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Allah, Liberty and Love

Allah, Liberty, and Love is about creating choices beyond conforming or leaving the faith, which is what Manji hears from young Muslims who write to her in frustration, whose emails, letters, and conversations are included in this book. Manj

Manji, Irshad

Atheist Muslim
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In much of the Muslim world, religion is the central foundation upon which family, community, morality, and identity are built. The inextricable embedment of religion in Muslim culture has forced a new generation of no

Rizvi, Ali A.

First Muslim

Hazleton, Lesley


"Across the language barrier Dawood captures the thunder and poetry of the original". (The Times). The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel n

Dawood, N. J., Dawood, N. J.

Legends of the Fire Spirits

According to Islamic tradition, Allah created three types of beings: angels, made of light; humans, made of earth; and jinn, made of smokeless fire. Supernatural, shape-shifting, intelligent and blessed with free will and remarkable powers,

Lebling, Robert, Shah, Tahir

Masters of Wisdom of Central Asia

Almost one thousand years ago a new and powerful nexus of spiritual transmission emerged in Central Asia and lasted for five centuries, reaching its culmination in the work of the Khwajagan or "Masters of Wisdom." Like the much earlier Rishi

Shushud, Hasan Lufti

Misquoting Muhammad
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AN INDEPENDENT BEST BOOKS ON RELIGION 2014 PICK Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Prophet Muhammad. Modern media are replete with alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the threa

Brown, Jonathan A. C.

Nine Parts of Desire

'Frank, enraging and captivating.' The New Yorker Australian writer Geraldine Brooks is now known internationally for her bestselling novels, but as a foreign correspondent Geraldine spent six years covering the Middle East. And when her pois

Brooks, Geraldine


Considered in Islam to be the infallible word of God, The Qur'an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel in a series of divine revelations over many years after his first vision in the cave. In 114 chapters, or surahs,

Khalidi Tarif (trans)

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'Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know.' The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme au

Abdel Haleem, M. A. S.

Shia Revival

One of America's leading commentators on current events in the Middle East, Iranian-born scholar Vali Nasr brilliantly dissects the political and theological antagonisms within Islam in this "smart, clear and timely" book (The Washington Pos

Nasr, Vali