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Introduction to Islam

by Zahid Aziz

There has been a great demand for a booklet to introduce younger people to the teachings of Islam in fairly simple language. The Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha'at Islam Lahore has, over the past decades, produced a...


The Sacred Foundations of Justice in Islam: The Teachings of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib

by M. Ali Lakhani

What is meant by Justice, and what does it mean to be Just? This definitive and authoritative introductions in the English language to the metaphysical foundations of the writings of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib, the...


The Soul and a Loaf of Bread: The Teachings of Sheikh Abol-Hasan of Kharaqan

by Vraje Abramian

This book contains new translations of over 100 short statements of Sufic wisdom from Sheikh Abol-Hasan of Kharaqhan (died 1034), a "Sufis' Sufi." He is not known as well or as widely as some of the great Muslim...


Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization

by Reza Aslan

The wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked America on September 11, 2001, thought...


Those Who Heard It First: The Political Implications of the Sermon on the Mount to Jesus' Jewish Audience

by Roger Ewald Lang

This book will argue that, in the Sermon on the Mount, a very Jewish Jesus - a man true to the religio-political views of his day - reaffirms a Jewish ethical form of non-violent resistance. The most important...


Men in Charge?: Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition

by Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Mulki Al-Sharmani & Jana Rumminger

Both Muslims and non-Muslims see women in most Muslim countries as suffering from social, economic and political discrimination, treated by law and society as second-class citizens subject to male authority....


I Belong Only to Myself: The Life and Writings of Leda Rafanelli

by Andrea Pakieser

The life and words of an Italian feminist and firebrand.


What Do You Mean, You Can't Eat in My Home?: A Guide to How Newly Observant Jews and Their Less Observant Relatives Can Still Get Along

by Azriela Jaffe

Here is a book of workable, sensible solutions to the everyday problems faced by newly observant Jews as they try to explain the parameters of their new lives to the people who love them—but think they’ve...


Women in Sufism: Female Religiosities in a Transnational Order

by Marta Dominguez Diaz

Exploring the diverse myriad of female religious identities that exist within the various branches of the Moroccan Sufi Order, Qādiriyya Būdshīshiyya, today, this book evidences a wide array of religious...


The Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

by Nabil Mouline & Ethan S. Rundell

Followers of Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Wahhab, often considered to be Islam's Martin Luther, shaped the political and religious identity of the Saudi state while also enabling the significant worldwide expansion of...


Structure and Qur'anic Interpretation: A Study of Symmetry and Coherence in Islam's Holy Text

by Raymond Farrin

The Qur'an, Islam's holy book, is widely misunderstood because it is a difficult book to engage. The Qur'an is not written as a straightforward narrative like the Christian Gospels but is composed of discontinuous...


Sacred Suicide

by James R. Lewis & Carole M. Cusack

The label 'Suicide Cults' has been applied to a wide variety of different alternative religions, from Jonestown to the Solar Temple to Heaven's Gate. Additionally, observers have asked if such group suicides...


The Great Arab Conquests

by Hugh Kennedy

Today's Arab world was created at breathtaking speed. Whereas the Roman Empire took over 200 years to reach its fullest extent, the Arab armies overran the whole Middle East, North Africa and Spain within a...


The Early Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings: The Schocken Bible, Volume II

by Everett Dr Fox

The story of ancient Israel, from the arrival in Canaan to the destruction of the Kingdom of Judah and the Babylonian exile some six centuries later, here is the highly anticipated second volume

in Everett...


Rabbinic Authority: The Vision and the Reality

by A. Yehuda Warburg

Introducing English-speaking readers to the parameters and scope of rabbinic authority in general, and the workings of the institution of the beit din—the Jewish court of law—in particular, this book presents...


The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz

by Hafiz & Daniel Ladinsky

To Persians, the fourteenth-century poems of Hafiz are not classical literature from a remote past, but cherished love, wisdom, and humor from a dear and intimate friend. Perhaps, more than any other Persian...


The Qur'an: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Tarif Khalidi

A landmark new translation of the sacred text of Islam in an elegant deluxe edition

Literally "the recitation," The Qur'an is considered within the Muslim faith to be the infallible word of God. Tarif Khalidi,...


The Five Percenters: Islam, Hip-hop and the Gods of New York

by Michael Muhammad Knight

With a cast of characters ranging from Malcolm X to 50 Cent, Knight’s compelling work is the first detailed account of the movement inextricably linked with black empowerment, Islam, New York, and hip-hop....


The First Muslims: History and Memory

by Asma Afsaruddin

A fresh look at the origins and development of Islam, this is a fascinating reconstruction of the era of the first three generations of Muslims. Using a wealth of classical Arabic sources, it chronicles the...


Christian Criticisms, Islamic Proofs: Rashid Rida's Modernist Defence of Islam

by Simon A. Wood

Muhammad Rashid Rida is among the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern period and yet, until this book, his writings on religious reform remained unpublished in English. In this paperback version of...