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- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 108.00
The tragic events of September 11, 2001, in the United States renewed fears of an Islamist wave destabilizing the countries of the Muslim world. Yet the alarm raised over a previous wave of Islamism in the early 1990s, which threatened to overwhelm Egypt and Algeria and spill into the Balkans and Central Asia, proved to be unfounded. Takeyh and Gvosdev... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 24.95
Promoting Islam as a defender of human rights is laden with difficulties. Advocates of human rights will readily point out numerous humanitarian failures carried out in the name of Islam. In The Rights of God, Irene Oh looks at human rights and Islam as a religious issue rather than a political or legal one and draws on three revered Islamic scholars... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 15.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...