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- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 29.99
When the Western mass-media talk of conversion to Islam, we are bombarded with accounts of vulnerable people brainwashed into a culture of extremism. However, in reality, the vast majority who convert are well-educated, liberal in outlook, and doing so as the result of a long-considered and heart-felt decision. What is more, their numbers are growing.... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 17.95
Annika Lindow widmet sich in ihrer islamwissenschaftlichen Studie dem in Deutschland aktuellen Thema des "Salafismus". Die Salafiya ist eine Prägung des islamischen Reformismus, die sich im späten 19. Jahrhundert in Ägypten zentrierte. Ihr Ziel war es, den Islam durch eine Rückkehr zur Tradition, zum Islam der "frommen Vorfahren",... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99
Wael B. Hallaq boldly argues that the “Islamic state,? judged by any standard definition of what the modern state represents, is both an impossible and inherently self-contradictory concept. Comparing the legal, political, moral, and constitutional histories of pre-modern Islam and Euro-America, he finds the adoption and practice of the modern state... more...
- Arcadia Books Limited 2012; US$ 8.74
In the early 1990s Kristiane Backer was one of the very first presenters on MTV (Europe). For some years she lived and breathed the international music scene quickly gaining a cult following amongst viewers and becoming a darling of the European press. As she reached the pinnacle of her success she realised that, despite having all she could have... more...
- Editorial Kairos 2012; US$ 15.99
Arguing that, from the very first dictionaries written by Christian missionaries to today's Arabism, Islam has been explained through simple parallels to Christianity that radically distort the prophet Muhammad's view of the world, this book follows a rigorous methodology in order to understand Muhammad's Islam. It arrives at the conclusion that the... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 30.00
Muhammad Rashid Rida is among the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern period and yet, until this book, his writings on religious reform remained unpublished in English. In this paperback version of the flagship English edition, esteemed academic Simon A. Wood rights this wrong by translating and analysing one of his most important works,... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 44.50
In this exhaustive examination of the rise and spread of the Tablighi Jama’at, which is arguably the world’s largest lay Islamic missionary movement, Farish Ahmad-Noor provides extensive research on the group as well as several conversion narratives from Tablighi members in a number of Asian countries. A key study of an important and... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 21.29
Hauptbeschreibung Die Diskussion über den Islam und die Rolle der Muslime im Land beschäftigt Deutschland vom Bundespräsidenten hinab bis zu den Stammtischen und mobilisiert unterschiedliche politische Lager. Vor diesem gesellschaftlichen Hintergrund werden hier breitenwirksame Vorstellungen über Islam und Muslime anhand der Islamdarstellung in Schulbüchern... 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...
- 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...