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  • Fifty Key Figures in Islamby Roy Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 33.95

    The perfect resource for those wishing to learn more about the Muslim culture, its people and its teachings, Fifty Key Figures in Islam explores the lives and thoughts of fifty influential individuals in Islam and surveys a heritage that spans 1,500 years. Covering key figures such as the Prophet Muhammad, Suleiman 'the Magnificent' and El-Hajj... more...

  • Rachid Ghannouchiby Azzam S. Tamimi

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 124.99

    Tamimi introduces the thought of Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi, the renowned Islamist political activist who heads Tunisia's most important--albeit banned--Islamist political opposition to the current authoritarian regime of Zine Abidine Ben Ali. Ghannouchi is the leader of a school in modern Islamic political thought that advocates democracy and pluralism.... more...

  • Makers of Contemporary Islamby John L. Esposito; John O. Voll

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 34.99

    In this timely and important work, John Esposito and John Voll explore the development of contemporary Islamic movements and thought through the biographies of nine major activist intellectuals who represent a wide range of Muslim societies. Many Muslims have combined revivalist activism with intellectual efforts, but only a few have achieved significant... more...

  • Mawlana Mawdudi and Political Islamby Roy Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Mawlana Mawdudi was one of the most influential and important Islamic thinkers of the modern world, whose brand of political Islam has won widespread acceptance in South and South East Asia as well as the Middle East. He was not only an Islamic scholar, but also a journalist and political activist who founded the Jama’at-i-Islami, which has subsequently... more...

  • A Spirit of Toleranceby Amadou Ba

    World Wisdom 2007; US$ 9.99

    Tierno Bokar, African mystic and Muslim spiritual teacher, was remarkable for the drama of his life story (which was made into a recent play directed by Peter Brook). His message of religious tolerance and universal love, is profoundly important in a world where different faiths are often at odds with each other more...

  • M. Fethullah Gulen: Essays – Perspectives – Opinionsby M. Fethullah Gülen

    Tughra Books 2004; US$ 4.99

    Using a selection of various articles, this collection presents the prolific writer M. Fethullah Gülen's ideas on modern education, as well as how he has been presented in the media. more...

  • Journey Through Ten Thousand Veilsby Maryam Kabeer Faye

    Tughra Books 2009; US$ 12.99

    Born in a Jewish family, Maryam Kabeer was led to live in India and Nepal, and in monasteries in Europe, and then guided to embrace Islam at the hands of an ancient Sufi Master a few minutes away from the tomb of the Prophet Abraham. She then was guided to study intensively with Sufi Masters around the world. Her journey to the holy places and people... more...

  • Religion and Mysticism in Early Islamby Muhammad Ali Aziz

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Scholar, mystic and visionary, Ibn 'Alwân lived through the transition from Ayyubid to Rasulid rule in thirteenth-century Yemen. He was well known in his time for his critique of the ruling elites and their governance, and left behind a substantial body of writings on Islamic mysticism, theology, law and exegesis of the Qur’an. Here Muhammad Aziz presents... more...

  • The Muslim 100by Muhammad Mojlum Khan

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 16.99

    Short biographies of the most influential Muslims in history and today. A must-have book. more...

  • The Generalship of Muhammadby Russ Rodgers

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 21.99

    There are many biographies of the Prophet, and they tend to fall into three categories: pious works that emphasize the virtues of the early Islamic community, general works for non-Muslim or non-specialist readers, and source-critical works that grapple with historiographical problems inherent in early Islamic history. In The Generalship of Muhammad... more...