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The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
by Jenny Nordberg
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JENNY NORDBERG is an award-winning journalist based in New York. A foreign correspondent and columnist for the Swedish national newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, she has a long record of investigative reports for, among others, The New York Times, where... (read more)

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Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
by Hisham D. Aidi
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HISHAM D. AIDI is a lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He was a George Soros OSI Fellow, a Carnegie Scholar, and coeditor of Black Routes to Islam with Manning Marable. He has been a columnist for Al... (read more)

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Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East, Third Edition (Indiana Series in Mi)
Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East, Third Edition (Indiana Series in Mi)
by Becky Schulthies
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The substantially revised ad updated third edition of Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East focuses n the experiences  of ordinary men, women, and children from the region. Readers will gain a grassroots apprecation of Middle East life, culture... (read more)

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The Seven Days of the Heart: Prayers for the Nights and Days of the Week
The Seven Days of the Heart: Prayers for the Nights and Days of the Week
by Muhyiddin I. Arabi
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Providing a precious glimpse into the real practice of the mystical life within the Sufi tradition, this volume marks the first time any of Ibn ‘Arabi's prayers have been translated into another language. The 14 prayers include not only the most... (read more)

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Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity
Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity
by Shabana Mir
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Shabana Mir's powerful ethnographic study of women on Washington, D.C., college campuses reveals that being a young female Muslim in post-9/11 America means experiencing double scrutiny—scrutiny from the Muslim community as well as from the... (read more)

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Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject [New in Paper]
Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject [New in Paper]
by Saba Mahmood
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"This very timely book opens doors into spaces of Islamic piety that shatter the stereotypes which dominate thinking in the West. Mahmood carefully unpacks the distortions that common modes of liberalism and feminism impose on the Muslim world. She... (read more)

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Loyal Enemies: British Converts to Islam, 1850-1950
Loyal Enemies: British Converts to Islam, 1850-1950
by Jamie Gilham
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Loyal Enemies uncovers the history of the earliest British converts to Islam who lived their lives freely as Muslims on British soil, from the 1850s to the 1950s. Drawing on original archival research, it reveals that people from across the range of... (read more)

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Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It
Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It
by Terry Mcdermott
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The attacks of September 11, 2001, were a calamity on a scale few had imagined possible. In their aftermath, we exaggerated the men who perpetrated the attacks, shaping hasty and often mistaken reporting into caricatures we could comprehend -- monsters... (read more)

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Multicultural Politics: Racism, Ethnicity, and Muslims in Britain
Multicultural Politics: Racism, Ethnicity, and Muslims in Britain
by Tariq Modood
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Examines the modern problem of religious identity and cultural racism.... (read more)

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Crisis of Islamic Civilization (09 Edition)
Crisis of Islamic Civilization (09 Edition)
by Ali A. Allawi
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Islam as a religion is central to the lives of over a billion people, but its outer expression as a distinctive civilization has been undergoing a monumental crisis. Buffeted by powerful adverse currents, Islamic civilization today is a shadow of its... (read more)

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Transforming Faith: The Story of Al-Huda and Islamic Revivalism Among Urban Pakistani Women
Transforming Faith: The Story of Al-Huda and Islamic Revivalism Among Urban Pakistani Women
by Sadaf Ahmad
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A specialist in gender, Ahmad (anthropology, Lahore U. of Management Sciences, Pakistan) describes the Islamic school for women called al-Huda, which means guidance, and by extension, a place of guidance. Her emphasis is on the impact it is having on... (read more)

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Behind the Veil of Vice: The Business and Culture of Sex in the Middle East
Behind the Veil of Vice: The Business and Culture of Sex in the Middle East
by John R Bradley
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The Middle East has long been something of a mystery to Westerners, and in particular, the sexual mores of the region continue to fascinate. Arabs are often described as being in a state of Islam-induced sexual anxiety and young Muslims frustrations are... (read more)

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Democratic Imperialism: Democratization Vs. Islamization
Democratic Imperialism: Democratization Vs. Islamization
by Farid Younos
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The book Democratic Imperialism serves as an educated, moderate Muslim's response to the West, particularly to the United States in the ways it attempts to impose its brand of democracy on the Muslim people. Many Americans have never been exposed to this... (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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The New Yorker ? Australian writer Geraldine Brooks is now known internationally for her bestselling novels, but as a foreign correspondent Geraldine spent six years covering the Middle East. And when her poised and sophisticated assistant at the Cairo... (read more)

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Islam in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: The Morality of Experience
Islam in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: The Morality of Experience
by Johan Rasanayagam
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In recent years, the Uzbekistan government has been criticized for its brutal suppression of its Muslim population. This book, which is based on the author s intimate acquaintance with the region and several years of ethnographic research, is about how... (read more)

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Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics #2: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Volume 2
Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics #2: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Volume 2
by Kees (edt) Versteegh
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With four volumes anticipated to complete the work, this second volume completes half of an ambitious reference. Written by 112 contributors at research institutions worldwide, the entries describe topics on general themes, specific words, linguistic... (read more)

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Muslim Worldviews and Everyday Lives
Muslim Worldviews and Everyday Lives
by El-sayed El-aswad
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el-Aswad introduces the concepts of worldviews/cosmologies of Muslims, explaining that the different types of worldviews are not constructed solely by religious scholars or intellectual elite, but are latent in Islamic tradition, embedded in popular... (read more)

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The Other Muslims: Moderate and Secular
The Other Muslims: Moderate and Secular
by Zeyno Baran
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This book is a unique collection of alternative Muslim voices, predominantly from Europe, who come from a variety backgrounds—academia, theology, acting, activism—and who make a transformational contribution to the debate of the... (read more)

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A Guide to the Contents of the Qur'an
A Guide to the Contents of the Qur'an
by Faruq Sherif
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This comprehensive and accurate rendering of the Qur'an into modern English will introduce this supremely important book to a much wider audience than ever before. The clear, rigorous translation makes it accessible, often for the first time, to students,... (read more)

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Muslim Portraits: Everyday Lives in India
Muslim Portraits: Everyday Lives in India
by Mukulika Banerjee
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Twelve narratives offer portraits of Muslims in India today, recounting their stories, predicaments, aspirations, and the highs and lows of their lives. Intimately told and stripped of jargon, yet nuanced and incisive, these essays portray individuals... (read more)

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