Islam's Jesus by Zeki Saritoprak

By Zeki Saritoprak

“Accessible and readable. Spotlights a big theological topic in a fashion that either illuminates its inner improvement in Islamic idea and offers it as a precious foundation for interreligious dialogue. the subject is particularly a lot short of educating and dialogue and is an exceptional instance of ‘common ground.’”—John Renard, writer of Islam and Christianity


“Contains important and engaging fabric approximately how classical Muslim theologians handled a variety of features of Jesus and, specifically, the function of Jesus in Islamic eschatology.  Saritoprak brings new insights from modern Turkish thinkers to endure at the concerns raised through the Jesus determine in Islamic narratives in regards to the final Days.”—Marcia Hermansen, writer of Shah Wali Allah’s Treatises on Islamic legislations


“A refreshingly effortless learn that makes a posh global of theology and interfaith kinfolk available and stress-free for readers of all backgrounds.”—Jonathan Brown, writer of Hadith: Muhammad’s Legacy within the Medieval and glossy World



Few humans notice that Jesus was once a popular messenger of God in Islam and that Muslims think within the go back of Jesus. Even between Muslims, it isn't renowned that there are assorted interpretations of references to Jesus within the Qur’an and the Hadith. Aiming to treatment this, Islam’s Jesus takes a daring but candid examine the hugely charged subject of Jesus’s position in Islam, exploring a few of the religion’s least understood aspects.

Examining a number of highbrow traditions, Zeki Saritoprak makes transparent the truth of pluralism within the heritage of Islamic spiritual scholarship. Actively engaged in efforts to advertise interfaith discussion and concord, Saritoprak thoughtfully argues that the shared trust in Jesus provides an exceptional chance for knowing among Muslims and Christians. jointly, they represent greater than half the world’s inhabitants, and such knowing could be a origin for peace.

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Islam Is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global by Zareena Grewal

By Zareena Grewal

In Islam Is a overseas Country, Zareena Grewal explores one of the most urgent debates approximately and between American Muslims: what does it suggest to be Muslim and American? Who has the authority to talk for Islam and to guide the stunningly diversified inhabitants of yankee Muslims? Do their ties to the bigger Muslim international undermine their efforts to make Islam an American religion?

Offering wealthy insights into those questions and extra, Grewal follows the trips of yankee Muslim adolescence who trip in worldwide, underground Islamic networks. Devoutly spiritual and infrequently politically disaffected, those younger women and men are looking for a house for themselves and their culture. via their tales, Grewal captures the a number of instructions of the worldwide flows of individuals, practices, and concepts that attach U.S. mosques to the Muslim global. through analyzing the strain among American Muslims’ ambivalence towards the yank mainstream and their wish to input it, Grewal places modern debates approximately Islam within the context of an extended historical past of yank racial and non secular exclusions. Probing the competing duties of yank Muslims to the kingdom and to the umma (the international group of Muslim believers), Islam is a overseas Country investigates the that means of yankee citizenship and where of Islam in a world age.

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Islam in Indonesia: The Contest for Society, Ideas and by Carool Kersten

By Carool Kersten

Indonesia's Muslims are nonetheless thinking about the position of faith in public lifestyles. even supposing the spiritual violence marring the transition in the direction of democratic reform has ebbed, the Muslim group has polarised into reactionary and innovative camps with more and more adversarial perspectives at the position of Islam in society. Debates over the underlying ideas of democratisation have extra heated up after a fatwa issued via conservative spiritual students condemned secularism, pluralism and liberalism as un-Islamic.

With a hesitant govt ruled via Indonesia's everlasting political elites failing to take a transparent stance, supporters of the choice are pursuing their Islamisation agendas with renewed energy, exhibiting growing to be intolerance in the direction of different religions and what they give thought to deviant Muslim minorities. Extremist and radical exponents of this Islamist bloc obtain extra foreign media assurance and scholarly recognition than their innovative competitors who're defiantly not easy this reactionary pattern. Calling for a real transformation of Indonesian society in line with democratic ideas and admire for human rights, they insist that this relies on secularisation, spiritual toleration, and freethinking.

Conceived as a latest historical past of principles, this e-book goals to inform the tale of those open- minded intellectuals and activists within the world's biggest Muslim country.

