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Islam books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Islam category. Presented with a red border are the Islam books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

The Islamic Enlightenment The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason by Christopher de Bellaigue The Islamic Enlightenment The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2017'An eye-opening, well-written and very timely book' Yuval Noah Harari'The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating' Pankaj Mishra'It strikes a blow...for common humanity' Sunday TimesThe Muslim world has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scripture Women and Silence by Georgina L. Jardim Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scripture Women and Silence

Protest is an activity not associated with the pious and collectively-minded, but more often seen as an activity of the liberal and rebellious. Judaism, Christianity and Islam are commonly understood as paragons of submission and obedience following Abraham's example. Yet,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2018

Shi'i Reformation in Iran The Life and Theology of Shari'at Sangelaji by Ali Rahnema Shi'i Reformation in Iran The Life and Theology of Shari'at Sangelaji

Shi 'ism caught the attention of the world as Iran experienced her revolution in 1979 and was subsequently cast in the mold of a monolithic discourse of radical political Islam. The spokespersons of Shi'i Islam, in or out of power,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2018

Engaging with Bediuzzaman Said Nursi A Model of Interfaith Dialogue by Ian S. Markham Engaging with Bediuzzaman Said Nursi A Model of Interfaith Dialogue

Too often interfaith dialogue is generic and unfocused. Often it involves 'liberals' from each tradition coming together to criticize the 'conservatives' in their own traditions. This book provides a model for interfaith dialogue that challenges very directly the 'dialogue industry'....
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2018

Islam and Development Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy by Matthew Clarke, David Tittensor Islam and Development Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy
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The study of Islam since the advent of 9/11 has made a significant resurgence. However, much of the work produced since then has tended to focus on the movements that not only provide aid to their fellow Muslims, but also...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2018

Freedom of Speech and Islam by Erich Kolig Freedom of Speech and Islam

Freedom of speech and expression is considered in the West a high public good and an important social value, underpinned by legislative and ethical norms. Its importance is not shared to the same extent by conservative and devout Muslims, who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2018

Islamic Revivalism Encounters the Modern World by Dr. Jan A. Ali Islamic Revivalism Encounters the Modern World


Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

The Sacred Trusts Pavilion of the Sacred Relics, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul by Hilmi Aydin The Sacred Trusts Pavilion of the Sacred Relics, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul


Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2018

Spiritual Mysteries & Ethical Secrets by Mulla Muhsin, Fayd Kashani Spiritual Mysteries & Ethical Secrets
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2018

The Inner Life by Hazrat Inayat Khan The Inner Life


Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

On the Hermeneutics of the Light Verse of the Qur'an by Mulla Sadra Al-Shirazi On the Hermeneutics of the Light Verse of the Qur'an

Marks the meeting point of 4 different traditions of the Qur'anic commentary: philosophical, Sufi, Shi'ite and theological. This work also presents the author's metaphysical commentary. It explains the meaning of light by establishing its metaphysics, encompassing ontology, cosmology, epistemology, psychology,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

Max Weber and Islam by Wolfgang Schluchter Max Weber and Islam

Max Weber and Islam is a major effort by Islamic-studies specialists to reexamine and appraise Max Weber's perspectives on Islam and its historical development. Eight specialists on Islam and two sociologists explore many dimensions of Weber's comments on Islam, along...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2018

Hajj by Luitgard Mols Hajj


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

On Islam Muslims and the Media by Rosemary Pennington On Islam Muslims and the Media

In the constant deluge of media coverage on Islam, Muslims are often portrayed as terrorists, refugees, radicals, or victims, depictions that erode human responses of concern, connection, or even a willingness to learn about Muslims. On Islam helps break this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

On Islam Muslims and the Media by Rosemary Pennington On Islam Muslims and the Media

In the constant deluge of media coverage on Islam, Muslims are often portrayed as terrorists, refugees, radicals, or victims, depictions that erode human responses of concern, connection, or even a willingness to learn about Muslims. On Islam helps break this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

Coming Soon

Voices of Islam in Southeast Asia A Contemporary Sourcebook by Greg Fealy Voices of Islam in Southeast Asia A Contemporary Sourcebook

Designed to promote an understanding of Muslim attitudes to major political, legal, religious and social issues in Southeast Asia, this book includes quotations from documents on Islamic law; state and governance; jihad; society, women and the family; and more. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2018

Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam by Rudolph Peters Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam

Jihad or Holy War is very much alive in the Islamic world, and plays a prominent political role. Western observers usually associate jihad with fanaticism, while Islamists emphasize its mission as a crusade against drugs and other societal scourges. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

The History of Islamic Theology by Tilman Nagel The History of Islamic Theology

A study of Islam. Using the Koran and other primary sources, Tilman Nagel delves into Islamic history as he traces the development of Islamic doctrine. He explores the centrality of the Koran in Islamic theology and examines its canonization process...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2018

Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth From Mazdean Iran to Shi'ite Iran by Henry Corbin Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth From Mazdean Iran to Shi'ite Iran


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth From Mazdean Iran to Shi'ite Iran by Henry Corbin Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth From Mazdean Iran to Shi'ite Iran


