Islam for Beginners
Paperback ISBN: 1934389013
Five times a day, close to a billion people turn to the Ka’aba in submission to Allah/God. In the seventeenth century the religion of Islam was revealed to the Prophet Mohammad through the Holy Koran. Since then, Islam has spread to every corner of the world. Starting with the life of Prophet Mohammad, Islam For Beginners details the historic beginnings of Islam and its spread throughout the Middle East and Africa on to the European and American continents. It describes the major achievements of the Muslim community worldwide and examines the influence Islam has had on other cultures. In keeping with Islamic tradition, the illustrations in the book are rendered in two-dimensional silhouettes and shadows and include the repetitive, extendible patterns representative of Islamic expression.
Hardcover ISBN: 0300106033
Explores the history of Islam's imperialism and the persistence of the Ottoman imperialist dream that outlasted World War I to haunt Islamic and Middle Eastern politics. The author says that September 11 can be seen as the expression of this dream, and such attacks have little to do with US international behaviour or policy in the Middle East.
A Short History
Hardcover ISBN: 0679640401
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.
The Caged Virgin
An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam
Paperback ISBN: 0743288343
A collection of essays by a Muslim-born screenwriter and Dutch Parliamentarian who has been threatened for her efforts to secure women's rights criticizes the treatment of Muslim women and the western world's foreign policies, in a volume complemented by her script, Submission. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 0940368560
Containing the full Arabic text of the Qur'an and an accompanying English translation, this is a compilation of the Muslim faith's Final Revelation from God to mankind through the last Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon Him. The Qur'an has a wealth of information--both worldly wisdom and intellectual concepts--providing a code of life for humankind generally and Muslims in particular. Indeed, the Qur'an's miracle lies in its ability to offer something to non-believers and everything to believers. This edition is fully indexed.
How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World
Paperback ISBN: 0679758909
The author of Culture and Imperialism evaluates the American media's coverage of news stories about Islam and shows how misconceptions about the religion and about the Middle East have been promoted. Reprint. NYT.