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  • Refashioning Secularism in France and Turkeyby Amelie Barras

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Over the past few years, secularism has become an intrinsic component of discussions on religious freedom and religious governance. The question of whether states should restrict the wearing of headscarves and other religious symbols has been particularly critical in guiding this thought process. Refashioning Secularisms in France and Turkey... more...

  • I Belong Only to Myselfby Andrea Pakieser

    AK Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    The life and words of an Italian feminist and firebrand. 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...

  • Ikhwan al-Safa'by Godefroid de Callatay

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    An illuminating study of the mysterious Brethren of Purity', the 10th century letter writers whose epistles, although often deemed heretical, exerted a profound influence on the development of Shi'i Islam. more...

  • Shari'ah Lawby Mohammad Hashim Kamali

    Oneworld Publications 2008; US$ 29.95

    Providing a comprehensive and accessible examination of Shari?ah Law, this well considered introduction examines the sources, characteristic features and various schools of thought of a system often stereotyped for its severity in the West. In a progressive and graduated fashion, Mohammad Hashim Kamali discusses topics ranging from juristic disagreement... more...

  • Mu'awiya ibn abi Sufyanby R. Stephen Humphreys

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    In this accessible study, Stephen Humphreys introduces the most elusive of the early caliphs, Mu'awiya ibn abi Sufyan (602-680). Throughout history, some have accused him of being the first caliph to diverge from Muhammed's model of ideal Muslim leadership whilst others credit him with uniting an empire in disarray and transforming the Caliphate into... more...

  • Nazira Zeineddineby Miriam Cooke

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    In 1928, a young Lebanese woman, Nazira Zeineddine al-Halabi, wrote a book called "Unveiling and Veiling", an indictment of patriarchal oppression in which she boldly stated that the veil was un-Islamic, directly challenging the teachings of “wiser" male scholars. Considered by many an attack on Islam, it rocked the Muslim world and was banned by... more...

  • Homosexuality in Islamby Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle

    Oneworld Publications 2010; US$ 29.95

    Homosexuality is anathema to Islam – or so the majority of both believers and non-believers suppose. Throughout the Muslim world, it is met with hostility, where state punishments range from hefty fines to the death penalty. Likewise, numerous scholars and commentators maintain that the Qur?an and Hadith rule unambiguously against same-sex relations.... more...

  • 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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of American Islamby Yvonne Y. Haddad; Jane I. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    Islam has been part of the increasingly complex American religious scene for well over a century, and was brought into more dramatic focus by the attacks of September 11, 2001. American Islam is practiced by a unique blend of immigrants and American-born Muslims. The immigrants have come from all corners of the world; they include rich and poor, well-educated... more...