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  • Concise History of Islamby

    Vij Books India Private Limited 2011; US$ 29.95

    In World History, History of Islam is a glorious chapter. In fact, Muslim History involves the history of the Islamic faith as a religion and as a social institution. Through various periods, Islam made many a long stride and its influence spread far-off over the globe. Apart from religion, Muslims made considerable contribution in areas, like philosophy,... more...

  • Searching for a Kingby Jeffry Halverson

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 27.50

    At a time when violent images of the Muslim world dominate our headlines, Western audiences are growing increasingly interested in a different picture of Islam, specifically the idea of Muslim nonviolence, and what it could mean for the world. But is nonviolence compatible with the teachings of Islam? Is it practical to suggest that Muslim societies... more...

  • Islam (Collins Need to Know?)by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    Understand the religion behind the headlines. more...

  • The Sunni-Shi'a Divideby Robert Betts

    Potomac Books 2013; US$ 27.50

    Until the attacks of September 11, 2001, few Americans knew anything about Islam, let alone about the distinctions between Sunni and Shi?a, the Sufi and Wahhabi, the origins of the Holy Qur?an and Shari?a law, and the respect that all Muslims, even secular ones, harbor for the prophet Muhammad, his family, and Islamic traditions. In The Sunni-Shi?a... more...

  • Shi'I Islamby Moojan Momen

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 7.99

    Dr Moojan Momen provides readers with an accessible and insightful introduction to the Shi'i branch of Islam, taking us from its beginnings after the death of the Prophet Muhammad through to the present day. As well as providing a historical overview, the book also introduces readers to Shi'i doctrines and practices, explains the key differences between... more...

  • The Sociology of Islamby Armando Salvatore

    Wiley 2016; US$ 37.95 US$ 32.89

    The Sociology of Islam provides an accessible introduction to this emerging field of inquiry, teaching and debate. The study is located at the crucial intersection between a variety of disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities. It discusses the long-term dynamics of Islam as both a religion and as a social, political and cultural force.... more...

  • The 'Metaphysica' of Avicenna (ibn Si?na?)by Parviz Morewedge

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    In this book, first published in 1973, Professor Parviz Morewedge, an expert on Islamic philosophy and mysticism, provides a critical exposition of one text of ibn Sina (Avicenna), the great Persian philosopher who lived from 980 to 1037. The text is his Metaphysica in the Danish Nama-I ?ala?I ( The Book of Scientific Knowledge ). In addition... more...

  • Ibn Khaldu?n's Philosophy of Historyby Muhsin Mahdi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    This book, first published in 1957, is the study of 14th-century Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, who founded a special science to consider history and culture, based on the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle and their Muslim followers. In no other field has the revolt of modern Western thought against traditional philosophy been so far-reaching in its... more...

  • The Maqa?ma?t of Badi?' al-Zama?n al-Hamadha?ni?by W.J. Prendergast

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The triple aim of Hamadhání in this work, first translated into English in 1915, appears to have been to amuse, to interest and to instruct; and this explains why, in spite of the inherent difficulty of a work of this kind composed primarily with a view to the rhetorical effect upon the learned and the great, there is scarcely a dull chapter in the... more...

  • Avicennaby Soheil M. Afnan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book, first published in 1958, examines the life and works of Avicenna, one of the most provocative figures in the history of thought in the East. It shows him in the right historical perspective, as the product of the impact of Greek thought on Islamic teachings against the background of the Persian Renaissance in the tenth century. His attitude... more...