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Who Speaks for Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think
Who Speaks for Islam?
What a Billion Muslims Really Think
Hardcover      ISBN: 1595620176
Draws on in-depth Gallup Organization research to offer insight into what the Muslim world actually believes about key global issues, in an account that seeks to differentiate extremists from everyday Muslims while imparting their opinions about such topics as the western world, democracy, and women's rights.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World
The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World
Paperback      ISBN: 0521669936
Islamic peoples account for one fifth of the world's population and yet there is widespread misunderstanding in the West of what Islam really is. Francis Robinson and his team set out to address this, revealing the complex and sometimes contrary nature of Muslim culture. As well as taking on the issues uppermost in everyone's minds, such as the role of religious and political fundamentalism, they demonstrate the importance of commerce; literacy and learning; Islamic art; the effects of immigration, exodus, and conquest; and the roots of current crises in the Middle East, Bosnia, and the Gulf. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the interaction between Islam and the West, from the first Latin translations of the Quran to the fatwa on Salman Rushdie. This elegant book deliberately sets out to dismantle the Western impression of Islam as a monolithic world and replace it with a balanced view, from current issues of fundamentalism to its dynamic culture and art. Francis Robinson is the editor of two outstanding reference works: Atlas of the Islamic World Since 1500 (Cambridge, 1982) and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of India (1989).
Paperback      ISBN: 0743289692
The author of The Caged Virgin recounts the story of her life, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia and escape from a forced marriage to her efforts to promote women's rights while surviving numerous threats to her safety. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
God Has Ninety-Nine Names: Reporting from a Militant Middle East
God Has Ninety-Nine Names
Reporting from a Militant Middle East
Paperback      ISBN: 0684832283
A country-by-country account of the struggles for power and identity in the Middle East, from the terrorist headquarters of Hezbollah in Lebanon to the royal palace in Amman
The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love And Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Pleasure District
The Dancing Girls of Lahore
Selling Love And Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Pleasure District
Paperback      ISBN: 0060740434
A cultural history of Lahore's dancing girls profiles their existence in the shadow of a great mosque within the Diamond Market, discussing how their sophisticated art encompasses some of the best of Mughal culture and offering insight into life within the pleasure district as reflected by the experiences of a classically trained young dancer. Reprint.
Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Soldiers of God
With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Paperback      ISBN: 1400030250
The author relates his time spent with Afghanistan's mujahidin during their fight against Soviet invaders and provides insight into the circumstances that led to the rise of the Taliban.
Abstinence in Islam
Abstinence in Islam
Paperback      ISBN: 0882970488

8vo, 127pgs. Full bound in light cream paper wraps with green titling on front cover and spine. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright. No markings. A translation of historical Islamic writings of Abu-Hamid Al-Ghazali. Book has been further protected in a Mylar cover.

Islam: A Short History
A Short History
Paperback      ISBN: 081296618x
Profiles the Islamic faith as a rich and vital religion far more complex than that suggested by the modern fundamentalist strain, documenting its history and citing the importance of understanding Islam as part of today's religious climate. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Shattering The Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out
Shattering The Stereotypes
Muslim Women Speak Out
Paperback      ISBN: 1566565693
Muslim women writers and scholars in the humanities and social sciences from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, most working in the US, offer their own representations of Muslim women in their essays, poems, journalism, religious discourses, fiction, and plays. There is no index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
Acts of Faith
The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
Paperback      ISBN: 0807077275
A young Muslim activist explains our critical need to counter the recruitment of youth by religious fundamentalists Acts of Faith is Eboo Patel's remarkable account of coming of age and coming to understand what led him toward religious pluralism rather than hatred. His story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people, and to the notion that we find the fulfillment of our identities in the work we do in the world. "A beautifully written story of discovery and hope." —President Bill Clinton "Visionary . . . The tale of a man's increasing understanding that traditions of mercy, compassion, and social justice are embedded in every faith, and accessing them is the key to creating a pluralism that enhances fiath rather than threatening it." —Adam Mansbach, Boston Globe "Eboo Patel is an exciting new voice of a new America: diverse but not divisive, hopeful but not utopian. He speaks for all of us from a rising generation of bright, brown and bold Americans who have much to offer a country embarking on a new millennium and in need of new blood." —Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, executive director of the Zaytuna Institute "[Patel] shows how educating a new generation to reject religious intolerance and work for the common good is the only way the world can avoid growing fanaticism and violence. This hopeful book shows the power that is waiting to be engaged for a better future." —Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics "Eboo Patel has crafted an elegantly written and brilliantly argued manifesto—a call to arms, really—about the importance, not of interfaith dialogue, but of interfaith cooperation. His thesis is simple: children are not born to hate; hatred is taught to them. And in a time when religion is used increasingly to justify bigotry and violence, it is up to people of faith everywhere who believe in peace, and tolerance, and pluralism, to stand up to those who preach hatred in the name of God. Acts of Faith is more than a book, it is an awakening of the mind. It should be required reading for all Americans." —Reza Aslan, author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam "A remarkable book by a young Muslim and a Rhodes Scholar with a vast spiritual vision: a future in which young people join hands in service across the lines of religion. Refreshing, honest, and hopeful, it will speak to the soul of a generation yearning for a new way ahead. Give it to every young person in your life—and to yourself." —Diana Eck, author of A New Religious America: How a 'Christian Country' Has Become the World's Most Religious Diverse Nation