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Buddhism and Society
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Buddhism and Society

By Melford E Spiro

New York: Harper and Row, 1970. First edition. Very Good/very good. Spiro, a professor of anthropology, gives the reader an all encompassing view of Buddhism, starting with the history of the evolution of its beliefs through to how those beliefs affect the culture of its adherents. 510 pages with a list of references and an index. Weight 1.2kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere. Other than some wrinkles in the lamination at the back, the dust jacket shows few signs of wear. There is a previous owner's name written neatly on the inside front cover. The front and rear end papers have shadows from the dust jacket flaps. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.

$13.45

Islam and Political Legitimacy
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Islam and Political Legitimacy

By Shahram Akbarzadeh and Abdullah Saeed (eds)

Abingdon: Routledge, 2003. Hardcover. New. A collection of essays comparing how Islam has transformed itself from being a social and cultural movement into a political one. The book looks at the different experiences of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan. 186 pages with a bibliography and an index. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$35.86

Jataka Tales
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Jataka Tales

By HT Francis & EJ Thomas

Mumbai, India: Wilco, 2011. Hardcover. Near Fine. A collection of 121 Jataka Tales composed to make Buddha's life and previous lives more intelligible to the masses. The tales reveal Buddha in various forms, both human and animal, and contain moral messages. 478 pages. Weight 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia Apart from minor spotting on the text block, the book looks new.

$22.41

The Complaint and Answer (Shikwa & Jawab-i-Shikwa)
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The Complaint and Answer (Shikwa & Jawab-i-Shikwa)

By Muhammad Iqbal

Kuala Lumpur: The Other Press, 2015. Paperback. New. 27-6-16. Two Urdu poems in the Urdu script, transliterated into a Romanised script and translated into English by Abdussalam Puthige. Iqbal, a noted Indian lawyer, philosopher and poet of the early 20th century, wrote the first poem as a complaint to God about the state of Islam at the time. In the second poem, written some years later, he relays God's imagined answer. 92 pages. Weight 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia

$8.97

Islam and Business
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Islam and Business

By Nik Mohamed Affandi bin Nik Yusoff

Subang Jaya, Malaysia: Pelanduk Publications, 2002. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Unlike in most religions, the early Muslims set out guidelines in some detail as to how the faithful should conduct their business affairs. Written in the immediate aftermath of the beginning of "the war on terror", this book seeks to demonstrate how in business and many other areas of life, Muslims are expected to be compassionate. The two principal parts of the book set out, firstly, the Islamic Economic System and then goes into some detail as to how the concepts and principles of Islam are to be applied in commerce. 279 pages with a bibliography and index. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$33.62

The Muslim Dilemma
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The Muslim Dilemma

By Israr Hasan

Kuala Lumpur: AS Noordeen, 2013. Paperback. New. 2-3-16. Although the average Malaysian reader might by now be weary at the sight of another book with the word 'Dilemma' in its title, Israr Hasan has some interesting thoughts. In a world where Wahabi Islam gets such a bad press, the author, using reasoned and knowledgeable arguments based on the study of Islamic texts, argues that the Shari'a is not stagnant but has always evolved while never forgetting the central tenet of Islam, a believer's relationship to God. 328 pages. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.21

Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam
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Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam

By Mohammad Hasim Kamali

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Ilmiah Publishers Sdn, 2002. First edition. Paperback. As New. An interesting overview of how these basic human rights are treated in Islamic law from the original promulgation the Shari'ah through to later commentators' interpretations. Of particular interest to the non-Muslim reader may be the view of author, an academic jurist, that Shari'ah law is not comprehensive, i.e. it allows room for natural rights and natural justice in circumstances where Shari'ah cannot provide an answer itself. 184 pages. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.45

The Four Pillars of Islam
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The Four Pillars of Islam

By Abdul Hassan Ali Nadwi

Kuala Lumpur: Islamic Book Trust, 2011. Paperback. Very Good/9789675062773. 7-6-15. A friend of the noted Urdu poet, Iqbal, Nadwi himself was propelled into the international spotlight when this work was originally published in Arabic in India in 1968. As a result of this work he was considered one of the greatest exponents of Islam in the 20th century. The work has been translated into English by Mohammad Asif Kidwai. 298 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia The bottom of the front cover has a crease and a bit of wear. Otherwise the book looks new.

$15.69

Islamic Civilisation and the Modern World: Thematic Essays
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Islamic Civilisation and the Modern World: Thematic Essays

By Osman Bakar

Brunei: UBD Press, 2014. First edition. Paperback. New. The author, who was the chair of the Islamic Studies centre at Brunei University at the time of publication, through 14 essays takes a thematic look at various aspects of Islamic civilisation and its interaction with the world today. 356 pages with a bibliography and index. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$33.62

Fifteen Letters (Khamsata \'Ashara Maktuban)
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Fifteen Letters (Khamsata 'Ashara Maktuban)

By Abd Al-Qadir Al-Jilani�

Kuala Lumpur: The Other Press, 2015. Paperback. New. A series of letters by 11th century Irani Sufi mystic translated into English. The letters are noted for the experiential nature of their interpretation of the Quaranic verses to which they refer. Translated by Louay Fatoohi. 92 pages with a list of references. Weight: 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$8.97

The Sudhana Poem of Rddhiprabhava
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The Sudhana Poem of Rddhiprabhava

By HW Bailey

London: The School of Oriental and African Studies, 1966. Paperback. Very Good. This a 27 page article in Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African Studies XXIX Part 3 (1966) a volume of 216 pages. Details of the remaining contents are available on request. The price includes the entire volume. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia The spine has some slight rubbing. The binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning throughout.

