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

    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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  • Muhammad by Martin Lings
    Muhammad (English, Paperback) Martin Lings

    Acclaimed worldwide as the definitive biography of the Prophet in the English language. This book will be read with equal enjoyment by those already familiar with Muhammad's life and those coming to it for the first time.

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

    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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  • The New Sultan by Soner Cagaptay
    The New Sultan (English, Hardback) Soner Cagaptay

    The aborted coup in Turkey has fired up interest in a country which will play a critical geopolitical role in the wars of the Middle East.

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  • African Dominion by Michael Gomez
    African Dominion (English, Hardback) Michael Gomez

    A groundbreaking history that puts early and medieval West Africa in a global context...

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  • The Hidden Face of Eve by Nawal El-Saadawi
    The Hidden Face of Eve (English, Paperback) Nawal El-Saadawi

    Presents an account of brutality against women in the Muslim world. This work explores the causes of the situation through a discussion of the historical role of Arab women in religion and literature. It argues that the veil, polygamy and legal inequality are incompatible with the just and peaceful Islam.

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

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

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  • The Qur'an by Abdel Haleem
    The Qur'an (Multiple languages, Hardback) Abdel Haleem

    M. A. S. Abdel Haleem's acclaimed translation of the Qur'an is now published with the original Arabic text to give a greater appreciation and understanding of the holy book. The traditional Arabic calligraphic pages are displayed alongside the English translation; the text is accompanied by an invaluable introduction, notes, and an index.

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  • My Life with the Taliban by Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef
    My Life with the Taliban (English, Paperback) Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef

    This is the autobiography of Abdul Salam Zaeef, a senior former member of the Taliban. His memoirs, translated from Pashto, are more than just a personal account of his extraordinary life. My Life with the Taliban offers a counter-narrative to the standard accounts of Afghanistan since 1979. Zaeef describes growing up in rural poverty in Kandahar province. Both of his parents died at an early age,...

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  • Sufis, Salafis and Islamists by Sadek Hamid
    Sufis, Salafis and Islamists (English, Paperback) Sadek Hamid

    The terms 'Islamism', 'Salafism' and 'Jihadism' have acquired common currency in recent years, often being interchanged and applied to describe various forms of Muslim religiosity considered undesirable.

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

    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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  • Women and Gender in Islam by Leila Ahmed
    Women and Gender in Islam (English, Paperback) Leila Ahmed

    Are Islamic societies inherently oppressive to women? This text explores the historical roots concerning the debate about women and Islam, tracing the developments in Islamic discourses on women and gender from ancient world to the 20th century.

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  • Do Muslim Women Need Saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod
    Do Muslim Women Need Saving? (English, Paperback) Lila Abu-Lughod

    Do Muslim Women Need Saving? is an indictment of a mindset that has justified all manner of foreign interference, including military invasion, in the name of rescuing women from Islam. It offers a detailed, moving portrait of the actual experiences of ordinary Muslim women, and of the contingencies with which they live.

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  • Radical by Maajid Nawaz
    Radical (English, Paperback) Maajid Nawaz

    Born and raised in Essex, Maajid Nawaz was recruited into politicised Islam as a teenager. There, while mixing with everyone from the assassins of Egypt's president to Liberal reformists, he underwent an intellectual transformation and on his release after four years, he publically renounced the Islamist ideology that had defined his life.

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  • The Islamic Jesus by Mustafa Akyol
    The Islamic Jesus (English, Paperback) Mustafa Akyol

    The intriguing connection between Christianity and Islam, through the lost "heresy" of Jewish Christianity

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  • Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance by George Saliba
    Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance (English, Paperback) George Saliba

    The rise and fall of the Islamic scientific tradition, and the relationship of Islamic science to European science during the Renaissance.

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

    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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  • Life as Politics by Asef Bayat
    Life as Politics (English, Paperback) Asef Bayat

    An updated and expanded look at how under the shadow of authoritarian rule, ordinary people can make meaningful change through the practices of everyday life in the Middle East.

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

    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 Great Betrayal by David L. Phillips
    The Great Betrayal (English, Hardback) David L. Phillips

    The twentieth century saw dramatic changes in the once Kurd-dominated Kirkuk region of Iraq. Despite having repeatedly relied on the Kurdish population of Iraq for military support, on three occasions the United States have abandoned their supposed allies in Kirkuk. The Great Betrayal provides a political and diplomatic history of the Kirkuk region and its international relations from the 1920s to...

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