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The Conference of The Birds (Penguin Classics)
The Conference of The Birds (Penguin Classics)
by Farid Ud Din Attar
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The acclaimed translation of a magnificent work of Persian poetry—now updated with new material Composed in the twelfth century in northeastern Iran, Farid Attar’s great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian... (read more)

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The Koran
The Koran
by N J Dawood
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The Koran, as N. J. Dawood states, is 'not only one of the most influential books of prophetic literature but also a literary masterpiece in its own right'. Universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as revealed to Mohammed by the... (read more)

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Journey to the End of Islam
Journey to the End of Islam
by Michael Muhammad Knight
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In Journey to the End of Islam, Michael Muhammad Knight — whose work has led to him being hailed as both the Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson of American Islam — wanders through Muslim countries, navigating between conflicting visions of his... (read more)

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Islam: A Short History
Islam: A Short History
by Karen Armstrong
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No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular Western imagination as an extreme faith that promotes authoritarian government, female oppression, civil war, and terrorism. Karen Armstrong's short history... (read more)

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American Jihad: Islam After Malcom X
American Jihad: Islam After Malcom X
by Steven Barboza
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American Jihad is the only popular book  available about the religious experience of Muslims,  both black and white, in America. With over one  billion faithful worldwide, and over six rnillion in  the United... (read more)

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World from Islam
World from Islam
by George Negus
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Through his personal and professional experience, respected journalist George Negus explores the concerns surrounding one of the most debated topics in the world today: Islam. What is Islam? What is it that Muslims believe and why? Why do they fight not... (read more)

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Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics)
Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics)
by Bruce B Lawrence
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Islam is often portrayed, especially in Western media, as an alien, violent, hostile, and monolithic religion, whose adherents are intent upon battling nonbelievers throughout the world. Shattering the Myth demonstrates that these conceptions more... (read more)

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A Dialogue of Civilizations: Gulen's Islamic Ideals and Humanistic Discourse
A Dialogue of Civilizations: Gulen's Islamic Ideals and Humanistic Discourse
by Jill Carroll
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Fethullah Gu len is a Turkish intellectual, scholar, and activist whose influence over a new Islamic intellectual, social, and spiritual revival is revealed in this insightful book. Readers will gain a fuller understanding of where Gu len stands on... (read more)

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The Islamist: Why I Became an Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, and Why I Left
The Islamist: Why I Became an Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, and Why I Left
by Ed Husain
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The true story of one man's journey to Islamic fundamentalism and back Raised in a devout but quiet Muslim community in London, at sixteen Ed Husain was presented with an intriguing political interpretation of Islam known as fundamentalism. Lured by... (read more)

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Like This
Like This
by Rumi
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As Barks writes in his introduction to this collection, "Silence is a deeper way that lovers have found." Rumi's silence is that of the chef who hands you a spoon to let you taste, now that the recipe-reading is over. The silence becomes an inward... (read more)

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The Islamist: Why I Joined Radical Islam in Britain, What I Saw Inside and Why I Left
The Islamist: Why I Joined Radical Islam in Britain, What I Saw Inside and Why I Left
by Ed Husain
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When I was sixteen I became an Islamic fundamentalist. Five years later, after much emotional turmoil, I rejected fundamentalist teachings and returned to normal life and my family. I tried to put my experiences behind me, but as the events of 7/7... (read more)

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Introducing Islam
Introducing Islam
by Ziauddin Sardar
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This informative guide recounts the history of Islam from the birth of the Prophet Muhammad to its status as a global culture and political force today, explaining the message of the Qur'ran and the features of Islamis law.... (read more)

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Islam in a World of Diverse Faiths (Library of Philosophy & Religion)
Islam in a World of Diverse Faiths (Library of Philosophy & Religion)
by Dan Cohn-sherbok
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Today the Islamic faith has exploded on the contemporary scene. On television and in newspapers Islam is depicted as playing a major role in world events. In this illuminating volume distinguished Muslim, Christian and Jewish writers explore the nature... (read more)

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Islam: A Guide for Jews and Christians
Islam: A Guide for Jews and Christians
by F E Peters
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"This is a superbly written piece, timely and focused to the needs of western readers today. Peters highlights the similarities and trenchant differences between Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scriptures and communities. We have reason to celebrate so... (read more)

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The Place of Tolerance in Islam
The Place of Tolerance in Islam
by Khaled Abou El Fadl
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Khaled Abou El Fadl, a prominent critic of Islamic puritanism, leads off this lively debate by arguing that Islam is a deeply tolerant religion. Injunctions to violence against nonbelievers stem from misreadings of the Qur'an, he claims, and even jihad... (read more)

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Muslims #1: Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices
Muslims #1: Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices
by Andrew Rippin
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Provides an introduction to the thought and practices of this frequently misunderstood religious group, using well-documented source material and recent research.... (read more)

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Chapters on Marriage and Divorce: Responses of Ibn Hanbal and Ibn Rahwayh
Chapters on Marriage and Divorce: Responses of Ibn Hanbal and Ibn Rahwayh
by Ahmad Ib Ibn Hanbal
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While western-derived legal codes have superseded Islamic law in many parts of the Muslim world, Islamic, Koran-based law still retains its force in the area of marriage and family relations, the area that is key to the status of women. This work makes... (read more)

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Humanity's Encounter with the Divine #2: Existence and Divine Unity
Humanity's Encounter with the Divine #2: Existence and Divine Unity
by Said Nursi
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Several Quranic verses are interpreted to elaborate on the concept of Divine Unity.... (read more)

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Muhammad: Prophet and Statesman (Galaxy Book, 409)
Muhammad: Prophet and Statesman (Galaxy Book, 409)
by William Montgo Watt
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A short account of the life and achievements of one of the great figures of history, this volume also serves as an excellent introduction to one of the world's major religions.... (read more)

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Islam: An Illustrated History
Islam: An Illustrated History
by Michael Jordan
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Islam has been viewed as a militant and destructive force bent on conquest, but religious anthropologist Michael Jordan urges us to lay aside this perception. In this richly illustrated volume, Jordan presents an objective, accessible, highly informative... (read more)

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