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  • Sa‘diby Homa Katouzian

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    One of greatest Persian writers of both classical prose and poetry, Sa'di was revered in his time as a man of great wisdom and passion. Filled with extracts of the poet's melodious and insightful writing, and critical analysis thereof, this revealing biography examines why he was so idolized until the 1950s, and why since then he has fallen into relative... more...

  • Muslim Modernitiesby Amyn B. Sajoo

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 32.00

    How does Islam engage with the idea of the modern and with the contemporary world? How is Muslim tradition to be reconciled with a world in continuous flux and change? These questions lie at the heart of current discussions of the Islamic faith and of its doctrines, beliefs and practices. Engaging directly with such questions, this important volume... more...

  • Ismaili Literatureby Farhad Daftary

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 32.00

    Ismaili Studies represents one of the most recent fields of Islamic Studies. Much new research has taken place in this field as a result of the recovery of a large number of Ismaili texts. Ismaili Literature contains a complete listing of the sources and secondary studies, including theses, written by Ismailis or about them in all major Islamic and... more...

  • Reason and Inspiration in Islamby Todd Lawson

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 40.00

    In all the current alienating discourse on Islam, so often depicted as a source of extremism and fanatic violence, this book takes a timely and refreshing look at the traditions of Islamic mysticism, philosophy and intellectual debate in a series of diverse and stimulating approaches. It tackles the major figures of Islamic thought, such as Ibn Arabi,... more...

  • Varieties of Religious Authorityby Azyumardi Azra; Kees van Dijk; Nico J G Kaptein

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 59.90

    The twentieth century was a fascinating period of profound political, social and economic changes in Indonesia. These changes contributed to the diversification of the religious landscape and as a result, religious authority was redistributed over an increasing number of actors. Although many Muslims in Indonesia continued to regard the ulama, the... more...

  • Islam in Southeast Asiaby Hussin Mutalib

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 23.90

    Islam is a major religion in Southeast Asia, with Indonesian Muslims comprising the largest Muslim population in the world. Events and developments since 11 September 2001 have added greater attention to Islam and its adherents in this part of the world.This general survey of Islam in Southeast Asia is intended to inform, explain and update readers... more...

  • Schriften zum Islam von Arethas und Euthymios Zigabenos und Fragmente der griechischen Koranübersetzungby Karl Förstel

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 38.01

    Der Text des Arethas ist, wie die Schlussbemerkung zeigt, der erste Teil eines Briefes, der etwa 921 im Auftrag des Kaisers Romanos an den Emir in Damaskos gesandt wurde. Arethas verteidigt christliche Dogmen und kritisiert Lehren des Islams im ironischen Ton kultureller Überlegenheit.Zu Anfang des 12. Jahrhunderts verfasste der Mönch Euthymios Zigabenos... more...

  • Christen und Muslime im Andalusby Daniel Potthast

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2013; US$ 103.48

    Arabisierte Christen im mittelalterlichen Andalus waren wichtige Mittler zwischen lateinischer und arabischer Kultur. Während der islamischen Herrschaft mussten sie sich gegenüber der Religion der muslimischen Elite positionieren, was sowohl Anpassungs- als auch Abgrenzungsprozesse mit sich brachte. Ihr religiöses Selbstverständnis spiegelt sich in... more...

  • Das koranische Motiv der Schriftfälschung durch Juden und Christenby Timo Güzelmansur

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 17.94

    Die Akzeptanz der göttlichen Offenbarungsschriften an Juden und Christen gehört zu den sechs islamischen Glaubensprinzipien. Doch zugleich wird der Leser im Koran mit der Behauptung konfrontiert, Juden und Christen seien der ursprünglichen Offenbarung in ihren eigenen Schriften nicht treu geblieben. Dieser Vorwurf der Verfälschung wurde über die Jahrhunderte... more...

  • Heretic: Why Islam Must Change to Join the Modern Worldby Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 18.91

    Even as the world of political Islam continues to be dominated by acts of violence and a separatist agenda, there are signs of reform in the Arab Spring movement. Ayaan Hirsi Ali who has been at the forefront of the reform movement offers an analysis of what's happening and how it could happen faster. Around the world cracks are starting to appear... more...