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Islam books

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Beyond Sunni and Shia The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East by Frederic M. Wehrey Beyond Sunni and Shia The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East

Surveys the landscape of sectarianism within Islam in North Africa and the Middle East.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/11/2017

Islamic Spirituality Theology and Practice for the Modern World by Zeki (John Carroll University, USA) Saritoprak Islamic Spirituality Theology and Practice for the Modern World
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Islamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World examines and explores the inner dimension of Islam. The writings of important figures in the historical development of Islamic spirituality are examined, as well as the major sources of religious authority...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Islamic Spirituality Theology and Practice for the Modern World by Zeki (John Carroll University, USA) Saritoprak Islamic Spirituality Theology and Practice for the Modern World
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Islamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World examines and explores the inner dimension of Islam. The writings of important figures in the historical development of Islamic spirituality are examined, as well as the major sources of religious authority...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/11/2017

Al Rashid Mosque Building Canadian Muslim Communities by Earle H. (Professor, Dept. of Religious Studies (3-37C Arts)) Waugh, Baha (University of Alberta) Abu-Laban Al Rashid Mosque Building Canadian Muslim Communities
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Community history of first Canadian mosque (1938), celebrating Muslim-Canadian identity and Canada's homegrown Islamic communities.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/11/2017

The Idea of European Islam Religion, Ethics, Politics and Perpetual Modernity by Mohammed Hashas The Idea of European Islam Religion, Ethics, Politics and Perpetual Modernity

This book opens a new path of examining Islamic thought in and of Europe. It explores the contribution of European Islam to the formation of an innovative Islamic theology that is deeply ethicist and modern, and clarifies how this constructed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

Said the Prophet of God Hadith Commentary across a Millennium by Joel Blecher Said the Prophet of God Hadith Commentary across a Millennium

Although scholars have long studied how Muslims authenticated and transmitted Muhammad's sayings and practices (hadith), the story of how they interpreted and reinterpreted the meanings of hadith over the past millennium has yet to be told. Joel Blecher takes up...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Said the Prophet of God Hadith Commentary across a Millennium by Joel Blecher Said the Prophet of God Hadith Commentary across a Millennium

Although scholars have long studied how Muslims authenticated and transmitted Muhammad's sayings and practices (hadith), the story of how they interpreted and reinterpreted the meanings of hadith over the past millennium has yet to be told. Joel Blecher takes up...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2017

The Polished Mirror Storytelling and the Pursuit of Virtue in Islamic Philosophy and Sufism by Cyrus Ali Zargar The Polished Mirror Storytelling and the Pursuit of Virtue in Islamic Philosophy and Sufism

A rich, engaging and approachable work on understanding Islamic virtue ethics through philosophical, mystical and literary texts
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Christians and Jews Under Islam by Youssef Courbage, Philippe Fargues Christians and Jews Under Islam
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Charts the factors that have shaped the position of Christian and Jewish minorities under Islam in the past and today.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Religion as Critique Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace by Irfan, BDS Ahmad Religion as Critique Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace
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Makes the far-reaching argument that potent systems and modes for self-critique as well as critique of others are inherent in Islam - indeed, critique is integral to its fundamental tenets and practices. Challenging common views of Islam as hostile to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Religion as Critique Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace by Irfan, BDS Ahmad Religion as Critique Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace
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Makes the far-reaching argument that potent systems and modes for self-critique as well as critique of others are inherent in Islam - indeed, critique is integral to its fundamental tenets and practices. Challenging common views of Islam as hostile to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic by Shahab Ahmed What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic

What is Islam? How do we grasp a human and historical phenomenon characterized by such variety and contradiction? What is Islamic about Islamic philosophy or Islamic art? Should we speak of Islam or of islams? Should we distinguish the Islamic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/10/2017

Islam for the Politically Incorrect With a Foreword for Donald Trump by Khaled Diab Islam for the Politically Incorrect With a Foreword for Donald Trump

This highly readable and necessarily controversial book tackles all the hot topics relating to Islam uncompromisingly and head on. Whether it is the status of Muslim women, Islamic terrorism, democracy and Islam, or even the clash of civilisations, this book's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Mazandaran and Astarabad by H. L. Rabino, Charles Melville Mazandaran and Astarabad
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Mazandaran and Astarabad, originally published in 1928, gives an account of two remote and inaccessible Iranian provinces written by the diplomat and Persian scholar H. L. Rabino. Accompanied by a large-scale facsimile of the detailed original map.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

