Religions in Practice by John R. Bowen

Religions in Practice
  • Title : Religions in Practice
  • Author : John R. Bowen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317344480
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Examines religious practices from an anthropological perspective Religions in Practice, 6/e, offers an issues-oriented perspective on everyday religious behaviors – prayer, sacrifice, initiation, healing, etc. – by focusing on such topics as transnationalism, gender, and religious laws. The text examines a full spectrum of religions, from small-scale societies to major, established religions. The in-depth treatment of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity is particularly noteworthy and easily supplemented with field projects directly related to the text.


The Taqwacores by Michael Muhammad Knight

The Taqwacores
  • Title : The Taqwacores
  • Author : Michael Muhammad Knight
  • Publisher : Autonomedia
  • ISBN Code : 1570271674
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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Taqwacores are a legendary group of California Islamic punk bands with their own superstars and customs: Sunni straight-edgers, riot grrls in burqas, and stoned, mohawked Sufis acknowledge the old rules, but live a riotous American tradition of Islam. Buffalo, NY is a collegiate microcosm of the Khalifornia scene where debate rages about whether electric guitars are halal and what the Quranic sources are for an Iggy Pop song. A trucker incarnation of Rumi who leaves love poems at rest stops is among the other Muslim iconoclasts who inhabit this surprising milieu, an intimate, new American Islamic experience.


How to Be a Muslim by Haroon Moghul

How to Be a Muslim
  • Title : How to Be a Muslim
  • Author : Haroon Moghul
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • ISBN Code : 0807020745
  • Pages : 256
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A young Muslim leader's memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identity Haroon Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University's Islamic Center forced into appearances everywhere: on TV, before interfaith audiences, in print. Moghul was becoming a prominent voice for American Muslims even as he struggled with his relationship to Islam. In high school he was barely a believer and entirely convinced he was going to hell. He sometimes drank. He didn't pray regularly. All he wanted was a girlfriend. But as he discovered, it wasn't so easy to leave religion behind. To be true to himself, he needed to forge a unique American Muslim identity that reflected his beliefs and personality. How to Be a Muslim reveals a young man coping with the crushing pressure of a world that fears Muslims, struggling with his faith and searching for intellectual forebears, and suffering the onset of bipolar disorder. This is the story of the second-generation immigrant, of what it's like to lose yourself between cultures and how to pick up the pieces.


Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence by Expert Group Meeting on Male Roles and M

Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence
  • Title : Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence
  • Author : Expert Group Meeting on Male Roles and M
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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This book is based on an expert group meeting entitled 'Male Roles and Masculinities in the Perspective of a Culture of Peace', which was organised by UNESCO in Oslo, Norway in 1997, the first international discussion of the connections between men and masculinity and peace and war. The group consisted of researchers, activists, policy makers and administrators and the aim of the meeting was to formulate practical suggestions for change. Chapters in the book consist of both regional case studies and social science research on the connections of traditional masculinity and patriarchy to violence and peace building. The Culture of Peace initiatives in this book show how violence is ineffective, and the book contests the views in the socialisation of boy-children that aggressiveness, violence and force are an acceptable means of expression.


Positive Learning: Meeting the needs of young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) in the education sector by N.A

Positive Learning: Meeting the needs of young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) in the education sector
  • Title : Positive Learning: Meeting the needs of young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) in the education sector
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 923001060X
  • Pages : 54
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  • Language : English
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The Religious Identity of Young Muslim Women in Berlin by Synnøve Bendixsen

The Religious Identity of Young Muslim Women in Berlin
  • Title : The Religious Identity of Young Muslim Women in Berlin
  • Author : Synnøve Bendixsen
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004251316
  • Pages : 342
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  • Language : English
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The Religious Identity of Young Muslim Women in Berlin offers an in-depth ethnographic account of Muslim youth’s religious identity formation and their everyday life engagement with Islam. It deals with the reconstruction of selfhood and the collective content of identity formation in an urban and transnational setting.


If the Oceans Were Ink by Carla Power

If the Oceans Were Ink
  • Title : If the Oceans Were Ink
  • Author : Carla Power
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • ISBN Code : 0805098240
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • Hailed by The Washington Post as “mandatory reading,” and praised by Fareed Zakaria as “intelligent, compassionate, and revealing,” a powerful journey to help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today. If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship-between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text. A journalist who grew up in the Midwest and the Middle East, Power offers her unique vantage point on the Quran's most provocative verses as she debates with Akram at cafes, family gatherings, and packed lecture halls, conversations filled with both good humor and powerful insights. Their story takes them to madrasas in India and pilgrimage sites in Mecca, as they encounter politicians and jihadis, feminist activists and conservative scholars. Armed with a new understanding of each other's worldviews, Power and Akram offer eye-opening perspectives, destroy long-held myths, and reveal startling connections between worlds that have seemed hopelessly divided for far too long. Praise for If the Oceans Were Ink “A vibrant tale of a friendship.... If the Oceans Were Ink is a welcome and nuanced look at Islam [and] goes a long way toward combating the dehumanizing stereotypes of Muslims that are all too common.... If the Oceans Were Ink should be mandatory reading for the 52 percent of Americans who admit to not knowing enough about Muslims.”—The Washington Post “For all those who wonder what Islam says about war and peace, men and women, Jews and gentiles, this is the book to read. It is a conversation among well-meaning friends—intelligent, compassionate, and revealing—the kind that needs to be taking place around the world.”—Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World “Carla Power’s intimate portrait of the Quran, told with nuance and great elegance, captures the extraordinary, living debate over the Muslim holy book’s very essence. A spirited, compelling read.”—Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad “Unique, masterful, and deeply engaging. Carla Power takes the reader on an extraordinary journey in interfaith understanding as she debates and discovers the Quran’s message, meaning, and values on peace and violence, gender and veiling, religious pluralism and tolerance.”—John L. Esposito, University Professor and Professor of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, and author of The Future of Islam “A thoughtful, provocative, intelligent book.”—Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Birds Of Paradise and The Language of Baklava


