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  • 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...

  • Studying Islam in Practiceby Gabriele Marranci

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book presents Islam as a lived religion through observation and discussion of how Muslims from a variety of countries, traditions and views practice their religion. It conveys the experiences of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds and demonstrates the dynamic and heterogeneous world of Islam. The fascinating case studies range... more...

  • Islamby Mahmoud Ayoub

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Combining the personal with the scholarly, this innovative introduction gives the reader an insight into Islam and its rich history. more...

  • Islam Todayby Akbar S. Ahmed

    I.B.Tauris 1998; US$ 24.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Great Theftby Khaled Abou El Fadl

    HarperCollins US 2005; US$ 11.99

    Despite President George W. Bush's assurances that Islam is a peaceful religion and that all good Muslims hunger for democracy, confusion persists and far too many Westerners remain convinced that Muslims and terrorists are synonymous. In the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11, the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the recent bombings in London,... more...