The Drowned Book
Ecstatic and Earthy Reflections of Bahauddin, the Father of Rumi
Hardcover ISBN: 0060591943
An English-language translation of the writings by the Islamic religious leader and father of Sufi poet Rumi includes a collection of mystical poems and observations on such topics as nature, humanity, and the mysteries of life.
The Prophet Muhammad
Hardcover ISBN: 1587680297
A history of the prophet's life and times offers a vivid portrayal of sixth-century Arabia, charting Muhammad's early years, the night he received his religious vision, his work to establish Islam and the classical Arabic of the Qur'an, and his role as the founder of a world empire and civilization.
Because They Hate
A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America
Paperback ISBN: 0312358385
A Christian-Arab journalist recalls her eyewitness to the deadly beginnings of fundamentalist Islam as a Lebanese Christian whose family spent seven years hiding out in an underground bomb shelter in order to survive a jihad against non-Muslim people, looking at the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to the current conflict. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship
Paperback ISBN: 0860371255
In this book readers are led on a powerful and inspiring journey through the inner dimensions of a range of Islamic acts, including prayer, almsgiving, fasting, and pilgrimage. Consisting of a selection of writings by a great figure in Islamic history, Imam al-Ghazali, this book helps readers realize the benefits of the upliftment of their spiritual, social, and moral qualities. Al-Ghazali (1058?1111), a towering figure in Islam, was born at Tus, near Mashhad in Iran, in the early Seljuq era. He wrote a large number of works, of which his magnum opus was the Ihya' Ulum al-Din compiled during his period of retirement and contemplation.
Deconstructing the American Mosque
Space, Gender and Aesthetics
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0292743440
> "This text will be the classic work in the field.... It will be extremely useful for general Islamic studies, for studies of religion in America, and for the study of Islam in America." > > ?Aminah Beverly McCloud, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, DePaul University, Chicago From the avant-garde design of the Islamic Cultural Center in New York City to the simplicity of the Dar al-Islam Mosque in Abiquiu, New Mexico, the American mosque takes many forms of visual and architectural expression. The absence of a single, authoritative model and the plurality of design nuances reflect the heterogeneity of the American Muslim community itself, which embodies a whole spectrum of ethnic origins, traditions, and religious practices. In this book, Akel Ismail Kahera explores the history and theory of Muslim religious aesthetics in the United States since 1950. Using a notion of deconstruction based on the concepts of "jamal" (beauty), "subject," and "object" found in the writings of Ibn Arabi (d. 1240), he interprets the forms and meanings of several American mosques from across the country. His analysis contributes to three debates within the formulation of a Muslim aesthetics in North America?first, over the meaning, purpose, and function of visual religious expression; second, over the spatial and visual affinities between American and non-American mosques, including the Prophet's mosque at Madinah, Arabia; and third, over the relevance of culture, place, and identity to the making of contemporary religious expression in North America.
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.
Hardcover ISBN: 0743260031
A tour of key historic sites in America where incidents of political violence have occurred reveals lesser-known points of interest pertaining to each and shares information about how history has been shaped by popular culture and tourism. By the author of The Partly Cloudy Patriot. 100,000 first printing.