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  • Woman's Identity and the Qur'anby Nimat H Barazangi

    UPF 2006; US$ 29.95

    An original and uncompromising study of the Qur'anic foundations of women's identity and agency, this book is a bold call to Muslim women and men to reread and reinterpret the Qur'an, Islam's most authoritative source, and to discover within its revelations an inherent affirmation of gender equality. more...

  • Love in a Headscarfby Shelina Zahra Janmohamed

    Aurum Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    Modern British Muslim woman Shelina Zahra Janmohamed took the surprising decision to follow the traditional arranged route to finding a partner, despite having liberal parents and plenty of Western friends. This title charts Shelina's ten-year journey to find Mr Right, Muslim style. more...

  • Islamby Tamara Sonn

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2011; US$ 90.95

    Reflecting recent global developments, the second edition of this illuminating introduction to Islamic history expands its coverage of the Qur’an, Sufism, and Muslim views on human rights, including the rights of women. An expanded new edition of this concise, illuminating introduction to Islam, written by one of the field’s leading scholars... more...

  • Nine Parts of Desireby Geraldine Brooks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    With a New Afterword As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal , Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of... more...

  • The Battle for Godby Karen Armstrong

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. In the late twentieth century, fundamentalism has emerged as one of the most powerful forces at work in the world, contesting the dominance of modern secular values and threatening peace and harmony around the globe. Yet it remains incomprehensible... more...

  • Mecca and Main Streetby Geneive Abdo

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Islam is America's fastest growing religion, with more than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9/11. Who are our Muslim neighbors? What are their beliefs and desires? How are they coping with life under the War on Terror? In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers... more...

  • Muhammad's Graveby Leor Halevi

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    In his probing study of the role of death rites in the making of Islamic society, Leor Halevi imaginatively plays prescriptive texts against material culture and advances new ways of interpreting highly contested sources. His original research reveals that religious scholars of the early Islamic period produced codes of funerary law not only to define... more...

  • Coming of Age in Nineteenth-Century Indiaby Ruby Lal

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    In this eloquent history, Ruby Lal traces the lives of nineteenth-century Indian women in their transition from girlhood to maturity. more...

  • A Most Masculine Stateby Madawi Al-Rasheed

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Goes beyond conventional tropes describing women in Saudi Arabia to probe the historical, political and religious forces thwarting their emancipation. more...

  • The Story of the Qur'anby Ingrid Mattson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 30.95

    This popular introduction by a well-known Islamic scholar has been updated and expanded, offering a balanced portrayal of the Qur’an and its place in historic and contemporary Muslim society. Features new sections on the Qur’an and its relationship to democracy, science, human rights, and the role of women Contains expanded sections... more...