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  • 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...

  • Jung, deutsch, Talibanby Wolf Schmidt

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 14.86

    Hauptbeschreibung Seit einigen Jahren etabliert sich in Deutschland eine militante, islamistische Jugendszene. Ihre Mitglieder sind in Deutschland aufgewachsene Muslime oder zum Islam konvertierte Deutsche. Manche von ihnen sind bereit zu Terror und Gewalt im Namen Gottes. Wer sind diese jungen Männer und Frauen? Was hat sie radikalisiert? Warum... more...

  • A Glossary of Islamby Dominique Sourdel; Janine Sourdel-Thomine

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 24.00

    This concise, accessible glossary of key Islamic terms is written by two of France’s most eminent scholars of Islam. It offers brief explanations of the core background elements required by those beginning the study of Islam and covers the following:• Famous historical figures• Theological schools• Juridicial schools• Qur’anic... 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...

  • Muslim Citizens of the Globalized Worldby Robert Hunt; Yuksel Aslandogan

    Tughra Books 2007; US$ 13.99

    Exploring the response and contributions of Muslims and Turkish Muslims to globalization?including areas such as democratization, scientific revolution, changing gender roles, and religious diversity?this study identifies the common values and visions of peace Muslims share. This study places specific analysis on the Glen movement?a growing approach... more...

  • 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...

  • Islam: Its Meaning and Messageby Khurshid Ahmad; Salem Azzam

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 22.95

    Understand Islam, its ideology, beliefs, values, and principles. more...

  • Islam's Predicament with Modernityby Bassam Tibi

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Islam's Predicament with Modernity presents an in-depth cultural and political analysis of the issue of political Islam as a potential source of tensions and conflict, and how this might be peacefully resolved. Looking at the issue of modernity from an Islamic point of view, the author examines the role of culture and religion in Muslim society... 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...

  • Muslimsby Andrew Rippin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This concise and authoritative guide provides a survey of Islamic history and thought from the formative period of the religion down to modern times. more...