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.
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.
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.
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.
Nine Parts of Desire
The Hidden World of Islamic Women
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0385475772
An intimate portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women reveals how male pride and power have distorted the message of Islam to justify the subjugation of women and how a feminism of sorts has flowered in spite of repression