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The Convenient Terrorist

by John Kiriakou & Joseph Hickman Hot Books (June 27, 2017)

A startling spotlight on the darkest corners of America's War on Terror," where nothing is quite what it seems.

The Convenient Terrorist is the definitive inside account of the capture, torture, and detention...


My Friend the Fanatic

by Sadanand Dhume Skyhorse (February 23, 2016)

A nation once synonymous with tolerance, Indonesia, the fourth-most populated country in the world and its most populous Muslim country, now finds itself in the midst of a profound shift toward radical Islam....


Sexual Ethics and Islam

by Kecia Ali Oneworld Publications (January 07, 2016)

Stoning. Slavery. Honour Killings. Homosexuality. In the context of Islam, these topics are frequently discussed but little understood. When debated, such emotive issues often spark heated argument rather than...


Judaism

by Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok & Dan Cohn-Sherbok Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

In this clear and authoritative guide, Lavinia and Dan Cohn-Sherbok concisely examine the Jewish faith and its practices and explore what it really means to be a Jew today. From the nature of God to the divisions...


Sufism

by William C. Chittick Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2007)

What is mysticism? What does sufism mean today?

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...


Christian Criticisms, Islamic Proofs

by Simon A. Wood Oneworld Publications (January 01, 2012)

Muhammad Rashid Rida is among the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern period and yet, until now, his writings on Christian-Muslim relations have remained unpublished in English. In this flagship English...


Inside the Gender Jihad

by Amina Wadud Oneworld Academic (October 01, 2013)

A world-renowned professor of Islamic studies, Amina Wadud has long been at the forefront of what she calls the 'gender jihad,' the struggle for justice for women within the global Islamic community. In 2005,...


The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa

by John Allembillah Azumah Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2014)

Thoughtful and challenging, this book argues for a reassessment of the role historically played by Islam in Africa, and offers new hope for in creased mutual understanding between African people of different...


The Quran, Epic and Apocalypse

by Todd Lawson Oneworld Academic (October 05, 2017)

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...


Feminism in Islam

by Margot Badran Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

While many in the West regard feminism and Islam as a contradiction in terms, many Muslims in the East have perceived Western feminist forces in their midst as an assault upon their culture. In this career-spanning...


A History of Islam in 21 Women

by Hossein Kamaly Oneworld Publications (September 26, 2019)

Beginning in seventh-century Mecca and Medina, A History of Islam in 21 Women takes us around the globe, through eleventh-century Yemen and Khorasan, and into sixteenth-century Spain, Istanbul and India. From...


Entanglement

by Emma Tarlo Oneworld Publications (October 06, 2016)

Winner of the Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing 2017

Journeying around the globe, through past and present, Emma Tarlo unravels the intriguing story of human hair and what it tells us about ourselves...


'Abd al-Rahman III

by Maribel Fierro Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

Abd al-Rahman III (891 - 961) was the greatest of the Umayyad rulers of Spain and the first to take the title of Caliph. During his reign, Islamic Spain became wealthy and prosperous. He founded the great Caliphate...


The Crucifixion and the Qur'an

by Todd Lawson Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2014)

The first book to examine the controversial Qur'anic phrase which divides Christianity and Islam.

The first book to examine the controversial Qur’anic phrase which divides Christianity and Islam.

According...


Jesus in the Qur'an

by Geoffrey Parrinder Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2014)

An essential introduction to the influence of Jesus in contemporary Qur’anic teachings

In Jesus in the Qur'an, written for both Christians and Muslims, for specialists as well as general readers, Parrinder...


The Torah

by Joel S. Kaminsky & Joel N. Lohr Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2011)

There is no question that the Torah is one of the most influential documents in Western civilization. It is the source of widely known characters like Joseph, Moses, and Noah, and timeless stories such as the...


Chinggis Khan

by Michal Biran Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

In this novel perspective on a much-maligned figure, Michal Biran explains the monumental impact Chinggis Khan has had upon the Islamic World, both positive and negative. Often criticised as a mass-slaughterer,...


