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General works on Islam

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  • Islam Under Siegeby Akbar S. Ahmed

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    In this groundbreaking book, Akbar Ahmed, one of the world's leading authorities on Islam, who has worked in the Muslim world but lives in the West, explains what is going wrong in his society by referring to Islamic history and beliefs. Employing theological and anthropological perspectives, he attempts to answer the questions that people in the West... more...

  • Mediendiskurs Islamby Tim Karis

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    ¿Verbreitete Analyseraster wie ‚Feindbild Islam‘ werden der Vielschichtigkeit des medialen Islamdiskurses nicht gerecht. Tim Karis entwickelt daher eine diskursanalytische Methodik, die Ambiguitäten und Dynamiken in den Bildern und Narrativen des Fernsehens in den Blick nimmt. Er zeigt, dass das Islambild der Medien nicht eindimensional... more...

  • Islam in the Modern Worldby Denis MacEoin; Ahmed Al-Shahi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    In recent years, events in the Islamic world have captured the attention of the West to an unprecedented degree. However, much of the media coverage of events like the Islamic revolution in Iran has merely reinforced current prejudices and misconceptions about Islam. This collection of essays, by specialists in a variety of disciplines, gives an... more...

  • Islam in the Modern Worldby Jeffrey T. Kenney; Ebrahim Moosa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    This comprehensive introduction explores the landscape of contemporary Islam. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it: provides broad overviews of the developments, events, people and movements that have defined Islam in the three majority-Muslim regions traces the connections between traditional Islamic institutions and concerns, and... more...

  • Critical Muslim 4by Ziauddin Sardar; Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Hurst 2012; US$ 22.00

    Ziauddin Sardar questions the question mark that is always placed in front of Pakistan, Robin Yassin-Kassab asks why Pakistan has not imploded, Taimur Khan breaks bread with the gangsters and bookies of Karachi, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad revisits Peshawar, Mahvish Ahmad tracks down the separatist in Quetta, Ehsan Masood watches Pakistani television, Merryl... more...

  • Controversies in Contemporary Islamby Oliver Leaman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    This book helps to deepen our understanding of the varieties of contemporary Islam and the issues that are of most concern to Muslims today. Oliver Leaman explores some of the controversies and debates that exist within Islam and between Islam and other religions. He considers how the religion can be defined by looking at the contrast between competing... more...

  • Islamic Spiritualityby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    Originally published 1987. The first part of the volume is concerned with "The Roots of the Islamic Tradition and Spirituality". These are seen to include the Qu?ran as the central theophany of Islam, the Prophet who received the word of God and made it known to mankind and the rites of Islam. The second part examines the divisions of the... more...

  • Islamby Neal Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    This user-friendly reference work provides an accessible introduction to Islam for the general reader and student alike. It presents a historical overview, a description of Islam as a living faith along with a discussion of the problems raised by Western perceptions of Islam. Including key dates and simple definitions, the book provides readers with... more...

  • ISS 10 Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belongingby Fethi Mansouri; Vince Marotta

    Melbourne University Press 2012; Not Available

    Sensational reporting by the media has led to attitudes that racialise Muslims and frame them as potential threats to national security, placing them outside the circle of trustworthy citizenship. Muslims in the West are increasingly confronted with the pressure of conforming to dominant core values and accepting 'mere tolerance' from society, or... more...

  • Light of Wisdom, Volume Iby Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche

    Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Light of Wisdom Vol. I contains the root terma ---hidden treasure text --- of Padmasambhava, The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence and its commentary The Light of Wisdom by Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. Annotations on the commentary Entering the Path of Wisdom spoken by Jamyang Drakpa and recorded by Jokyab Rinpoche are included as well as clarifications... more...