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.
Paperback ISBN: 0140449205
The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible word of God as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel 1400 years ago. This translation is the result of N.J. Dawood's life-long study of the Koran's language and style.
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.
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.
From Babel to Dragomans
Interpreting the Middle East
Hardcover ISBN: 0195173368
The best-selling author of What Went Wrong brings together four decades of his essays, articles, and other writings on the Middle East, presenting more than fifty pieces that cover such topics as "The Enemies of God," "Can Islam be Secularized?," "What Saddam Wrought," and "Deconstructing Osama and His Evil Appeal." 100,000 first printing.
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.
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.