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  • Animals in Islamic Traditions and Muslim Culturesby Richard Foltz

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 19.95

    This book, the first of its kind, surveys Islamic and Muslim attitudes towards animals, and human responsibilities towards them, through Islam's philosophy, literature, mysticism and art. more...

  • Female Personalities in the Qur'an and Sunnaby Rawand Osman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book investigates the manner in which the Qur?an and sunna depict female personalities in their narrative literature. Providing a comprehensive study of all the female personalities mentioned in the Qur?an, the book is selective in the personalities of the sunna, examining the three prominent women of ahl al-bayt ; Khadija, Fatima, and... more...

  • Gender and Power in Indonesian Islam: Leaders, feminists, Sufis and pesantren selvesby 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...

  • Women, Religion and Culture in Iranby Sarah Ansari; Vanessa Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Investigates how women, religion and culture have interacted in the context of 19th and 20th century Iran, covering topics as seemingly diverse as the social and cultural history of Persian cuisine, the work and attitudes of 19th century Christian missionaries, the impact of growing female literacy, and the consequences of developments since 1979. more...

  • The Sociology of Islam, Theby Tugrul Keskin

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2011; US$ 14.57

    The contribution of Islam to world civilization is undeniable, however in the last one hundred years, Muslims have been faced with all the effects and ramifications of modernity, caused by the emergence of global capitalism. What does modernity ultimately mean for Muslims, and how will the historical precepts of Islam meet with changes in our globalized... 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$ 16.99

    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...