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  • 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$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Islam in Contextby Peter G. Riddell; Peter Cotterell

    Baker Publishing Group 2003; US$ 24.00

    Go behind recent crises and discover a way forward with this description of Islam's history, basic structure and beliefs, and divisions. more...

  • Islamby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2008; Not Available

    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...

  • Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernityby Tariq Ramadan

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 22.00

    Tackles the issue of how should Muslims respond to challenges of modernity without betraying their identity more...

  • Representing Jihadby Jacqueline O'Rourke

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    The jihad has been at the centre of the West’s securitization discourse for more than a decade. Theorists frequently use the jihadist as a discursive tool to further their military and market agendas, helped by Muslim interlocutors, who all too often play the role of the ‘good’ Muslim explaining the motifs of the ‘bad’. Representing... more...

  • Articulating Islamby Magnus Marsden; Konstantinos Retsikas

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    This collection of arresting and innovative chapters applies the techniques of anthropology in analyzing the role played by Islam in the social lives of the world's Muslims. The volume begins with an introduction that sets out a powerful case for a fresh approach to this kind of research, exhorting anthropologists to pause and reflect on when Islam... more...