Category: Islamic Story & History Books

Interpreting Islam
`Interpreting Islam is a useful contribution in the field of Islamic studies, not because of the questions it happens to answer - not too many - but because it helps one udnerstand why some of the questions are at all...

10.12.2011

Book of Certainty : Sufi Doctrine of Faith, Vision and Gnosis
'To express in the language of Sufism, that is, Islamic mysticism, some of the universal truths which lie at the heart of all religions' - this is the book's avowed purpose. It came into being because the author...

11.04.2014

The Quran
How do people understand the Quran to be divine revelation? What is it about the text that inspires such devotion and commitment in the reader/believer? Todd Lawson explores how the timeless literary genres of epic and...

17.02.2012

In the Mystic Footsteps of Saints, Vol. 2
Excerpt: ?Does anyone think that the ocean is only what appears on its surface? By observing its hue and motion the keen eye may perceive indications of that ocean's unfathomable depth. The Lord's mercy and compassion...

16.04.2015

A Suitable Enemy : Racism, Migration and Islamophobia in Europe
This book presents a comprehensive overview of EU immigration, asylum, race and security policies.Liz Fekete argues that at the same time as the EU introduces selective migration policies, it closes its borders against asylum...

23.04.2016

The Reasonings : A Key to Understanding the Qur'an's Eloquence
This illuminating guide presents an innovative and contemporary approach to the Qur'an and its philosophy in the Islamic tradition. From the religious tome's purpose and objectives to its' rhetoric and eloquence,...

17.10.2016

Islam After Liberalism
Leading scholars discuss how 'Islam' and 'liberalism' have been entwined historically and politically and how Muslims have thought about this longstanding relationship. Forged in the age of empire, the...

30.03.2014

The Book of Nature : A Sourcebook of Spiritual Perspectives on Nature and the Environment
This anthology of spiritual treatments of nature and the environment presents an uplifting and universal approach to appreciating the natural order from a Muslim perspective. Each chapter is introduced with a passage from the...

06.05.2014

Islam without Extremes : A Muslim Case for Liberty
As the Arab Spring threatens to give way to authoritarianism in Egypt and reports from Afghanistan detail widespread violence against U.S. troops and women, news from the Muslim world raises the question: Is Islam incompatible...

20.09.2017

Studying Islam in Practice
This book presents Islam as a lived religion through observation and discussion of how Muslims from a variety of countries, traditions and views practice their religion. It conveys the experiences of researchers from different...

02.12.2015

Reliance of the Traveller : Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law
This is a classic manual of fiqh rulings based on Shafi"i School of jurisprudence and includes original Arabic texts and translations from classic works of prominent Muslim scholars such as al Ghazali, al Nawawi, al...

20.08.2011

Was Jesus Crucified?

23.10.2013

When You Hear Hoofbeats Think of a Zebra : Talks on Sufism

15.10.2017

Al-Ghazali Letter to a Disciple : Ayyuha'l-Walad
'Work for your terrestrial life in proportion to your location in it, and work for your afterlife in proportion to your eternity in it.' This is part of the advice that the great theologian and mystic Abu Hamid...

09.01.2015

The Bond with the Beloved
Continues Vaughan-Lee's original work of integrating Sufism, Jungian psychology, and dreamwork, but gives a more detailed description of the inner stages of the mystical path, states of meditation, and how to integrate...

04.07.2013

The Consecrated Talisman 'salmagundi': Bk. 1 : The Pi Exponent
This Book categorically deals with Moorish political science, public policy, cultural policy and lawful indegenous rights, in common law.

24.07.2013

The Ethical Soundscape : Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics
Charles Hirschkind's unique study explores how a popular Islamic media form the cassette sermon has profoundly transformed the political geography of the Middle East over the last three decades. An essential aspect of...

14.04.2017

Islamic Legitimacy in a Plural Asia
A global debate has emerged within Islam about how to coexist with democracy. Even in Asia, where such ideas have always been marginal, radical groups are taking the view that scriptural authority requires either Islamic rule...

30.12.2011

Sufism and the Way of Blame : Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology
This is a definitive book on the Sufi "way of blame" that addresses the cultural life of Sufism in its entirety. Originating in ninth-century Persia, the "way of blame" (Arab. malamatiyya) is...

11.08.2015

Why Muslims Rebel : Repression and Resistance in the Islamic World
Rejecting theories of economic deprivation and psychological alienation, Mohammed Hafez offers a provocative analysis of the factors that contribute to protracted violence in the Muslim world today. Hafez combines a...

