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  • The Face Behind the Veilby Donna Gehrke-White

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2006; US$ 18.00

    Who is the American Muslim woman? Behind the media hype, behind the false stereotypes lies the truth. In this extraordinary and moving book, journalist Donna Gehrke-White provides a rare, revealing look into the hearts, minds, and everyday lives of Muslim women in America, and opens a window on a culture as diverse as it is misunderstood. The only... more...

  • The Qur'anby Tarif Khalidi; Tarif Khalidi

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 20.00

    A landmark new translation of the sacred text of Islam? in an elegant deluxe edition Literally ?the recitation,? The Qur?an is considered within the Muslim faith to be the infallible word of God. Tarif Khalidi, the foremost scholar of Islamic history and faith, provides a fresh English translation that captures the startling, exquisite poetry... more...

  • Charlemagne, Muhammad, and the Arab Roots of Capitalismby Gene William Heck

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 133.00

    Gene W. Heck explores the role of Islam in precipitating Europe?s twelfth century commercial renaissance. Determining that Europe?s medieval feudal interregnum was largely caused by indigenous governmental business regulation and not by shifts in international trade patterns, he demonstrates how Islamic economic precepts provided the ideological rationales... more...

  • Memories of Muhammadby Omid Safi

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 3.99

    In Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters , leading Islamic scholar Omid Safi presents a portrait of Muhammad that reveals his centrality in the devotions of modern Muslims around the world. This religious biography offers new insights into Islam, covering such hot button issues such as the spread of Islam, holy wars, the role of women, the... more...

  • The Status of Women under Islamic Law and Modern Islamic Legislationby Jamal J A Nasir

    BRILL 2009; US$ 148.00

    This is the third revised and updated edition of a work that provides a detailed and systematic account of the legal aspects of Islam and modern Arab Islamic legislation with specific regard to the rights and obligations of women. Addressing in particular the legislation of the arab world states, the study ontains essential information on a wide range... more...

  • The Application of Islamic Criminal Law in Pakistanby Tahir Wasti

    BRILL 2009; US$ 208.00

    The discourse around Sharia law is largely focussed on its development and the theories, principles and rules that inform it. This title deals with the consequences of enforcing Islamic criminal law in Pakistan. It provides an analysis of the application of the Islamic law of Qisas and Diyat (retribution and blood money) in the Muslim world. more...

  • Brother Tariqby Caroline Fourest

    Encounter Books 2008; US$ 17.95

    Tariq Ramadan is a global phenomenon. A Swiss-born Muslim activist, he is the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, the radical group credited with inspiring modern Islamic radicalism. Ramadan is fluent in English, French and Arabic. In Europe, he is the most quoted and circulated writer on Islam. His writings are a regular feature of... more...

  • The Qur??n in Contextby Angelika Neuwirth; Nicolai Sinai; Michael Marx

    BRILL 2009; US$ 323.00

    By addressing various aspects of the Qur'an's linguistic and historical context and offering close readings of selected passages in the light of Jewish, Christian, and ancient Arabic literature, the volume seeks to stimulate a new interaction between literary and historical scholarship. more...

  • La transmission écrite du Coran dans les débuts de l'islamby Francois Deroche

    BRILL 2009; US$ 278.00

    Based on a study of the pecularities of one of the earliest Quranic manuscripts preserved (the codex Parisino-petropolitanus, 7th century), this book provides an analysis of the conditions of the written transmission of the Quran and reconsiders the constitution of the canonical version. more...

  • Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufismby Lloyd Ridgeon

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 155.00

    This book explores the development of Persian Sufism, exploring in particular the ethic of futuwwat . It demonstrates how this Iranian code of honour emphasised selflessness, loyalty, humility, generosity, courage and bravery, showing itself to be a practical philosophy of the everyday rather than just a metaphysical phenomena. more...