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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 48.95

    In recent years Sufism has undergone something of a revival as a spiritual alternative to other manifestations of Islam. This book investigates the development of Sufism in Western societies, with a regional focus on North America and Europe. Exploring a number of issues relating to the dynamic tensions between religious globalization processes and... more...

  • Pure Gold from the Words of Sayyidi Abd al-Aziz al-Dabbaghby John O'Kane; Bernd Radtke

    BRILL 2007; US$ 245.00

    Around 1720 in Fez Amad b. al-Mubrak al-Lama, a religious scholar, wrote down the words and teachings of the Sufi master Abd al-Azz al-Dabbgh. Al-Dabbgh shunned religious studies but, having reached illumination met with the Prophet Muhammad. 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...

  • Green Deenby Ibrahim Abdul-Matin; Keith Ellison

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2010; US$ 16.95

    ?The Earth is a mosque? Muslims are compelled by their religion to praise the Creator and to care for their community. But what is not widely known is that there are deep and long-standing connections between Islamic teachings and environmentalism. In this groundbreaking book, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin draws on research, scripture, and interviews with Muslim... more...

  • Mystics Of Islamby Reynold A. Nicholson

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    The Mystics of Islam, first published in 1914, has long been recognized as a classic and definitive introduction to the message of Sufism. In this short but comprehensive work, R.A. Nicholson?who was one of the greatest Islamic scholars of the early 20th century?provides the general reader with an easy approach to the study of Islamic mysticism. He... more...