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  • Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul & on Breaking the Two Desires by Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali
    Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul & on Breaking the Two Desires (English, Paperback)

    The spiritual life in Islam begins with riyadat al-nafs, the inner warfare against the ego. Distracted and polluted by worldliness, the lower self has a tendency to drag the human creature down into arrogance and vice. This translation of two chapters from The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya' 'Ulum al-Din) details the sophisticated spiritual techniques adopted by classical Islam.

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  • Politics of Piety by Saba Mahmood
    Politics of Piety (English, Paperback)

    Provides an analysis of Islamist cultural politics through the ethnography of a thriving, grassroots women's piety movement in the mosques of Cairo, Egypt.

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  • Al-Britannia, My Country by James Fergusson
    Al-Britannia, My Country (English, Paperback)

    Shortlisted for the British Academy Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2018....

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  • Moeen by Moeen Ali
    Moeen (English, Hardback)

    The match-winning superstar of the England cricket team finally shares his remarkable personal story in this eagerly-awaited autobiography. Longlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards, 2018 Daily Mail's Book of the Year, 2018

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  • The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities by Amanullah De Sondy
    The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities (English, Paperback)

    "Rigid notions of masculinity are causing crisis in the global Islamic community.These are articulated from the Qur'an, its commentary, historical precedents and societal, religious and familial obligations. Some Muslims who don't agree with narrow constructs of manliness feel forced to consider themselves secular and therefore outside the religious community.In order to evaluate whether there...

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  • Muslims of Central Asia by Galina Yemelianova
    Muslims of Central Asia (English, Paperback)

    This fascinating study which shows how, from the seventh century to the present day, the region's people have negotiated their distinctively Central Asian Islamic identity in the face of enduring external Islamic and non-Islamic dominations, ethnic nationalisms and, more recently, global transnational Islamic influences.

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  • British Muslims by Philip Lewis
    British Muslims (English, Paperback)

    How is the new generation of British Muslims navigating relations across three distinct religious and social worlds? This book looks at how they are balancing expectations from traditional Islam imported from their ancestral homeland, expressions of Islam drawn from across the global Muslim community the Ummah and from Britain itself.

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  • The Spirituality of Responsibility by Simon Robinson
    The Spirituality of Responsibility (English, Paperback)

    Turkish Islamic leader Fethullah Gülen offers a distinctive view of responsibility, which is explored here for the first time. Simon Robinson shows how Gülen's writings, influenced by both orthodox Islam and the Sufi tradition, contribute a dynamic, holistic and interactive view of responsibility which locates personal identity, agency and freedom in plural relationships. ...

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  • Daily Wisdom: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad by Abdur Raheem Kidwai
    Daily Wisdom: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (English, Hardback)

    A presentation of the Prophet Muhammad's teachings that engages the reader in a moment of daily reflection. It contains 365 traditions covering a whole year.

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  • Al-Ghazali on the Condemnation of Pride and Self-Admiration by Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali
    Al-Ghazali on the Condemnation of Pride and Self-Admiration (English, Paperback)

    The Condemnation of Pride and Self-Admiration is the first translation into a European language of chapter twenty-nine of The Revival of the Religious Sciences, a monumental work of classical Islam written by the greatest theologian-mystic of Islam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111). Perhaps the most important chapter in the whole of the Revival, The Condemnation of Pride and Self-Admiration delves...

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  • Islam on Mercy and Compassion by Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
    Islam on Mercy and Compassion (English, Paperback)

    For Muslims, this book is essential reading to help reclaim Islam back from those who portray it as merely a socio-political enterprise devoid of compassion for humanity and the rest of creation. Non-Muslims, on the other hand, will be able to appreciate these lesser known aspects of Islam, which in fact form its core philosophy.

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  • Sold To Be A Wife by Maggie Hartley
    Sold To Be A Wife (English, Paperback)

    Only foster carer Maggie Hartley stands in the way of a young girl and the family determined to make her a child bride. A moving and inspirational true story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of TOO YOUNG TO BE A MUM and WHO WILL LOVE ME NOW?

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  • Sexuality in Islam by Abdelwahab Bouhdiba
    Sexuality in Islam (English, Paperback)

    Drawing on both Arabic and Western sources, the author describes the place of sexuality in the traditional Islamic world view.

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  • Hospitality and Islam by Mona Siddiqui
    Hospitality and Islam (English, Paperback)

    Considering its prominent role in many faith traditions, surprisingly little has been written about hospitality within the context of religion, particularly Islam. In her new book, Mona Siddiqui, a well-known media commentator, makes the first major contribution to the understanding of hospitality both within Islam and beyond. She explores and compares teachings within the various Muslim...

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  • The Headscarf Debates by Anna C. Korteweg
    The Headscarf Debates (English, Paperback)

    Explores how the headscarf has become a political symbol used to reaffirm or transform national stories of belonging. Anna Korteweg and Goekce Yurdakul juxtapose current cultural and political debates and interviews with social activists in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Turkey to chart how the headscarf can reaffirm old or produce new national identities.

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  • Understanding Jihad by David Cook
    Understanding Jihad (English, Paperback)

    Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war." This book looks closely at a range of sources from sacred Islamic texts, and focuses on the role of Islam in the contemporary world.

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  • What is a Madrasa? by Ebrahim Moosa
    What is a Madrasa? (Paperback)

    Explains the role of the madrasa in the cultural, intellectual and religious experience of Muslims. This title helps readers understand the history, place and function of the madrasa in Muslim religious, cultural and political world. It includes a glossary of key non English terms used in the book.

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  • What is Veiling? by Sahar Amer
    What is Veiling? (Paperback)

    An engaging introduction to one of the most visible, controversial and least understood emblems of Islam. This concise, easy-to-read and even-handed introduction explores the historical, religious and cultural background; contemporary debates about the veil; and the varied, shifting meanings the veil has had for Muslim women.

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  • Islam - An Introduction: Teach Yourself by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
    Islam - An Introduction: Teach Yourself (English, Paperback)

    A complete introduction to the history, beliefs, religious practices and social customs of Islam.

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