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  • Islamby Tariq Ramadan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 12.68

    The essential introduction to Islam by a leading expert Hardly a day goes by without mention of Islam. And yet, for most people, and in much of the world, Islam remains a little-known religion. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is - or... more...

  • Scientific and Political Freedom in Islamby Uriya Shavit

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The modernist-apologetic approach to the relation between revelation and science and politics has been a central part of Arab discourses on the future of Muslim societies for over a century. This approach introduced historical and theological narratives and interpretative mechanisms that contextualize reason and freedom in Islamic terms to argue that,... more...

  • New Perspectives on the Nation of Islamby Dawn-Marie Gibson; Herbert Berg

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    New Perspectives on the Nation of Islam contributes to the ongoing dialogue about the nature and influence of the Nation of Islam (NOI), bringing fresh insights to areas that have previously been overlooked in the scholarship of Elijah Muhammad?s NOI, the Imam W.D. Mohammed community and Louis Farrakhan?s Resurrected NOI. Bringing together contributions... more...

  • Qur'an of the Oppressedby Shadaab Rahemtulla

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    This study analyses the commentaries of four Muslim intellectuals who have turned to scripture as a liberating text to confront an array of problems, from patriarchy, racism, and empire to poverty and interreligious communal violence. more...

  • The Islamic Jesusby Mustafa Akyol

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    When Reza Aslan?s bestseller Zealot came out in 2013, there was criticism that he hadn?t addressed his Muslim faith while writing the origin story of Christianity. In fact, Ross Douthat of The New York Times wrote that ?if Aslan had actually written in defense of the Islamic view of Jesus, that would have been something provocative and new.?... more...

  • Institutional Origins of Islamist Political Mobilizationby R. Quinn Mecham

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 28.00

    This book explores why Islam becomes politicized in some countries and not in others, comparing diverse cases including Turkey, Algeria, and Senegal. more...

  • Das Kopftuch als Visitenkarteby Juliane Kanitz

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 31.04

    Juliane Kanitz geht in ihrem Buch nicht nur der bereits vielfach gestellten Frage nach, warum muslimische Frauen ein Kopftuch tragen, sondern konzentriert sich darauf, wie es getragen wird. Dabei geht es ihr um die kulturell-ästhetischen und modischen Präferenzen der Frauen und nicht in erster Linie um die religiösen Motive, die sonst häufig im Mittelpunkt... more...

  • Studies in West African Islamic Historyby John Ralph Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1979, this first of three volumes examines the many means and figures through which Islam was cultivated in West Africa over a prolonged period. It combines the work from eminent scholars in the field, most of which have travelled widely in the historic region of Western Sudan. This book will be of interest to those studying Islamic... more...

  • The Imperatives of Progressive Islamby Adis Duderija

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    With the proliferation of transnational Muslim networks over the last two decades, the religious authority of traditionally educated Muslim scholars, the uluma, has come under increasing scrutiny and disruption. These networks have provided a public space for multiple perspectives on Islam to be voiced, allowing "progressive" Islamic worldviews to... more...

  • Islam in Tropical Africaby I. M. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1980, this second edition of Islam in Tropical Africa presents specialist studies of the history and sociology of Muslim communities in Africa south of the Sahara. The studies cover an extensive and range of time and place, and include consideration of particular aspects of Muslim belief and practice in regions such as Senegal... more...