The Geographical Part of the Nuzhat al-qulub by Hamd-Allah Mustaufi, Guy le Strange, Charles Melville The Geographical Part of the Nuzhat al-qulub
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The Nuzhat al-qulub by 14th century historian and geographer Hamd-Allah Mustaufi gives a description of Iran in the form of a gazetteer. This edition makes Guy Le Strange's English translation (1919) available once more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Coming Soon

The Wiley Blackwell History of Islam by Armando Salvatore The Wiley Blackwell History of Islam

A theoretically rich, nuanced history of Islam and Islamic civilization with a unique sociological component This major new reference work offers a complete historical and theoretically informed view of Islam as both a religion and a sociocultural force.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/11/2017

Faith and Ethics The Vision of the Ismaili Imamat by M. Ali Lakhani Faith and Ethics The Vision of the Ismaili Imamat

An analysis of the ideas and principles of the Aga Khan, based on his public statements and actions.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Hadith Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World by Jonathan A. C. (Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Brown Hadith Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World
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An updated edition of the leading introduction to hadith
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/12/2017

Islam in International Affairs Politics and Paradigms by Nassef Manabilang Adiong Islam in International Affairs Politics and Paradigms


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

Islam and Nationhood in Bosnia-Herzegovina Surviving Empires by Xavier (CETOBAC, France) Bougarel Islam and Nationhood in Bosnia-Herzegovina Surviving Empires
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Based on substantial fieldwork and thorough knowledge of written sources, Xavier Bougarel offers an innovative analysis of the post-Ottoman and post-Communist history of Bosnian Muslims. Islam and Nationhood in Bosnia-Herzegovina explores little-known aspects of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

The Children of Time The Aga Khan and the Ismailis by Malise Ruthven, Gerald Wilkinson The Children of Time The Aga Khan and the Ismailis
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From highland peasant farmers in Central Asia to Canadian industrialists the Nizari Ismailis are one of the Muslim world's diverse Shi'a communities. This book, which coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the Aga Khan's succession as Imam, assesses the achievements...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/12/2017

Hajj by Luitgard Mols Hajj


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism by Mohammad Hassan (Michigan State University) Khalil Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism

This book compares the conflicting and consequential interpretations of jihad offered by mainstream Muslim scholars, violent Muslim radicals, and New Atheists.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/12/2017

Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism by Mohammad Hassan (Michigan State University) Khalil Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism

This book compares the conflicting and consequential interpretations of jihad offered by mainstream Muslim scholars, violent Muslim radicals, and New Atheists.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2017

The Age of the Fatimids by Shainool Jiwa The Age of the Fatimids


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2018

Voices of Jihad New Writings on Radical Islam by Kamran Bokhari Voices of Jihad New Writings on Radical Islam

The 21st century has seen an unprecedented radicalisation of Muslims across the world. In some cases, this has led to terror and violence. The author presents a range of ideologues from across the globe, including Bin Laden's own deputy, Ayman...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

Voices of Jihad New Writings on Radical Islam by Kamran Bokhari Voices of Jihad New Writings on Radical Islam

The 21st century has seen an unprecedented radicalisation of Muslims across the world. In some cases, this has led to terror and violence. The author presents a range of ideologues from across the globe, including Bin Laden's own deputy, Ayman...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2018

Critical Muslim 25: Values by Ziauddin Sardar Critical Muslim 25: Values

What are values and how do we define them? Are there specific Islamic values? Do universal core values exist? How do we pass on appropriate values to future generations? This issue of Critical Muslim tackles these questions.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

God and Man in Tehran Contending Visions of the Divine from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic by Hossein Kamaly God and Man in Tehran Contending Visions of the Divine from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic

In God and Man in Tehran, Hossein Kamaly explores the historical processes that have made and unmade contending visions of God in Iran's capital throughout the past two hundred years. Kamaly examines how ideas of God have been mobilized, contested,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Countering Heedless Jihad Toward a Field Manual for Intellectual Sabotage by James A. Sheppard Countering Heedless Jihad Toward a Field Manual for Intellectual Sabotage

