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  • Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi'ismby Pedram Khosronejad

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 32.00

    Shi'i Islam has been the official religion of Iran from the Safavids (1501-1732) to the present day. The Shi'i world experience has provided a rich artistic tradition, encompassing painting, sculpture and the production of artefacts and performance, which has helped to embed Shi'i identity in Iran as part of its national narrative. In what areas of... more...

  • Code of Conductby Verena Klemm; Paul E. Walker

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 27.50

    This work constitutes a critical edition and translation of the Risala al-mujaza al-kafiya fi adab al-ducat (A Brief and Concise Epistle on the Etiquette of the Summoners), which was written by the Fatimid author Ahmad b. Ibrahim al-Naysaburi (5th/11th century). The Risala al-mujaza constitutes the only extant work in all of Ismaili literature that... more...

  • The Caged Virginby Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 14.00

    Muslims who explore sources of morality other than Islam are threatened with death, and Muslim women who escape the virgins' cage are branded whores. So asserts Ayaan Hirsi Ali's profound meditation on Islam and the role of women, the rights of the individual, the roots of fanaticism, and Western policies toward Islamic countries and immigrant communities.... more...

  • My Life with the Talibanby Abdul Salam Zaeef

    Hurst 2010; US$ 14.50

    This is the autobiography of Abdul Salam Zaeef, a senior former member of the Taliban. His memoirs, translated from Pashto, are more than just a personal account of his extraordinary life. My Life with the Taliban offers a counter-narrative to the standard accounts of Afghanistan since 1979. Zaeef describes growing up in rural poverty in Kandahar province.... more...

  • Historiography in Saudi Arabiaby Jörg Matthias Determann

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 45.00

    Saudi Arabia is generally and justifiably viewed as a country with some of the fewest democratic institutions and the weakest traditions of pluralism. It is therefore surprising to learn that at least in one corner of the Saudi world, there can be found a plurality of opinions and lively debate. Jörg Matthias Determann brings this element to light... more...

  • Verantwortung für das Lebenby Takim Abdullah; Ucar Bülent; Schmid Hansjörg; Renz Andreas

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 18.40

    Die Verantwortung für das eigene wie das fremde Leben gehört zu den Grundlagen von Christentum und Islam. Das Leben ist heute jedoch angesichts sozialer Brüche, technischer Entwicklungen und globaler Krisen in vielfältiger Weise gefährdet. Ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Aktualisierung religiöser Traditionen und zur Meinungsbildung in der pluralistischen... more...

  • What Everyone Needs to Know About Islamby John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99

    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, there has been a demand for information about Islam and John Esposito has found himself called upon to speak to a wide range of audiences. Here he presents in question-and-answer format the information that most people want to know. more...

  • The Beliefnet Guide to Islamby Hesham A. Hassaballa; Kabir Helminski

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2007; US$ 9.95

    This concise introduction to Islam offers a sophisticated and informative exploration of the history, beliefs, tenets, and practices of the second-largest religion in the world. There are 1.3 billion Muslims in the world today, yet Islam remains a misunderstood faith. In this day and age, when issues related to Islam are dominating current affairs,... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam, 2nd Editionby Yahiya Emerick

    DK Publishing 2004; US$ 19.95

    An up-close and up-to-date look at an often misunderstood faith. This completely revised and updated guide explores the tenets of the Qu'ran (A.K.A 'Koran'), examines the history of the religion and its relationship to Christianity and Judaism, and features an expanded section on the true story behind 'jihad'. It explores Islamic views on war and terrorism,... more...

  • The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reasonby Andreas Christmann

    BRILL 2009; US$ 112.00

    This is the first book-length presentation of Muhammad Shahrur's ideas in English, explaining his ideas on the need for a contemporary re-reading of the Qur'an, a reform of Islamic law and the necessity of freedom of belief in Islam, and other vital issues of Islamic thought and practice. more...