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  • Islam Todayby Akbar S. Ahmed

    I.B.Tauris 1998; US$ 14.95

    Although there are over one billion Muslims in the world, and over 10 million in the West, most discussion of Islam is based on clichés or outright prejudice. This lively and compelling book sets out to bridge the gulfs of misunderstanding. Islam, argues Akbar Ahmed, does not mean the subordination of women, contempt for other religions, opposition... more...

  • The Koran: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Cook

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    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

    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...

  • The Meaning of the Holy Qur'anby Abdullah Yusuf Ali

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 4.99

    This splendid translation, originally prepared in 1934, aimed to help readers understand the meaning of the Qur'an but also to appreciate its beauty and catch something of the grandeur of the Arabic. more...

  • Beyond Fundamentalismby Reza Aslan

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 10.67

    “A very persuasive argument for the best way to counter jihadism” ( The Washington Post ) from the bestselling author of  Zealot  and host of  Believer The wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked America on September 11,... more...

  • Islam in South Asiaby Jamal Malik

    BRILL 2008; US$ 195.00

    Drawing on Muslim cultures in South Asia, this volume provides new insights into social and intellectual history of the complex forms of cultural articulation from seventh to the twentieth century, elaborating on various trends and tendencies in a pluralist setting. more...

  • Islamophober Populismusby Farid Hafez

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 36.60

    Mit einem Geleitwort von Prof. Dr. Anton Pelinka more...

  • Wenn Staaten scheiternby Alexander Straßner; Margarete Klein

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 42.55

    Die Problematik zerfallender Staaten erhielt seit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges neue Brisanz. Davon zeugen die aktuellen Entwicklungen im Irak und Libanon ebenso wie die ungelösten Spätfolgen in Ländern wie Bosnien-Herzegovina, Ruanda und Kolumbien. Staatliche Zerfallsprozesse zerstören nicht nur die soziokulturellen, wirtschaftlichen und politischen... more...

  • Radical Islam in Central Asiaby Vitaly V. Naumkin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 45.50

    This original study by distinguished scholar Vitaly V. Naumkin offers an authoritative analysis of the key militant Islamic organizations in Central Asia. Long veiled in secrecy, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Hizb at-Tahrir al-Islami, and the Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan are illuminated here for the first time. Based on Naumkin's extensive... more...

  • Ideological Struggle for Pakistanby Ziad Haider

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    This assessment of the struggle for Pakistan's identity, from its birth in 1947 to the present day, provides a political and cultural understanding of the role and use of Islam in its evolution. The author, a Pakistani scholar, shows how Pakistan's viability as a state depends in large part on its ability to develop a new and progressive Islamic narrative. more...