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  • Making European Muslimsby Mark Sedgwick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Making European Muslims provides an in-depth examination of what it means to be a young Muslim in Europe today, where the assumptions, values and behavior of the family and those of the majority society do not always coincide. Focusing on the religious socialization of Muslim children at home, in semi-private Islamic spaces such as mosques and Quran... more...

  • What Is Veiling?by Sahar Amer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 27.99

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  • The Kashf al-Mahjub (The Revelation of the Veiled) of Ali b. 'Uthman al-Jullãbi Hujwiri. An early Persian Treatise on Sufismby Reynold A. Nicholson

    Gibb Memorial Trust 2014; US$ 20.50

    Al-Hujwīrī came from Ghazna, now in Afghanistan, then the capital of the mighty Ghaznavid Empire. He was a Sufi mystic who travelled widely in the Middle East and Transoxiana. The Kashf al-Maḥjūb was probably written in Lahore, where he is buried, not long before his death in about 1074. One of the oldest Sufi works in Persian,... more...

  • Islamic Myths and Memoriesby Itzchak Weismann; Mark Sedgwick; Ulrika Mċrtensson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book brings the theoretical perspectives of myth-making and collective memory to the study of Islam and globalization and to the study of the place of the mass media in the contemporary Islamic resurgence. It explores the annulment of spatial and temporal distance by globalization and by the communications revolution underlying it, and how this... more...

  • The Headscarf Debatesby Anna Korteweg; Gökçe Yurdakul

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The headscarf is an increasingly contentious symbol in countries across the world. Those who don the headscarf in Germany are referred to as "integration-refusers." In Turkey, support by and for headscarf-wearing women allowed a religious party to gain political power in a strictly secular state. A niqab-wearing Muslim woman was denied French citizenship... more...

  • Central Asian Militancyby Duncan Fitz; Thomas M. Sanderson; Sung In Marshall

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 29.99

    Both groups, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), are active in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater and may use northern Afghanistan as a springboard for extending the banner of Sharia north of the Amu Darya River, the natural boundary separating Afghanistan from post-Soviet Central Asia. more...

  • Rights, Religion and Reformby Chandra Muzaffar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    This book discusses issues concerning human rights and religion. Is a more integrated approach to human rights desirable - an approach that transcends the individual-centred orientation of civil and political liberties of the dominant centres of power in the West? How can religious thought contribute to an integrated notion of human rights and human... more...

  • Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusiby Samer Akkach

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    In this unique look at a key figure in the Islamic enlightenment, Samer Akkach examines the life and works of ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641-1731) of Damascus: a contemporary of many major thinkers, scientists, poets, and philosophers of the European Enlightenment. Often characterized solely as a Sufi saint, his thought and teachings were of a much... more...

  • Die Geschichte der Begegnung christlich-orientalischer Mystik mit der Mystik des Islamsby Georg Günter Blum

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 159.86

    Kam es in der Mesopotamien beheimateten ?Alten Kirche des Ostens? im 6.?11. Jh. zu einer Blüte christlich-orientalischer Mystik (z.B. Isaak von Ninive, Joseph der Seher und Johannes von Dalyatha) und entwickelte sich ebenso in diesem Zeitraum eine vom Propheten Muhammad inspirierte eigenständige islamische Mystik, so stellt sich die Frage nach ihrer... more...

  • Embattled Saintsby Kenneth P. Lizzio

    Quest Books 2014; US$ 18.95

    In the West, Islam has replaced Communism as the new bugbear, while Sufism, Islam?s mystical dimension, is often dismissed as the delusions of an irrational and backward people. Ken Lizzio corrects such misperceptions in this firsthand account of the year he spent in 1991 living with the head of the Naqshbandis, Afghanistan?s largest Sufi order. He... more...