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The Essential Koran
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The Essential Koran

By Cleary, Thomas

Used, Fair Condition For Muslims, the whole of the Qur'an is sacred, but there are certain passages which are more accessible to those seeking from the outside to understand its meaning. The present translation has the virtue of making many such passages available in easily comprehensible language, thereby opening the doors for many readers to the inexhaustible treasure of the Sacred Text.

$6.00

Nine Parts of Desire:
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Nine Parts of Desire:

By Brooks, Geraldine

By Geraldine Brooks, condition fine. Almost no wear to cover, pages pristine. As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, the author spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Middle Eastern Muslim women. This book is the story of the author's intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives. Defying our stereotypes about the Middle Eastern Muslim world, her acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify repression of women, and how male pride and power have warped the original message of a once—liberating faith.

$6.00

Unveiling Islam (Islamic Texts Society)
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Unveiling Islam (Islamic Texts Society)

By Du Pasquier, Roger

Roger Du Pasquier is a Swiss journalist whose features on the Muslim world reflect a lifetime of experience and study. In these closing years of the 20th century Islam has captured the attention of the West, and has baffled it. Alone among the world's religions, Islam is not just surviving but flourishing. From Indonesia to West Africa, and even in some Western countries, Muslims are reasserting their spiritual and social identity, often in ways which the secular West finds hard to understand. Yet many people know little about Islam, and regard its continuing attraction as something of a mystery. Unbiased yet passionate, this book offers an unveiling which must be heeded if the present mutual incomprehension between East and West is to be overcome.

$7.00

Muhammad
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Muhammad

By Armstrong, Karen

Used book, in good condition. Now in paperback, from the acclaimed author of Holy War and A History of God, a fresh, evenhanded biography of the founder of Islam, the religion that continues to have.a dramatic effect on the world today.

$10.00

Introduction to Islam, An
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Introduction to Islam, An

By Endress, Gerhard

By Gerhard Endress, translated from German by Carole Hillenbrand. Condition good, noticeable wear to cover. This book offers a clear, thoughtful, and concise account of Islamic theology, revelation, dogmatic evolution, mysticism, and law; social and econiic aspects of medieval urban life; a summary of the historical development of each of the main regions of the Islamic world; the principal trends and most important political/cultural events from the rise of Islam to the present; notes on Arabic, Persian, and Turkish languages; on nomenclature, and on the Muslim calendar. A massive chronological table, running to 50 pages, provides a most valuable reference, and is followed by a splendid select bibliography for further reading.

$20.00

Islam:
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Islam:

By Armstrong, Karen

By Karen Armstrong, 1st ed. Condition very good, minor wear on jacket. No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam, seen as an extreme faith that promotes authoritarian government, female oppression, civil war, and terrorism. The author's short history of Islam is a vital corrective to this stereotype. Her book demonstrates clearly how ideas of social justice and compassion are, and always have been, central to the Islamic world-view.

$15.00

Beyond Belief:
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Beyond Belief:

By Naipaul, V.S.

By V.S. Naipaul, 1st ed. Condition very good, minor wear on jacket. A book about one of the more important and unsettling issues of our time: the effects of the Islamic conversion of Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, and Malaysia. It is not a book of opinion. It is a rich and human book, full of people and their stories.

$15.00

Mohammedanism:

By Gibb, H.A.R

By H.A.R. Gibb. Condition good, minor wear on cover. Combining a scholar's comment of fact with a narrator ease of style, the author presents an historical survey of the growth and influence of Islam. The life of the Prophet, the teachings, of the Koran, he expansion of Islam in Asia and Africa, the upsurge of a mystical, ascetic cult opposed to the dictates of traditional Mohammedanism, the current problems which this ancient religion confronts in a modern age, and the modern world's reaction to the Moslem world are all included in this dynamic history of Islam.

$6.00