Ikhwan al-Safa'

by Godefroid de Callatay Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

The Ikhwan Al- Safa' or Brethren of Purity were a highly secretive group of tenth-century Shi'ite thinkers, their identities remaining unclear even today. Renowned for creating the legendary Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa,...


Mulla Sadra

by Sayeh Meisami Oneworld Academic (October 01, 2013)

A timely biography on the single most important and influential philosopher in the Muslim world in the last four hundred years

Mulla Sadra (572 - 1640) is perhaps the single most important and influential philosopher...


Beshir Agha

by Jane Hathaway Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

This book explores the life of el-Hajj Beshir Agha (ca. 1657-1746), the most powerful Chief Harem Eunuch in the history of the Ottoman Empire Enslaved in his native Ethiopia as a boy, then castrated in Egypt,...


Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi

by Itzchak Weismann Oneworld Academic (December 03, 2015)

Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi (1855-1902) was one of the most articulate and original proponents of reformist ideas in the Arab world, as well as a precursor of Arab nationalism. A journalist, political thinker...


Islamic Empires

by Justin Marozzi Pegasus Books (February 04, 2020)

Islamic civilization was once the envy of the world. From a succession of glittering, cosmopolitan capitals, Islamic empires lorded it over the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and swathes of the Indian...


Islam and Romanticism

by Jeffrey Einboden Oneworld Academic (November 06, 2014)

Revealing Islam’s formative influence on literary Romanticism, this book recounts a lively narrative of religious and aesthetic exchange, mapping the impact of Muslim sources on the West’s most seminal authors....


Ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab

by Michael Crawford Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2014)

Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab (1703-1792) aroused great controversy in his lifetime. More than two centuries after his death he still elicits strong views. For some he is the model of a pious religious activist...


Ibn 'Arabi

by William C. Chittick Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

Renowned expert William Chittick covers the life and works of the legendary Spanish-born Sufi writer Ibn Arabi in this new biography. Discussing not only Ibn Arabi's work on the subject of mysticism, Chittick...


Pointing the Finger

by Julian Petley & Robin Richardson Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

The only detailed examination of how the British media treat Muslims

Uncovering endemic racism in the British Media

Ever since 9/11, Muslims and Islam have dominated the headlines in the UK. In this important...


Shi'i Islam

by Moojan Momen Oneworld Publications (November 05, 2015)

From infallible Imams to Ayatollahs in Iran, Shi’ism has long been a prominent, if misunderstood, branch of Islam. It regards Ali, Muhammad’s son-in-law, as the Prophet’s legitimate successor. But theological...


Elijah Muhammad

by Herbert Berg Oneworld Academic (October 01, 2013)

Almost four decades after his death Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975) remains by far the most influential African American Muslim. Leader of the Nation of Islam movement for over thirty years and a mentor to Malcolm...


The Islamic Veil

by Elizabeth M. Bucar Oneworld Publications (September 01, 2012)

Banned in public institutions in France and Turkey, mandatory in Saudi Arabia and Iran, no other item of clothing incites such furious reactions. The Islamic veil - a catch-all term that encompasses everything...


Islamic and Jewish Legal Reasoning

by Anver Emon Oneworld Academic (April 07, 2016)

By pairing a scholar of Islamic law with a scholar of Jewish law, a unique dynamic is created, and new perspectives are made possible. These new perspectives not only enable an understanding of the other’s...


Speaking in God's Name

by Khaled Abou El Fadl Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2014)

Drawing on both religious and secular sources, this challenging book argues that divinely ordained law is frequently misinterpreted by Muslim authorities at the expense of certain groups, including women. Khaled...


On Being a Muslim

by Farid Esack Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

A personal account of Muslim life in the modern world and the trials it raises

Funny, challenging, controversial, passionate and unforgiving, this is an unprecedented personal account of a Muslim's life in the...


Aisha al-Ba'uniyya

by Th. Emil Homerin Oneworld Academic (July 04, 2019)

Aisha al-Ba‘uniyya (c.1456-1517) was one of the greatest women mystics in Islamic history. A Sufi master and an Arab poet, her religious writings were extensive by any standard and extraordinary for her time....


