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  • The Life of Muhammad by I. Ishaq
    The Life of Muhammad (English, Hardback)

    A reissued translation which uses Ibn Hisham's abridgement and also includes many additions and variants found in the writings of early authors. The book thus presents in English practically all that is known of the life of the Prophet, and remains a monument of early Arabic prose.

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  • The Things I Would Tell You by Sabrina Mahfouz
    The Things I Would Tell You (English, Paperback)

    Unique anthology celebrating British women writers from a Muslim heritage. Writers include literary heavyweights such as Adhaf Soueif, Leila Aboulela and Kamila Shamsie, as well as young emerging artists leading the way on the UK's spoken word scene. Extensive PR campaign planned for publication.

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  • Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives by Chase F. Robinson
    Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives (English, Paperback)

    An accessible introduction to pre-modern Islam, showcasing the individuals - caliphs, law-makers, theologians, poets, mystics and scholars - who shaped the course of early Islamic history.

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  • Modestly by Dina Torkia
    Modestly (English, Hardback)

    "I defy any woman to flick through Modestly, through Dina's musings on bullying, eating disorders, maternity wear, contouring and feminism, and not find something they can relate to" - METRO `This is the story of my life.

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  • The Great Exegesis by Fakhr al-Din Razi
    The Great Exegesis (English, Paperback)

    Fakhr al-Din Razi's Tafsir, The Great Exegesis, also known as Mafatih al-Ghayb, is one of the great classics of Arabic and Islamic scholarship. Written in the twelfth century, this commentary on the Qur?an has remained until today an indispensable reference work. The Great Exegesis is a compendium not only of Qur?anic sciences and meanings, but also Arabic linguistics, comparative jurisprudence,...

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  • The Rage by Julia Ebner
    The Rage (English, Paperback)

    Explosive account of the vicious circle of far right and Islamist extremism

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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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  • An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith by Abu Zakariya Yahya ibn Sharaf Nawawi
    An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith (Multiple languages, Paperback)

    This collection of forty hadith by one of the most famous compilers of hadith is generally regarded as the most popular anthology and the best introduction to the study of the Prophet's sayings which, together with the Qur'an, contain the essential teachings of Islam. The Arabic original has been printed alongside the English translation for the benefit of those with a knowledge of Arabic. The...

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  • Muslims of the World by Shah Sajjad
    Muslims of the World (English, Paperback)

    An insightful look at the culture and traditions of Muslim people around the globe

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  • Islam and the Future of Tolerance by Sam Harris
    Islam and the Future of Tolerance (English, Hardback)

    In this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? The authors demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground.

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  • The Warrior Women of Islam by Remke Kruk
    The Warrior Women of Islam (English, Paperback)

    * Big, bold, revisionist book which plausibly challenges gender stereotypes about women and Islam * Makes sparkling tales and stories accessible for the first time to an English-speaking readership * Wide appeal to a variety of readers, in Middle East studies, comparative literature & medieval history

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  • Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Sheila R. Canby
    Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (English, Hardback)

    An in-depth and comprehensive study of art from the Islamic world based on the preeminent collection in the Metropolitan Museum

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  • Islamic Intellectual History in the Seventeenth Century by Khaled El-Rouayheb
    Islamic Intellectual History in the Seventeenth Century (English, Paperback)

    This book is the first sustained effort at investigating the intellectual currents among Ottoman and North African scholars of the early modern period and argues for a more textured - and text-centered - understanding of the vibrant exchange of ideas and transmission of knowledge across a vast expanse of Ottoman-controlled territory.

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  • Taliban by Ahmed Rashid
    Taliban (English, Paperback)

    This is a new, revised edition of the universally acclaimed and best-selling account of the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban movement - the most radical and extreme Islamic movement the world has seen.

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  • Women and Shari'a Law by Elham Manea
    Women and Shari'a Law (English, Paperback)

    Should shari'a law be introduced into the British legal system? Elham Manea explores this question as a human rights activist and Arab scholar who identifies herself as Muslim.

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  • Veiling in Fashion by Anna-Mari Almila
    Veiling in Fashion (English, Hardback)

    Veiling in Fashion enters the worlds of women who wear the hijab, both as an aspect of their religious observance and community belonging, and as a fashion statement, drawing upon global Islamic fashion history. The book uses rich ethnographic investigation of everyday veiling practices among Muslim women in the city of Helsinki as a lens through which to reflect on and advance understanding of...

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  • The Muslims are Coming! by Arun Kundnani
    The Muslims are Coming! (English, Paperback)

    Powerful critique of UK and US surveillance and repression of Muslims and prosecution of homegrown terrorism

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  • Beyond the Veil by Fatema Mernissi
    Beyond the Veil (English, Paperback)

    Mernissi explores the historical links between the religion of Islam, the societal oppression of women, and the suppression of democracy in predominantly Muslim nations.

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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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  • Saudi Arabia and Iran by Simon Mabon
    Saudi Arabia and Iran (English, Paperback)

    In the wake of the 1979 Iranian revolution, relations between states in the Middle East were reconfigured and reassessed overnight. Amongst the most-affected was the relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The existence of a new regime in Tehran led to increasingly vitriolic confrontations between these two states, often manifesting themselves in the conflicts across the region, such as those...

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