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  • Pride, Faith, and Fearby Charlotte A. Quinn; Frederick Quinn

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 87.99

    The worldwide Islamic revival is working important changes in both government and society in Africa. As yet, however, this powerful international movement has received little scholarly attention in its African setting. The authors draw on extensive fieldwork as well as primary and secondary sources to analyze the role of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa,... more...

  • Honored by the Glory of Islamby Marc David Baer

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 32.99

    In Honored by the Glory of Islam Marc David Baer proposes a novel approach to the historical record of Islamic conversions during the Ottoman age and gathers fresh insights concerning the nature of religious conversion itself. Rather than explaining Ottoman Islamization in terms of the converts' motives, Baer instead concentrates on the proselytizers... more...

  • The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrectionby Jane Idelman Smith; Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 49.99

    This book provides a thorough and accessible guide to belief about the afterlife in the Sunni Muslim tradition. Drawing on the Qur'an, traditions, creeds, and theological commentaries, as well as interviews with Muslim clerics, the authors offer an overview of the Islamic eschatological narrative, describing the understanding of events beginning with... more...

  • The Homeland Is the Arenaby Ousmane Kane

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 37.99

    Addresses an historically neglected aspect of international migration, analyzing the role played by transnational religion in the adaptation of Senegalese immigrants in America in the late twentieth century. more...

  • What Is an American Muslim?by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Abdullah An-Na'im offers a pioneering exploration of American Muslim citizenship and identity, arguing against the prevalent emphasis on majority-minority politics and instead promoting a shared citizenship that both accommodates and transcends religious identity. more...

  • Rediscovering the Ummaby Ina Merdjanova

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    This book discusses the role of Islam in the political and social developments in the Balkans after the fall of communism. It explores comparatively the transformations of Muslim identities under the influence of various national and transnational, domestic and global factors. more...

  • The Ismailis in the Middle Agesby Shafique N. Virani

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 73.99

    " None of that people should be spared, not even the babe in its cradle. " With these chilling words, the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan declared his intention to destroy the Ismailis, one of the most intellectually and politically significant Muslim communities of medieval Islamdom. The massacres that followed convinced observers that this powerful voice... more...

  • Islam and the Fate of Othersby Mohammad Hassan Khalil

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Can non-Muslims be saved? And can those who are damned to Hell ever be redeemed? Mohammad Hassan Khalil examines the writings of influential medieval and modern Muslim scholars on the controversial question of non-Muslim salvation. more...

  • Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretationby Barbara Freyer Stowasser

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 32.99

    Islamic ideas about women and their role in society spark considerable debate both in the Western world and in the Islamic world itself. Despite the popular attention surrounding Middle Eastern attitudes toward women, there has been little systematic study of the statements regarding women in the Qur'an. Stowasser fills the void with this study on... more...

  • The House of Serviceby David Tittensor

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 52.99

    David Tittensor offers a groundbreaking new perspective on the G?len movement, a Turkish Muslim educational activist network that emerged in the 1960s and has grown into a global empire with an estimated worth of $25 billion. Named after its leader Fethullah G?len, the movement has established more than 1,000 secular educational institutions in over... more...