Ibn Tufayl

by Taneli Kukkonen Oneworld Academic (November 06, 2014)

Ibn Tufayl (d. 1185) was an Andalusian courtier, philosopher, Sufi master, and royal physician to the Almohad Caliphs. He inspired the twelfth-century Andalusian revolt against Ptolemaic astronomy and sponsored...


Shariah Law

by Mohammad Hashim Kamali Oneworld Publications (July 06, 2017)

Shariah law is a subject that is misunderstood and misrepresented by many in the West. More than simply a system of law, it is concerned with a set of values and rules that are essential to the understanding...


Amir Khusraw

by Sunil Sharma Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

This book studies an important icon of medieval South Asian culture, Indian courtier, poet, musician and Sufi, Amir Khusraw (1253-1325), chiefly remembered for his poetry in Persian and Hindi, today an integral...


Hasan al-Banna

by Gudrun Krämer Oneworld Academic (June 01, 2014)

Hasan al-Banna (1906 - 1949) was an Egyptian political reformer, best known for establishing the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organisation which today has millions of members and spans the Arab world. Through...


The Mantle of the Prophet

by Roy Mottahedeh Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2014)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Pilgrimage in Islam

by Sophia Rose Arjana Oneworld Academic (June 15, 2017)

It is not only the holy cities of Mecca and Karbala to which Muslim pilgrims travel, but a wide variety of sacred sites around the world. Journeys are undertaken to visit graves of important historical and religious...


Husain Ahmad Madani

by Barbara D. Metcalf Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani (1879 - 1957) was a political activist, Islamic scholar, and supporter of Gandhi during the struggle for India’s independence. Humane and fiercely dedicated whether campaigning...


Misquoting Muhammad

by Jonathan A.C. Brown Oneworld Publications (August 07, 2014)

AN INDEPENDENT BEST BOOKS ON RELIGION 2014 PICK

Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Prophet Muhammad. Modern media are replete with alarm over jihad, underage marriage...


A Concise Encyclopedia of Islam

by Gordon Newby Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

Covering everything from Adam to Zakariyyah, this concise reference guide is designed specifically for readers and students who wish to learn more about the world's fastest-growing religion. Fully illustrated,...


Mehmed Ali

by Khaled Fahmy Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

Kavalali Mehmed Ali Pasha (c. 1770-1849), often dubbed "the founder of modern Egypt", was one of the most important figures in the history of the Ottoman Empire. Born in what is now Greece, and seemingly headed...


Muhammad Abduh

by Mark Sedgwick Oneworld Academic (June 01, 2014)

Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905) is widely regarded as the founder of Islamic modernism. Egyptian jurist, religious scholar and political activist, he sought to synthesise Western and Islamic cultural values. Arguing...


Ashraf Ali Thanawi

by Muhammad Qasim Zaman Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

Ashraf `Ali Thanawi (1863-1943) was one of the most prominent religious scholars in Islamic history. Author of over a thousand books on different aspects of Islam, his work sought to defend the Islamic scholarly...


Shaykh Mufid

by Tamima Bayhom-Daou Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

This work is a highly readable introduction to Shaykh Mufid, the leading Shi'i scholar of his time, and it examines his contributions in the fields of jurisprudence, theology, and sacred history in clear and...


Usama ibn Munqidh

by Paul M. Cobb Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

Often at the front line of some of the most dramatic moments in Islamic history, including the invasion of the Turks into the Middle East, the collapse of Shi'ite political power, and, above all, the coming...


The Enlightenment Qur'an

by Ziad Elmarsafy Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2014)

Iconoclastic and fiercely rational, the European Enlightenment witnessed the birth of modern Western society and thought. Reason was sacrosanct and for the first time, religious belief and institutions were...


Defenders of Reason in Islam

by Richard C. Martin, Mark Woodward & Dwi S. Atmaja Oneworld Publications (March 03, 2016)

This clearly written text explores the rational theology of Islam, the conflict between the "defenders of God" and the "defenders of reason", and the controversy's historical roots.


Al-Farabi, Founder of Islamic Neoplatonism

by Majid Fakhry Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2014)

The only comprehensive introduction to al-Farabi - the first Islamic philosopher to translate the works of Plato and Aristotle. This new survey from a leading scholar documents the philosopher's life, writings...