10.09.2013

The Rays : Reflections on Islamic Belief, Thought, Worship and Action
In this volume, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi offers his insight on matters of belief. Using convincing arguments, he explains that affirmation of faith is much easier than denial, for a single indication is enough for the former...

20.01.2011

Religious Authority and the Prospects for Religious Pluralism in Indonesia : The Role of Traditionalist Muslim Scholars
This book deals with the role and authority of such traditionalist Muslim scholars as A. Mustofa Bisri and Emha Ainun Nadjib in seeding religious pluralism in Indonesia. It shows that it is not necessary to base religious...

15.05.2012

The Society of the Muslim Brothers
Since its first publication in 1969, this book continues to be routinely cited as the standard source for the history of the revivalist Egyptian movement, the Muslim Brethren, up to the time of Nasser. This classic work is now...

29.04.2013

Islam in the Eyes of the West
From the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York to the Madrid and London bombings of 2004 and 2005, the presence of Muslim communities in the West has generated security issues and major political concern. The...

13.05.2015

Do Muslim Women Need Saving?
Frequent reports of honor killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. Lila Abu-Lughod...

07.01.2013

Islamic Modernities in Southeast Asia : Exploring Indonesian Popular and Visual Culture
What does it mean to be a modern Muslim today? In contemporary discourse Islam and modernity are often presented as each other's opposites in media and popular culture. Southeast Asia has a large Muslim population,...

22.04.2017

<i>Shariʿa</i> and the Islamic State in 19th-Century Sudan : The Mahdi's Legal Methodology and Doctrine
The Sudanese Mahdi headed a millenarian, revivalist, reformist movement in Islam, strongly inspired by Salafi and Sufi ideas, in late 19th century in an attempt to restore the Caliphate of the Prophet and "Righteous...

04.12.2013

Islam, the State, and Political Authority : Medieval Issues and Modern Concerns
The expert essays in this volume deal with critically important topics concerning Islam and politics in both the pre-modern and modern periods, such as the nature of government, the relationship between politics and theology,...

09.07.2015

Who Speaks For Islam? : What a Billion Muslims Really Think
The religion of Islam and the mainstream Muslim majority have been conflated with the beliefs and actions of an extremist minority. The result was reflected in a USA Today/Gallup Poll which found substantial minorities of...

15.07.2014

Early Islamic Mysticism
This volume makes available and accessible the writings of the crucial early period of Islamic mysticism during which Sufism developed as one of the world's major mystical traditions. The texts are accompanied by commentary...

24.08.2011

A Manual of Hadith

25.07.2012

Green Deen : What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet
Muslims, like those of many faiths, are compelled by their religion to praise the Creator, take care of each other, and take care of the planet. Those are their sacred mandates, as written in the Quran. While the call to love...

01.09.2012

No Go Zones : How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You
No Go Zones. That's what they're called. And while the politically correct try to deny their existence, the shocking reality of these "No Go Zones"-where Sharia law can prevail and local police stay away-can...

02.02.2013

The Al-Qaeda Doctrine : The Framing and Evolution of the Leadership's Public Discourse
Ever since it was first established, the senior leadership of Al-Qaeda has sought to communicate its core values, rationalizations, and principles to the world. Altogether, these statements convey Al-Qaeda's doctrine and...

03.10.2017

Through the Eye of the Needle
From the head of the one of the world's largest Sufi orders, the Naqshbandiyya-Haqqaniyya, comes a luminous volume of lectures intended for the soft hearts of the lovers of God. In his remarkable and inimitable style of...

15.04.2015

Islamic Spirituality : Theology and Practice for the Modern World
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...

10.03.2012

Sufism : A Beginner's Guide
William C. Chittick, the leading scholar in the field, offers a compelling insight into the origins, context, and key themes of this fascinating movement. After a general overview of the tradition, he draws upon the words of...

24.11.2016

Sufi Metaphysics and Qur'anic Prophets : Ibn Arabi's Thought and Method in the 'Fusus Al-Hikam'
The 'Fusus al-Hikam' is acknowledged to be a summary statement of the sufi metaphysics of the 'Greatest Master', Ibn 'Arabi (d.1240). It is also recognised that the 'Fusus' is a work of great...

12.09.2013

The Syro-Aramaic Reading Of The Koran
Throughout its history the Koran has presented problems of interpretation. Some scholars estimate that at least a quarter of the text is obscure in meaning, not only for Western translators but even native Arabic speakers, who...

