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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

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: 15/09/2017

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: 01/09/2017

Imagining the Arabs Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam by Peter Webb Imagining the Arabs Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Investigating the core questions about Arab identity and history, this book tackles the time-honoured stereotypes that depict Arabs as ancient Arabian Bedouin, and reveals the stories to be a myth: tales told by Muslims to recreate the past to explain...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 31/08/2017

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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This book examines the traditions, rituals, experiences, and legacy of the Sabri branch of the Chishti order. Challenging the notion of Sufism as an ossified relic of the past, it presents evidence of growing interaction, accommodation, and intermingling within Sufi...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

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: 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

Da'wa and Other Religions Indian Muslims and the Modern Resurgence of Global Islamic Activism by Matthew (University of Notre Dame) Kuiper Da'wa and Other Religions Indian Muslims and the Modern Resurgence of Global Islamic Activism

Da'wa, a concept rooted in the scriptural and classical tradition of Islam, has been dramatically re-appropriated in modern times across the Muslim world. Championed by a variety of actors in diverse contexts, da'wa - inviting to Islam, or Islamic missionary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

The World's Religions: Islam by Peter Clarke The World's Religions: Islam

The theological and philosophical bases of the beliefs are clearly presented with their history, development, expression and everyday practice. It is written by international specialists in a scholarly but non-technical style.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Coming Soon

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

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

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: 28/09/2017

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

Surveys the landscape of sectarianism within Islam in North Africa and the Middle East.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

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

Reasoning with God Reclaiming Shari`ah in the Modern Age by Khaled Abou El Fadl Reasoning with God Reclaiming Shari`ah in the Modern Age


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

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: 01/10/2017

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

Islamic Traditions of Refuge in the Crises of Iraq and Syria by Tahir Zaman Islamic Traditions of Refuge in the Crises of Iraq and Syria

This book considers positions refugees take relative to the state, humanitarian actors and faith-based organisations in the humanitarian field. Attention is drawn to refugee agency as they negotiate circumstances of considerable constraint demonstrating relational dimensions of religious practice and experience.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Islam, the Faith of Love and Happiness by Haidar Bagir Islam, the Faith of Love and Happiness


Format: eBook - Released: 16/10/2017

Critical Muslim 24: Populism by Ziauddin Sardar Critical Muslim 24: Populism

The rise of populism in the US and Europe is the focus of this issue of Critical Muslim. It
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2017

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: 01/11/2017

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

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

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: 10/11/2017

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

Other books in this genre

Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World by Abir Hamdar Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World

Whereas most studies of Islamism focus on politics and religious ideology, this book analyses the ways in which Islamism in the Arab world is defined, reflected, transmitted and contested in a variety of creative and other cultural forms. It covers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2017

Razi Master of Quranic Interpretation and Theological Reasoning by Tariq (Assistant Professor, Amherst College) Jaffer Razi Master of Quranic Interpretation and Theological Reasoning
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Fakhr al-Din al- Razi (1148 - 1210) wrote prolifically in the disciplines of theology, Quranic exegesis, and philosophy; composing treatises on jurisprudence, medicine, physiognomy, astronomy, and astrology. His body of work marks a momentous turning point in the Islamic tradition...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

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: 27/07/2017

Islam and Popular Culture by Anna Piela Islam and Popular Culture

This collection aims to bring together writings that trace and critically analyse Islamic aspects of many modern-day popular cultural practices and products. The concepts of 'Islam' and 'popular culture' are both contested and context-dependent, and as such, they are understood...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

Egypt in Crisis The Fall of Islamism and Prospects of Democratization by Alaa al-Din Arafat Egypt in Crisis The Fall of Islamism and Prospects of Democratization

This book deals with the sudden demise of Islamists in Egypt and prospects for democratization. It provides an overview of the different causes of the downfall of Morsi and the Islamists in Egypt. Additionally, it is posited that Morsi's coup-proofing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Islam and Secularism in Post-Colonial Thought A Cartography of Asadian Genealogies by Hadi Enayat Islam and Secularism in Post-Colonial Thought A Cartography of Asadian Genealogies

This book is a theoretically and historically informed exploration of 'secularism' in Muslim contexts. It does this through a critical assessment of an influential tradition of thinking about Islam and secularism, derived from the work of anthropologist Talal Asad and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2017

Atlas of the Qur'an by Dr. Shawqi Abu Khalil Atlas of the Qur'an

First Time an Atlas of the Qur'an. It helps whoever recites the Qur'an or studies to specify the locations mentioned. Also, it helps locate areas where the incidents where the Prophetic Seerah occurred. Identify well-known and obscure places with this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

(Il)liberal Europe: Islamophobia, Modernity and Radicalization by Natalie J. (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) Doyle (Il)liberal Europe: Islamophobia, Modernity and Radicalization
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Europe sees itself as embodying the ideals of modernity, especially in relation to democracy and the respect for human rights. Faced on the one hand with the need for public recognition of a new population of Muslim identity, and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

Rethinking Islam and the State in Iran The Radical Writings of Montazari, Kadivar, Soroush and Shabestari by Mirjam Kunkler Rethinking Islam and the State in Iran The Radical Writings of Montazari, Kadivar, Soroush and Shabestari


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on Divine Wisdom and the Problem of Evil by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on Divine Wisdom and the Problem of Evil

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on Divine Wisdom and the Problem of Evil is a translation of selections from two of Ibn Qayyim's booksKey to the Blissful Abode and Remedy for Those who Question on Matters Concerning Divine Decree, Predestination, Wisdom and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

Ibn Khaldun on Sufism Remedy for the Questioner in Search of Answers by Ibn Khaldun Ibn Khaldun on Sufism Remedy for the Questioner in Search of Answers

Ibn Khaldun on Sufism: Remedy for the Questioner in Search of Answers is the first ever translation into English of Shifa' al-Sa'il li-Tahdhib al-Masa'il. The translation itself addresses the dichotomies or synergies between religious law and the Sufi path, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

The Making of Islamic Heritage Muslim Pasts and Heritage Presents by Trinidad Rico The Making of Islamic Heritage Muslim Pasts and Heritage Presents

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Offering key insights into critical debates on the construction, management and destruction of heritage in Muslim contexts, this volume considers how Islamic heritages are constructed through texts and practices...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/06/2017

Converting to Islam Understanding the Experiences of White American Females by Amy Melissa Guimond Converting to Islam Understanding the Experiences of White American Females

This text aims to discover the shared lived experiences of white American female converts to Islam in post- 9/11 America. It explores the increasingly hostile social climate faced by Muslim Americans, as well as the spiritual, social, physical, and mental...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/06/2017

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