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  • Pious Practice and Secular Constraintsby Jeanette Jouili

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    The visible increase in religious practice among young European-born Muslims has provoked public anxiety. New government regulations seek not only to restrict Islamic practices within the public sphere, but also to shape Muslims', and especially women's, personal conduct. Pious Practice and Secular Constraints chronicles the everyday ethical struggles... more...

  • Islamic Counsellingby G. Hussein Rassool

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    Islamic counselling is a form of counselling which incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process. Until now there has been little material available on the subject with no one agreed definition of Islamic counselling and what it involves. There has also been a rapidly growing population of Muslims in Western societies with a corresponding... more...

  • Islamic Humanismby Lenn E. Goodman

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    This book is an attempt to explain how, in the face of increasing religious authoritarianism in medieval Islamic civilization, some Muslim thinkers continued to pursue essentially humanistic, rational, and scientific discourses in the quest for knowledge, meaning, and values. Drawing on a wide range of Islamic writings, from love poetry to history... more...

  • Sufismby William C. Chittick

    Oneworld Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    William C. Chittick, the leading scholar in the field, offers a compelling insight into the origins, context, and key themes of this fascinating movement. After a general overview of the tradition, he draws upon the words of some of the greatest Sufi writers among them Ibn Arabi, Baha Walad and Rumi himself to give a fresh and revealing perspective... more...

  • A Psychology of Early Sufi Samâ`by Kenneth S. Avery

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Avery explores the psychology of altered states among the early Sufis. It examines samâ` - listening to ritual recitation, music and certain other aural phenomena - and its effect in inducing unusual states of consciousness and behaviours. The focus is on the earliest personalities of the Islamic mystical tradition, as mediated by texts from the tenth... more...

  • Discourses of Rumiby A.J Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 72.95

    Reprint of the 1961 classic study of the discourses of the founder of the order of Whirling Dervishes. more...

  • The Crisis of Islamby Bernard Lewis

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    In his first book since What Went Wrong? Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He looks at the theological origins of political Islam and takes us through the rise of militant Islam in Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, examining... more...

  • Sufism in Europe and North Americaby David Westerlund

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Today there is a substantial and rapidly growing Muslim population in Europe and North America. Here, as elsewhere, many of the Muslims are Sufis. This book focuses mainly on issues of inculturation or contextualization of Sufism in the West. It shows that, while more traditional forms of Sufism exist, many radical changes have taken place in this... more...

  • Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thoughtby Michael Cook

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20

    Michael Cook's magnum opus charts the history of 'commanding right and forbidding wrong' in Islamic thought. more...

  • Understanding Jihadby David Cook

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war." Nor does it simply refer to the inner spiritual struggle. This book, judiciously balanced, accessibly written, and highly relevant to today's events, unravels the tangled historical, intellectual, and political... more...