30.11.2013

Young Islam : The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World
Today, two-thirds of all Arab Muslims are under the age of thirty. Young Islam takes readers inside the evolving competition for their support-a competition not simply between Islamism and the secular world, but between...

21.05.2016

Animal Welfare in Islam
This book examines animal sacrifice as practised by the adherents of the major world religions. It raises the issue of the mass production of meat and exhorts the Muslim community, particularly in the West, to tackle the issue...

09.02.2016

Young Islam : The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World
Today, two-thirds of all Arab Muslims are under the age of thirty. Young Islam takes readers inside the evolving competition for their support-a competition not simply between Islamism and the secular world, but between...

01.08.2013

The Gulen Movement : Transformative Social Change
This book presents findings from research into one of the world's most influential Islamic movements, the Gulen Movement, from the perspective of social transformation through adult education. At the core of research...

11.04.2014

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad
Back by popular the demand, the bestselling Politically Incorrect Guides provide an unvarnished, unapologetic overview of the topics every American needs to know. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad delves into the dark...

07.09.2015

Qur'an : with Annotated Interpretation in Modern English
A timely addition to literature on the holy book of Islam, this translation provides the Arabic text as well as extensive explanations and interpretations on most verses. The use of modern English both in the translation and the...

06.01.2016

Key Concepts in the Practice of Sufism: Emerald Hills of the Heart v. 3 : Emerald Hills of the Heart
Delving deeper into the soul of Islam and the definition of spirituality, this third volume examines the mainstream path that seekers are expected to follow in order to learn the fundamental concepts of Sufism and the essentials...

09.01.2013

The Deoband Madrassah Movement : Countercultural Trends and Tendencies
In this important study, Muhammad Moj explores the Deobandi sect within Islam and its relationship to Pakistani society in an innovative way. The Deoband Madrassah Movement (DMM) has largely been studied as a political and...

27.08.2017

Radical Origins - Why We Are Losing the Battle Against Islamic Extremism - And How to Turn the Tide
More than thirteen years ago after the "War on Terror" was declared, many in the West now feel less secure than ever before. Many security experts believe global Jihad is on the rise throughout the West, and yet these...

06.12.2014

The Book of Essential Islam
This book presents the teaching and practices of Islam as a spiritual training system. It is a corrective to certain misconceptions and distortions of Islam that abound. It can serve equally well to introduce non-Muslims to...

23.07.2014

On the Path of the Prophet : Shaykh Ahmad Tijani and the Tariqa Muhammadiyya
This is the first exhaustive work of one of Islams most influential figures. He is the leader and founder of the most populace Sufi Tariqas in the Islamic world. He is the Hidden Pole, Seal of Muhammadan Sainthood...Shaykh Ahmad...

26.12.2016

Structural Interrelations of Theory and Practice in Islamic Law : A Study of Six Works of Medieval Islamic Jurisprudence
This volume introduces six texts of Islamic jurisprudence, authored by six jurists representing all four Sunni schools of Islamic law (two Hanafi, two Shafiʿi, one Maliki, and one Hanbali), who lived in areas as far apart as...

07.10.2017

Introducing Islam
Just what is Islam and what does it mean to be a Muslim in the world today? Since the events of 9/11 and 7/7, Islam has become one of the most controversial and misunderstood religions in the world. Introducing Islam encourages...

21.12.2011

I Can Read the Qu'ran Anywhere!
This is one of the I Can Series of five books that introduces and illustrates some basic yet important concepts and terms for young Muslim children. These are explained with reference to their everyday life and in the settings...

07.08.2014

The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur'an
Republication of Arthur Jeffery's important study, The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur'an, offers a new generation of scholars and students access to this foundational text. Arranged in Arabic alphabetical order,...

26.03.2012

The Enemy Within : A Tale of Muslim Britain
'Hard headed, well informed and intellectually coherent ... it turns conventional wisdom on its head. It deserves to promote a public debate on this subject which has been needed for more than 20 years' Peter...

23.12.2012

Muslims through Discourse : Religion and Ritual in Gayo Society
In this rich account of a Muslim society in highland Sumatra, Indonesia, John Bowen describes how men and women debate among themselves ideas of what Islam is and should be--as it pertains to all areas of their lives, from work...

