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General works on Islam

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  • 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...

  • Demystifying Islamby Harris Zafar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    Demystifying Islam is a concise guide to what Islam really teaches about provocative topics, from the burqa to Shariah law. After a short introduction to basic beliefs and practices, each chapter boldly tackles a challenging topic about Islam today. The book is forthright about issues where Muslims disagree, and provides a single, engaging source... more...

  • Islam and Americaby Anouar Majid

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 37.99

    Islam and America argues that the current animosity between the U.S. and Islam can be best understood through the often-overlooked history between the two. Author Anouar Majid weaves personal stories with historical narratives from the Pilgrims to the present to offer a critical view of both cultures and suggest a path towards future peace. more...

  • Islam, Globalization and Postmodernityby Akbar S. Ahmed; Hastings Donnan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 68.95

    This book examines the cultural responses of Muslims to the transformations, contradictions and challenges confronting contemporary Islam as it moves towards the twenty-first century. The diffusion of populations, the globalization of culture and the forces of postmodernity have shaken the world like never before. These developments have generated... 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...

  • Islamby Solomon A. Nigosian

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    This compact introduction to Islam describes the essential aspects of Islam as a living religion and social force. The book is organized around seven topics: the life of Muhammad; Islamic political development and territorial expansion; the important groupings of Islamic believers (Sunni, Shi'ite, and... 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...

  • 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

    Islamic Thought is a fresh and contemporary introduction to the philosophies and doctrines of Islam. Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, traces the development of religious knowledge in Islam, from the pre-modern to the modern period. The book focuses on Muslim thought, as well as the development, production and transmission of religious... more...