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  • 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...

  • Druze, Theby Abbas Halabi

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2015; US$ 14.57

    The Druze, a much-misunderstood Muslim sect primarily inhabiting the Levant, have endured centuries of persecution by orthodox elements hostile to Islam's rich sectarian diversity on account of their esoteric divergence from mainstream Islam. As a result, they have become a 'fighting minority', as described by one of their most illustrious leaders.... more...

  • Islamby Mohammed Arkoun

    Saqi 2012; US$ 18.94

    At a time when Islam is the focus of attention, vilified by some and a source of inspiration for others, Arkoun?s is one of few voices that seek to go against the stream. His radical review of mainstream historiography of Islam draws on interdisciplinary analysis – historical, social, psychological and anthropological. As one of the foremost thinkers... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Essentials of The Islamic Faithby M. Fethullah Gülen

    Tughra Books 2006; US$ 9.99

    Essentials of the Islamic Faith is a selection from some of the speeches M. Fethullah Glen has given to large audiences over a life-time of dedicated service. In these speeches, he explains the principal elements of Islamic belief - belief in the existence and Unity of God; in Resurrection and the Day of Judgment; in Divine Scriptures and other familiar... more...

  • Universal Dimensions of Islamby Patrick Laude

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    Islam's acceptance of other religions remains an enigma for many Westerners. The 16 essays in this volume, by renowned experts on Islam such as Frithjof Schuon, Rene Guenon, Titus Burckhardt, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr, explore the fundamental universality of the world's second largest religion, presenting an incisive portrait of Islam that is seldom... more...

  • Understanding Islamby Frithjof Schuon; Annemarie Schimmel; Patrick Laude

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    With over one billion believers throughout the globe, Islam remains one of the most misunderstood of the world's great Revelations. In this fully revised and amended translation of his masterpiece, philosopher Frithjof Schuon offers readers a deeper understanding of Islam, the world's second largest religion. Featuring an extensive appendix of previously... 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...