21.08.2012

Introduction to the Qur'an
Surveying the life, aims, character and inspiration of Muhammad, this classic introduction explains the history, form and chronology of the Qur'an, and gives the views of Muslim and Occidental scholars.

19.05.2011

Beyond the Veil : Male-female Dynamics in a Muslim Society
Sexual inequality is a prominent feature of both Western and Islamic societies, but the underlying concepts of female sexuality in Christian and Muslim traditions are very different. In this classic study, Fatema Mernissi argues...

28.09.2015

Mysticism and Philosophy in al-Andalus : Ibn Masarra, Ibn al-ʿArabi and the Ismaʿili Tradition
Muslim Spain gave rise to two unusual figures in the mystical tradition of Islam: Ibn Masarra (269/883-319/931) and Ibn al-Ê¿Arabi (560/1165-638/1240). Representing, respectively, the beginning and the pinnacle of Islamic...

29.03.2017

No Undocumented Child Left Behind : Plyler v. Doe and the Education of Undocumented Schoolchildren
The 1982 U. S. Supreme Court case of Plyler v. Doe, which made it possible for undocumented children to enroll in Texas public schools, was a watershed moment for immigrant rights in the United States. The Court struck down both...

09.05.2017

Remembering God : Reflections on Islam
Written by the best-selling author of 'Islam and the Destiny of Man', 'Remembering God' is a profound analysis of the most urgent concerns and questions facing us at the beginning of the twenty-first century....

20.11.2016

Take Another Look : The Quran, the Sunnah and the Islam of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad
Did the Honorable Elijah Muhammad teach true Islam or was he simply a powerful social reformer who spun an interpretation of Islam which, while socially and culturally uplifting, was religiously blasphemous? What criteria should...

28.05.2016

Islam and Modernity
The relationship between Islam and modernity has generated and rich but complex literature. While competing accounts sometimes appear incommensurable, there is at least some convergence on the view that Islam and modernity...

05.09.2014

The Promise of Patriarchy : Women and the Nation of Islam
The patriarchal structure of the Nation of Islam (NOI) promised black women the prospect of finding a provider and a protector among the organization's men, who were fiercely committed to these masculine roles. Black...

26.04.2016

Ibn Al-Arabi on the Mysteries of Purification and Formal Prayer from the Futuhat Al-Makkiyya (Meccan Revelations)
Ibn al-Arabi shows mysteries of prayer that raise the spiritual level of the person praying.

07.05.2012

Islamic Jurisprudence According to the Four Sunni Schools: Vol. 1 : Al-Fiqh 'Ala Al-Madhahib Al-Arba 'Ah
A translation of the first of four volumes, this detailed reference provides the four legal views of Islamic acts of worship according to the interpretations of more recent traditionalists rather than from a medieval...

15.05.2013

Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law
The book description for the previously published "Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law" is not yet available.

24.01.2012

Sharh Al-Waraqat : Al-Mahalli's Notes on Imam Al-Juwayni's Islamic Jurisprudence Pamphlet
Islamic jurisprudence concerns the knowledge and skills required of Muslim jurists and the etiquette they are expected to observe. These requirements and etiquette set standards for an answer being sound and acceptable to...

21.03.2017

Al-Ghazzali on Listening to Music
General Description: Al-Ghazzali discusses the difficult issues involved in listening to music and attaining ecstasy through topics like what is unlawful and what is lawful, where listening to music is unlawful, the effects of...

16.06.2012

African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam
Constitutionalism is steadily becoming the prevalent form of governance in Africa. But how does constitutionalism deal with the lingering effects of colonialism? And how does constitutional law deal with Islamic principles in...

09.01.2013

Legal Pluralism in the Holy City : Competing Courts, Forum Shopping, and Institutional Dynamics in Jerusalem
This book provides an unprecedented portrayal of a lively shari'a court in contemporary West Jerusalem, which belongs to the Israeli legal system but serves Palestinian residents of the eastern part of the city. It draws a...

24.06.2016

Beyond the Quran : Early Ismaili Ta'wil and the Secrets of the Prophets
Ismailism, one of the three major branches of Shiism, is best known for ta'wil, an esoteric, allegorizing scriptural exegesis. Beyond the Qur'?n: Early Ismaili ta'wil and the Secrets of the Prophets is the first...

24.08.2013

The Koran
'Across the language barrier Dawood captures the thunder and poetry of the original' The TimesThe Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by...

