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  • Following Muhammadby Carl W. Ernst

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    Unlike many "Islam 101" books published since September 11, 2001, Following Muhammad avoids the traps of sensational political expose and specialized scholarly Orientalism. Carl Ernst introduces readers to the profound spiritual resources of Islam while clarifying diversity and debate within the tradition. One out of five people in the world is... more...

  • The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralismby Abdulaziz Sachedina

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 24.99

    This book tackles the most significant issues facing Muslims today. Sachedina argues that we must reopen the doors of religious interpretation--to correct false interpretations, replace outdated laws, and formulate new doctrines. His book critically analyzes Muslim teachings on such issues as pluralism, civil society, war and peace, and violence and... more...

  • The Future of Islamby John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    John L. Esposito is one of America's leading authorities on Islam. Now, in this brilliant portrait of Islam today--and tomorrow--he draws on a lifetime of thought and research to sweep away the negative stereotypes and provide an accurate, richly nuanced, and revelatory account of the fastest growing religion in the world. Here Esposito explores... more...

  • Islam vs. Islamismby Peter R. Demant

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 50.00

    Explores the tension within the Muslim world between modern reformers and Islamists, or Islamic fundamentalists, and examines the alarming rise of Islamism in recent years and its connection to terrorism and political violence. more...

  • A Reader on Classical Islamby F. E. Peters

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 46.95

    To enable the reader to shape, or perhaps reshape, an understanding of the Islamic tradition, F. E. Peters skillfully combines extensive passages from Islamic texts with a fascinating commentary of his own. In so doing, he presents a substantial body of literary evidence that will enable the reader to grasp the bases of Muslim faith and, more, to... more...

  • Essentials of The Islamic Faithby Fethullah Gulen

    Tughra Books 2006; US$ 9.99

    Essentials of the Islamic Faith is a selection from some of the speeches M. Fethullah Glen has given to large audiences over a life-time of dedicated service. In these speeches, he explains the principal elements of Islamic belief - belief in the existence and Unity of God; in Resurrection and the Day of Judgment; in Divine Scriptures and other familiar... more...

  • Islam For Dummiesby Malcolm Clark

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99

    Many non-Muslims have no idea that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews, and that Islam preaches compassion, charity, humility, and the brotherhood of man. And the similarities don’t end there. According to Islamic teaching, Muhammad founded Islam in 610 CE after the angel Gabriel appeared to him at Mecca and told him that God... more...

  • Universal Dimensions of Islamby Patrick Laude

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    Islam's acceptance of other religions remains an enigma for many Westerners. The 16 essays in this volume, by renowned experts on Islam such as Frithjof Schuon, Rene Guenon, Titus Burckhardt, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr, explore the fundamental universality of the world's second largest religion, presenting an incisive portrait of Islam that is seldom... more...

  • Understanding Islamby Frithjof Schuon; Annemarie Schimmel; Patrick Laude

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    With over one billion believers throughout the globe, Islam remains one of the most misunderstood of the world's great Revelations. In this fully revised and amended translation of his masterpiece, philosopher Frithjof Schuon offers readers a deeper understanding of Islam, the world's second largest religion. Featuring an extensive appendix of previously... more...

  • Being Muslimby Haroon Siddiqui

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    Long a charged topic in the West, Islam has become incendiary since 9/11, drawing heated reactions from both defenders and critics. The two sides rarely talk, and when they try neither seems to listen. Equally helpful for Muslims and non-Muslims, this book is a cross-cultural attempt to bridge these worlds. Based on the author's travels in Muslim... more...