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- Beacon Press 2015; US$ 26.95
A memoir of Karachi through the eyes of its women An Indies Introduce Debut Authors Selection For a brief moment on December 27, 2007, life came to a standstill in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto, the country?s former prime minister and the first woman ever to lead a Muslim country, had been assassinated at a political rally just outside Islamabad.... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00
This unique book highlights the contributions made by Muslim scholars to economic thought throughout history, a topic that has received relatively little attention in mainstream economics. Abdul Azim Islahi discusses various ways in which Muslim ideas reached the European West, influencing scholars and helping to form the foundations of modern economic... more...
- Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00
This innovative book analyses the growth of Deobandi Islam, a religious sect whose followers include extremist groups such as the Taliban, through the frame of a counterculture in conflict with mainstream Muslim society. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00
Handbook on Islam and Economic Life is a unique study, one of the first of its kind to consider Islam within a broader economic sphere. Covering a wide breadth of topics and research, it explores how Islam impinges upon and seeks to shape major aspects of economic life including economic organisation, business and management, finance and investment,... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 25.00
Both Muslims and non-Muslims see women in most Muslim countries as suffering from social, economic and political discrimination, treated by law and society as second-class citizens subject to male authority. This discrimination is attributed to Islam and Islamic law, though it varies considerably in its impact, according to both class and region.... more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2015; US$ 14.57
The Druze, a much-misunderstood Muslim sect primarily inhabiting the Levant, have endured centuries of persecution by orthodox elements hostile to Islam's rich sectarian diversity on account of their esoteric divergence from mainstream Islam. As a result, they have become a 'fighting minority', as described by one of their most illustrious leaders.... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 65.00
Islam, Christianity, and Judaism share several common features, including their historical origins in the prophet Abraham, their belief in a single divine being, and their modern global expanse. Yet it is the seeming closeness of these "Abrahamic" religions that draws attention to the real or imagined differences between them. This volume... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 59.76
For over a century, Albanians have been urged to view religious differences as unimportant. But are they? By conducting an unique set of interviews with representatives of the country?s high-ranking clerics, Cecilie Endresen tries to answer this question. The clerics speak of an interplay between nation and religion in the their own symbolic universes... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 136.60
Der blinde Dichter-Philosoph Abu l-?Ala? al-Ma?arri (gest. 449/1058) hat in großer Abgeschiedenheit eine Reihe faszinierender Werke geschaffen, darunter auch eine Sammlung von gut 500 Prosagedichten, das Kitab al-Fu?ul wa-l-gayat (1938 erstmals gedruckt). Die Lektüre der Gedichte gilt vor allem deshalb als schwierig, weil ihr Verfasser eine große Vorliebe... more...