The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism

2010 | ISBN: 0771047835, 0771047843 | English | 272 pages | EPUB | 2 MB 

A liberal Muslim and critically acclaimed author explores the historical, political, and theological basis for centuries of Muslim animosity towards Jews, debunking long-held myths and tracing a history of hate and its impact today.

More than nine years after 9/11 and 60 years after the c

Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World

2013 | ISBN: 0307377393 | English | 368 pages | EPUB | 2 MB 

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)**

If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms.

As political change sweeps the streets and squares, the parliaments and presidential palaces of the Arab world, Shereen El Feki has been looking at an upheaval a little

Islamism and Islam free ebook

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Islamism and Islam

 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 Islamism. In this important and illuminating book, Bassam Tibi, a senior scholar of Islamic politics, provides a corrective to this dangerous gap in

Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800

Attitudes toward homosexuality in the pre-modern Arab-Islamic world are commonly depicted as schizophrenic—visible and tolerated on one hand, prohibited by Islam on the other. Khaled El-Rouayheb argues that this apparent paradox is based on the anachronistic assumption that homosexuality is a timeless, self-evident fact to which a particular culture reacts with some degree of tolerance or

The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life

This popular introduction by a well–known Islamic scholar hasbeen updated and expanded, offering a balanced portrayal of theQur an and its place in historic and contemporary Muslimsociety. Features new sections on the Qur an and its relationshipto democracy, science, human rights, and the role of women Contains expanded sections on the Qur an in the lifecycle of Muslims, and in Islamic et

Being a Muslim in the World free ebook

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Being a Muslim in the World

 What does it mean to be a Muslim - in this world, in this deeply transformative time? Hamid Dabashi ask this seminal question anew, in the context of what he proposes is a post-Western world where the "Islam and the West" binary is collapsing and where "the West," as a construct, no longer holds the same normative hegemony. Against the grain of more than two hundred ye

Women Shaping Islam: Reading the Qu'ran in Indonesia free ebook

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Women Shaping Islam: Reading the Qu'ran in Indonesia

In the United States, precious little is known about the active role Muslim women have played for nearly a century in the religious culture of Indonesia, the largest majority-Muslim country in the world. While much of the Muslim world excludes women from the domain of religious authority, the country's two leading Muslim organizations - Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) - have created e