25.03.2015

To be a European Muslim
To Be a European Muslim addresses some of the fundamental issues born of the several million strong Muslim presence in Europe in our times. Based on a thorough study of Islamic sources, it seeks to answer basic questions about...

03.04.2013

Introduction to the Quran : Stories of the Prophets
What was the name of Noah's son who did not survive the Flood? Why do Pharaoh and Haman build the Tower of Babel? For what reasons does Moses travel to the ends of the Earth? Who is the 'Horned-One' who holds back...

09.10.2017

Islamic Spirituality : Theology and Practice for the Modern World
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...

09.07.2015

I Speak for Myself : American Women on Being Muslim
Muslim American women are the subject of endless discussions regarding their role in society, their veils as symbols of oppression or of freedom, their identity, their patriotism, their womanhood. Yet the voices and life...

20.04.2012

The Capitulations and the Ottoman Legal System : Qadis, Consuls and <i>Beratlis</i> in the 18th Century
Pre-modern Western sources generally claim that European mercantile communities in the Ottoman Empire enjoyed legal autonomy, and were thus effectively immune to Ottoman justice. At the same time, they report numerous disputes...

23.08.2011

Muslims and the State in Britain, France, and Germany
Over ten million Muslims live in Western Europe. Since the early 1990s, and especially after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, vexing policy questions have emerged about the religious rights of native-born and...

07.10.2014

Aspects of Islam
On a Monday in August 2004, three Muslim girls sat with each other on the floor of a mosque surrounded by boxes of books. Two wore traditional Muslim dress, their companion was dressed Western style, but their intention was the...

06.08.2012

Sharia Versus Freedom
Author Andrew G. Bostom expands upon his two previous groundbreaking compendia, The Legacy of Jihad and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, with this collection of his own recent essays on Sharia - Islamic law. The book...

19.06.2013

African American Islam
Islam is a vital, growing religion in America. Little is known, however, about the religion except through the biased lens of media reports which brand African American Muslims as "Black Muslims" and portray their...

27.11.2015

Islam in Saudi Arabia
"Royal power, oil, and puritanical Islam are primary elements in Saudi Arabia's rise to global influence. Oil is the reason for Western interest in the kingdom and the foundation for commercial, diplomatic, and...

27.04.2012

The Islamic Conception of Justice
In The Islamic Conception of Justice, Majid Khadduri, one of the world's preeminent authorities on Islamic justice and jurisprudence, presents his extensive study and reflection on Islamic political, legal, ethical, and...

30.10.2014

Al-Ghazzali on Marriage
General Description: Al-Ghazzali discusses the benefits and harms of marriage, the manner of contract and its rules, the qualities a man should look for in a wife and the qualities a wife should look for in a husband among other...

02.03.2012

The Words : The Reconstruction of Islamic Belief and Thought from the Risale-i Nur Collection
Contains 33 words written by Said Nursi to instruct people who wish to draw close to God through acquiring a degree of understanding of how He has unveiled Himself through the universe, humanity and the Qur'an, and Prophet...

31.01.2013

The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism
The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism tackles the most significant issues facing Muslims today. Sachedina argues that we must reopen the doors of religious interpretation - to correct false interpretations, replace outdated...

08.01.2013

The Quran in Plain English: Surahs 78-114 and Surah Al-Fatihah Pt.30 : A Simple Translation for Children and Young People
"The Quran in Plain English: A Simple Translation for Children and Young People".

24.06.2016

The Meaning of Mecca : The Politics of Pilgrimage in Early Islam
The hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, is a religious duty to be performed once in a lifetime by all Muslims who are able. The Prophet Muhammad set out the rituals of hajj when he led what became known as the Farewell Hajj in 10...

13.03.2016

Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence
This third edition of the best-selling title 'Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence' has been completely revised and substantially enlarged. In this work, Prof Kamali offers us the first detailed presentation available...

18.10.2013

Early Shi'i Thought : The Contribution of the Imam Muhammad al-Baqir
This work concentrates on the role and achievements of one of the founders of early Shi'i thought. Through an analysis of these and other contemporary records the book brings out the contributions of Imam Mohammed al-Baqir...

29.08.2015

Narratives of Islamic Legal Theory
In the critical period when Islamic law first developed, a new breed of jurists developed a genre of legal theory treatises to explore how the fundamental moral teachings of Islam might operate as a legal system. Seemingly...

