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Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the UN

Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the UN

2015-05-18
1459 Views
We would like to acknowledge the NGOs that do not have ECOSOC status to take the opportunity to apply for ECOSOC consultative status in order to be considered by the 2016 NGO Committee.
The Oxford Handbook of European Islam

The Oxford Handbook of European Islam

2015-05-11
794 Views
For centuries, Muslim countries and Europe have engaged one another through theological dialogues, diplomatic missions, political rivalries, and power struggles. In the last thirty years, due in large part to globalization and migration from Islamic ...
The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

2015-05-11
750 Views
Islam has been part of the increasingly complex American religious scene for well over a century, and was brought into more dramatic focus by the attacks of September 11, 2001. American Islam is practiced by a unique blend of immigrants and American-...
The Study of Shi'i Islam: History, Theology and Law

The Study of Shi'i Islam: History, Theology and Law

2015-05-11
676 Views
Shi'i Islam, with its rich and extensive history, has played a crucial role in the evolution of Islam as both a major world religion and civilization. The prolific achievements of Shi'i theologians, philosophers and others are testament to the spirit...
A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies

2015-05-11
693 Views
This new edition of one of the most widely used course books on Islamic civilizations around the world has been substantially revised to incorporate the new scholarship and insights of the last twenty-five years. Ira Lapidus' history explores the beg...
Fatima, Daughter of Muhammad

Fatima, Daughter of Muhammad

2015-05-10
736 Views
The Prophet Muhammad died in June 10/632, his head cradled in the lap of his young wife  isha. In the shadows near his bed stood Fâtima, his only surviving daughter, ousted from her father s side at this critical moment. Fâtima wou...
Making European Muslims: Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe

Making European Muslims: Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe

2015-05-10
758 Views
Making European Muslims provides an in-depth examination of what it means to be a young Muslim in Europe today, where the assumptions, values and behavior of the family and those of the majority society do not always coincide. Focusing on the religio...
Muslims in 21st Century Europe: Structural and Cultural Perspectives

Muslims in 21st Century Europe: Structural and Cultural Perspectives

2015-05-10
615 Views
Muslims in 21st Century Europe explores the interaction between native majorities and Muslim minorities in various European countries with a view to highlighting different paths of integration of immigrant and native Muslims.  Starting with...
Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam

Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam

2015-05-10
586 Views
Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali offers her personal account, discussing the many and varied questions she fielded from curious friends and schoolmates while growing up in Southern California—from diet, to dress, to prayer and holidays and everything...
Producing Islamic Knowledge: Transmission and dissemination in Western Europe

Producing Islamic Knowledge: Transmission and dissemination in Western Europe

2015-05-10
580 Views
How do Muslims in Europe acquire discursive and practical knowledge of Islam? How are conceptions of Islamic beliefs, values and practices transmitted and how do they change? Who are the authorities on these issues that Muslims listen to? How do new ...
Islamophobia in the West: Measuring and Explaining Individual Attitudes

Islamophobia in the West: Measuring and Explaining Individual Attitudes

2015-05-10
569 Views
Since the late 1980s, growing migration from countries with a Muslim cultural background, and increasing Islamic fundamentalism related to terrorist attacks in Western Europe and the US, have created a new research field investigating the way states ...
The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World: The Political Experience of Pakistan

The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World: The Political Experience of Pakistan

2015-05-10
588 Views
The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World is a study of the political development of Pakistan. This study consists of three parts. The first addresses the concept of the 'state' as it has evolved historically. The approach is comparative and involve...
God, Muhammad and the Unbelievers

God, Muhammad and the Unbelievers

2015-05-10
678 Views
This study of the Qur'an arises from an interest in a pressing contemporary issue, the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims ('the Ummah and the Other'). This text explores how the Qur'an comments on this relationship as it changed in the cour...
Speaking for Islam: Religious Authorities in Muslim Societies

