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  • Arabic in the Frayby Yasir Suleiman

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The pre-modern period saw a background of inter-ethnic strife among Arabs and non-Arabs, mainly Persians. Starting from the symbolic and cognitive roles of language, Yasir Suleiman shows how discussions about the inimitability and (un)translatability of the Qur’an in this period were, at some deep level, concerned with issues of ethnic election.... more...

  • Contemporary Issues in Islamby Asma Afsaruddin

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    This book deals with certain "hot-button" contemporary issues in Islam that are often the focus of public scrutiny, including the Sharia, jihad, the caliphate, women’s status, and interfaith relations. Notably, it places the discussion of these topics within a longer historical framework in order to reveal their multiple interpretations... more...

  • What is Veiling?by Sahar Amer

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The Islamic veil in all its forms †" from the headscarf to the full body garment †" is one of the most visible signs of Islam as a religion. It is also one of its most controversial and misunderstood traditions among both Muslims and non-Muslims. In an environment of increasing conservatism in both Euro-American and Muslim-majority... more...

  • The Caliphateby Hugh Kennedy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 9.01

    What is a caliphate? Who can be caliph? And how are contemporary ideologues such as ISIS reviving - and abusing - the term today? In the first modern account of a subject of critical importance today, acclaimed historian Hugh Kennedy answers these questions by chronicling the rich history of the caliphate, from the death of Muhammad to the... more...

  • 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...

  • Following Muhammadby Carl W. Ernst

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 23.99

    Avoiding the traps of sensational political exposes and specialized scholarly Orientalism, Carl Ernst introduces readers to the profound spiritual resources of Islam while clarifying diversity and debate within the tradition. Framing his argument in terms of religious studies, Ernst describes how Protestant definitions of religion and anti-Muslim prejudice... 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...