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  • iMuslimsby Gary R. Bunt

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Exploring the increasing impact of the Internet on Muslims around the world, this book sheds new light on the nature of contemporary Islamic discourse, identity, and community. The Internet has profoundly shaped how both Muslims and non-Muslims perceive Islam and how Islamic societies and networks are evolving and shifting in the twenty-first century,... more...

  • Who Is Allah?by Bruce B. Lawrence

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    This vivid introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the media, Bruce B. Lawrence identifies key religious practices by which Allah is revered and remembered, illuminating how the very name of Allah is interwoven... more...

  • What Is a Madrasa?by Ebrahim Moosa

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Taking us inside the world of the madrasa--the most common type of school for religious instruction in the Islamic world--Ebrahim Moosa provides an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to understand orthodox Islam in global affairs. Focusing on postsecondary-level religious institutions in the Indo-Pakistan heartlands, Moosa explains how a madrasa... more...

  • Imam Samudra's Revengeby Angus McIntyre

    Melbourne University Publishing 2016; Not Available

    On the evening of 12 October 2002 two suicide bombers detonated bombs inside Paddy's Pub and in front of the Sari Club in Kuta, one of Bali's main tourist districts. Two hundred and two people were killed including eighty-eight Australians and thirty-eight Indonesians. The 'field coordinator' of this terrorist operation was the Bantenese Abdul... more...

  • The Sociology of Islamby Bryan S. Turner; Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Taking a thematic approach, Bryan S. Turner draws together his writings which explore the relationship between Islam and the ideas of Western social thinkers. Turner engages with the broad categories of capitalism, orientalism, modernity, gender, and citizenship among others, as he examines how Muslims adapt to changing times and how Islam has come... more...

  • Islamic and Jewish Legal Reasoningby Anver Emon

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 34.99

    By pairing a scholar of Islamic law with a scholar of Jewish law, a unique dynamic is created. This new perspective not only provides a deeper understanding of the other?s legal tradition, but it also reveals new insights into the one?s own legal tradition, shedding light on what we had previously been too close to observe. Whether for the pursuit... more...

  • The House of Serviceby David Tittensor

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 52.99 US$ 45.57

    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...

  • The Ismailis in the Middle Agesby Shafique N. Virani

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    " 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    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...

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

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    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...