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Theosophy

  • The First Muslimsby Asma Afsaruddin

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    A fresh look at the origins and development of Islam, this is a fascinating reconstruction of the era of the first three generations of Muslims. Using a wealth of classical Arabic sources, it chronicles the lives of the Prophet Muhammad, his Companions, and the subsequent two generations of Muslims, together known as the "the Pious Forebears" (al-salaf... more...

  • Discovering Islamby Akbar S. Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Exotic Rissoleby Tanveer Ahmed

    NewSouth 2011; US$ 26.95

    Can life be too spicy? Suffering from an overload of turmeric and the complexities of growing up in an immigrant Bangladeshi family in Sydney’s west, eleven-year-old Tanveer Ahmed thinks it probably can. And so begins an unpredictable, and very entertaining, double life – sampling the delights of Aussie cuisine, joining a cricket team that... more...

  • Geographies of Muslim Identitiesby Cara Aitchison; Peter Hopkins; Mei-Po Kwan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95

    Identities can be transformed across time and space by both global and local events. This timely book collects a range of cutting-edge contributions to illustrate the ways in which Muslim identities are constructed, represented, negotiated and contested in everyday life in a wide variety of international contexts, focusing upon issues connected with... more...

  • Islamophobiaby Chris Allen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 39.95

    Despite numerous sources suggesting that Islamophobia is becoming both increasingly prevalent and societally acceptable in the contemporary world, there remains a lack of textual sources that consider either the phenomenon itself, or its manifestations and consequences. Chris Allen traces the historical evolution of Islamophobia to the present day,... more...

  • The Crisis of Muslim Historyby Mahmoud Ayoub

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 26.95

    This balanced and sensitive study draws on a wide range of original sources to provide a scholarly yet highly readable account of the period, exploring the delicate interplay between religion and politics and the roots of the conflict that led to the Crisis of Succession and Sunni/Shii schism. more...

  • Social Origins of Islamby Mohammed A. Bamyeh

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 72.00

    The story of the origins of Islam provides a rich and suggestive example of sweeping cultural transformation. Incorporating both innovation and continuity, Islam built upon the existing cultural patterns among the peoples of the Arabian peninsula even as it threatened to eradicate these same patterns. In this provocative interdisciplinary study, Mohammed... more...

  • Method and theory in the study of Islamic originsby H. Berg

    BRILL 2003; US$ 216.00

    Literary scholars and Arabists from Europe, Israel, and the US set out their various, divergent, and often mutually exclusive theories about how Islam began. The dozen studies, all but one written for the anthology, are arranged in sections according to their primary source and focus: history and Sirah , Sunnah and Hadith , Qur'an and Tafsir , and more...

  • Esoteric Christianityby Annie Besant

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 5.99

    The object of this book is to suggest certain lines of thought as to the deep truths underlying Christianity, truths generally overlooked, and only too often denied. The generous wish to share with all what is precious, to spread broadcast priceless truths, to shut out none from the illumination of true knowledge, has resulted in a zeal without discretion... more...

  • Death - and After?by Annie Besant

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 4.99

    Death consists in a repeated process of unrobing, or unsheathing. The immortal part of man shakes off from itself, one after the other, its outer casings, and - as the snake from its skin, the butterfly from its chrysalis - emerges from one after another, passing into a higher state of consciousness. Now it is the fact that this escape from the body,... more...