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The Oxford History of Islam
The Oxford History of Islam
by John L Esposito
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Lavishly illustrated with over 300 pictures, including more than 200 in full color, The Oxford History of Islam offers the most wide-ranging and authoritative account available of the second largest--and fastest growing--religion in the world. John L... (read more)

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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
by Geraldine Brooks
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Qur'an ((Rev)10 Edition)
Qur'an ((Rev)10 Edition)
by Muhammad A.s. Abdel Haleem
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One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur'an is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred text that sets out the creed, rituals... (read more)

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Women and Gender in Islam : Historical Roots of a Modern Debate (92 Edition)
Women and Gender in Islam : Historical Roots of a Modern Debate (92 Edition)
by Leila Ahmed
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In this book Leila Ahmed adds a new perspective to the current debate about women and Islam by exploring its historical roots, tracing the developments in Islamic discourses on women and gender from the ancient world to the present.... (read more)

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Tasting the Sky : Palestinan Childhood (07 Edition)
Tasting the Sky : Palestinan Childhood (07 Edition)
by Ibtisam Barakat
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Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors. “When a war ends it does not go away,” my mother says.“It hides inside us . . . Just forget!”    ... (read more)

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No God But God ((Rev)11 Edition)
No God But God ((Rev)11 Edition)
by Reza Aslan
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Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World (96 Edition)
Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World (96 Edition)
by Francis (ed.) Robinson
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Islamic peoples account for one fifth of the world's population and yet there is widespread misunderstanding in the West of what Islam really is. Francis Robinson and his team set out to address this, revealing the complex and sometimes contrary nature... (read more)

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Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
by Rita Golden Gelman
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"I move throughout the world without a plan, guided by instinct, connecting through trust, and constantly watching for serendipitous opportunities." — From the Preface Tales of a Female Nomad is the story of Rita Golden Gelman, an ordinary woman... (read more)

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The Koran Interpreted: A Translation
The Koran Interpreted: A Translation
by A J Arberry
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This classic, authoritative translation brings the full meaning and power of the sacred book of Islam to Western readers. "Certainly the most beautiful English version, and among those by non-Muslim translators, the one that comes closest to conveying... (read more)

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My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under the Taliban: A Young Woman's Story
My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under the Taliban: A Young Woman's Story
by Latifa
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"My Forbidden Face" provides a moving and highly personal account of life under the Taliban regime. With painful honesty and clarity, Latifa describes her ordered world falling apart, in the name of a fanaticism that she could not comprehend, and... (read more)

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Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Qur'an for Bible Readers
Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Qur'an for Bible Readers
by John Kaltner
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Jews, Christians, and Muslims trace their roots to Abraham and yet it is a shock to many Bible readers that some of the characters and stories in their sacred text are also found in the pages of Islam's sacred text, the Qur'an. By exploring the... (read more)

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The Sufis
The Sufis
by Idries Shah
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Cambridge Companion To the Qur'an (06 Edition)
Cambridge Companion To the Qur'an (06 Edition)
by Jane Dammen Mcauliffe
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As the living scriptural heritage of more than a billion people, the Qur'an (Koran) speaks with a powerful voice. Just as other scriptural religions, Islam has produced a long tradition of interpretation for its holy book. Nevertheless, efforts to... (read more)

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Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
by Janet Wallach
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Caged Virgin: an Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam (08 Edition)
Caged Virgin: an Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam (08 Edition)
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Muslims who explore sources of morality other than Islam are threatened with death, and Muslim women who escape the virgins' cage are branded whores. So asserts Ayaan Hirsi Ali's profound meditation on Islam and the role of women, the rights of the... (read more)

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Venture of Islam #2: The Venture of Islam, Volume 2: The Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods
Venture of Islam #2: The Venture of Islam, Volume 2: The Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods
by Marshall G Hodgson
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The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization... (read more)

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Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam
Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam
by Asra Q. Nomani
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As President Bush is preparing to invade Iraq, Wall Street Journal correspondent Asra Nomani embarks on a dangerous journey from Middle America to the Middle East to join more than two million fellow Muslims on the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca required... (read more)

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Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey From Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution
Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey From Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution
by Sattareh F Farmaian
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An intimate and honest chronicle of the everyday life of Iranian women over the past century “A lesson about the value of personal freedom and what happens to a nation when its people are denied the right to direct their own destiny. This is a book... (read more)

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No God But God (11 Edition)
No God But God (11 Edition)
by Reza Aslan
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In this invaluable introduction to a faith that for much of the West remains shrouded in ignorance and fear, Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed scholar of comparative religion, examines Islam: its rituals and traditions, the revelation of Muhammad... (read more)

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The Essential Koran: Heart of Islam, the
The Essential Koran: Heart of Islam, the
by Thomas F Cleary
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THOMAS CLEARY is the pre-eminent translator of Buddhist and Taoist texts, including 'The Essential Tao', 'The Essential Confucius', 'The Secret of the Golden Flower', and the best-selling 'The Art of War'. "For Muslims the whole of the Qur'an... (read more)

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