$11.21

The Story of Sudhana and Manohara: An Analysis of the Texts of the Borobudur Reliefs
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The Story of Sudhana and Manohara: An Analysis of the Texts of the Borobudur Reliefs

By Padmanabh S Jaini

London: The School of Oriental and African Studies, 1966. Paperback. Very Good. This a 26 page article in Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African Studies XXIX Part 3 (1966) a volume of 216 pages. Details of the remaining contents are available on request. The price includes the entire volume. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia The spine has some slight rubbing. The binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning throughout.

$11.21

Buddhism
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Buddhism

By Christmas Humphreys

London: Pelican, 1951. 1971 Reprint. Paperback. Good. The classic guide written to enable non-Buddhists to understand the Buddhist faith. 256 pages including an index and some black and white photos. Weight: 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The binding is tight and the text clear with medium tanning and heavier tanning around the page edges. The spine is creased buy otherwise the cover has little wear.

$6.72

Chinese Beliefs and Practices in Southeast Asia Studies on the Chinese Religion in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia
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Chinese Beliefs and Practices in Southeast Asia Studies on the Chinese Religion in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia

By Cheu Hock Tong (ed)

Subang Jaya, Malaysia: Pelanduk Publications, 1993. 1997 Printing. Paperback. Near Fine. Intended as a work for social science students, this work collects together academic writings on Chinese religious practice in the area. Some articles have been previously published elsewhere, but most were commissioned for this book. Starting off with a survey of Southeast Asia as a whole, the book then devotes substantial country specific sections to varieties of belief and practice in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. There is a bibliography and an index 393 pages Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia The book is still in the publisher's wrapping, but has a bump on one corner.

$26.90

Buddhist Trends in Southeast Asia
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Buddhist Trends in Southeast Asia

By Trevor Ling (ed)

Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1993. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. As with all religions, Buddhism in Southeast Asia has adapted itself to local conditions. In this work the varieties of Buddhism in Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Singapore and Thailand are reviewed by a group of authoritative academics. 189 pages with an index. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia There is some rubbing of the cover. The binding is tight and the text clear with no tanning.

$22.41

Living Pathways: Meditations on Sustainable Cultures and Cosmologies in Asia
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Living Pathways: Meditations on Sustainable Cultures and Cosmologies in Asia

By M. Nadarajah

George Town, Penang: Areca Books, 2014. First edition. Paperback. New. One of the main features of the post World War II scene has been the startling development of many Asian countries into being often bigger and better examples of industrial development than the pre-war industrial North. In this book the author, one of the main movers at the Global Centre of Sustainable Futures and Spirituality, charts a different development more rooted in the varied Asian cultural and spiritual traditions. He sets out to show, through a selection of community case studies, how such developments , although less publicised, may well outlast the widely trumpeted Asian industrial regeneration. 153 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 1kg. Post free within Malaysia

$22.41

The Light of Asia the Life and Teaching of Gautama
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The Light of Asia the Life and Teaching of Gautama

By Sir Edwin Arnold

Senate, 1909. 1998 Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. Arnold, a British teacher and scholar in India during the mid 1800s, was a keen follower of Buddhism. This poem, narrated by an imaginary Indian Buddhist, is considered to be the best of his poetical works. 158 pages,Weight: 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia The book does not appear to have been read and has only minor shelf wear

$13.45

Cathetical Scenes: Grace and Holy Baptism
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Cathetical Scenes: Grace and Holy Baptism

By Coerezza, Rev M

Hong Kong: Salesian Cathetical Centre, 1959. Hardcover. Poor. This is a Catholic instructional book for school children describing Baptism and its place in Roman Catholic theology. There are 20 short sections on various aspects of the sacrament followed by a few pages of test questions at the end. The main instructional pages are always accompanied by charming colourful scenes with pop-up chracters illustrating the page. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia It's a pity that this lovely book is in such poor condition, but it does have potential for restoration. The cover is worn and the binding loose but it does not appear that any pages are missing. Two of the pop up characters are missing and a few more have come away from their fixings, but the vast majority of the pop-ups are in tact. The pages have mild to medium tanning and spotting.

$22.41

Re-imagining Marriage & Family in Asia :
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Re-imagining Marriage & Family in Asia :

By Sharon Bong and Pushpa Joseph

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Sird, 2008. First edition. Paperback. Fine. This book is written by a collection of writers belonging to the Ecclesia of Women in Asia, the Forum of Asian Catholic Women Theologians. There is a recurrent theme in the seven essays, i.e. the interaction of Catholic women with feminism, "traditional" Asian values and other religions in Asia. This 161 page book is divided into three parts, i.e. I - Christian Engagement with Confucian Ethics and Interfaith Dialectics, II - Feminist Engagement with The Bible and Church & III - Postcolonial Engagement with Western Feminist Theorising. There are also notes on the editors & contributors, a reference list and an index Weight: 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$21.29