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  • No God But Godby Reza Aslan

    Random House 2008; US$ 14.09

    *Ten years on from 9/11, much of the Muslim faith remains largely unknown and misunderstood in the West. *While there have been a number of successful books on the topic of Islamic history - from Karen Armstrong's Islam: A Brief History to Bernard Lewis's The Crises of Islam - there is surprisingly no book for a popular audience about Islam... more...

  • The Legacy of Arab-Islam In Africaby John Alembillah Azumah

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 34.99

    This new book reassess the presence of Islam in Africa. more...

  • What Everyone Needs to Know about Islamby John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    In this clear and concise primer, leading authority John L. Esposito presents in question-and-answer format the information that most people want to know about Islam. Esposito provides succinct, accessible, sensitive, and even-handed answers to questions that range from the general--"What do Muslims believe?" and "Who was Muhammad?"--to more specific... more...

  • What Is Islam?by Shahab Ahmed

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50 US$ 31.60

    What is Islam? How do we grasp a human and historical phenomenon characterized by such variety and contradiction? What is "Islamic" about Islamic philosophy or Islamic art? Should we speak of Islam or of islams? Should we distinguish the Islamic (the religious) from the Islamicate (the cultural)? Or should we abandon "Islamic" altogether as an analytical... more...

  • The Koran: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Cook

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditional Muslim culture. Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the Koran as codex, as scripture, as liturgy, and as the embodiment of truth, and examines its means of formation and dissemination. He also discusses issues of interpretation... more...

  • The Qur'anby M. A. S. Abdel Haleem

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation... more...

  • Orientalism and Islamby Michael Curtis

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Through an historical analysis of the theme of Oriental despotism, Curtis reveals the complex positive and negative interaction between Europe and the Orient. more...

  • Because They Hateby Brigitte Gabriel

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 17.99

    Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam. In 1975 she was ten years old and living in Southern Lebanon when militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against the Lebanese Christians. Lebanon was the only Christian influenced country in the Middle East, and the Lebanese Civil War was the... more...

  • Sex and the Citadelby Shereen El Feki

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    ** Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)** If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms.   As political change sweeps the streets and squares, the parliaments and presidential palaces of the Arab world, Shereen El Feki has been looking at an upheaval a little closer to home?in the sexual lives of men and women in... more...

  • Islamby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 6.49

    The world's premier authority on religious traditions presents a concise and timely guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Islam. Drawn from his masterful presentation of Islam in the bestselling book The World's Religions (over two million copies sold), Huston Smith offers a revealing look into the heart of a tradition with more than... more...