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  • The Origins of the Sh?'aby Najam Haider

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    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$ 105.00

    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$ 14.95

    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$ 43.99

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Voices of the Sacred Feminineby Karen Tate

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 17.99

    If we can vision it, we can manifest it! Here are conversations that help us begin to re-shape the world! more...

  • Medicines of the Soulby Fedwa Malti-Douglas

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    In Medicines of the Soul, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by Fedwa Malti-Douglas, the autobiographies provide a powerful, groundbreaking portrayal of gender, religion, and discourses of the body in Arabo-Islamic culture. more...

  • Engaged Surrenderby Carolyn Rouse

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    Commonly portrayed in the media as holding women in strict subordination and deference to men, Islam is nonetheless attracting numerous converts among African American women. Are these women "reproducing their oppression," as it might seem? Or does their adherence to the religion suggest unsuspected subtleties and complexities in the relation of women,... more...

  • Living Islamby Magnus Marsden

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    Marsden's 2005 book is a powerful contribution to the understanding of religion in the Muslim societies of southern Asia and beyond. more...

  • Muslims in the enlarged Europeby B. Marechal

    BRILL 2003; US$ 255.00

    Based on extensive bibliographical research, field studies and specific contributions of scholars, this volume provides a useful overall review of the presence of Islam in Europe. more...