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  • 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...

  • Islamic Spiritualityby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Islam: The Basicsby Colin Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95

    With nearly 1500 rich years of history and culture to its name, Islam is one of the world?s great faiths and, in modern times, the subject of increasingly passionate debate by believers and non-believers alike. Islam: The Basics is a concise and timely introduction to all aspects of Muslim belief and practice. Topics covered include: The... more...

  • Muslims - Vol 2by Andrew Rippin

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 36.95

    Looks at modern Muslim views on religious authority, including feminism's `new' Islam and shows how these views affect the perception of the Qur'an and the figure of Muhammad in the traditional practice of Islam. more...

  • Islam, Globalization and Postmodernityby Akbar S. Ahmed; Hastings Donnan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 68.95

    An insightful examination of how general global processes are affecting Muslims everywhere, and the way in which these processes are moulded by particular local cultural, political, and economic configurations. more...

  • Islamby Malise Ruthven

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This title contains insights into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements and it also offers perspectives on contemporary questions: Why is the greatest 'Jihad' (holy way) now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil? Can women find fulfilment in Islamic societies? more...

  • Islamby Solomon A. Nigosian

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    This compact introduction to Islam describes the essential aspects of Islam as a living religion and social force. The book is organized around seven topics: the life of Muhammad; Islamic political development and territorial expansion; the important groupings of Islamic believers (Sunni, Shi'ite, and... more...