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  • Gender and Power in Indonesian Islamby Bianca J. Smith; Mark Woodward

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    This book is the first to explore understandings of gender and Islam in pesantren (traditional Islamic boarding schools) and Sufi orders in Indonesia. Pesantren are crucial centres of Muslim learning and culture within Indonesia and this book demonstrates how Muslim women rise to positions of power and authority in this patriarchal domain, challenging... more...

  • The Idea of Women in Fundamentalist Islamby Lamia Rustum Shehadeh

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ?Lamia Shehadeh gathers so many loose threads, provides definitive answers, and offers bold analysis . . . from her deconstruction of significant Islamic texts and intelligent critique of these works. So far studies on Muslim women have oscillated between the apologetic and the titillating. more...

  • The Islamic Threatby John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 19.99

    Are Islam and the West on a collision course? From the Ayatollah Khomeini to Saddam Hussein, the image of Islam as a militant, expansionist, and rabidly anti-American religion has gripped the minds of Western governments and media. But these perceptions, John L. Esposito writes, stem from a long history of mutual distrust, criticism, and condemnation,... more...

  • Islamic Spectrum in Javaby Timothy Daniels

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    This empirically grounded work explores the emerging aspects of cultural politics in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, engaging with complex issues of cultural translation, localization and globalization from various perspectives. With its discussion of both old and new Islamic movements, alongside the contested religious interpretations... more...

  • Islam and the Challenge of Human Rightsby Abdulaziz Sachedina

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 23.99

    In 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the International Declaration of Human Rights, a document designed to hold both individuals and nations accountable for their treatment of fellow human beings-regardless of religious or cultural affiliations. Since then, debates surrounding the reach and scope of the Declaration... more...

  • A God Who Hatesby Wafa Sultan

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    From the front page of The New York Times to YouTube, Dr. Wafa Sultan has become a force radical Islam has to reckon with. For the first time, she tells her story and what she learned, first-hand, about radical Islam in A God Who Hates , a passionate memoir by an outspoken Arabic woman that is also a cautionary tale for the West. She grew up in... more...

  • The Origins of the Sh?'aby Najam Haider

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 82.00

    This path-breaking book challenges earlier scholarship in its examination of the origins and development of the Shi'a. more...

  • Constructing a Religiously Ideal ',Believer', and ',Woman', in Islamby Adis Duderija

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Who or what is a religiously ideal Believer and Woman in Islam? This book identifies, compares, and contrasts how two contemporary Muslim groups here termed Neo-Traditional Salafis and progressive Muslims interpret the Qur'an and Sunna in order to construct what each considers to be a religiously ideal concept of a "Believer" and "Woman" in Islam.... more...

  • New Directions in Islamic Thoughtby Kari Vogt; Lena Larsen; Christian Moe

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 45.00

    How are Muslims to reconcile their beliefs with the pressures and imperatives of the modern world? How should they handle the tension between their roles as private citizens and their religious affiliations and identities? This groundbreaking volume shows in what ways prominent Muslim intellectuals have themselves attempted to bridge the gap by recasting... more...

  • Islam, Gender, and Social Changeby Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad; John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 29.99

    For several decades, the Muslim world has experienced a religious resurgence. The reassertion of Islam in personal and political life has taken many forms, from greater attention to religious practice to the emergence of Islamic organizations, movements, and institutions. One of the most controversial and emotionally charged aspects of this revival... more...