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    A History Of God by Karen Armstrong

    "Originally published in Great Britain by William Heinemann Ltd., London"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references (p. [427]-436) and index.

    Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    One of todayâÈçs most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next. She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament. Infidel shows the coming of age of this distinguished political superstar and champion of free speech as well as the development of her beliefs, iron will, and extraordinary determination to fight injustice. Raised in a strict Muslim family, Hirsi Ali survived civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, adolescence as a devout believer during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four troubled, unstable countries ruled largely by despots. She escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she earned a college degree in political science, tried to help her tragically depressed sister adjust to the West, and fought for the rights of Muslim women and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. Under constant threat, demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by her father, and expelled from family and clan, she refuses to be silenced. Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi AliâÈçs story tells how a bright little girl evolves out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no other book could be more timely or more significant.

    Nine Parts Of Desire by Geraldine Brooks

    With a New AfterwordAs a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks 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 Muslim women. Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' 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 Muslim world, Brooks' 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Islam by Karen Armstrong

    Karen Armstrong is one of the world's foremost scholars on religious affairs. She is the author of several bestselling books, including The Battle for God, Jerusalem, The History of God, and Through the Narrow Gate, a memoir of her seven years as a nun. She lives in London.

    The Crisis Of Islam by Bernard Lewis

    In his first book since What Went Wrong? Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He looks at the theological origins of political Islam and takes us through the rise of militant Islam in Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, examining the impact of radical Wahhabi proselytizing, and Saudi oil money, on the rest of the Islamic world. The Crisis of Islam ranges widely through thirteen centuries of history, but in particular it charts the key events of the twentieth century leading up to the violent confrontations of today: the creation of the state of Israel, the Cold War, the Iranian Revolution, the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan, the Gulf War, and the September 11th attacks on the United States.While hostility toward the West has a long and varied history in the lands of Islam, its current concentration on America is new. So too is the cult of the suicide bomber. Brilliantly disentangling the crosscurrents of Middle Eastern history from the rhetoric of its manipulators, Bernard Lewis helps us understand the reasons for the increasingly dogmatic rejection of modernity by many in the Muslim world in favor of a return to a sacred past. Based on his George Polk Award--winning article for The New Yorker, The Crisis of Islam is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what Usama bin Ladin represents and why his murderous message resonates so widely in the Islamic world. From the Hardcover edition.

    Islamic Imperialism by Efraim Karsh

    From the first Arab-Islamic Empire of the mid-seventh century to the Ottomans, the last great Muslim empire, the story of the Middle East has been the story of the rise and fall of universal empires and, no less important, of imperialist dreams. So argues Efraim Karsh in this highly provocative book. Rejecting the conventional Western interpretation of Middle Eastern history as an offshoot of global power politics, Karsh contends that the region's experience is the culmination of long-existing indigenous trends, passions and patterns of behaviour, and that foremost among these is Islam's millenarian imperial tradition. The author explores the history of Islam's imperialism and the persistence of the Ottoman imperialist dream that outlasted World War I to haunt Islamic and Middle Eastern politics to the present day. September 11 can be seen as simply the latest expression of this dream, and such attacks have little to do with U.S. international behaviour or policy in the Middle East, says Karsh. The House of Islam's war for world mastery is traditional, indeed venerable, and it is a quest that is far from over.

    The Trouble With Islam Today by Manji Irshad

    Irshad Manji is an acclaimed journalist, lecturer and human rights advocate based in Toronto. Her bestseller The Trouble with Islam Today has been published internationally. In those countries that have banned it, Manji is reaching readers by posting free translations on her website, Since writing the book, Irshad Manji has travelled the world engaging audiences such as the United Nations Press Corps, the Oxford Union, the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute and the Pentagon about supporting the liberal reformation of Islam. Meanwhile, her columns are distributed worldwide by the New York Times Syndicate and she is producing a feature film about what there is to love within Islam. As a volunteer, she sits on the interfaith editorial board of Seventeen magazine, based in New York City. As well, she serves as a mentor to young scholars, specializing in human rights and public policy, at the Pierre Trudeau Foundation in Montreal. In addition, Manji is working with young people around the world to launch the world’s first leadership centre for reform-minded Muslims. Recognizing Irshad Manji’s leadership, Oprah Winfrey honoured her with a Chutzpah Award for “audacity, nerve, boldness and conviction.” Ms. magazine has selected her a “Feminist for the 21st Century.” Maclean’s named her to its 2004 honour roll of “Canadians who make a difference.” And on International Women’s Day in 2005, the Jakarta Post (Indonesia) identified her as one of three Muslim women creating positive change in Islam. In 2006 Irshad will be writing her next book, as a Fellow at Yale University.

