Category: Islam

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters by Nabeel Qureshi

By Nabeel Qureshi

In looking Allah, discovering Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic trip from Islam to Christianity, entire with friendships, investigations, and supernatural desires alongside the way.

Providing an intimate window right into a loving Muslim domestic, Qureshi stocks how he constructed a keenness for Islam prior to studying, virtually opposed to his will, proof that Jesus rose from the lifeless and claimed to be God. not able to disclaim the arguments yet now not desirous to deny his kin, Qureshi’s internal turmoil will problem Christians and Muslims alike.

Engaging and thought-provoking, looking Allah, discovering Jesus tells a strong tale of the conflict among Islam and Christianity in a single man’s heart—and of the peace he finally present in Jesus.

Show description

Islamic Imperialism: A History (Revised Edition) by Efraim Karsh

By Efraim Karsh

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2007. Revised version first released 2013
------------------------

From the 1st Arab-Islamic Empire of the mid-seventh century to the Ottomans, the final nice Muslim empire, the tale of the center East has been the tale of the increase and fall of common empires and, no less significant, of imperialist desires. So argues Efraim Karsh during this hugely provocative booklet. Rejecting the traditional Western interpretation of heart jap background as an offshoot of worldwide strength politics, Karsh contends that the region’s adventure is the end result of long-existing indigenous traits, passions, and styles of habit, and that most popular between those is Islam’s millenarian imperial tradition.

The writer explores the background of Islam’s imperialism and the endurance of the Ottoman imperialist dream that outlasted global struggle I to hang-out Islamic and center japanese politics to the current day. September eleven could be obvious as easily the most recent expression of this dream, and such assaults have little to do with U.S. foreign habit or coverage within the heart East, says Karsh. the home of Islam’s conflict for global mastery is conventional, certainly venerable, and it's a quest that's faraway from over.

Show description

Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Makers of the Muslim World) by Christopher Melchert

By Christopher Melchert

Christopher Melchert examines the forefather of the fourth of the 4 imperative Sunni colleges of jurisprudence, the Hanbali. Upholding the view that the Qur'an used to be uncreated and the direct notice of God, Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780-855) notion that the holy textual content might be learn actually, rejecting any danger for metaphorical or revisionist interpretation. Melchert assesses the significance of ibn Hanbal's teachings and analyses their relevance in smooth Sunni Islam.

Show description

Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis (Revised Edition) by Bat Ye'or

By Bat Ye'or

This provocative and nerve-racking e-book is set the transformation of Europe into Eurabia - A cultural and political appendage of the Arab/Muslim international. Eurabia is essentially anti-Christian, anti-Western, anti-American, and antisemitic, whereas striving for lsrael's disappearance and the vilification and isolation of the United States.

The establishment accountable for this modification, and that maintains to propagate its ideological message, is the Euro-Arab discussion, built by way of ecu and Arab politicians and intellectuals over the last thirty years.

With the entire drama of a grasp author, Bat Ye'or provides quite a lot of ancient and modern files and evidence to inform the tale of the way the ecu Union is being subverted by way of Islamic hostility to the very ethics and values of Europe itself. Readers who search a good answer of the Arab-Isracl clash could be stunned via the facts produced in those pages of unfair pressures and planned distortions. Europe's independence of spirit is proven within the means of being undermined.

This e-book demanding situations the present demonization of Israel and will be crucial examining for everybody attracted to real peace within the heart East.

Show description

Islamic Finance in the Global Economy by Ibrahim Warde

By Ibrahim Warde

Long ago decade, Islamic finance has grown at charges exceeding 20% a 12 months. it truly is now a $200 billion undefined, with operations in over 70 nations. This e-book explains the ambiguity of a approach rooted within the medieval period thriving within the international economic climate. It lines the evolution of Islamic finance, explores its importance from a historic and comparative point of view, and considers the strategic, advertising, managerial, political, fiscal, regulatory and cultural demanding situations confronted by way of Islamic associations. in keeping with rigorous educational examine in addition to huge empirical paintings, this authoritative ebook is determined to develop into a useful reference paintings for all people with an curiosity in Islamic and heart japanese economics, company and finance.

Show description

The Venture of Islam, Volume 3: The Gunpowder Empires and by Marshall G. S. Hodgson

By Marshall G. S. Hodgson

The enterprise of Islam has been commemorated as a magisterial paintings of the brain considering that its book in early 1975. during this three-volume examine, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson strains and translates the ancient improvement of Islamic civilization from prior to the beginning of Muhammad to the center of the 20th century. This paintings grew out of the recognized path on Islamic civilization that Hodgson created and taught for a few years on the college of Chicago. during this concluding quantity of The enterprise of Islam, Hodgson describes the second one flowering of Islam: the Safavi, Timuri, and Ottoman empires. the ultimate a part of the quantity analyzes the common Islamic history in latest world."This is a nonpareil paintings, not just due to its command of its topic but in addition since it demonstrates how, preferably, background could be written."—The New Yorker

