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  • The Islamic world and the Westby K. Hafez

    BRILL 2000; US$ 142.00

    This anthology is an introduction to political cultures in the Islamic world and into relations between the West and Islam. It outlines similarities and differences in the understanding, perception and communication of politico-ideological issues like modernity democracy and human rights. more...

  • Islam Between Culture and Politicsby Bassam Tibi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 43.00

    Bassam Tibi offers a radical solution to the problems faced by Islam in a rapidly changing and globalizing world. He proposes a depoliticization of the faith and the introduction of reforms to embrace secular democracy, pluralism, civil society and individual human rights. The alternative to this is the impasse of fundamentalism. The pivotal argument... more...

  • Islam in World Culturesby R.Michael Feener

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Analyzes differences in Islamic culture and practice by looking not simply at matters of doctrine, but also at how Islam interacts with local cultures. more...

  • Islamic Thoughtby Abdullah Saeed

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 36.95

    Written by a highly-revered Muslim scholar, this lively and engaging introduction to the philosophies and doctrines of Islam, explores the influences of Islamic art and culture, as well as sacred texts, such as the Qur?an and Hadith. more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thoughtby Ibrahim Abu-Rabi'

    Wiley 2008; US$ 211.95

    The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought reflects the variety of trends, voices, and opinions in the contemporary Muslim intellectual scene. Challenges Western misconceptions about the modern Muslim world in general and the Arab world in particular. Consists of 36 important essays written by contemporary Muslim thinkers and scholars.... more...

  • Islam, Muslims and Americaby Arshad Khan

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    "Rational, evenhanded, educated, and well-researched, the book summarizes centuries of history culminating in the aftermath of the September 11 attack, with an eye toward explaining the conscious and unconscious motivations behind individual and group per more...

  • Islamby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The world's leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1.2 billion adherents. In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth: ?What Is Islam? ?The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam ?Islamic Practices and Institutions ... more...

  • Islamby Jacques Waardenburg

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 168.00

    This book presents some twenty essays on different aspects of Islam in history and the present. These essays are grouped into eight larger sections. The first, "The Beginnings", deals with the transition from pre-Islamic understandings and reason, an essential part of the Quranic message. The next two sections deal with Islam specifically as a religion... more...

  • Islam: The Key Conceptsby Kecia Ali; Oliver Leaman

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 33.95

    Islam: The key Concepts provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the religion and culture of Islam. more...

  • Islamby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 7.99

    Originally titled The Religions of Man, this completely revised and updated edition of Smith's masterpiece, now with an engaging new foreword, explores the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and the native traditions... more...