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Fast Facts® on Islam: What You Need to Know Now

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Ankerberg and Weldon’s Q-and-A format explains Islam’s beginnings, Muslims’ beliefs about God and Jesus, and how Islamic beliefs relate to recent terrorist acts. A must-have for Christ-centered insight into a growing religious and political power.

Fast Facts® on Islam: What You Need to Know Now

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Opening the Gates, Second Edition: An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing

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Praise for the first edition:

“An impressive collection of more than 50 pieces — essays, poems, folktales, short stories, memoirs, film scripts, lectures/speeches — by Arab women challenging the widely accepted view of Middle Eastern women as submissive non-thinkers to whom feminism is a foreign concept.” — Booklist

“Anyone interested in good writing should read [Opening the Gates]. Here are first-class stories with the energy and freshness we expect from a beginning.” — Doris Lessing, The Independent

“This collection of stories, speeches, essays, poems and memoirs bears fierce testimony to a tradition of brave Arab feminist writing in the face of subjugation by a Muslim patriarchy.” — Publishers Weekly

“This impressive collection of writings by Arab women… represent[s] a powerful series of vignettes by women who were both insightful and gifted, into the lives of women who have lived ‘behind the veil’ over the last 100 years.” — Arab Book World

“An expression of indigenous, intrepid feminism in the Arab world.” — Ms.

“Opening the Gates succeeds not because of its methodology, but because of the stories the women tell.” — Voice Literary Supplement

Opening the Gates, Second Edition: An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing

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Islam and Capitalism

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Islam and Capitalism is a learned, engaging rebuttal of the cultural reductionism of Max Weber and others who have tried to explain the politics and society of the Middle East by reference to some unchanging entity called “Islam,” typically characterized as instinctively hostile to capitalism. Maxime Rodinson looks at the facts, analyzing economic texts with his customary common sense, to show that Muslims never had any problem making money.

Maxime Rodinson was a French Marxist historian, sociologist, and a professor at the renowned École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris.

Islam and Capitalism

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Islam At The Gates: How Christendom Defeated the Ottoman Turks

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Historian Diane Moczar pulls back the curtain on one of the most important acts in the drama of Muslim aggression against the West: the 500-year-long siege of Europe by the Ottoman Turks. Tracing the rise of the Turkish people from wandering Asian tribe to mighty pan-continental empire, Islam at the Gates chronicles the heroes and villains, the battles and atrocities, the tragic errors and timely miracles, that marked the Ottomans incursions from Europes borders to the very heart of Christendom; and then, by the grace of God, their eventual repulsion and final defeat. Solid history and dramatic narrative make Islam at the Gates a moving look at Europes long struggle against the Turks. But the authors shrewd Catholic outlook also makes it an edifying one. Had these events unfolded just a little differently, Christian civilization might have been conquered by the sword of Allah. If we fail to learn the lessons of history, Dr. Moczar warns, the West may yet fall.

Islam At The Gates: How Christendom Defeated the Ottoman Turks

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The Public Sphere: Liberal Modernity, Catholicism, Islam

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This book is a theory-informed, comparative and historical exploration of the notion of the public sphere within Western and Islamic traditions. It situates the emergence of the modern public sphere in a wider historical and theoretical context than usually done in conventional analyses. The work traces cross-cutting genealogies spanning conventional borders between tradition and modernity, and in particular between the Western and the Islamic world. This approach unsettles received, evolutionary views of the public sphere as an exclusive legacy of Western political cultures. The public sphere is finally reconceived as a complex platform for the modern cultivation of culturally diverse, competing, yet intersecting discourses.

