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Relation of Islam to other religions

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  • The Tenth Parallelby Eliza Griswold

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 16.99

    A riveting investigation of the jagged fault line between the Christian and Muslim worlds The tenth parallel?the line of latitude seven hundred miles north of the equator?is a geographical and ideological front line where Christianity and Islam collide. More than half of the world?s 1.3 billion Muslims live along the tenth parallel; so do sixty... more...

  • Radical Islam in the Westby Brian R. Farmer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    This book explores the challenge posed by the immersion of 15 million Muslims in Western democracies and the few, but volatile, terrorists present within the larger body of believers. The fact that immersion in Western culture is insufficient to stem the tide of extremism is discussed, along with the factors that contribute to the growth of radical... more...

  • Economics of an Islamic Economyby Rauf Azhar

    BRILL 2009; US$ 249.00

    This book challenges the interventionist stance of Islamic economics as well as its presumption that riba equals interest. An Islamic economy, it argues, is essentially a market economy, but it differs from capitalist economies because both its institutions and the structure of, for example, property rights are specifically Islamic, deriving from Qur??n... more...

  • The Divergence of Judaism and Islamby Michael Laskier; Yaacov Lev

    UPF 2011; US$ 74.95

    The essays in this volume examine how each group reacted quite differently to colonial rule, how the Palestine Question and the Arab-Israeli crisis have soured relations, and how the rise of nationalism has contributed to the growing tensions. With contributors from a wide variety of scholarly disciplines, this book offers a broad but in-depth analysis... more...

  • Christianity, Islam, and the Westby Robert A. Burns

    University Press of America 2011; US$ 28.99

    This work touches upon the origins and central teachings of the Islamic religion and discusses the commonalties and differences between Islam and Christianity. The purpose of this book is to help alleviate the misinformation surrounding Islam and to inspire a dialogue between the two religions. 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 Issues in Islamic Finance and Economicsby Hossein Askari; Zamir Iqbal; Abbas Mirakhor

    Wiley 2011; US$ 160.00

    New Issues in Islamic Finance & Economics: Progress and Challenges provides a review of the main issues and challenges facing Islamic finance. The application of Islamic finance is currently limited to banking. This book starts with an overview of the factors and motives behind the development of Islamic finance. A critical review of issues... more...

  • Communicating the Wordby David Marshall; Rowan Williams

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 0.00

    Communicating the Word is a record of the 2008 Building Bridges seminar, an annual dialogue between leading Christian and Muslim scholars convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Featuring the insights of internationally known Christian and Muslim scholars, the essays collected here focus attention on key scriptural texts but also engage with both... more...

  • Religion and Stateby L. Carl. Brown

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    If Westerners know a single Islamic term, it is likely to be jihad , the Arabic word for "holy war." The image of Islam as an inherently aggressive and xenophobic religion has long prevailed in the West and can at times appear to be substantiated by current events. L. Carl Brown challenges this conventional wisdom with a fascinating historical overview... more...

  • Passive Revolutionby Cihan Tugal

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    While Islamic politics pose a challenge to capitalism in some parts of the world, they have actually advanced capitalism and democracy in Turkey. This work looks closely at this transition in Turkey, and examines why this shift has not taken place in Egypt and Iran. more...