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  • An Introduction to Islamic Archaeologyby Marcus Milwright

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 133.00

    This book offers an introduction to the archaeology of the Islamic world. It traces the history of the discipline from its earliest manifestations through to the present and evaluates the contribution made by archaeology to the understanding of key aspects of Islamic culture. The author argues that it is essential for the results of archaeological... more...

  • Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufismby Lloyd Ridgeon

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 155.00

    This book explores the development of Persian Sufism, exploring in particular the ethic of futuwwat . It demonstrates how this Iranian code of honour emphasised selflessness, loyalty, humility, generosity, courage and bravery, showing itself to be a practical philosophy of the everyday rather than just a metaphysical phenomena. more...

  • The Qur'anby M.H. Shakir

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Qur-an (al-qur-an, literally -the recitation-; also sometimes transliterated as Quran, Qur-an, Koran, Alcoran or Al-Qur-an) is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur-an to be the book of divine guidance and direction for mankind, and consider the original Arabic text to be the final revelation of God.Islam holds that the Qur-an... more...

  • Building a Better Bridgeby Michael Ipgrave

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    Building a Better Bridge is a record of the fourth Building Bridges seminar held in Sarajevo in 2005 as part of an annual symposium on Muslim-Christian relations cosponsored by Georgetown University and the Archbishop of Canterbury. This volume presents the texts of the public lectures with regional presentations on issues of citizenship, religious... more...

  • The Muslim Next Doorby Sumbul Ali-Karamali

    White Cloud Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    - Bronze Medal Winner of the Independent Publishers Award 2009 - Since 9/11, stories about Muslims and the Islamic world have flooded headlines, politics, and water-cooler conversations all across the country. And, although Americans hear about Islam on a daily basis, there remains no clear explanation of Islam or its people. The Muslim Next Door... more...

  • Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim Worldby Julie Chernov-Hwang

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    In Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim World: What Went Right, Julie Chernov Hwang presents a compelling and innovative new theory and framework for examining the variation in Islamist mobilization strategies in Muslim Asia and the Middle East. more...

  • In Search of Islamic Feminismby Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    "Islamic feminism" would seem a contradiction in terms to most Westerners. We are taught to think of Islam as a culture wherein social code and religious law alike force women to accept male authority and surrender to the veil. How could feminism emerge under such a code, let alone flourish? Now, traveling throughout Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle... more...

  • Women in Classical Islamic Lawby Susan Spectorsky

    BRILL 2009; US$ 142.00

    Drawing on legal and ?ad?th texts from the formative and classical periods of Islamic legal history, this book offers an overview of the development of the questions prominent jurists asked and answered when they thought about women's issues. more...

  • Islamist Rhetoricby Jacob Hoigilt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Islamism in Egypt is more diversified in terms of its sociology and ideology than is usually assumed. Through linguistic analysis of Islamist rhetoric, this book sheds light upon attitudes towards other Muslims, religious authority and secular society. more...

  • Voice of an Exileby NASR ABU ZAID; ESTHER NELSON

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 62.00

    In 1995 Ayman al-Zawahiri, a prominent terrorist figure recently associated with Al Queda and al-Jihad, issued a bounty against Dr. Nasr Abu Zaid, a respected Islamic scholar at Cairo University. What was Zaid's offense? Arguing that Islam's holy texts should be interpreted in the historical and linguistic context of their time, and that new interpretations... more...