The Public Sphere: Liberal Modernity, Catholicism, Islam

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Islam and Democracy

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Religious resurgence and democratization have been two of the most significant developments of the last quarter of the twentieth century. Frequently they work together; other times they are at odds. In the Muslim world, this relationship is of special importance because of the strength of the Islamic resurgence, and the intensity of Muslim demands for greater popular participation in political processes

Esposito and Voll use six case studies to look at the history of this relationship and the role played by new Islamic movements. At one end of the spectrum, Iran and Sudan represent two cases of militant, revolutionary Islam opposing the political system. In Algeria and Malaysia however, the new movements have been legally recognized and made part of the political process. The authors identify several important factors, such as the legality or illegality of the new Islamic movements and the degree to which they cooperate with existing rulers, as being key to understanding the success or failure of these movements. Still, the case studies prove that despite the commonalities, differing national contexts and identities give rise to differences in agenda and method.

This broad spectrum of experience contains important lessons for understanding this complex and subtle relationship, and will also provide insight into the powerful forces of religion and democracy in a broader global context.

Islam and Democracy

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Fulbe Voices: Marriage, Islam, and Medicine in Northern Cameroon

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Attending to everyday conversations and embodied performances about Islam, marriage, medicine, and Fulbe identity, Fulbe Voices provides a richly textured exploration of the dynamics of cultural diversity in a village in Cameroon.

Fulbe Voicesis based on everyday conversations in the West African village of Domaayo, Cameroon, where men and women struggle with the multiple cultural contradictions and social tensions emerging from their varied perspectives as farmers and entrepreneurs, schoolboys and elders, married and free women, rulers and ruled, Muslim scholars and spirit workers. Though sharing many terms of debate, Fulbe persons passionately argue about Muslim ideals and “pagan” practices, about Fulbe tradition and national reform, and about local histories and global flows. In Fulbe culture, social worlds are articulated and transformed through narrative and embodied performance.

Fulbe Voices: Marriage, Islam, and Medicine in Northern Cameroon

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Islam and World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi

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Islam means, literally, submission to the compassionate will of God. How could it have come to signify something so altogether different in the world today? It becomes clear throughout Islam and World Peace that the original Islam being spoken of by Bawa Muhaiyaddeen is as different from the news headlines as were the teachings of Saint Francis from the Inquisition. We think you will find this perspective both refreshing and thought provoking.

Islam and World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi

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The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom

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In the classical Islamic ideology of conquest, the first choice offered to non-Muslims was conversion to Islam; the second choice was the sword; and the third was surrender. Mark Durie’s innovative book exposes the history and ideology of surrender – the ‘Third Choice’ – which has determined the lived reality of non-Muslims – known as ‘dhimmis’ – living under Muslim rule. Durie grounds his analysis of the dhimmi condition in the teachings of Islam and the life of Muhammad. His ground-breaking analyses show how the ideology of the terms of surrender, known as a ‘dhimma’ pact, determines life for non-Muslims under Islamic dominance. The worldview of dhimmitude, he argues, offers indispensable keys for understanding current trends in global politics, including the widening impact of sharia revival, deterioration of human rights in Islamic societies, jihad terrorism, recurring patterns of Western appeasement, and the increasingly fraught relationship between migrant Muslim communities in the West and their host societies.

The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom

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People From Dubai: Maktoum Family, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Henrik Stenson, Ahmad Khalil, Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher’s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Maktoum Family, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Henrik Stenson, Ahmad Khalil, Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Mohi-Din Binhendi, Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sukhbir, Muieen a Deen Jamal a Deen Abd Al Fusal Abd Al Sattar, Abdulla Al Kamali, Ali Binhendi, Adi Bitar, Nasser Hassan Al-Shaikh, the Narcicyst, Mohammed Bin Sulayem, Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Mohammed Al Abbar, Mohammed Bin Ali Al Abbar, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Qasim Zubair, Faisal Khalil, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Ahmad Mohammad Hasher Al Maktoum, Fahad Alhashmi, Mohammed Al Gergawi, Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Wedad Lootah, Mohammad Al Gaz, Ahlam, Ahmad Bin Byat, Mahdi Al Tajir, Mohammad Tauqir, Qasim Sultan Al Banna, Saeed-Al-Saffar, Shaykh Aminiya, Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum, Maitha Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Rashid Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Hasher Al Maktoum, Juma Almajid, Saif Ahmad Al Ghurair, Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Shahraban Abdullah, Al Jalila Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Suhail Al Zarooni, Mohammad Al Murr, Saeed Mohammad Al Gandi, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, Suhail Al-Abdool, Mohammed Khalfan Bin Kharbash, Alia Bint Khalifa Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Excerpt: Olympic medal record Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohammad bin Hasher Al Maktoum (born December 31, 1963 in Dubai ) is a shooter from the United Arab Emirates , who won the first ever Olympic medal for his country. Al Maktoum, a member of the ruling family of Dubai , had been participating in hunting since childhood , but it was not until the age of 34 that he took up sh…

