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By Miriam Adeney. 2002
Their clothing is often distinctive. Their values are strongly held. They love their families. They comprise nearly one-tenth of the… world's population, and they live everywhere around the globe. These are women of Muslim background. Many still belong to Islam, but some now belong to Christ. Ladan, Khadija, and Fatma are both representative of and unique among their Arab, Iranian, Southeast Asian and African sisters. Adeney explores their lives and provides insight into how to relate to other women of Muslim background--and how to introduce them to Christ. 2002.
By Steven Barboza. 1994
Barboza, an African American journalist who converted to orthodox Islam after being inspired by Malcolm X, taps the rich diversity… of the American Islamic experience in this collection of more than fifty brief interviews. Includes interviews with Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), and Louis Farrakhan. 1994.
By Lesley Hazleton. 2009
Journalist recreates the seventh-century lives of the prophet Muhammad and his ninth wife Aisha. Details the strife over succession that… followed his death and fostered different branches of Islam. Portrays tribal society, religious beliefs, rivalries, customs, and battles. Ties historical events to twentieth-century Middle East conflicts. Some descriptions of violence. 2009.
By Anwar Rashid Siddiqui. 2010
The Qur'an is so precious to Muslims that many are able to recite it from beginning to end. Yet for… people outside Islam it is a closed book. This book seeks to bridge that divide such that the depth of the Qur'an's guidance becomes available to all. 2010.
By Michael Griffin. 2001
Griffin chronicles the rise of the Taliban from their first appearance in 1994, examines their place in the context of… Afghanistan's political instability, and discusses the significance of their brand of Islamic fundamentalism. 2001.
By Tarif Khalidi. 2001
This work presents, in English translation, the largest collection ever assembled of the sayings and stories of Jesus in Arabic… Islamic literature. Tarif Khalidi's introduction and commentaries place the sayings and stories in their historical context, showing how and why this "gospel" arose and the function it served within Muslim devotion. The sayings and stories, some 300 in number and arranged in chronological order, show us how the image of this Jesus evolved throughout a millennium of Islamic history. 2001.
By Fred Halliday. 1995
The author examines the widely accepted image of confrontation between "Islam" and "the West", created largely by the rise of… Islamic militancy in the Middle East and the perceived influence of Islam on politics and society. Considering the sources of Islamic militancy and the rhetoric of Islamic and anti-Muslim leaders, he argues that the Middle East is a set of variant societies, facing the economic and political problems of the Third World.
By Carmen Bin Ladin. 2004
On September 11th 2001, Carmen Bin Ladin heard the news on the radio that the Twin Towers had been struck.… She instinctively knew that her brother-in-law was involved in these horrifying acts of terrorism, and her heart went out to America. She also knew that her life and the lives of her family would never be the same again. In 1974 Carmen, half Swiss and half Persian, married into the Bin Laden family and found herself inside a complex and vast clan, part of a society that at that point she neither knew nor understood. Determined to protect her daughters from the inevitable restrictions within a society riddled with hypocrisy and contradiction, in 1985 Carmen moved back to her home country, Switzerland. Carmen's story takes us inside one of the most powerful, secretive and repressive kingdoms in the world and the Bin Laden family's role within it. 2004. Uniform title: Voile déchiré.
By Miriam Ali, Jana Wain. 1995
For Miriam, the turning point in her life came with the confirmation that her daughters, Zana and Nadia, aged only… fifteen and fourteen respectively, had been taken from their home in Birmingham to be sold by their father to 'husbands' in Yemen. She finally took her remaining children and left, beginning the fight to bring Zana and Nadia back home. 1995.
By Sally Armstrong. 2002
Denied schooling, employment and adequate health care and confined to their homes unless accompanied by a male relative, the women… of Afghanistan struggled to survive under the Taliban regime. The author describes the ways these women and girls rebelled against the Taliban. 2002.
By Jean-Paul Roux. 2007
Bataille de Poitiers, croisades, prise de Constantinople, guerre d'Algérie: il y a ce conflit armé qui a commencé en l'année… 632. Il n'y a pas d'année, pas de semaine peut-être sans que du sang soit versé par des chrétiens ou par des musulmans. Ne vaut-il pas la peine de le rappeler, de montrer à nos contemporains que les événements qui occupent l'actualité, qui les bouleversent, s'inscrivent dans une longue série de 1375 ans d'événements tout aussi spectaculaires ; que de plus petits faits dont on ne parle guère qu'un jour ou deux ont eu, tous les jours, leurs équivalents pendant 1375 ans ? 2007.
By Idries Shah. 1980
By Irshad Manji. 2003
Irshad Manji considers herself a Muslim, but is at issue with many of its cornerstones: tribal insularity, deep-seated anti-Semitism, and… an uncritical acceptance of the Koran as the final, superior, manifesto of God. In an open letter to Muslims and non-Muslims alike, she asks pointed questions such as: "Who is the real colonizer of Muslims -- America or Arabia? Why are we squandering the talents of women, fully half of God's creation?" Manji offers a vision of how Islam can undergo a reformation that empowers women, promotes respect for religious minorities, and fosters a competition of ideas, reviving Islam's lost tradition of independent thought. 2003.
By Christopher De Bellaigue. 2017
This absorbing account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam during the nineteenth and early… twentieth centuries offers a game-changing assessment of the Middle East. Beginning his account in 1798, de Bellaigue demonstrates how the Middle East has long welcomed modern ideals and practices, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from seclusion, and the development of democracy. With trenchant political and historical insight, de Bellaigue further shows how the violence of an infinitesimally small minority is in fact the tragic blowback from that modernization. This revolutionary argument, which completely refutes the misconception that Muslims live in a benighted state of backwardness, reveals the folly of Westerners demanding modernity from their Islamic neighbors. 2017.
By Geraldine Brooks. 1995
Portrait of an oppressed class slowly achieving some liberation. During a six-year Middle East assignment, a Western journalist wears the… veil and mixes with Muslims in a quest to understand women in the Islamic world. Brooks talked with fundamentalists and feminists, studied the Koran, witnessed surgical procedures to repair female genital mutilation, and gathered impressions of cultural traditions. 1995.
By Desmond Stewart. 1967
An insight into the Islamic culture and empires from the sixth through the thirteenth century. During this period the Islamic… world included Egypt, Persia, Arabia, and parts of India. 1967. (Great ages of man).
By Jan Goodwin. 1994
Goodwin became interested in the plight of Muslim women because of her relationship with a Pakistani girl who became like… her daughter and who was bartered in marriage at age eleven. Goodwin interviewed women, and some men, in ten Islamic countries. She examines the lives of women of various stations and the effects of changing Islamic attitudes in the late twentieth century. Descriptions of violence. 1994.
By Martine Gozlan. 2005
By Tahar Ben Jelloun. 2002
Ce livre raconte l'histoire de l'Islam et de la civilisation arabe sous forme d'un dialogue de l'auteur avec sa fille.… L'approche est structurée et a la portée des jeunes. Années 3-6. 2002.
By Shems Friedlander. 2018
En quelques pages d'une grande clarté souvent poétique, Shems Friedlander retrace la vie, l'oeuvre et l'enseignement de Djalâl ud-Din Rûmî… (1207-1273), le fondateur des derviches tourneurs, l'une des plus célèbres confréries soufies. Dans une deuxième partie, l'auteur décrit le déroulement d'un sema, la danse sacrée tournoyante des derviches qui symbolise le mouvement cosmique universel. Enfin, il nous fait découvrir les arcanes de la musique qui rythme le sema et accompagne l'extase des danseurs mystiques