10.05.2015

Narrating Muhammad's Night Journey : Tracing the Development of the Ibn 'Abbas Ascension Discourse
This book provides an exhaustive examination of the historical development of a key story in the life of Muhammad, the tale told of his journey to the divine realm and back. It shows how in the early centuries of the Islamic...

26.02.2016

Sexuality in Islam
Arguing that Islam is a lyrical view of life in which sexuality enjoys a privileged status, this work represents an attempt to integrate the religious and the sexual. It examines the problem of whether this harmony of sexuality...

14.08.2012

Rumi's Original Sufi Enneagram
Identifying the origin of the Enneagram with a work by the beloved persian poet Jalal al-Din Rumi, the author outlines a clear and exhaustive course by which the Enneagram can be reclaimed from its modern adaptations and placed...

27.02.2011

Islam Today : An Introduction
This title offers a concise introduction to the contemporary challenges and key issues facing Islam. This new introduction aims to present Islam through the lens of contemporary issues. Illustrated with examples and case studies...

20.10.2016

Islam, Youth, and Modernity in the Gambia : The Tablighi Jama'at
This monograph deals with the sweeping emergence of the Tablighi Jama'at - a transnational Islamic missionary movement that has its origins in the reformist tradition that emerged in India in the mid-nineteenth century - in...

29.04.2014

Exploring the Qur'an : Context and Impact
The teachings, style and impact of the Qur'an have always been matters of controversy, among both Muslims and non-Muslims. But in a modern context of intercultural sensitivity, what the Qur'an says and means are...

08.05.2014

Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires : Books XXII and XXIII of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya' 'Ulum al-Din)
The spiritual life in Islam begins with 'riyadat al-nafs', the inner warfare against the ego. Distracted and polluted by worldliness, the lower self has a tendency to drag the human creature down into arrogance and...

18.11.2015

Islam in the Modern World
The foremost U.S. authority on Islam and, Seyyed Hossein Nasr discusses today's hot button issues--including holy wars, women's rights, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the future of Moslems in the Middle...

17.10.2016

Ethnographies of Islam : Ritual Performances and Everyday Practices
An exploration into the ways in which ethnography can create a greater understanding of Islam in particular social contexts This comparative approach to the various uses of the ethnographic method in research about Islam in...

16.10.2015

Understanding Islam : A New Translation with Selected Letters
"Islam is the meeting between God as such and man as such...Islam confronts what is immutable in God with what is permanent in man." These are the opening words of Schuon's classic masterwork on Islam, perhaps the...

29.04.2015

The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an

07.08.2017

The Roots of Jihad : The Intellectual Origins of Radical Islam

18.01.2017

Perfume of the Desert : Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom
Renowned for his inspiring interpretations of world spiritual traditions, celebrated modern mystic Andrew Harvey teams with photographer Eryk Hanut to create a stunning book of readings drawn from Sufi mysticism. Teaching...

28.06.2014

Understanding Islam and the West
As the world's second-largest faith and by some accounts the most fast-growing, Islam is often at the forefront of intense public conversation in debates about politics, international relations, globalization, modern...

07.02.2016

The Mosaic of Islam : A Conversation with Perry Anderson
Today, 23 percent of the global population is Muslim, but ignorance and misinformation about Islam persist. In this fascinating and useful book, Perry Anderson interviews the noted scholar of Islam Suleiman Mourad about the...

07.09.2016

Islam: A Very Short Introduction
Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction contains essential insights into...

05.01.2014

Leadership and Authority in Central Asia : The Ismaili Community in Tajikistan
This book explores the unfolding of world history in a remote corner of Central Asia: the region of Badakhshan. The history of this region has commonly been explored through the lens of the major superpowers who competed over...

17.03.2011

Ibn Khaldun on Sufism : Remedy for the Questioner in Search of Answers
Can the seeker after Truth wholly depend on the guidance found in books on Sufism or are the oral teachings of a spiritual master necessary? This was a heated debate in fourteenth-century Andalusia that extended beyond the...

26.08.2014

The Koran : With Parallel Arabic Text
N. J. Dawood's masterful translation of the Koran, with parallel Arabic text'Across the language barrier Dawood captures the thunder and poetry of the original' The TimesThe Koran is universally accepted by...

29.05.2015

Engineers of Jihad : The Curious Connection between Violent Extremism and Education
The violent actions of a few extremists can alter the course of history, yet there persists a yawning gap between the potential impact of these individuals and what we understand about them. In Engineers of Jihad, Diego Gambetta...

