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  • Die verborgene Moscheeby Josef Peter Schuller; Wolfram Reiss; Ulrike Bechmann

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 27.76

    Religiöse Gebäude im öffentlichen Raum - sie stiften Identität für die einen und sorgen für Aufruhr bei den anderen. Damit sind sie im Kontext von Migration ein bedeutender Indikator dafür, wie weit eine religiöse Gruppe in einer Aufnahmegesellschaft anerkannt und in sie integriert ist. Josef Peter Schuler beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, wie präsent... more...

  • Understanding Jihadby David B. Cook

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islamby Abdolkarim Soroush; Mahmoud Sadri; Ahmad Sadri

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Abdolkarim Soroush is one of the leading moderate revisionist thinkers of the Muslim world. These essays set forth Soroush's views on such matters as the freedom of the Muslim believe to interpret the Qur'an, the inevitability of change in religion, the necessity of freedom of belief, and the compatibility of Islam with democracy. more...

  • Jihadby Reuven Firestone

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    Since the Islamic resurgence began to make news, the Islamic idea of holy war, or "jihad", has been the subject of tremendous media attention - much of it sensationalistic. This study attempts to discover where and when the idea of jihad originated, and to trace its early development. more...

  • Virtues of the Flesh - Passion and Purity in Early Islamic Jurisprudenceby Ze'ev Maghen

    BRILL 2004; US$ 127.00

    This volume focuses on the portions of Muslim purity jurisprudence that deal with matters libidinal -- mulamasa (the ritual result of contact with the opposite sex) and janaba (ceremonial defilement following cohabitation) -- and examines their implications for the Islamic outlook on sexuality. more...

  • A Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protectionby Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi; Suha Taji-Farouki

    Anqa Publishing 2007; US$ 19.99

    Widely used for centuries in Sufi circles, the prayer known as "The Most Elevated Cycle" ( al-Dawr al-a?la ) or "The Prayer of Protection" ( Hizb al-wiqaya ), written by the great Sufi master Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi, has never before been available in English. This book provides a lucid English translation and an edited Arabic text of this beautiful... more...

  • Sufis in Western Societyby Markus Dressler; Ron Geaves; Gritt Klinkhammer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    This book examines the development of Sufi movements that have migrated from their place of origin to become global religious networks. more...

  • The Seven Days of the Heartby Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi; Pablo Beneito; Stephen Hirtenstein

    Anqa Publishing 2008; US$ 15.99

    Providing a precious glimpse into the real practice of the mystical life within the Sufi tradition, this volume marks the first time any of Ibn ‘Arabi's prayers have been translated into another language. The 14 prayers include not only the most astounding expressions of devotion and contemplation, but also an unparalleled depth of knowledge of union.... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Sufismby John Renard

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 79.99

    With more than 3,000 entries and cross-references on the history, main figures, institutions, theory, and literary works associated with Islam's mystical tradition, Sufism, this dictionary brings together in one volume extensive historical information that helps put contemporary events into a historical context. more...

  • The A to Z of Sufismby John Renard

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    With more than 3,000 entries and cross-references on the history, main figures, institutions, theory, and literary works associated with Islam's mystical tradition, Sufism, this dictionary brings together in one volume, extensive historical information that helps put contemporary events into a historical context. more...