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  • Islam Under Siegeby Akbar S. Ahmed

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Islam and Americaby George Braswell

    B&H Publishing Group 2005; US$ 9.99

    A recognized expert on the religion of Islam and Muslim beliefs and practices gives Americans answers to the 31 most-asked questions about the religion and its adherents. more...

  • Islam and Americaby Anouar Majid

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 29.99

    Islam and America argues that the current animosity between the U.S. and Islam can be best understood through the often-overlooked history between the two. Author Anouar Majid weaves personal stories with historical narratives from the Pilgrims to the present to offer a critical view of both cultures and suggest a path towards future peace. more...

  • Islam and Romanticismby Jeffrey Einboden

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    Revealing Islam?s formative influence on literary Romanticism, Islam and Romanticism traces a lively lineage of interreligious exchange, surveying the impact of Muslim sources on the West?s most seminal authors. Spanning continents and centuries, the book surveys Islamic receptions that bridge Romantic periods and personalities, unfolding from Europe... more...

  • Islam in the Modern Worldby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 6.99

    The foremost U.S. authority on Islam and, Seyyed Hossein Nasr discusses today?s hot button issues?including holy wars, women?s rights, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the future of Moslems in the Middle East?in this groundbreaking discussion of the fastest-growing religion in the world. One of the great scholars in the modern Islamic intellectual... more...

  • Islam in the Modern World (RLE Politics of Islam)by Denis MacEoin; Ahmed Al-Shahi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    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 Retrospectby Maher S. Mahmassani

    Interlink Publishing 2014; US$ 20.00

    Islam, in many of its current guises, no longer resembles its original Message. In a world of intractable conflicts plagued by political Islam and Islamophobia—and where other forms of fundamentalism within the major religious creeds are on the rise, as well—this book serves as a reminder. It aims to recover and reaffirm Islam?s underlying and guiding... 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...

  • Islamic Spiritualityby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    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 Islamic... more...

  • Islamismusby Tilman Seidensticker

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.40

    Spätestens seit der Iranischen Revolution von 1979 und erst recht seit dem 11. September 2001 hält der Islamismus die Welt in Atem. Tilman Seidensticker erklärt, was Muslimbrüder, Salafisten, Wahhabiten und andere Strömungen voneinander unterscheidet, auf welche Vordenker sie sich berufen und mit welchen Mitteln sie operieren, um das Ziel einer islamischen... more...