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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Progressive Muslimsby Omid Safi

    Oneworld Publications 2003; US$ 29.95

    Confronting such key contemporary issues as racism, justice, sexuality, and gender, this book offers a revealing insight into the real challenges faced by Muslims of both sexes in Western society. more...

  • Overcoming Tradition And Modernityby Robert D. Lee

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 25.99

    “Authenticity? has begun to rival “development? as a key to understanding the political aspirations of the Islamic world. Almost everywhere modernity has laid waste to tradition, those habits and practices deemed to be timeless and true. Imperialism carried European notions of progress into Muslim-dominated parts of the globe, and subsequently Muslims... 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 and Americaby Anouar Majid

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Arabischer Frühling und deutsches Islambildby Kai Hafez

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 41.75

    Zahlreiche Studien weltweit belegen, dass das Islambild westlicher Massenmedien eine oft stereotype und bisweilen islamophobe Negativprägung aufweist. Die demokratischen Revolutionen in Tunesien und Ägypten wirkten wie ein positiver Schock, der viele Klischees in Frage stellte. Die vorliegende Studie eines Autorenteams der Universität Erfurt geht der... more...

  • Islamismusby Tilman Seidensticker

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.34

    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...