12.10.2016

Role of the State in the Economy : An Islamic Perspective
Articles included in this collection discuss how Islam seeks to orient economic agents towards ethical and socially responsible behaviour against a background of the collapse of state-managed economics.

20.10.2011

Understanding The Hadith
Noted Indian writer and polymath Ram Swarup explores the meaning of Islam through the words of the Sahih Muslim, considered by Muslims to be one of the most authoritative of the collections of "traditions" (Arabic...

27.03.2012

The Reconciliation of the Fundamentals of Islamic Law: Volume II
The Reconciliation of the Fundamentals of Islamic Law or Al-Muwafaqat fi Usul al-Shari'a, written by Ibrahim ibn Musa Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi, is an innovation in Islamic jurisprudence, for it was for the first time that the...

22.10.2016

The Glorious Qur'an : English Translation
Employing a unique system of hermeneutics, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a preeminent scholar and recognised Authority of Islam, has produced a fully explanatory translation of the Qur'an into modern English,...

11.10.2014

Islam, Gender, and Social Change
One of the most controversial and emotionally charged aspects of the Muslim religious resurgence has been its effect on women in Muslim societies. The essays collected in this book place the issue in its historical context and...

22.06.2017

Theorizing Islam : Disciplinary Deconstruction and Reconstruction
The scholarly study of Islam has become ever more insular and apologetic. Academic Islamic Studies has tried to maintain a focus on truth, authenticity, experience and meaning and has effectively avoided discussion of larger...

05.03.2017

An Islamic Perspective on Governance
Zafar Iqbal and Mervyn K. Lewis examine, from an Islamic perspective, some central issues in public, economic and corporate governance. Amongst topics analysed are theories of justice, taxation, budget deficits, Islamic...

30.04.2012

Prophet Muhammad and His Miracles : From the Risale-i Nur Collection
Offers a modern Qur'anic commentary, addressing the needs and understanding of our age.

24.07.2013

The Letters : Epistles on Islamic Thought, Belief and Life
Written by a celebrated Islamic scholar to his students in Turkey after his political exile in 1925, these letters follow the long-established traditions of correspondence between spiritual masters and their students in remote...

20.03.2013

Apocalyptic Islam and Iranian Shi'ism
Interest in Shi'i Islam is running at unprecedented levels. International tensions over Iran, where the largest number of Shi'i Muslims live, as well as the political resurgence of the Shi'i in Iraq and Lebanon,...

20.11.2011

Progressive Muslims : On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism
Developed in response to the events of September 11 2001, these 14 articles from prominent Muslim thinkers offer a provocative reassessment of Islam's relationship with the modern world. Confronting issues such as racism,...

30.09.2012

What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam : Second Edition
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an overwhelming demand for information about Islam, and recent events - the war in Iraq, terrorist attacks both failed and successful, debates throughout Europe over...

21.01.2011

Islam : A Short Guide to the Faith
In this straightforward and authoritative collection of fifteen essays -- each by a different, specialized expert in the field -- readers will encounter all the major elements of Islam, including its history, its beliefs, its...

03.01.2017

Integrating Islam : Political and Religious Challenges in Contemporary France
Nearly five million Muslims call France home, the vast majority from former French colonies in North Africa. While France has successfully integrated waves of immigrants in the past, this new influx poses a new variety of...

27.07.2013

In the Shade of the Quran: v.4
This volume of Sayyid Qutb's tafsir, commentary on the Qur'an, covers Surah 5 Al-Ma'idah (The Repast).

27.09.2016

Islamic Law and Transnational Diplomatic Law : A Quest for Complementarity in Divergent Legal Theories
This book, in its effort to formulate compatibility between Islamic law and the principles of international diplomatic law, argues that the need to harmonize the two legal systems and have a thorough cross-cultural understanding...

11.09.2013

Future Jihad : Terrorist Strategies Against the West
This Foreign Affairs bestseller from MSNBC terrorism expert Walid Phares allows a frightening look into the future of jihad. Phares--who has served as an expert with the Justice Department, briefed the Defense and State...

18.06.2015

Islamic Finance and the Shari'ah : The Dow Jones Fatwa and Permissible Variance as Studies in Letheanism and Legal Change
This book is about how Islamic finance is conducted in contemporary times. It is also about change and how change occurs in two areas. The first area is change in a body of law, both generally and specifically with respect to...

