritual... more...

  • Shi'i Interpretations of Islamby S. J. Badakhchani

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 47.00

    One of the most prominent Muslim scholars and scientists of the medieval era, Nasir al-Din Tus i (1201-1274) joined the Shi'i Nizari Ismaili community at an early age, soon after completing his education. In the course of his long and distinguished career, first under the patronage of the Ismailis at their fortresses in Persia and subsequently with... more...

  • Modern Islamist Movementsby Jon Armajani

    Wiley 2011; US$ 46.95 US$ 40.69

    Modern Islamist Movements provides a clear and accessible examination of the history, beliefs and rationale of Islamist Groups and their grievances with the West and governments within the majority-Muslim world, while examining some of these groups' visions for a global Islamic empire. A clear and accessible text that examines the history, beliefs... more...

  • Islamic Perspectives on the New Millenniumby Virginia Hooker; Amin Saikal

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 65.90

    The early years of the twenty-first century have been characterized by a sense of widespread anxiety and fear because of the violent activities of groups of terrorists who claim they act in the name of Islam. Their acts of terrorism, viewed by a majority in the Muslim world as crimes which must be subject to the law, are in tragic contrast to the efforts... more...

  • Islam and the Secular State in Indonesiaby Luthfi Assyaukanie

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 74.90

    This is an excellent book which will have a major impact on the current debate about the relationship between Islam and politics in Indonesia. Its greatest strength is its innovative characterization of three Indonesian Muslim models of polity, as opposed to the normal two, Islamic state and secular state. Assyaukanie brilliantly delineates a third... more...