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  • The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islamby Mohammad Iqbal; Javed Majeed

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 21.95

    The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam (1930) is Muhammad Iqbal's major philosophic work: a series of profound reflections on the perennial conflict among science, religion, and philosophy, culminating in new visions of the unity of human knowledge, of the human spirit, and of God. Iqbal's thought contributed significantly to the establishment... more...

  • Critical Muslim 1by Ziauddin Sardar; Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Hurst 2012; US$ 22.00

    In the inaugural issue of Critical Muslim: Ziauddin Sardar tries to understand the significance of what just happened in the Middle East, Robin Yassin-Kassab spends some quality time in Tahrir Square, Ashur Shamis dodges the bullets of Gaddafi's henchmen, Abdelwahab El-Affendi traces the roots of the uprisings, Anne Alexander tunes into the digital... more...

  • Critical Muslim 2by Ziauddin Sardar; Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Hurst 2012; US$ 22.00

    In the second issue of Critical Muslim: Ziauddin Sardar argues why Islamic reform is necessary, Bruce Lawrence sees Muslim cosmopolitanism as the future, Parvez Manzoor declares jihad on the idea of 'the political', Samia Rahman gets to the root of Muslim misogyny, Michael Muhammad Knight explains his taqwacore beliefs, Soha al-Jurf has problems... more...

  • Postmodernism and Islamby Akbar S. Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    Can West and East ever understand each other? In this extraordinary book one of the world's leading Muslim scholars explores an area which has which has been almost entirely neglected by scholars in the field - the area of postmodernism and Islam. This landmark work is startling, constantly perceptive and certain to be debated for years to come. more...

  • Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authorityby Carool Kersten; Susanne Olsson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    This book argues that the centre of gravity for alternative Islamic discourses will continue to shift from the Arabic-speaking 'heartland' towards the geographical peripheries of the Muslim world and expatriate Muslims in North America and Europe. This process has consequences for the question of authority among Muslims. In view of recent seismic... more...

  • The Middle East and South Asia 2014by Malcolm Russell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 18.99

    This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia. more...

  • Islamby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 7.40

    The world's premier authority on religious traditions presents a concise and timely guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Islam. Drawn from his masterful presentation of Islam in the bestselling book The World's Religions (over two million copies sold), Huston Smith offers a revealing look into the heart of a tradition with more than... more...

  • Islamby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.39

    The world's leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1.2 billion adherents. In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth: ?What Is Islam? ?The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam ?Islamic Practices and Institutions ... more...

  • Islam vs. Islamism: The Dilemma of the Muslim Worldby Peter Demant

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 55.00

    Islam vs. Islamism introduces the Islamic world's diversity, conflicts, and dilemmas?its origins, extraordinary creativity, and current crisis, the result of its unhappy encounter with Western modernity. Particular attention is given to Islamism, Islam's radically antimodern and often violent revision that is causing turmoil in the Middle East and... more...

  • Islam Between Culture and Politicsby Bassam Tibi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 45.00

    Bassam Tibi offers a radical solution to the problems faced by Islam in a rapidly changing and globalizing world. He proposes a depoliticization of the faith and the introduction of reforms to embrace secular democracy, pluralism, civil society and individual human rights. The alternative to this is the impasse of fundamentalism. The pivotal argument... more...