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  • Islamby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • 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 Sachedina argues that we must reopen the doors of religious interpretation--to correct false interpretations, replace outdated laws, and formulate new doctrines.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. 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$ 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...

  • Essentials of The Islamic Faithby M. Fethullah Gülen

    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: Belief And Practiceby Suleyman Eris

    Tughra Books 2006; US$ 2.99

    This book is intended to open a small window into the Islamic belief and practice in order to assist beginners desiring to learn the basics of Islam. It covers the pillars of faith and the pillars of Islamic practice including prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and hajj. 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...