Islam: Faith and History

Oneworld Publications - Oneworld Publications. Combining the personal with the scholarly, this innovative introduction gives the reader an insight into Islam and its rich history.

This Is My God

Back Bay Books - A miracle of brevity, it guides readers through the world's oldest practicing religion with all the power, clarity and wit of Wouk's celebrated novels. Back Bay Books. This is my god is herman wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty.

The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists

HarperOne - At this critical juncture there are two completely opposed worldviews within Islam competing to define this great world religion. While extremists have an impact upon the religion that is wildly disproportionate to their numbers, moderates constitute the majority of Muslims worldwide. In the great theft, one of the world's preeminent islamic scholars, Khaled Abou El Fadl, argues that Islam is currently passing through a transformative period no less dramatic than the movements that swept through Europe during the Reformation.

HarperOne. Bush's assurances that islam is a peaceful religion and that all good Muslims hunger for democracy, confusion persists and far too many Westerners remain convinced that Muslims and terrorists are synonymous. It is this rift between the quiet voice of the moderates and the deafening statements of the extremists that threatens the future of the faith.

The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists - Yet, even with this increased scrutiny, most of the public discourse regarding Islam revolves around the actions of extremist factions such as the Wahhabis and al-Qa'ida. Back Bay Books. The stakes have never been higher, and the future of the Muslim world hangs in the balance. Despite President George W. In the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11, and the recent bombings in London, the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, an unprecedented amount of attention has been directed toward Islam and the Muslim world.

But what of the islam we don't hear about? as the second-largest and fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam is deemed by more than a billion Muslims to be a source of serenity and spiritual peace, and a touchstone for moral and ethical guidance.

A New Introduction to Islam

Wiley-Blackwell - HarperOne. Covering the origins, literature, key features, and legacy of the Islamic tradition, the third edition of A New Introduction to Islam includes new material on Islam in the 21st century and discussions of the impact of historical ideas, and movements on contemporary trends. Includes updated and rewritten chapters on the qur’an and hadith literature that covers important new academic research Compares the practice of Islam in different Islamic countries, as well as acknowledging the differences within Islam as practiced in Europe Features study questions for each chapter and more illustrative material, charts, and excerpts from primary sources Back Bay Books.

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The Qur'an and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad: Selections Annotated & Explained SkyLight Illuminations

SkyLight Paths - The timeless insight of Islam's sacred writings can enrich your own spiritual journey. For many in the west, the teachings of the Qur’an often are enshrouded in mystery and fear. By the sixteenth century, muslim culture stretched from India to Africa to Europe, preserving with it the ancient learning that helped spawn the Renaissance.

Wiley-Blackwell. With its interwoven ideas of faith and reason, justice and mercy, the path of Islam―which literally means "surrendering to God’s will"―offers a uniquely focused and balanced approach to living life with a profound awareness of God. With gentleness and insight, Sohaib N. Back Bay Books.

The Qur'an and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad: Selections Annotated & Explained SkyLight Illuminations - Insightful yet unobtrusive facing-page commentary explains the texts for you, allowing you to enter into the path of surrender to God. HarperOne. Yet islam’s holy book gave birth to one of the most powerful and enlightened civilizations the world has ever seen. These teachings dispel common misconceptions about muslim beliefs and offer practical guidance for your own spiritual journey, family, from understanding the merciful nature of God; to cultivating peace and justice in the self, and society; to answering questions about the afterlife and how to attain it.

Now you can experience the wisdom of Qur’anic teachings even if you have no previous knowledge of Islam or Muslim writings. Sultan leads you through the central themes of both the Qur’an and the collected sayings of Prophet Muhammad, known as hadith.

This Is My God: The Jewish Way of Life

Little Brown & Co - Wiley-Blackwell. The contemporary novelist illuminates the history, doctrines, traditions, rituals, and future of Judaism Back Bay Books. HarperOne.

My Neighbour's Faith: Islam Explained for African Christians

Zondervan - These conflicts are fueled primarily by ignorance, suspicion and even hatred, stereotyping and prejudice, which in turn breed fear, in some cases leading to violence. My neighbour’s faith sheds light on the beliefs and teaching of Islam by addressing matters of contemporary importance to Christians and the wider non-Muslim audience.