Show description

Islamic political identity in Turkey by M. Hakan Yavuz

By M. Hakan Yavuz

In November of 2002, the Justice and improvement celebration swept to victory within the Turkish parliamentary elections. end result of the party's Islamic roots, its electoral triumph has sparked a number of questions either in Turkey and within the West: Does the celebration harbor a mystery Islamist time table? Will the hot executive search to overturn approximately a century of secularization stemming from Kemal Atatürk's early-twentieth-century reforms? such a lot essentially, is Islam suitable with democracy? during this penetrating paintings, M. Hakan Yavuz seeks to reply to those questions, and to supply a entire research of Islamic political id in Turkey. He starts within the early 20th century, whilst Kemal Atatürk led Turkey via a strategy of fast secularization and overwhelmed Islamic competition to his authoritarian rule. Yavuz argues that, considering the fact that Atatürk's demise in 1938, although, Turkey has been progressively relocating clear of his militant secularism and experiencing "a quiet Muslim reformation." Islamic political identification isn't really homogeneous, says Yavuz, yet might be glossy and revolutionary in addition to conservative and in all likelihood authoritarian. whereas the West has often visible Kemalism as an engine for reform opposed to "reactionary" political Islam, actually the Kemalist institution has commonly used the "Islamic probability" as an excuse to prevent democratization and hence carry directly to energy. Yavuz deals an account of the "soft coup" of 1997, within which the Kemalist military-bureaucratic institution overthrew the democratically elected coalition executive, which was once led by means of the pro-Islamic Refah occasion. He argues that the tender coup plunged Turkey right into a renewed legitimacy quandary that may basically be resolved via the liberalization of the political approach. The publication ends with a dialogue of the latest election and its implications for Turkey and the Muslim international. Yavuz argues that Islamic social events should be very important brokers for selling a democratic and pluralistic society, and that the Turkish instance holds long-term promise for the remainder of the Muslim international. in accordance with large fieldwork and interviews, this paintings bargains a worldly new figuring out of the function of political Islam in a single of the world's so much strategically vital international locations

Show description

The Prophet Abraham (pbuh) by Harun Yahya

By Harun Yahya

Each one prophet possesses virtues which are praised within the Qur'an. as a result, believers needs to rigorously examine each aspect of those Qur'anic debts so that it will take those men's lives, ethical virtues, and deep devotion to Allah as types for themselves. every one prophet was once despatched to his personal tribe, skilled varied events, and used a variety of the way to clarify Allah's lifestyles. accordingly, the natures of the prophets' tribes, and their reactions to the prophets, in addition to the problems skilled by means of those that grew to become believers and the prophets themselves, supply us with very important information regarding how we will be able to please Allah.This e-book introduces the Prophet Abraham (pbuh), who's praised within the Qur'an in those phrases: "You have a very good instance in Abraham and people with him" (Surat al-Mumtahana: four) and the Prophet Lot (pbuh), who lived through the comparable interval, if you want to function position versions for our personal lives. seeing that each piece of knowledge approximately those prophets includes massive knowledge, we will study their lives heavily during this e-book in order that we will stick with their instance.

Show description

Reclaim Your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed

By Yasmin Mogahed

Eclaim Your middle isn't just a self-help ebook. it's a handbook in regards to the trip of the guts out and in of the sea of this existence. it's a ebook approximately the way to hold your center from sinking to the depths of that ocean, and what to do while it does. it's a ebook approximately redemption, approximately wish, approximately renewal. each center can heal, and every second is created to deliver us toward that transformative go back. Reclaim Your middle is ready discovering that second whilst every thing stops and all at once seems to be assorted. it's approximately discovering your individual awakening. after which returning to the higher, more true, and freer model of your self. many folks dwell our lives, entrapped via an analogous repeated styles of heartbreak and sadness. many people don't know why this occurs. Reclaim Your center is ready releasing the guts from this slavery. it truly is in regards to the trip in an out of life's such a lot misleading traps. This publication used to be written to evoke the guts and supply a brand new viewpoint on love, loss, happiness, and soreness. delivering a handbook of types, Reclaim Your center will train readers how one can reside during this existence with out permitting existence to possess you. it's a handbook of ways to guard your so much prized ownership: the guts.

Show description

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez

By Deborah Rodriguez

Quickly after the autumn of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as a part of a gaggle providing humanitarian relief to this war-torn kingdom. Surrounded by means of women and men whose skills–as medical professionals, nurses, and therapists–seemed eminently more effective than her personal, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mom of 2 from Michigan, despaired of being of any genuine use. but she quickly came across she had a present for befriending Afghans, and as soon as her career grew to become recognized she was once eagerly sought out via Westerners determined for an excellent haircut and by means of Afghan girls, who've an extended and proud culture of working their very own good looks salons. therefore an concept was once born.

With the aid of company and overseas sponsors, the Kabul attractiveness university welcomed its firstclass in 2003. good which means yet occasionally brazen, Rodriguez stumbled via language obstacles, overstepped cultural customs, and continually juggled the demanding situations of a postwar kingdom whilst she realized how one can empower her scholars to develop into their households’ breadwinners by means of studying the basics of coloring strategies, haircutting, and makeup.

Yet in the small haven of the wonder institution, the road among instructor and scholar speedy blurred as those brilliant ladies shared with Rodriguez their tales and their hearts: the newlywed who faked her virginity on her marriage ceremony evening, the twelve-year-old bride offered into marriage to pay her family’s money owed, the Taliban member’s spouse who pursued her education regardless of her husband’s consistent beatings. via those and different tales, Rodriguez discovered the energy to go away her personal dangerous marriage and make allowance herself to like back, Afghan style.

With heat and humor, Rodriguez info the lushness of a likely desolate quarter and divulges the beauty at the back of the burqa. Kabul good looks institution is a amazing story of a unprecedented group of ladies who come jointly and study the humanities of perms, friendship, and freedom.

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description