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  • The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thoughtby Ibrahim Abu-Rabi'

    Wiley 2008; US$ 225.95

    The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought reflects the variety of trends, voices, and opinions in the contemporary Muslim intellectual scene. Challenges Western misconceptions about the modern Muslim world in general and the Arab world in particular. Consists of 36 important essays written by contemporary Muslim thinkers... more...

  • Islam, Muslims and Americaby Arshad Khan

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    "Rational, evenhanded, educated, and well-researched, the book summarizes centuries of history culminating in the aftermath of the September 11 attack, with an eye toward explaining the conscious and unconscious motivations behind individual and group per more...

  • Islamby Jacques Waardenburg

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 196.00

    This book presents some twenty essays on different aspects of Islam in history and the present. These essays are grouped into eight larger sections. The first, "The Beginnings", deals with the transition from pre-Islamic understandings and reason, an essential part of the Quranic message. The next two sections deal with Islam specifically... more...

  • Islam: The Key Conceptsby Kecia Ali; Oliver Leaman

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 33.95

    Islam: The Key Concepts is a clear and concise guide to the religion and culture of Islam. Kecia Ali and Oliver Leaman explore this highly topical subject focusing on key issues including: the Qur?an, faith, theology, gender, fundamentalism, martyrdom, Jihad, Islam in America, Islam in Europe and Islamic Law. This is the ideal study resource and... more...

  • Islamby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    The world's leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1.2 billion adherents. In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth: ?What Is Islam? ?The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam ?Islamic Practices and Institutions ... more...

  • Islamby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 6.49

    The world's premier authority on religious traditions presents a concise and timely guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Islam. Drawn from his masterful presentation of Islam in the bestselling book The World's Religions (over two million copies sold), Huston Smith offers a revealing look into the heart of a tradition with more than... more...

  • Islam's Predicament with Modernityby Bassam Tibi

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Islam's Predicament with Modernity presents an in-depth cultural and political analysis of the issue of political Islam as a potential source of tensions and conflict, and how this might be peacefully resolved. Looking at the issue of modernity from an Islamic point of view, the author examines the role of culture and religion in Muslim society... more...

  • The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralismby Abdulaziz Sachedina

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Islam vs. Islamism: The Dilemma of the Muslim Worldby Peter Demant

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 55.00

    Islam vs. Islamism introduces the Islamic world's diversity, conflicts, and dilemmas?its origins, extraordinary creativity, and current crisis, the result of its unhappy encounter with Western modernity. Particular attention is given to Islamism, Islam's radically antimodern and often violent revision that is causing turmoil in the Middle East and... more...

  • A Reader on Classical Islamby F. E. Peters

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 55.00

    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...