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  • 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...

  • Islam - Säkularismus - Religionsrechtby Lothar Häberle; Johannes Hattler

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 54.88

    Seit Gründung der Bundesrepublik ist die religiöse Zusammensetzung der Gesellschaft heterogener und konfliktreicher geworden: Zugenommen hat die Gruppe der Religionslosen, von denen einige aktiv für einen weltanschaulichen Säkularismus eintreten, und die der Muslime unterschiedlichen Bekenntnisses. Dem Islam selbst und seiner komplexen Beziehung zum... more...

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

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 21.99

    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...

  • Islamby Mohammed Arkoun

    Saqi 2012; US$ 23.99

    At a time when Islam is the focus of attention, vilified by some and a source of inspiration for others, Arkoun's is one of few voices that seek to go against the stream. His radical review of mainstream historiography of Islam draws on interdisciplinary analysis - historical, social, psychological and anthropological. As one of the foremost thinkers... more...

  • The Five Pillars of Islamby Musharraf Hussain

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 10.99

    A traditional introduction to the basic beliefs and practices of Islam, written by a noted Muslim scholar and educationist. more...

  • An Introduction to Islam for Jewsby Reuven Firestone

    The Jewish Publication Society 2010; US$ 10.80

    Muslim-Jewish relations in the United States, Israel, and Europe are tenuous. Jews and Muslims struggle to understand one another and know little about each other?s traditions and beliefs. Firestone explains the remarkable similarities and profound differences between Judaism and Islam, the complex history of Jihad, the legal and religious positions... more...

  • Islam Outside the Arab Worldby Ingvar Svanberg; David Westerlund

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    Today about 85 per cent of the world population of Muslims live in areas outside the Arab world, and due to population growth, missionary endeavours and migration, the number of Muslims in these areas is rising rapidly. This volume presents the spread and character of Islam in many non-Arab countries, focusing particularly on the contemporary situation.... more...

  • Journey to the End of Islamby Michael Muhammad Knight

    Soft Skull Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    In Journey to the End of Islam , Michael Muhammad Knight whose work has led to him being hailed as both the Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson of American Islam wanders through Muslim countries, navigating between conflicting visions of his religion. Visiting holy sites in Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, and Ethiopia, Knight engages both the puritanical... more...

  • Muslim Identitiesby Aaron W. Hughes

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Rather than focus solely on theological concerns, this well-rounded introduction takes an expansive view of Islamic ideology, culture, and tradition, sourcing a range of historical, sociological, and literary perspectives. Neither overly critical nor apologetic, this book reflects the rich diversity of Muslim identities across the centuries and counters... more...