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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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Qur'an : Translation ((9TH)95 Edition)
Qur'an : Translation ((9TH)95 Edition)
by Mohammedali H. Shakir
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An English-only translation of the Qur'an, this is a compilation of the Muslim faith's Final Revelation from God to mankind through the last Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon Him. The Qur'an has a wealth of information--both worldly wisdom and intellectual... (read more)

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Islam: Its Prophet, Peoples, Politics, and Power
Islam: Its Prophet, Peoples, Politics, and Power
by George W Braswell
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This book is essential reading for anyone who desires a complete, balanced view of Islam beyond what appears on the nightly news, Written from a western Christian viewpoint, but with a detailed first-hand knowledge of Muslim life, Islam: Its Prophet... (read more)

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Major Themes of Qur'an (2ND 09 Edition)
Major Themes of Qur'an (2ND 09 Edition)
by Fazlur Rahman
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Major Themes of the Quran is Fazlur Rahmans introduction to one of the richest texts in the history of religious thought. In this classic work, Rahman unravels the Qurans complexities on themes such as God, society, revelation, and prophecy with the... (read more)

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Formation of Islam : Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 (03 Edition)
Formation of Islam : Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 (03 Edition)
by Jonathan P. Berkey
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Surveys the religious history of the peoples of the Near East from 600-1800.... (read more)

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Opening the Qur'an: Introducing Islam's Holy Book (08 Edition)
Opening the Qur'an: Introducing Islam's Holy Book (08 Edition)
by Walter H. Wagner
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  Opening the Qur'an can be a bewildering experience to non-Muslim, English-speaking readers. Those who expect historical narratives, stories, or essays on morals are perplexed once they pass the beautiful first Surah, often shocked and then bogged... (read more)

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Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250 (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)
Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250 (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)
by Richard Ettinghauser
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This richly illustrated book provides an unsurpassed overview of Islamic art and architecture during a time that witnessed the formation of a new artistic culture and its first, medieval, flowering in the vast area from the Atlantic to India. Inspired by... (read more)

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Blindfold Horse : Memories of a Persian Childhood (04 Edition)
Blindfold Horse : Memories of a Persian Childhood (04 Edition)
by Shusha Guppy
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Decades before the Iranian revolution of 1979, which placed the country under a repressive religious rule, Shusha Guppy grew up in a Persia delicately balanced between traditional Islamic life and the transforming forces of westernization. In this... (read more)

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Engaged Surrender : African American Women and Islam (04 Edition)
Engaged Surrender : African American Women and Islam (04 Edition)
by Carolyn Moxley Rouse
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Commonly portrayed in the media as holding women in strict subordination and deference to men, Islam is nonetheless attracting numerous converts among African American women. Are these women "reproducing their oppression," as it might seem? Or does their... (read more)

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History of Islam in Africa (00 Edition)
History of Islam in Africa (00 Edition)
by nehemia Levtzion
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The history of the Islamic faith in Africa spans fourteen centuries. This book provides a detailed mapping of the cultural, political, geographic and religious past of Islam in a single volume. North America: Ohio U... (read more)

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Women in Islam and the Middle East (2ND 08 Edition)
Women in Islam and the Middle East (2ND 08 Edition)
by Ruth Roded
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Much of the lively and often heated debate on the role of women in Islam and Middle Eastern society is grounded in different readings of the primary Arabic, Persian, Turkish and other sources and historical precedents. These key texts remain inaccessible... (read more)

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Qur'an : the Basics (07 Edition)
Qur'an : the Basics (07 Edition)
by Massimo Campanini
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This highly topical new introduction to the holy book of Islam includes essential reference resources such as a chronology of the revelation, weblinks and extensive guides to further reading. Exploring the Qur'an's reception through history, its key... (read more)

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The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam
The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam
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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Way of Sufi Chivalry : When the Light of the Heart Is Reflected in the Beauty of the Face, That Beauty Is FutuWWah (83 Edition)
Way of Sufi Chivalry : When the Light of the Heart Is Reflected in the Beauty of the Face, That Beauty Is FutuWWah (83 Edition)
by Ibn Al-husayn Alsulami
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A highly respected Sufi saint and scholar of the 10th century, Ibn al-Husayn al-Sulami compiled this book as a guide to enlightened behavior for the spiritual aspirant. In its pages, he records the teachings of renowned spiritual masters (available for... (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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Jesus in the Qur'an (13 Edition)
Jesus in the Qur'an (13 Edition)
by Geoffrey Parrinder
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Until recent times Islams holy book has not been widely accessible to the Christian world, and consequently teachings about Jesus have received little attention. In Jesus in the Quran, written for both Christians and Muslims, for specialists as well as... (read more)

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Qur'an Liberation and Pluralism
Qur'an Liberation and Pluralism
by Farid Esack
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The demise of apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s followed an unprecedented unity in struggle against oppression from members of different faith traditions. Determined as South African Muslims were to participate with the rest of the oppressed in... (read more)

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Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
by Isobel Coleman
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Over the centuries and throughout the world, women have struggled for equality and basic rights. Their challenge in the Middle East has been intensified by the rise of a political Islam that too often condemns women's empowerment as Western cultural... (read more)

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Modern Muslim Intellectuals and Qur'an (06 Edition)
Modern Muslim Intellectuals and Qur'an (06 Edition)
by Taji-farouki
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The essays in this volume examine ten Muslim intellectuals from the Arab world, Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Pakistan, the USA, and Europe. These thinkers employ contemporary critical methods to interpret the Qur'an, arriving at conclusions that challenge... (read more)

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Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
by Jean P Sasson
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Sultana is a Saudi Arabian princess, a woman born to fabulous, uncountable wealth. She has four mansions on three continents, her own private jet, glittering jewels, designer dresses galore. But in reality she lives in a gilded cage. She has no freedom... (read more)

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