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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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Not Without My Daughter
Not Without My Daughter
by Betty Mahmoody
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In August 1984, Michigan housewife Betty Mahmoody accompanied her husband to his native Iran for a two-week vacation. To her horror, she found herself and her four-year-old daughter, Mahtob, virtual prisoners of a man rededicated to his Shiite Moslem... (read more)

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Koran (94 Edition)
Koran (94 Edition)
by J.m. (translator) Rodwell
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The Koran, the holy scripture of Islam, is the record of Muhammad's oral teaching delivered between the years immediately preceding the Hegira in AD 622 and the Prophet's death in AD 632. It has exerted untold influence upon the history of mankind. Apart... (read more)

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Perfecting Women: Maulana Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi's Bihishti Zewar
Perfecting Women: Maulana Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi's Bihishti Zewar
by Maulana Ash Thanawi
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Challenging conventional notions about the place of women in Muslim societies, the Bihishti Zewar (Heavenly Ornaments) gives life to the themes of religious and social reform that have too often been treated in the abstract. This instructional guidebook,... (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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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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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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The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam
The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam
by Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies
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Even before 11 September 2001, Muslims were generally viewed in the West as enemies of “freedom” and “progress”. Yet there is far more to Islam than the stereotypical Occidental view. This No-Nonsense Guide looks at how Islam, a... (read more)

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Understanding Islam: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Places
Understanding Islam: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Places
by Matthew Gordon
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In a thoughtful exploration of Islam's history, beliefs, and practices, this enlightening book corrects many common misconceptions. Issues such as political Islam, Islam and Israel, and Islamic fundamentalism are addressed with intelligence, skill, and... (read more)

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Koran (05 Edition)
Koran (05 Edition)
by J.m. (translator) Rodwell
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A guide to daily life, the Koran is considered the finest work of Arabic prose in existence. This accessible translation restores the traditional ordering of the chapters, which deal with God as creator, the role of Muhammad as God's messenger, as well... (read more)

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Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out
Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out
by Fawzia Afzal-Khan
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In the wake of September 11th, Muslim women in the West found themselves more marginalized than ever by a panicked discourse that did little to promote a true understanding of Islam or the Islamic world. Here, in this ambitious volume that includes... (read more)

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The Qur'an and the West
The Qur'an and the West
by Kenneth Cragg
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?[Cragg's book] contains material to provide endless discussion among educated readers who are concerned with interfaith and inter-cultural understanding, as well as those interested in the study of religion in general."&#8212Tamara Sonn, Wm. R... (read more)

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A Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran: With Copious Grammatical References and Explanations of the Text
A Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran: With Copious Grammatical References and Explanations of the Text
by John Penrice
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A Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran, first published in 1873, is a reference guide for anyone wishing to better understand the grammar and language of the Muslim holy book. It contains detailed entries on parts of speech and the meanings of words... (read more)

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