    The Koran by Anonymous

    The Qur'aan (also: Qur'an, Quran, Quraan and Koran ) is the holy book of Islam, revealed 1400 years ago to the Prophet Muhammad verbatim from God through the angel Gabriel.

    Why I Am Not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq

    Why I Am Not a Muslim, a book written by Ibn Warraq, is a critique of Islam and the Qur'an. It was first published by Prometheus Books in the USA in 1995. The title of the book is a homage to Bertrand Russell's essay, "Why I Am Not a Christian", in which Russell criticizes the religion that he was brought up in.

    Muhammad by Karen Armstrong

    From the bestselling writer of 'The History of God' and the widely acclaimed 'Islam – A Short History' comes Karen Armstrong's 'Muhammad'.Muhammad was born in 570 C.E., and over the following sixty years built a thriving spiritual community, laying the foundations of a religion that changed the course of world history. There is more historical data on his life than on that of the founder of any other major faith, and yet his story is consistently misunderstood, and subject to much distortion and error. This story is more relevant now than ever, offering crucial insight into the true origins of an increasingly radicalized Islam.An acclaimed authority on religious and spiritual issues, Karen Armstrong offers a balanced portrait of this revered figure. Through comparison with other prophets and mystics, she illuminates Muhammad's spiritual ideas; she uses the facts of his life, from which Muslims have drawn instruction for centuries, to make the tenets of Islam clear and accessible for modern readers of all faiths. This is an immaculately researched new biography of Muhammad that dismantles centuries of misconceptions to reveal the man at the heart of Islam.

    Daughter Of Destiny by Benazir Bhutto

    Daughter of Destiny, the autobiography of Benazir Bhutto, is a historical document of uncommon passion and courage, the dramatic story of a brilliant, beautiful woman whose life was, up to her tragic assassination in 2007, inexorably tied to her nation's tumultuous history. Bhutto writes of growing up in a family of legendary wealth and near-mythic status, a family whose rich heritage survives in tales still passed from generation to generation. She describes her journey from this protected world onto the volatile stage of international politics through her education at Radcliffe and Oxford, the sudden coup that plunged her family into a prolonged nightmare of threats and torture, her father's assassination by General Zia ul-Haq in 1979, and her grueling experience as a political prisoner in solitary confinement.With candor and courage, Benazir Bhutto recounts her triumphant political rise from her return to Pakistan from exile in 1986 through the extraordinary events of 1988: the mysterious death of Zia; her party's long struggle to ensure free elections; and finally, the stunning mandate that propelled her overnight into the ranks of the world's most powerful, influential leaders.

    Islam Unveiled by Robert Spencer

    Taking on the hard questions about what the Islamic religion actually teaches, Robert Spencer sets forth the potentially ominous implications of those teachings for the future of both the Muslim world and the West. Islam Unveiled goes beyond the shallow distinction between a “true” peaceful Islam and the “hijacked” Islam of terrorist groups. Spencer probes the Koran and Muslim traditions, as well as the history and present-day situation of the Muslim world, to explain why the world’s fastest-growing faith tends to arouse fanaticism.

    The Oxford History Of Islam by John L Esposito

    Speaking In God's Name by Khaled Abou El Fadl

    Islam by John Alden Williams

    The Dance Of the Soul by Hazrat Inayat Khan

    Three Muslim Sages by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    Mystical Dimensions Of Islam by Annemarie Schimmel

    Sufis by Idries Shah

    The Politically Incorrect Guide To Islam by Robert Spencer

    The Sufi Message by Hazrat Inayat Khan

    A Challenge To Islam For Reformation by Gunter Luling

    Yogis In Silence by K R Gupta

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