Category: Dubai Books

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

Product Description 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 […]

Islam and Capitalism

Product Description 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 […]

The Public Sphere: Liberal Modernity, Catholicism, Islam

Product Description 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 […]

Islam and Democracy

Product DescriptionReligious 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 […]

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

Product DescriptionAttending 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 […]

Islam and World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi

Product DescriptionIslam 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 […]

The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom

Product DescriptionIn 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 […]

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

Product DescriptionPurchase 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, […]

Teaching Islam

Product DescriptionDespite 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 […]

Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam

Product DescriptionCardinal 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 […]

Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam

Product DescriptionIn 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 […]

Images of Jesus Christ in Islam

Product DescriptionThis 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 […]

Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam

Product Description 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 […]

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