29.06.2017

Cruel and Usual Punishment : The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law
Nonie Darwish lived for thirty years in a majority Muslim nation. Everything about her life?family, sexuality, hygiene, business, banking, contracts, economics, politics, social issues, everything?was dictated by the Islamic law...

21.11.2011

The New Voices of Islam : Reforming Politics and Modernity - A Reader
Over the last decade, at a time when the forces of 'Islamic fundamentalism' appear to be the dominant face of Islam in the West, a vibrant and equally significant discourse has emerged from a number of prominent Muslim...

23.12.2011

Merton and Judaism
Outstanding writers discuss Thomas Merton's discovery of and developing relationship with Judaism. Merton and Judaism features Merton's correspondence with Jewish scholars and participation in the Catholic...

08.11.2014

Islam in the Modern World
This comprehensive introduction explores the landscape of contemporary Islam. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it: * provides broad overviews of the developments, events, people and movements that have defined Islam...

13.10.2012

Islam, Arabs, and Intelligent World of the Jinn
According to the Qur'an, God created two parallel species, man and the jinn, the former from clay and the latter from fire. Beliefs regarding the jinn are deeply integrated into Muslim culture and religion, and have a...

16.04.2012

Qaddumi's Elementary Hanbali Primer : 100 Issues of Instruction According to the Hanbali School
Shaykh Musa b. 'Isa Al-Qaddumi's elementary primer details one hundred and six questions on the topics of Tahara, Salat, Sawm, Zakat, and Hajj. Known for its brevity and clarity, this treatise bring the objectives of...

12.09.2011

The Inevitable Caliphate? : A History of the Struggle for Global Islamic Union, 1924 to the Present
While in the West 'the Caliphate' evokes overwhelmingly negative images, throughout Islamic history it has been regarded as the ideal Islamic polity. In the wake of the 'Arab Spring' and the removal of...

19.12.2014

Militant Islam : A Sociology of Characteristics, Causes and Consequences
Militant Islam provides a sociological framework for understanding the rise and character of recent Islamic militancy. It takes a systematic approach to the phenomenon and includes analysis of cases from around the world,...

28.03.2011

Understanding Jihad
First published in 2005, Understanding Jihad unravels the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of jihad within the context of Islamic life. In this revised and expanded second edition, author David Cook has...

04.05.2014

Usul Al-Fiqh : Methodology of Islamic Jurisprudence
This book deals with the sources of Islamic jurisprudence and their importance in deducing the religious rulings. It covers the concept of ijtih d (independent reasoning), its conditions and application and illustrates why it is...

10.10.2017

Ibn Arabi : Heir to the Prophets
The importance of Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi (1165-1240) for Islamic mysticism lies in the fact that he was a speculative thinker of the highest order, albeit diffuse and difficult to understand. His central doctrine is the...

10.03.2016

Guide to Goodness (Dalailal-Khayrat) : (Complete Arabic-English Texts)
This prayer is a prayer in remembering to ask for blessings upon the Prophet with blessings from God.

26.05.2017

Knowing the Enemy : Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror
After September 11, Americans agonized over why nineteen men hated the United States enough to kill three thousand civilians in an unprovoked assault. Analysts have offered a wide variety of explanations for the attack, but the...

18.11.2011

Islam and New Kinship : Reproductive Technology and the Shariah in Lebanon
Assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization have provoked global controversy and ethical debate. This book provides a groundbreaking investigation into those debates in the Islamic Middle East,...

31.08.2013

Islam and English Law : Rights, Responsibilities and the Place of Shari'a
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams triggered a storm of protest when he suggested that some accommodation between British law and Islam's shari'a law was 'inevitable'. His foundational lecture...

13.09.2011

Tablighi Jamaat and the Quest for the London Mega Mosque : Continuity and Change
The book charts the attempts of Islam's largest missionary movement, the Tablighi Jamaat, to build Europe's largest mosque in London. Key themes include how Islamic movements engage and adapt within liberal democracies...

26.03.2013

Islamophobia and Everyday Multiculturalism in Australia
This book explores Islamophobia in Australia, shifting attention from its victims to its perpetrators by examining the visceral, atavistic nature of people's feelings and responses to the Muslim `Other' in everyday...

06.10.2014

Women Under Islam : Gender Justice and the Politics of Islamic Law
How Islam treats women is one of the most hotly contested questions of our times. Islamic law is often misrepresented as a single monolithic concept, rather than a collection of different interpretations and practices. To move...

02.03.2012

The Holy Quran : Romanized Arabic Script

03.09.2015