Speaking for Islam: Religious Authorities in Muslim Societies

2015-05-10
629 Views
The present volume - grown out of an international symposium at the Free University, Berlin in 2002 - is concerned with religious authorities, men and women claiming, projecting and exerting religious authority within a given context. The volume focu...
Guardians of Shi'ism: Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks

Guardians of Shi'ism: Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks

2015-05-10
634 Views
A study of transnational Shi'ism that explains the constitution of clerical leadership patterns across borders What is the significance of transnationalism to Shi`i Islam? And how is clerical authority shaped across borders? Based on a political s...
No Islam But Islam

No Islam But Islam

2015-05-10
734 Views
This book weaves its way into the fabric of Islam torn into shreds by the birth of many sects. The great twins, Shia and Sunni Islam; Ismaeli Islam; Ahmadiyya Islam; Wahhabi Islam; and Taliban Islam, to name a just few, dab the fabric of Islam in pat...
The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam

The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam

2015-05-10
689 Views
When asked which religion was most loved by God, the Prophet of Islam refrained from naming a specific religion, and instead referred to a quality which should infuse the faith of all believers: ‘The primordial, generously tolerant faith’...
Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe

Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe

2015-05-10
685 Views
European anti-Muslim attitudes: the voice of public protest against out-of-touch elites?Are anti-Muslim attitudes becoming the spectre that is haunting Europe? Is Islamophobia as widespread and virulent as is made out? Or do some EU societies appear ...
The Future of Islam

The Future of Islam

2015-05-10
729 Views
John L. Esposito is one of America's leading authorities on Islam. Now, in this brilliant portrait of Islam today--and tomorrow--he draws on a lifetime of thought and research to sweep away the negative stereotypes and provide an accurate, richly nua...
Islam and the Veil: Theoretical and Regional Contexts

Islam and the Veil: Theoretical and Regional Contexts

2015-05-10
698 Views
This volume is centred around the theme of veiling in Islam and provides multifarious aspects of the discussion regarding veiling of Muslim women, especially in the West. The issue of veiling has been intensively debated in Western society and has im...
A Brief History of Islam in Europe: Thirteen Centuries of Creed, Conflict and Coexistence

A Brief History of Islam in Europe: Thirteen Centuries of Creed, Conflict and Coexistence

2015-05-10
565 Views
The relationship between Europe and Islam has been complicated, if not troubled, throughout the thirteen centuries since Muslims first began playing a part in European history. This volume offers a compact, yet comprehensive look at the entire histor...
Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West's Past

Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West's Past

2015-05-10
617 Views
How should the Western world today respond to the challenges of political Islam? Taking an original approach to answer this question, Confronting Political Islam compares Islamism’s struggle with secularism to other prolonged ideological clashe...
Islam and the West: A Civilized Dialogue

Islam and the West: A Civilized Dialogue

2015-05-10
701 Views
Interaction between the Muslim World and the West stretches back centuries and, although the points of conflict are well known, the exchange of knowledge and cultural awareness has hitherto been mostly neglected. Islam and the West takes inspiration ...
The State in Contemporary Islamic Thought: A Historical Survey of the Major Muslim Political Thinkers of the Modern Era

The State in Contemporary Islamic Thought: A Historical Survey of the Major Muslim Political Thinkers of the Modern Era

2015-05-10
531 Views
The debates on 'Islam and Modernity' clearly include in their analysis notions of the State. Abdelillah Belkeziz here charts the development of the concept of 'the state' (al-dawlah) in Islamic discourse over the last two centuries. The result is a t...
Islamism and Islam

Islamism and Islam

2015-05-10
672 Views
Despite the intense media focus on Muslims and their religion since the tragedy of 9/11, few Western scholars or policymakers today have a clear idea of the distinctions between Islam and the politically based fundamentalist movement known as Islamis...
Muslim Childhood: Religious Nurture in a European Context

Muslim Childhood: Religious Nurture in a European Context

2015-05-10
592 Views
How do we learn to be religious? To make sense of this process should we emphasise the habitual reinforcement of bodily rituals? Or the active role of individuals in making decisions about faith at key moments? Or should we turn to cognitive science ...
The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror

The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror

2015-05-10
637 Views
"An important and moving investigation of the costs of the 'war on terror' for those who have been its targets, including the thousands of innocent Muslims who have been infiltrated, entrapped, and surveilled in the search for the radicalized terrori...
Islam and Public Controversy in Europe

Islam and Public Controversy in Europe

2015-05-10
631 Views
In this volume the authors take us beyond analysis of society and politics. Their focus is the complex and tense field of the conceptual: in what ways are Muslims in Europe European Muslims; what do events and related discourses do to affect the form...
Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks

Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks

2015-05-10
625 Views
Islam in Europe delves into the daily routines of European Muslim communities in order to provide a better understanding of what it means to be a European Muslim today. Instead of positing particular definitions of being Muslim, this volume invites a...
Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East

Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East

2015-05-10
610 Views
"In this book, Dietrich Jung and his collaborators demonstrate theoretically and empirically how we are all 'moderns' in today's global world but modern in different ways. They do this concretely on the basis of historical analyses and contemporary r...
Muhammad: His Character and Conduct

Muhammad: His Character and Conduct

2015-05-10
661 Views
Extraordinarily well written and presented" — Midwest Book Review "a valued contribution to the growing body of Islamic literature and very highly recommended for community and academic library Islamic Studies collections, as well as the perso...
Demystifying Islam: Tackling the Tough Questions

Demystifying Islam: Tackling the Tough Questions

2015-05-10
690 Views
In the wake of 9/11, Zafar, a blogger, speaker, and teacher, found himself invited to explain Islam to non-Muslim audiences in a climate of fear and misinformation—at the age of twenty-two. Now a national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Commu...
The Religious Identity of Young Muslim Women in Berlin: An Ethnographic Study

The Religious Identity of Young Muslim Women in Berlin: An Ethnographic Study

2015-05-10
605 Views
"At last, a richly-textured, ethnographic study which takes religiosity seriously. This fine study of young women's involvement in a particular, Islamic movement in Berlin illuminates the reasons for 'the turn to Islam' of a new generation in Europe....
The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades

The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades

2015-05-10
675 Views
"As Paul Cobb demonstrates in his splendidly detailed and timely narrative, lslamic authors and writers in Arabic showed a keen interest in the medieval Christian interlopers into the Muslim world, in political events and in the ideology of jihad tha...
Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

2015-05-10
555 Views
"The book not only lays bare the behind-the-scenes story of a momentous shift in public opinion, it employs cutting-edge computer analysis techniques applied to large archives of data to develop a new theoretical outlook, capable of making sense of t...
The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

2015-05-10
655 Views
'The twenty chapters of this superbly edited volume etch American Muslims at the crossroads - between immigrant past and citizen future, between indigenous African-American and global Arab-Asian. Neither secular nor Sufi nor Salafi but contingent, mo...
Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy

Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy

2015-05-10
1214 Views
A "lucid, learned and engaging book" - Karen Armstrong, The Sunday Times, Aug. 10 "Erudite and provocative" - Eric Ormsby, The Literary Review, Aug. 2014 "Brown possesses formidable knowledge of premodern Muslim scholars who sought to preserv...
Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

2015-05-10
684 Views
"The early twentieth century witnessed the institutionalization of mainstream Islam in America. Its history, however, has been overlooked until recently. I can think of no place more central than Detroit to understanding the complex racial, sectarian...
The Generalship of Muhammad: Battles and Campaigns of the Prophet of Allah

The Generalship of Muhammad: Battles and Campaigns of the Prophet of Allah

2015-05-10
963 Views
His campaigns, military thought, and insurgent strategy "An excellent analysis of Muhammad as a general, placing his battles within the context of military history, and a good introduction to the life of the founder of Islam."--David Cook, author ...
The Death of a Prophet: The End of Muhammad's Life and the Beginnings of Islam