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

Doctrines of Shi'i Islam A Compendium of Imami Beliefs and Practices by Ayatollah Ja'far Sobhani Doctrines of Shi'i Islam A Compendium of Imami Beliefs and Practices

A concise introduction to Shi'i thought and practice giving an overview of the principal tenets of Shi'i Islam, this work is principally theological and jurisprudential, dealing with issues such as the concept of knowledge, the nature of being and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

Dreams and Visions in the World of Islam by Elizabeth Sirriyeh Dreams and Visions in the World of Islam

In her authoritative new book, Elizabeth Sirriyeh offers the first concerted history of the rise of dream interpretation in Islamic culture, from medieval times to the present.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

The Great Mosque of Isfahan by Oleg Grabar The Great Mosque of Isfahan


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

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: 28/02/2018

The Power of Oratory in the Medieval Muslim World by Linda G. Jones The Power of Oratory in the Medieval Muslim World

A remarkable book analysing the importance of oratory for transmitting religious knowledge, legitimising rulers and inculcating moral values in the medieval Islamic world.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018

In The Shadow Of Conquest Islam in Colonial Northeast Africa by Said S. Samatar In The Shadow Of Conquest Islam in Colonial Northeast Africa


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam by Ziauddin Sardar, Merryl Wyn Davies The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam
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How can Islam reconcile itself with the 21st century? This title explains the Islamic worldview, examining the Qur'an and Islamic law (sharia), Islam in history, and Islam's relationship with the West. It analyzes the struggle within the faith, and shows...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

Conversion to Islam by Nehemia Levtzion Conversion to Islam

Contains essays which span 13 centuries of Islam history. This volume discusses the distinctions between conversion through military conquest and that through social and political action together with Islam's role and its encounter with other religions.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2018

The Shi'Ites: A Short History by The Shi'Ites: A Short History


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2018

Sufism and Religious Brotherhoods in Senegal by Khadim Mbacke Sufism and Religious Brotherhoods in Senegal

This book is an objective study of the state of Islam in Senegal and of the religious factors that influence it. Islam in Senegal is characterized by the strong intrenchment of a certain number of Sufi brotherhoods. The book uses...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2018

Other books in this genre

Islam and Nationalism in India South Indian contexts by M. T. Ansari Islam and Nationalism in India South Indian contexts

Islam in India, as elsewhere, continues to be seen as a remainder in its refusal to conform to national and international secular-modern norms. Such a general perception has also had a tremendous impact on the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2018

Duas for Success 100+ Duas (Prayers and Supplications) from Quran and Hadith by Iqrasense Duas for Success 100+ Duas (Prayers and Supplications) from Quran and Hadith


Format: Hardback - Released: 20/01/2018

Jihad Islam's 1,300 Year War Against Western Civilisation by Arthur Kemp Jihad Islam's 1,300 Year War Against Western Civilisation


Format: Paperback - Released: 18/01/2018

Duas for Success 100+ Duas (Prayers and Supplications) from Quran and Hadith by Iqrasense Duas for Success 100+ Duas (Prayers and Supplications) from Quran and Hadith


Format: Hardback - Released: 13/01/2018

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

Islamisches Grundwissen by Andrea Mohamed Hamroune Islamisches Grundwissen


Format: Paperback - Released: 10/01/2018

Duas for Success 100+ Duas (Prayers and Supplications) from Quran and Hadith by Iqrasense Duas for Success 100+ Duas (Prayers and Supplications) from Quran and Hadith


Format: Paperback - Released: 10/01/2018

Imam Hussain (Pbuh) The Martyr of the Pioneer Culture of Mankind by Muhammad Taqi Ja'fari Imam Hussain (Pbuh) The Martyr of the Pioneer Culture of Mankind


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2018

Imam Hussain (PBUH) by Muhammad  Taqi Ja'fari Imam Hussain (PBUH)

';Hussain is indeed mankind's beacon of guidance and the ship of deliverance.' The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)We present this book to all seekers of truth and knowledge; may their thoughts and intellectual endeavors be ever-dynamic, and may Allah help them...
Format: eBook - Released: 05/01/2018

Islam Explained: Essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about Islam (2nd edition) by Shaik Kadir Islam Explained: Essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about Islam (2nd edition)

A must-read for anyone who wants to know more about Islam. Explains concisely Islam's principles and message for mankind, from its conception to what its adherents need to practise to be righteous, including interaction between Muslims and non-Muslims.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2018

Duas for Success 100+ Duas (Prayers and Supplications) from Quran and Hadith by Iqrasense Duas for Success 100+ Duas (Prayers and Supplications) from Quran and Hadith


Format: Hardback - Released: 02/01/2018

Al-Sira Al-Nabawiyya السيرة النبوية - The Life of the Prophet Muhammad (Volume 4) by Ibn Kathir Al-Sira Al-Nabawiyya السيرة النبوية - The Life of the Prophet Muhammad (Volume 4)


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2018

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: 02/01/2018

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: 02/01/2018

Dawn of the final caliphate by James Hadfield-Hyde Dawn of the final caliphate

Many Muslims seek a modern, and more tolerant 'Reformation,' but fear for the consequences if they speak out. The author illustrates the problems Islam faces within itself, without overburdening the reader with scriptural arguments.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

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