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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 16.95

    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...

  • Critical Muslim 1by Ziauddin Sardar; Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Hurst 2012; US$ 22.00

    In the inaugural issue of Critical Muslim: Ziauddin Sardar tries to understand the significance of what just happened in the Middle East, Robin Yassin-Kassab spends some quality time in Tahrir Square, Ashur Shamis dodges the bullets of Gaddafi's henchmen, Abdelwahab El-Affendi traces the roots of the uprisings, Anne Alexander tunes into the digital... more...

  • Critical Muslim 2by Ziauddin Sardar; Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Hurst 2012; US$ 22.00

    In the second issue of Critical Muslim: Ziauddin Sardar argues why Islamic reform is necessary, Bruce Lawrence sees Muslim cosmopolitanism as the future, Parvez Manzoor declares jihad on the idea of 'the political', Samia Rahman gets to the root of Muslim misogyny, Michael Muhammad Knight explains his taqwacore beliefs, Soha al-Jurf has problems... more...