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  • Spirits of Palestineby Celia Rothenberg

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 30.99

    Anthropologist Celia Rothenberg gives us a rare glimpse into the daily life of a contemporary Palestinian village, where women's lives are structured more by moral codes and societal norms than by political activism. In this rich ethnographic portrait, stories of the jinn, or spirit possession, become powerful commentaries on women's senses of strength... more...

  • Radical Islam Risingby Quintan Wiktorowicz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.99

    This unique book represents one of the first systematic attempts to explain why thousands of Westerners heed international calls to 'jihad' and join radical Islamic groups. Drawing on his unprecedented access to a radical Islamic group, Quintan Wiktorowicz details the subtle process that can turn seemingly unreligious people into supporters of religious... more...

  • Radical Islam's Rulesby Paul Marshall; Maarten G. Barends; Hamouda Bella; Mehrangiz Kar; Paul Marshall; Kavian Milani; the Rand Corporation; Peter G. Riddell; Stephen Schwartz; Nina Shea

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 36.99

    A major feature of the rise of Islamism in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of the West is the current rapid growth of a starkly repressive version of shari'a, Islamic law. In this book, noted human rights activists and scholars trace the growth of such law in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria, Malaysia, and Indonesia; document its... 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...

  • The Islamic Scholarly Traditionby Asad Ahmed; Behnam Sadeghi; Michael Bonner

    BRILL 2011; US$ 197.00

    Bringing together the expansive scholarly expertise of former students of Professor Michael Allan Cook, this volume contains highly original articles in Islamic history, law, and thought. The contributions range from studies in the pre-Islamic calendar, to the "blood-money group" in Islamic law, to transformations in Arabic logic. more...

  • The Challenge of Pluralismby Abdou Filali-Ansary; Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 114.00

    Current popular and academic discussions make certain assumptions regarding Islam and its lack of compatibility with pluralism. Some notable liberal thinkers have even argued that pluralism itself is inherently antithetical to Islam. This volume addresses these assumptions by bringing clarity to some of its key suppositions and conjectures. more...

  • Modernitet og religionby Hans-Jørgen Schanz

    Aarhus University Press 2008; US$ 19.88

    Moderniteten truer det muslimske samfund. Perversion, respektløshed, materialisme og ugudelighed vælter ind fra det moderne Vesten ? hvis man skal tro den fundamentalistiske muslim. Men han kæmper mod et fantom. Det moderne og det sekulære er ikke identiske. Religion er nok amoderne, men behøver ikke at være antimoderne. Og det moderne ligner ikke... more...

  • The Wisdom of Muhammadby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      Uncover the tenets of Islam through the words of its founder   This compelling examination of the life and sayings of Muhammad offers the modern reader both a historical context for and a spiritual guide to the principals at the heart of the world?s second largest religion. Drawing on the Koran and the Sunnah, this collection of quotes is... more...

  • A Tribute to the Prophet Muhammadby Hakan Kosova

    Tughra Books 2007; US$ 8.99

    Dedicated to the memory of Islam's Prophet Muhammad on the occasion of his birthday, this book includes articles that discuss various aspects of the Prophet and Islam's fundamental concepts. Presented in this reference is the arguement that it is time for both Muslims and non-Muslims to restore the image of Prophet Muhammad as a role model and father... more...

  • Good Characterby Musa Kazim Gulcur

    Tughra Books 2009; US$ 8.99

    Based on the teaching of the Qur'an and the good examples set by the Prophet Muhammad, this collection of protocol describes exactly how Muslims must conduct themselves in certain situations, such as greeting family and friends, eating, and visiting the sick, and why proper conduct is such an important pillar of the Islamic faith. ... more...