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- Atlantic Books Ltd 2010; US$ 13.11
After taking an Islamic Studies course in Boston, G. Willow Wilson quietly found herself adopting the tenets of the religion as her own. This intellectual and emotional exercise created a unique challenge; how could she reconcile a devout and conservative lifestyle with the highly secular society in which she was raised? Taking a leap of... more...
- Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 26.99
An essential aspect of what is now called the Islamic Revival, the cassette sermon can be heard in most Middle Eastern cities, punctuating the daily routines of many men and women. Charles Hirschkind shows how these tapes provide the means by which Islamic ethical traditions recalibrate to a modern political and technological order& mdash;to its... more...
- World Wisdom 2009; US$ 9.99
John Herlihy takes readers on a journey of understanding to the heart of Islam, the world?s fastest growing religion. Weaving details of Islam?s central beliefs and practices?its Five Pillars?with intimate autobiographical details of his more than thirty years in the religion, Herlihy provides readers with an insightful glimpse into a religion that... more...
- World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99
Islam's acceptance of other religions remains an enigma for many Westerners. The 16 essays in this volume, by renowned experts on Islam such as Frithjof Schuon, Rene Guenon, Titus Burckhardt, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr, explore the fundamental universality of the world's second largest religion, presenting an incisive portrait of Islam that is seldom... more...
- BRILL 2004; US$ 181.00
This volume deals with Scandinavian converts to Islam, discussing the process of conversion as well as the converts' role in Muslim communities and in majority society. As Islam is a new phenomenon in Scandinavia, the story of the new Muslims becomes also a story of the development of Scandinavian Islamic ideas. The book examines the specific features... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 74.50
The thesis analyses the role of Muslim voluntary welfare associations in Jordan from the perspective of their religious discourse and the related social activities, to assess whether they contribute to empowerment or reinforce dependency more...
- Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95
This book explores how Ottoman Muslims and Christians understood the phenomenon of conversion to Islam from the 15th to the 17th centuries. The Ottomans ruled over a large non-Muslim population and conversion to Islam was a contentious subject for all communities, especially Muslims themselves. Ottoman Muslim and Christian authors sought to define... more...
- Tughra Books 2008; US$ 10.99
Gracefully chronicling one Western woman?s attraction to the universal charm of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, this inspirational memoir chronicles why and how Brodbeck journeyed from the exciting world of modern dance in New York City to Istanbul, where she lovingly embraced Islam. more...
- Tughra Books 2010; US$ 13.99
This book tocuhes on certain dynamics regarding the theoretical and cultural basis of the model Fethullah Gulen has developed based on dialogue, tolerance, concurrence among different groups that come from different religions, cultures, and civilizations. Gulen's model focuses on human beings, those who surround all their world with thought and action,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 36.00
While Islam has become a controversial topic in the West, a growing number of Westerners find powerful meaning in Islam. Becoming Muslim is an ethnographic study based on in-depth interviews with Swedish and American women who have converted to Islam. more...