Category: Dubai Books

Empires of Islam in Renaissance Historical Thought

Product Description Renaissance humanists believed that the origins of peoples could reveal crucial facts about their modern political character. Margaret Meserve explores what happened when European historians turned to study the political history of a faith other than their own. Meserve investigates the methods and illuminates the motives of scholars negotiating shifting boundaries–between scholarly research […]

The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades

Product DescriptionThe Crusades as seen through the eyes of Muslims A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION to the understanding of the medieval holy wars between Christians and Muslims, this volume brings together the best and most complete eyewitness account of the Crusades from the perspective of a medieval Muslim writer. Focusing on twelfth-century Arab aristocrat Usama ibn Munqidh’s […]

Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity

Product Description Tariq Ramadan attempts to demonstrate, using sources which draw upon Islamic thought and civilization, that Muslims can respond to contemporary challenges of modernity without betraying their identity. The book argues that Muslims, nurished by their own points of reference, can approach the modern epoch by adopting a specific social, political, and economic model […]

Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity

Product Description Tariq Ramadan attempts to demonstrate, using sources which draw upon Islamic thought and civilization, that Muslims can respond to contemporary challenges of modernity without betraying their identity. The book argues that Muslims, nurished by their own points of reference, can approach the modern epoch by adopting a specific social, political, and economic model […]

An Introduction to Islam

Product DescriptionThis revised and updated second edition features a new section tackling the issues arising from Islam’s changing role in the volatile world order of the new millennium. Appearing at the end of a book which explores the ideas and traditions of Islam in depth, this new section offers thought-provoking reflections on the role of […]

A Manual for American Servicemen in the Arab Middle East: Using Cultural Understanding to Defeat Adversaries and Win the Peace

Product DescriptionAn American officer presents an invaluable handbook for dealing with cultural issues in the Middle East during military operations. The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has sent U.S. diplomats and troops around the world. In the current security environment, understanding foreign cultures is crucial to defeating adversaries and working with allies. Lt. Col. William […]

Arguing the Just War in Islam

Product Description Jihad, with its many terrifying associations, is a term widely used today, though its meaning is poorly grasped. Few people understand the circumstances requiring a jihad, or “holy” war, or how Islamic militants justify their violent actions within the framework of the religious tradition of Islam. How Islam, with more than one billion […]

The Place of Tolerance in Islam

Product DescriptionWe suddenly find ourselves with very little knowledge of a religion and culture that continues to have an enormous impact on our world. Through a close reading of the Qur’an, Khaled Abou El Fadl shows that injunctions to violence against nonbelievers stem from misreadings. Even jihad, or so-called holy war, has no basis in […]

Best of Dubai

Product DescriptionBest of Dubai, Volume 1, showcases the very best of the best in travel, lifestyle products and business for this vibrant city. Presented in hard bound, coffee-table format, Best of Dubai is an essential guide to Dubai’s luxury brands. Best of Dubai

Christianity at the Religious Roundtable: Evangelicalism in Conversation with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam

Product Description Can evangelicals learn from world religions? While evangelicals have extensive experience with other religions through missionary endeavors, in today’s postmodern, pluralistic context, the nature of this experience is changing. Christ’s uniqueness and the truth of the gospel are uncompromisable, but in our contemporary setting Christianity is faced with a different apologetic task than […]

Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World

Product Description Egypt’s autocratic regime is being weakened by economic crises, growing political opposition, and the pressures of globalization. Observers now wonder which way Egypt will go when the country’s aging president, Husni Mubarak, passes from the scene: will it embrace Western-style liberalism and democracy? Or will it become an Islamic theocracy similar to Iran? […]

Slavery, Terrorism & Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

Product DescriptionA fascinating, well illustrated and thoroughly documented response to the relentless anti-Christian propaganda that has been generated by Muslim and marxist groups and by Hollywood film makers. As Karl Marx declared: “The first battlefield is the re-writing of history!” “Slavery, Terrorsim and Islam” is an eye opening, positive and practical handbook to empower you […]

The Family Structure in Islam

Product DescriptionFamily Structure in Islam by Hammudah Abd al Ati is a comprehensive and scholarly look at the family unit in Islam, from its conception via marriage, to children s rights, to rights and roles of the partners that make for a successful team. The learned author also squarely confronts more touching issues such as […]

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