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  • The Handy Islam Answer Bookby John Renard

    Visible Ink Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    In an age of continued Middle East volatility, religious extremists, and terrorist threats, the mere mention of Islam and Muslims too often provokes misunderstanding and even rancor. Often overlooked are the important links between the Qur'an and the Bible. Also ignored are the significant historical overlap between Islamic interpretation of history... more...

  • The Emergence of Modern Shi'ismby Zackery M. Heern

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 29.99

    This book takes a fresh look at the foundations of modern Islam. Scholars often locate the origins of the modern Islamic world in European colonialism or Islamic reactions to European modernity. This study, however, focuses on the rise of Islamic movements indigenous to the Middle East, which developed in direct response to the collapse and decentralization... more...

  • Islam in Retrospectby Maher S. Mahmassani

    Interlink Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    Islam, in many of its current guises, no longer resembles its original Message. In a world of intractable conflicts plagued by political Islam and Islamophobiaand where other forms of fundamentalism within the major religious creeds are on the rise, as wellthis book serves as a reminder. It aims to recover and reaffirm Islam’s underlying and guiding... more...

  • Allahs Lieblingby Tilman Nagel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Vor aller Zeit geschaffen ist Mohammed "Allahs Liebling", denn indem er ihn schuf, bewies er sich als der Schöpfer. Als Mohammed im ausgehenden 6. Jahrhundert in die irdische Existenz trat, begann der Äon des Muslims. Ihm allein steht wahres Wissen zur Verfügung, das ihm, übermittelt durch Mohammed, von Allah her zufloss. Um dieser Übermittlung willen... more...

  • Critical Muslim 4by Ziauddin Sardar; Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Hurst 2012; US$ 22.00

    A quarterly magazine of ideas and issues showcasing ground breaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world. more...

  • The Muslim Question and Russian Imperial Governanceby Elena I. Campbell

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    From the time of the Crimean War through the fall of the Tsar, the question of what to do about the Russian empire's large Muslim population was a highly contested issue among educated Russians both inside and outside the government. As formulated in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Muslim Question comprised a complex set of ideas and concerns... more...

  • Islam, Globalization and Postmodernityby Akbar S. Ahmed; Hastings Donnan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 68.95

    This book examines the cultural responses of Muslims to the transformations, contradictions and challenges confronting contemporary Islam as it moves towards the twenty-first century. The diffusion of populations, the globalization of culture and the forces of postmodernity have shaken the world like never before. These developments have generated... more...

  • Islamby Malise Ruthven

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This title contains insights into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements and it also offers perspectives on contemporary questions: Why is the greatest 'Jihad' (holy way) now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil? Can women find fulfilment in Islamic societies? more...

  • The Islamic world and the Westby K. Hafez

    BRILL 2000; US$ 142.00

    This anthology is an introduction to political cultures in the Islamic world and into relations between the West and Islam. It outlines similarities and differences in the understanding, perception and communication of politico-ideological issues like modernity democracy and human rights. more...

  • Islam Between Culture and Politicsby Bassam Tibi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 45.00

    Bassam Tibi offers a radical solution to the problems faced by Islam in a rapidly changing and globalizing world. He proposes a depoliticization of the faith and the introduction of reforms to embrace secular democracy, pluralism, civil society and individual human rights. The alternative to this is the impasse of fundamentalism. The pivotal argument... more...