It presents the human face of islam—the face of a close relative, a neighbour, a teacher and even a head of state—in a balanced and critical way that gives a credible view of Islam. African muslims and Christians have a lot in common, including kinship ties, shared languages and citizenship. HarperOne.

My Neighbour's Faith: Islam Explained for African Christians - Wiley-Blackwell. Conflicts involving christians and Muslims in places like Sudan, Nigeria and Ivory Coast are common. My neighbour s Faith Islam Explained for Christians. Nowhere else in the world have both Islam and Christianity been more instrumental in shaping the history of a people and their way of life than in Africa.

Yet, despite the centuries of deep historical links and harmonious existence between the two religions, new challenges threaten this harmony. Back Bay Books.

The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and That Veil Thing

White Cloud Press - Wiley-Blackwell. Written from the point of view of an american muslim, islamic fundamentalism, the book addresses what readers in the Western world are most curious about, beginning with the basics of Islam and how Muslims practice their religion before easing into more complicated issues like jihad, and the status of women in Islam.

My neighbour s Faith Islam Explained for Christians. Back Bay Books. The muslim next door offers easy-to-understand yet academically sound answers to these questions while also dispelling commonly held misconceptions. HarperOne. Author sumbul ali-karamali's vivid anecdotes about growing up Muslim and female in the West, along with her sensitive, scholarly overview of Islam, combine for a uniquely insightful look at the world's fastest growing religion.

The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and That Veil Thing - . Bronze medal winner of the independent publishers Award 2009Since 9/11, stories about Muslims and the Islamic world have flooded headlines, politics, and water-cooler conversations all across the country. And, although americans hear about Islam on a daily basis, there remains no clear explanation of Islam or its people.

Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

W. W. Norton & Company - In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment―with a blessedly sure rate of return. International bestseller "Clear, concise, informative, and witty. Chicago tribuneat last! A new edition of the economics book that won’t put you to sleep.

My neighbour s Faith Islam Explained for Christians. HarperOne. Wiley-Blackwell. Ten years after the financial crisis, Naked Economics examines how policymakers managed the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Demystifying buzzwords, the breezy naked economics gives you the tools to engage with pleasure and confidence in the deeply relevant, laying bare the truths behind oft-quoted numbers, and answering the questions you were always too embarrassed to ask, not so dismal science.

Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science - Back Bay Books. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. This revised and updated edition includes commentary on hot topics such as automation, trade, income inequality, and America’s rising debt.

The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life

Free Press - HarperOne. The extensively revised and updated edition of steven Landsburg’s hugely popular book, The Armchair Economist—“a delightful compendium of quotidian examples illustrating important economic and financial theories” The Journal of Finance. In this revised and updated edition of steven landsburg’s hugely popular book, or ones you never even thought to ask, he applies economic theory to today’s most pressing concerns, answering a diverse range of daring questions, such as: Why are seat belts deadly? Why do celebrity endorsements sell products? Why are failed executives paid so much? Who should bear the cost of oil spills? Do government deficits matter? How is workplace safety bad for workers? What’s wrong with the local foods movement? Which rich people can’t be taxed? Why is rising unemployment sometimes good? Why do women pay more at the dry cleaner? Why is life full of disappointments? Whether these are nagging questions you’ve always had, this new edition of The Armchair Economist turns the eternal ideas of economic theory into concrete answers that you can use to navigate the challenges of contemporary life.

My neighbour s Faith Islam Explained for Christians. Wiley-Blackwell. Free Press. Back Bay Books.

A New Introduction to Islam, 2nd Edition

Wiley-Blackwell - Wiley-Blackwell. The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition. HarperOne. Traces the development of muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia Fully revised for the second edition, and offers additional material on Islam in America Includes detailed chronologies, useful maps and diagrams, with completely new opening and closing chapters considering key issues facing Islam in the 21st century Focuses greater attention on everyday practices, tables summarizing key information, the role of women in Muslim societies, and many more illustrations Back Bay Books.

My neighbour s Faith Islam Explained for Christians. Used book in Good Condition. Free Press.