The Death of a Prophet: The End of Muhammad's Life and the Beginnings of Islam

2015-05-10
517 Views
"A work of utmost importance, and one that has profound implications for our understanding of how Islam began."—Fred Donner, University of Chicago
Shi'i Sectarianism in the Middle East: Modernisation and the Quest for Islamic Universalism

Shi'i Sectarianism in the Middle East: Modernisation and the Quest for Islamic Universalism

2015-05-10
547 Views
""Eisheva Machlis offers new and refreshing insights to Shii politics and intellectual activity in Iraq and Lebanon since World War One. In examining hitherto untapped sources, she skillfully analyzes how leading Shii scholars and political activists...
Islamic Reform and Conservatism: Al-Azhar and the Evolution of Modern Sunni Islam

Islamic Reform and Conservatism: Al-Azhar and the Evolution of Modern Sunni Islam

2015-05-10
505 Views
'Indira Gesink's deeply researched study on al-Azhar reform sheds new light on a major chapter in the history of modern Islam. Dispensing with conventional portrayals of entrenched conservatives resisting enlightened modernists, Gesink reveals a far ...
Studying Islam in Practice

Studying Islam in Practice

2015-05-10
632 Views
"These lively narratives and reflections reflect the diversity and complexity of Islam as a lived religious tradition. The multidisciplinary perspectives represented vividly reveal the process and experience of studying Muslim religious life and prac...
Young American Muslims: Dynamics of Identity

Young American Muslims: Dynamics of Identity

2015-05-10
618 Views
"Young American Muslims: Dynamics of Identity is an incisive, informative and accessible study, written in well-organised and succinct chapters promoting dialogue and critical engagement." - Maja Milatovic, University of Edinburgh, LSE Review of Book...
Religious Broadcasting in the Middle East

Religious Broadcasting in the Middle East

2015-05-10
866 Views
"Religious Broadcasting in the Middle East is a groundbreaking volume which will soon establish itself as a seminal text in Arab media and cultural studies. Its thirteen chapters cover a wide geography and contextualise religious broadcasting in the ...
What Is an American Muslim?: Embracing Faith and Citizenship

What Is an American Muslim?: Embracing Faith and Citizenship

2015-05-10
572 Views
"Abdullahi An-Na'im is arguably America's most important Muslim thinker and in this book he lays out the most compelling argument I've ever read about what it really means to be Muslim and American in a post-9/11 world." --Reza Aslan, author of No go...
New Directions in Islamic Education: Pedagogy and Identity Formation

New Directions in Islamic Education: Pedagogy and Identity Formation

2015-05-10
522 Views
"This ground-breaking book is one of the most significant contributions made in recent years to Islamic education and, indeed, to wider religious education." - John M. Hull, Honorary Professor of Practical Theology in The Queen's Foundation for Ecume...
Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

2015-05-10
557 Views
“Neighboring Faiths provides a cogent and powerful intervention into one of the most debated topics and thorniest issues in the history of the late medieval West: How did Christians, Muslims, and Jews live with each other and think about one an...
Visualizing Belief and Piety in Iranian Shiism

Visualizing Belief and Piety in Iranian Shiism

2015-05-10
638 Views
'Flaskerud explores the visibility of popular Iranian Shi'ism in the context of concrete devotional practices and tackles questions of iconography, epigraphy, representation, emotion and subjectivity in an exemplary way with analytical depth. Develop...
Muslim-Christian Engagement in the Twentieth Century: The Principles of Interfaith Dialogue and the Work of Ismai'l al-Faruqi

Muslim-Christian Engagement in the Twentieth Century: The Principles of Interfaith Dialogue and the Work of Ismai'l al-Faruqi

2015-05-10
477 Views
""This book is a first class piece of scholarship on a major Muslim pioneer in Islamic studies in the West and in interfaith dialogue. Charles Fletcher's book will in fact be the first major single-authored critical scholarly study on Ismail al-Faruq...
The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution

The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution

2015-05-10
619 Views
“Quite simply, the best Western journalist at work in Iraq today.”  —Seymour Hersh "Accessible…Cockburn describes a continuing tragedy in which hubris and optimism destroyed a seemingly promising revolution.” &...
Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition

Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition

2015-05-10
630 Views
Her analysis of postcolonial and contemporary scholarship adds an important dimension to the debate, showing that while religion and religious commands continues to remain relevant to contemporary believers, with a strong desire to remain rooted in t...
British Secularism and Religion: Islam, Society and the State

British Secularism and Religion: Islam, Society and the State

2015-05-10
619 Views
This interesting, topical and sometimes heated, conversation among theologians, social scientists and policy experts on British secularism helps to shed vital light on the challenges of accommodating religious minorities and majorities within modern ...
Islam: The Straight Path

Islam: The Straight Path

2015-05-10
634 Views
"This is an excellent, comprehensive, and highly accessible introduction to Islam and its civilization; Muslims and their societies in the pre-modern to the modern period; and contemporary intellectual and political trends. In my opinion, it really i...
The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

2015-05-10
603 Views
"Nathan Lean's meticulous study of the Islamophobia industry is a convincing demonstration of the threat this form of extremism poses to a harmonious pluralistic society and democratic values. Rationalizing hatred of Muslims, well-funded ideologues h...
Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari'ah in the Modern Age

Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari'ah in the Modern Age

2015-05-10
598 Views
Islamic law is widely viewed in the West as synonymous with Nazi law; it cannot be reformed or redeemed. In Reasoning with God, Khaled Abou El Fadl demonstrates not only how distorted this perception is but also how bigoted it can be as well. Part me...
Islamic Movements of Europe

Islamic Movements of Europe

2015-05-10
610 Views
'Addressing a topic that is little understood and subject to much speculation, Islamic Movements of Europe provides the most authoritative and comprehensive statement to date on this timely issue. The range and quality of the scholarship represented ...
Islamic Tolerance: Amir Khusraw and Pluralism

Islamic Tolerance: Amir Khusraw and Pluralism

2015-05-10
633 Views
"This book marks an important landmark in scholarship on classical Persian literature and medieval South Asian history... This excellent book, meticulously researched and lucidly written, has much to offer scholars of religion, literature, and histor...
Secularism, Theology and Islam: The Danish Social Imaginary and the Cartoon Crisis of 2005 - 2006

Secularism, Theology and Islam: The Danish Social Imaginary and the Cartoon Crisis of 2005 - 2006

2015-05-10
1197 Views
This thorough analysis of the Cartoon Crisis offers readers several rewards. It explains and analyzes the historical roots and as well as the contemporary social background of the so-called cartoon crisis in Denmark in 2005. Furthermore, it invites r...
Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Muslim Political Participation in Europe

2015-05-10
625 Views
"This book provides a foundation for the study of Muslim political participation in Europe. In particular it will contribute to undermining the essentialist stereotypes which have poisoned much of European debate about Muslims." --Samim Akgonul, Prof...
Twelver Shiism: Unity and Diversity in the Life of Islam, 632 to 1722 (New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys)

Twelver Shiism: Unity and Diversity in the Life of Islam, 632 to 1722 (New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys)

2015-05-09
481 Views
"Newman's analysis provides a valuable perspective and numerous insights into the long intellectual developments which it covers. Moreover, showing as it does what can be achieved through diligent application of the biographical and bibliographical s...
The Apostates: When Muslims Leave Islam

The Apostates: When Muslims Leave Islam

2015-05-09
727 Views
"The Apostates is not about religious freedom or religion that poisons. It is about some 'ordinary' British and Canadian ex-Muslims who struggle to find themselves. They ask others to respect, as also mirror, their anxieties, their hesitant belonging...
Towards Building a British Islam: New Muslims' Perspectives

Towards Building a British Islam: New Muslims' Perspectives

2015-05-09
565 Views
"What is the fundamental nature of "British Islam"? Whatkind of message is being conveyed by British Muslims? This book helpsanswer such questions, providing an in-depth series of case-studies of the mostinfluential voices in the contemporary Muslim ...
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