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Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for by Mark Levine

By Mark Levine

"We play heavy steel simply because our lives are heavy metal."
--Reda Zine, one of many founders of the Moroccan heavy-metal scene

"Music is the weapon of the future."
--Fela Kuti

An eighteen-year-old Moroccan who loves Black Sabbath. A twenty-two-year-old rapper from the Gaza Strip. a tender Lebanese singer who rates Bob Marley's "Redemption Song." they're as consultant of the area of Islam at the present time because the conservatives and extremists we see each evening at the information. Heavy steel, punk, hip-hop, and reggae are each one the track of protest, and in lots of situations thought of immoral within the Muslim global. This track can also grow to be the soundtrack of a revolution unfolding throughout that world.

Why, regardless of governmental makes an attempt to manage and censor them, do those musicians and enthusiasts continue enjoying and listening? partially, in fact, for the enjoyment of self-expression, but additionally simply because, during this sector, every thing is political. In Heavy steel Islam, Mark LeVine explores the effect of Western song at the center East via interviews with musicians and fanatics, introducing us younger Muslims suffering to reconcile their faith with a keenness for tune and a wish for switch. the result's a revealing travel of latest Islamic tradition in the course of the evolving track scene within the center East and northern Africa. Heavy steel Islam is a shocking, wildly pleasing foray right into a traditionally authoritarian area the place song simply should be the genuine democratizing strength.

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Science & Islam: A History by Ehsan Masood

By Ehsan Masood

History's least-known but so much fertile interval in technology was once the extreme Islamic clinical revolution among seven hundred and 1400. the tale of the scientists and inventors is woven right into a trip during the Islamic empires of the center a long time that enabled this revolution, and its contribution to technology in Western culture.

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The Heirs of the Prophets by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Imam Zaid Shakir

By Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Imam Zaid Shakir

The Heirs of the Prophet is a unprecedented e-book representing one of many many streams of conventional Islamic scholarship. as well as large multi-volume compendiums, many students additionally composed shorter treatises that centred, for instance, on one specific assertion (hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad. This quantity is this type of paintings. Imam Ibn Rajab, who's one of the key experts of Prophetic culture of his day, wrote this deeply inspiring observation on one hadith of the Prophet during which he stated, 'The students are the heirs of the Prophets.' Ibn Rajab used to be in a position to assemble the ethics, real tales, and penetrating insights that relate to the noble company of precise studying.

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Understanding Islam: A New Translation with Selected Letters by Frithjof Schuon

By Frithjof Schuon

With over 1000000000 believers in the course of the globe, Islam continues to be probably the most misunderstood of the world's nice Revelations. during this totally revised and amended translation of his masterpiece, thinker Frithjof Schuon deals readers a deeper knowing of Islam, the world's moment greatest faith. that includes an intensive appendix of formerly unpublished fabrics and particular editor's notes to assist readers, this publication is a needs to for any assortment.

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The Koran: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Cook

By Michael Cook

The Koran has constituted a remarkably resilient middle of id and continuity for a spiritual culture that's now in its 15th century. during this Very brief creation, Michael prepare dinner offers a lucid and direct account of the importance of the Koran either within the sleek global and in that of conventional Islam. He offers vibrant bills of its function in Muslim civilization, illustrates the range of interpretations championed via conventional and smooth commentators, discusses the methods during which the e-book took form, and compares it to different scriptures and classics of the old cultures of Eurasia.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions supply an creation to a few of life's best themes. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they exhibit the best modern pondering the significant difficulties and concerns in hundreds of thousands of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum conception to Islam.

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Abbasid Studies IV by Monique Bernards

By Monique Bernards

Quickly after their winning revolution in 750 advert, the Abbāsids supplanted the Umayyad dynasty, outfitted the recent urban of Baghdad, Iraq which grew to become the capital of the Islamic Empire. The civilization that the Abbāsids helped to create carried forth the torch of information lit by means of historical Greece, Rome, Byzantium, and Persia. including lots of their very own particular contributions, the Abbāsid dynasty left an indelible mark at the background of humankind.
This present choice of ʿAbbāsid experiences provides a colorful mosaic of latest study into classical Arabic texts that sheds mild on major old, political, cultural and non secular elements of the ʿAbbāsid period and offers perception into how the basics of philology are formed. magnificent vistas of old goals open up whereas ʿAbbāsid armies clatter and collide; photos are conjured of murderous caliphs, international taking a look littérateurs and speaking items. We see a full of life self...

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