People From Dubai: Maktoum Family, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Henrik Stenson, Ahmad Khalil, Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Teaching Islam

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Despite the importance of Islam in global affairs and the role of Islamic Studies in Religious Studies, little attention has been given to the basic questions of how Islam should be taught. This volume brings together a number of leading scholars of Islamic Studies with rich experience in teaching Islam in a diversity of undergraduate settings, from large public universities to small private colleges. Topics addressed include Islamic law, the Quran, Sufism, women in Islam, Islam in America, and teaching about Islam through Arabic literature and the use of new information technology. Along with providing practical information about structuring courses and assignments, the contributors examine the place of Islamic Studies in the larger theoretical framework of Religious Studies and liberal arts curricula.

Teaching Islam

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Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam

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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger-now Pope Benedict XVI-joins Marcello Pera, President of the Italian Senate, to offer a provocative critique of the spiritual, cultural, and political crisis afflicting the West.

Bringing together their unique vantage points as leaders of Church and State, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Marcello Pera challenge us to imagine what can be the future of a civilization that has abandoned its moral and cultural history. They call on the West to embrace a spiritual rather than political renewal -and to accept the moral values that alone can help us to make sense of changes in technology, economics, and society.

Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam

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Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam

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In this engaging study, Dr Amina Wadud, an Afro-American Muslim herself, introduces the feminist movement in Islam and delves into its challenges, its textual foundations in the Qur’an and its achievements. Beginning with her own place in the effort for greater justice for women in Islam, Wadud goes on tackle a number of pertinent issues, including the state of Muslim women’s studies as a discipline in mainstream academia and the role of Muslim women in the domestic space.

Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam

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Images of Jesus Christ in Islam

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This title offers a comprehensive and contemporary exploration of the role of Jesus in both Islam and Christianity and issues of dialogue in Christian-Muslim relations. “Images of Jesus Christ in Islam 2nd Edition” provides a general introduction to the question of Jesus Christ in Islam and a dialogical discussion of this issues’ importance for Christian-Muslim relations. Its originality lies in its comprehensive presentation of relevant sources and research and its discussion of Islamic images of Christ in the wider context of Muslim-Christian relations. Oddbjorn Leirvik provides a comprehensive introduction to a breadth of Muslim traditions through an examination of interpretations of Jesus throughout history, whilst also examining historic tensions between Islam and Christianity. This book’s distinctive contribution lies in its dialogical perspective in the perennial area of interest of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations.

Images of Jesus Christ in Islam

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Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam

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Light of the Sufis introduces the complex and multilayered topic of Sufism, or Islamic mysticism, by concentrating on its expression in the visual arts and offers new insights into the integrative and fluid nature of the Sufi experience that has solicited strong reactions—both negative and positive—in Muslims and non-Muslims alike for several hundred years.

Sufism became well established in the 9th to 10th century and reached its height in the 12th to 13th century. From its inception, Sufism recognized the traditions and practices of other faiths and cultures with which it came into contact, adapting and incorporating elements of Greek philosophies, Christian mysticism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, and Buddhism. This diversity has been reflected not only in the words and the lives of celebrated Sufi mystics but also in some of the finest literature, music, performance, and visual arts produced in the Islamic world. Lavishly illustrated, this exhibition catalogue presents exceptional works in various media from diverse areas of the Islamic world, including North Africa, Turkey, Iran, and India, and dating from the ninth century to the present.

Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam

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