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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 100.00

    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 written by a team of distinguished scholars explores the landscape of contemporary Islam. 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 books helps to deepen our understanding of the varieties of contemporary Islam and the issues that are of most concern to Muslims today. Oliver Leaman sees controversies as playing a defining role in how the religion is understood. The chapters deal with important issues in Islamic studies and focuses on the arguments that have taken place around... more...

  • Islamic Spiritualityby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    Originally published 1987. This volume is devoted not simply to the historical foundations but the essential foundations as the principle and source off the multiform Manifestations of Islamic spirituality in history and in various Islamic cultural zones. 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 includes a historical overview, a description of Islam as a living faith along with a discussion of the problems raised by Western perceptions of Islam. 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$ 34.95

    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. The range of fascinating case studies will also help students understand how research into religious practice is carried out, and what issues and challenges arise. more...

  • Demystifying Islamby Harris Zafar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    Demystifying Islam is a concise guide to what Islam really teaches about provocative topics, from the burqa to Shariah law. After a short introduction to basic beliefs and practices, each chapter boldly tackles a challenging topic about Islam today. The book is forthright about issues where Muslims disagree, and provides a single, engaging source... more...

  • The Spiritual Background of Early Islamby M.M. Bravmann

    BRILL 2008; US$ 107.00

    In a series of essays devoted to key terms and ideas in Islam, Bravmann argues on the basis of pre-Islamic and early Islamic texts for an Arabian background to the rise of the religion. In pursuing a through philological examination of the evidence, Bravmann finds core values and ideas of Islam deeply embedded in ancient Arab linguistic expression.... more...