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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...

  • Islamby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2008; Not Available

    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, 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...

  • Islamby Mohammed Arkoun

    Saqi 2012; US$ 18.94

    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$ 10.95

    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

    JPS 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...

  • Journey to the End of Islamby Michael Muhammad Knight

    Soft Skull Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    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$ 28.99

    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...