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General works on Islam

  • Allah, Liberty and Loveby Irshad Manji

    Atria Books 2011; US$ 16.00

    In Allah, Liberty and Love, Irshad Manji paves a path for Muslims and non-Muslims to transcend the fears that stop so many of us from living with honest-to- God integrity: the fear of offending others in a multicultural world as well as the fear of questioning our own communities. Since publishing her international bestseller, The Trouble with Islam... more...

  • Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authorityby Carool Kersten; Susanne Olsson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    This book argues that the centre of gravity for alternative Islamic discourses will continue to shift from the Arabic-speaking 'heartland' towards the geographical peripheries of the Muslim world and expatriate Muslims in North America and Europe. This process has consequences for the question of authority among Muslims. In view of recent seismic... more...

  • Arabischer Frühling und deutsches Islambildby Kai Hafez

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 45.36

    Zahlreiche Studien weltweit belegen, dass das Islambild westlicher Massenmedien eine oft stereotype und bisweilen islamophobe Negativprägung aufweist. Die demokratischen Revolutionen in Tunesien und Ägypten wirkten wie ein positiver Schock, der viele Klischees in Frage stellte. Die vorliegende Studie eines Autorenteams der Universität Erfurt geht der... 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...

  • Authority, Continuity and Change in Islamic Lawby Wael B. Hallaq

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 53.00

    A penetrating analysis of the relationship between authority, continuity and change in Islamic law. more...

  • Being Muslimby Haroon Siddiqui

    Groundwood Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    Long a charged topic in the West, Islam has become incendiary since 9/11, drawing heated reactions from both defenders and critics. The two sides rarely talk, and when they try neither seems to listen. Equally helpful for Muslims and non-Muslims, this book is a cross-cultural attempt to bridge these worlds. Based on the author's travels in Muslim... more...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 211.95

    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 and scholars.... more...

  • Contemporary Islamby Abdul Aziz Said; Mohammed Abu-Nimer; Meena Sharify-Funk

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    This text provides a counterweight to the prevailing opinions of Islamic thought as conservative and static with a preference for violence over dialogue. It gathers together a collection of eminent scholars from around the world who tackle issues such as intellectual pluralism, gender, the ethics of political participation, human rights, non-violence... more...

  • Controversies in Contemporary Islamby Oliver Leaman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    This books helps to deepen our understanding of the varieties of contemporary Islam and the issues that are of most concern to Muslims today. Oliver Leaman sees controversies as playing a defining role in how the religion is understood. The chapters deal with important issues in Islamic studies and focuses on the arguments that have taken place around... 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...