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  • The Handy Islam Answer Bookby John Renard

    Visible Ink Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    In an age of continued Middle East volatility, religious extremists, and terrorist threats, the mere mention of Islam and Muslims too often provokes misunderstanding and even rancor. Often overlooked are the important links between the Qur'an and the Bible. Also ignored are the significant historical overlap between Islamic interpretation of history... more...

  • Der Islamby Heinz Halm

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.40

    Mehr als 1,5 Milliarden Menschen ? fast ein Viertel der Erdbevölkerung ? bekennen sich zum Islam; mehr als vier Millionen Muslime leben in Deutschland. Der Islam ist allerdings kein uniformes Gebilde. Im Laufe seiner langen Geschichte hat er eine große Vielfalt von religiösen Richtungen, kultischen Praktiken und regionalen Sonderformen entwickelt.... more...

  • The Muslim Question and Russian Imperial Governanceby Elena I. Campbell

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    From the time of the Crimean War through the fall of the Tsar, the question of what to do about the Russian empire's large Muslim population was a highly contested issue among educated Russians both inside and outside the government. As formulated in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Muslim Question comprised a complex set of ideas and concerns... more...

  • The Emergence of Modern Shi'ismby Zackery M. Heern

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 30.00

    This book takes a fresh look at the foundations of modern Islam. Scholars often locate the origins of the modern Islamic world in European colonialism or Islamic reactions to European modernity. This study, however, focuses on the rise of Islamic movements indigenous to the Middle East, which developed in direct response to the collapse and decentralization... more...

  • Islam in Retrospectby Maher S. Mahmassani

    Interlink Publishing 2014; US$ 20.00

    Islam, in many of its current guises, no longer resembles its original Message. In a world of intractable conflicts plagued by political Islam and Islamophobia—and where other forms of fundamentalism within the major religious creeds are on the rise, as well—this book serves as a reminder. It aims to recover and reaffirm Islam?s underlying and guiding... more...

  • Islam: The Way of Revivalby Riza Mohammed; Dilwar Hussain

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 17.95

    An anthology of writings that invite the reader to look at Islam as a holistic way of life. more...

  • A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith Worldby Matthew L.N. Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith World provides a comprehensively theorised and practical approach to thinking systematically and deeply about Islam and Muslims in a multi-faith world. It makes the case for a contemporary educational philosophy to help young Muslims surmount the challenges of post-modernity and to transcend the hiatuses and... 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...

  • 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$ 45.00

    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...