Using concepts that are not already a part of the militant discourse as a way to undermine extremism, the book explores a stratagem aimed at defusing jihadist ideology. By integrating the theology with viable methods for dissemination, it shows how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Countering Heedless Jihad Toward a Field Manual for Intellectual Sabotage by James A. Sheppard Countering Heedless Jihad Toward a Field Manual for Intellectual Sabotage

Using concepts that are not already a part of the militant discourse as a way to undermine extremism, the book explores a stratagem aimed at defusing jihadist ideology. By integrating the theology with viable methods for dissemination, it shows how...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

Muslim What You Need to Know about the World's Fastest Growing Religion by Hank Hanegraaff Muslim What You Need to Know about the World's Fastest Growing Religion

Is Islam a peaceful and tolerant religion? Hanegraaff puts Islam into its proper historical context and fully educates all on the important aspects of the faith and how it affects the world.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Interpreting Islam in China Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab by Kristian (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and co-director of Islamic Studies, University of Nebraska Omaha) Petersen Interpreting Islam in China Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab
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This book explores the Han Kitab, a corpus of early modern Chinese language Islamic texts that reinterpreted Islam through the lens of Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian terminology.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Islamism A History of Political Islam from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Rise of ISIS by Tarek Osman Islamism A History of Political Islam from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Rise of ISIS

An incisive analysis of Islamist movements in the Middle East A political, social, and cultural battle is currently raging in the Middle East. On one side are the Islamists, those who believe Islam should be the region's primary identity. In...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Imam 'Ali Concise History, Timeless Mystery by Reza Shah-Kazemi Imam 'Ali Concise History, Timeless Mystery

A guide to the life and teachings of Ali ibn Abi Talib illuminating the essence of his own spirituality
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Norton Anthology of World Religions Islam by Jane Dammen (Library of Congress) McAuliffe The Norton Anthology of World Religions Islam

A major landmark of religious publishing and one to be widely welcomed. -William Dalrymple, New York Times
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Lost Islamic History Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past by Firas Alkhateeb Lost Islamic History Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past

A lively and illuminating history of one of the most powerful religious, social and political forces in history.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism by Mathieu Guidere Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on ideologies, people, events, and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

Muslims and the Making of America by Amir Hussain Muslims and the Making of America

There has never been an America without Muslims --so begins Amir Hussain, one of the most important scholarsand teachersof Islam in America. Hussain, who is himselfanAmerican Muslim, contends that Muslims played an essential role in the creationand cultivationof the United...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2017

The History of Islam Revelation, Reconstruction or Both? by Terence Lovat, Amir Moghadam The History of Islam Revelation, Reconstruction or Both?
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This book applies philosophical and critical textual scholarship to the traditional Islamic narrative in an attempt to distinguish between its historical and interpretive elements. It allows the narrative to be preserved with due respect for its significance and distinctiveness, but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/09/2017

Reform and Renewal in South Asian Islam The Chishti-Sabris in 18th-19th Century North India by Moin Ahmad (Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and an Associate Member of the Faculties of Histo Nizami Reform and Renewal in South Asian Islam The Chishti-Sabris in 18th-19th Century North India
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Of the many Sufi orders that have operated in South Asia, the Chishti order is the oldest and the most popular. This book examines the traditions, rituals, experiences, and legacy of the Sabri branch of the Chishti order. Challenging the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Female Islamic Education Movements The Re-Democratisation of Islamic Knowledge by Masooda (University of Oxford) Bano Female Islamic Education Movements The Re-Democratisation of Islamic Knowledge

This book challenges the assumptions of creative agency and the role of Islamic education movements for women across the wider Muslim world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Jihad and Dawah by Samina Yasmeen Jihad and Dawah

For those studying Islamist movements, terrorism and the link between religion, Muslim philanthropy and politics in Pakistan, Yasmeen's scrupulously researched volume will be essential reading
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Routledge Handbook on Early Islam by Herbert (University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA) Berg Routledge Handbook on Early Islam
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The formative period of Islam remains highly contested. From the beginning of modern scholarship on this formative period, scholars have questioned traditional Muslim accounts on early Islam. The scholarly fixation is mirrored by sectarian groups and movements within Islam, most...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/08/2017

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