Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim by Nura Maznavi

By Nura Maznavi

Love, InshAllah during this groundbreaking assortment, American Muslim girls writers sweep apart stereotypes to percentage their real-life stories of flirting, relationship, longing, and intercourse. Their tales express simply how different the hunt for romance can be--from singles' occasions and school flirtations to prepared marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist. those heartfelt stories are choked with ardour and desire, loss and longing. O complete description

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Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan by M. J. Akbar

By M. J. Akbar

“Among many contemporary books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar’s stands out….A nice and targeted heritage of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity.”
The Economist

In Tinderbox, India’s best journalist can provide a desirable narrative background of Pakistan, chronicling the clash among Muslim and Hindu cultures in South Asia and describing the function that their dating has performed in defining either the rustic and the quarter. Editorial director of India Today and editor of the Sunday Guardian, M. J. Akbar supplies readers an exceptional examine Pakistan earlier and current. Panoramic in scope yet particular intimately, with wealthy photos of the significant figures and occasions that experience outlined the nation’s background, Ackbar’s Tinderbox tells the Pakistanian tale from the center a while to the current, places the Taliban and its position inside of glossy Islam right into a significant context, and diagnoses the place the rustic is headed within the twenty first century.

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Light From the East: How the Science of Medieval Islam by John Freely

By John Freely

Long prior to the ecu Renaissance, whereas the Western international was once languishing in what used to be referred to as the “Dark Ages,” the Arab international was once ablaze with the data, invention, and creativity of its Golden Age. in the course of the astrologers, physicians, philosophers, mathematicians, and alchemists of the Muslim international, this data used to be carried from Samarkand and Baghdad to Cordoba and past, influencing Western thinkers from Thomas Aquinas to Copernicus and supporting to motivate the cultural phenomenon of the Renaissance. John Freely’s spellbinding tale is determined opposed to a historical past of the melting pot of the cultures concerned and concludes with the decline of Islam’s Golden Age, which led the West to fail to remember the debt it owed to the Muslim global and the impact of medieval Islamic civilization in forging the beginnings of contemporary science.

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The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades by Usama ibn Munqidh

By Usama ibn Munqidh

The Crusades as visible throughout the eyes of Muslims

A major contribution to the knowledge of the medieval holy wars among Christians and Muslims, this quantity brings jointly the simplest and so much entire eyewitness account of the Crusades from the viewpoint of a medieval Muslim author. concentrating on twelfth-century Arab aristocrat Usama ibn Munqidh's Book of Contemplation but additionally together with extracts from The e-book of the Staff and Kernels of Refinement, this quantity deals a strikingly human portrayal of Islamic views on day by day lifestyles, battle, and the curious eu invaders.

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The Birth of The Prophet Muhammad: Devotional Piety in Sunni by Marion Holmes Katz

By Marion Holmes Katz

Within the medieval interval, the delivery of the Prophet Muhammad (the mawlid) was once celebrated in renowned narratives and ceremonies that expressed the non secular agendas and aspirations of standard Muslims, together with ladies. This ebook examines the Mawlid from its origins to the current day and gives a brand new perception into how a side of daily Islamic piety has been remodeled by means of modernity. The e-book supplies a window into the spiritual lives of medieval Muslim ladies, instead of concentrating on the restrictions that have been put on them and indicates how medieval well known Islam was once coherent and significant, not only a suite of deviations from scholarly norms. Concise in either old and textual research, this publication is a crucial contribution to our realizing of up to date Muslim devotional practices and may be of serious curiosity to postgraduate scholars and researchers of Islam, spiritual reports and medieval reviews.

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How To Approach and Understand the Qur'an by Jamaal Al-Din M. Zarabozo

By Jamaal Al-Din M. Zarabozo

How the Quran will be approached & the most teachings of the Quran. The paintings additionally deals a long dialogue of the right kind resources of tafseer or Quranic statement.

One reviewer wrote of this paintings, "It might be beneficial analyzing for all Muslims, new converts and those that were training for years. As i used to be examining, i discovered passages that outfitted this kind of robust crescendo of argumentation and statement, that i used to be deeply touched."

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The Sources of Islamic Law: Islamic Theories of Abrogation by John Burton

By John Burton

Islamic legislations by no means completed harmony yet expressed itself in 5 surviving faculties, which, at their beginning, have been in festival with each other. This booklet seems on the sorts of "naskh" or the Islamic theories of abrogation. the writer exhibits that the time period "naskh" has numerous meanings, together with abrogation of definite Qur'an rulings, a formalisation of presumed omissions from texts of the Qur'anic relevations, and the plain omission from the texts of verses whose allegedly "once printed" claims of students are tested intimately and are proven to have had their origins within the interpretations of the Qur'an within the earliest interval of Islam.

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