The Restoration of Borobudur by Unesco,Roden Soekmono

The Restoration of Borobudur
  • Title : The Restoration of Borobudur
  • Author : Unesco,Roden Soekmono
  • Publisher : United Nations Educational
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 288
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This publication traces the history and restoration of Chandi Borobudur, a Buddhist temple built over 1,000 years ago on the island of Java, Indonesia which was successfully restored during 1973-1983 and listed as a World Heritage Site in 1991. It covers the various aspects of the process, including the long and painstaking task of logging the position of the stones, the studies that revealed the underlying sources of decay, and the important archaeological finds that provided clues to the temple's spiritual past; and includes many of the original drawings and photographs taken from the restoration project archives.


Death, Resurrection, and Human Destiny by David Marshall,Lucinda Mosher

Death, Resurrection, and Human Destiny
  • Title : Death, Resurrection, and Human Destiny
  • Author : David Marshall,Lucinda Mosher
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1626160554
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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Death, Resurrection, and Human Destiny: Christian and Muslim Perspectives is a record of the 2012 Building Bridges seminar for leading Christian and Muslim scholars, convened by Rowan Williams, then Archbishop of Canterbury. The essays in this volume explore what the Bible and Qurʾān—and the Christian and Islamic theological traditions—have to say about death, resurrection, and human destiny. Special attention is given to the writings of al-Ghazali and Dante. Other essays explore the notion of the good death. Funeral practices of each tradition are explained. Relevant texts are included with commentary, as are personal reflections on death by several of the seminar participants. An account of the informal conversations at the seminar conveys a vivid sense of the lively, penetrating, but respectful dialogue which took place. Three short pieces by Rowan Williams provide his opening comments at the seminar and his reflections on its proceedings. The volume also contains an analysis of the Building Bridges Seminar after a decade of his leadership.


The Workshop for Morality by Dindin Solahudin

The Workshop for Morality
  • Title : The Workshop for Morality
  • Author : Dindin Solahudin
  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • ISBN Code : 1921313684
  • Pages : 120
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  • Language : English
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"This ethnographic study attempts to portray Pesantren Daarut Tauhid in Bandung, Java, in terms of its emergence, its nature and structure, and the role it plays in the reinforcement of Islamic morality in a Muslim community. The initial stages and the foundation of the pesantren are first discussed in order to understand a number of events which were crucial to the emergence of the pesantren. The thesis then examines the nature of the leader and his followers and the structure of interrelationships between them. Next, the practice of Islam at the pesantren is discussed in order to consider its creativity in expressing Islam. Finally, the thesis discusses the ways by which the pesantren reinforces religious morality."--Provided by publisher.


The Letters of Lady M. W. Montagu, During the Embassy to Constantinople, 1716 - 18 by Mary Wortley Montagu

The Letters of Lady M. W. Montagu, During the Embassy to Constantinople, 1716 - 18
  • Title : The Letters of Lady M. W. Montagu, During the Embassy to Constantinople, 1716 - 18
  • Author : Mary Wortley Montagu
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 228
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  • Language : English
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The Woman from Tantoura by Radwa Ashour

The Woman from Tantoura
  • Title : The Woman from Tantoura
  • Author : Radwa Ashour
  • Publisher : American University in Cairo Press
  • ISBN Code : 1617975710
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Palestine. For most of us, the word brings to mind a series of confused images and disjointed associations-massacres, refugee camps, UN resolutions, settlements, terrorist attacks, war, occupation, checkered kouffiyehs and suicide bombers, a seemingly endless cycle of death and destruction. This novel does not shy away from such painful images, but it is first and foremost a powerful human story, following the life of a young girl from her days in the village of al-Tantoura in Palestine up to the dawn of the new century. We participate in events as they unfold, seeing them through the uneducated but sharply intelligent mind of Ruqayya, as she tries to make sense of all that has happened to her and her family. With her, we live her love of her land and of her people; we feel the repeated pain of loss, of diaspora and of cross-generational misunderstanding; and above all, we come to know her indomitable human spirit. As we read we discover that we have become part of Ruqayya's family, and her voice will remain with us long after we have closed the book.


Constituting Religion by Tamir Moustafa

Constituting Religion
  • Title : Constituting Religion
  • Author : Tamir Moustafa
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108423949
  • Pages : 187
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  • Language : English
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Constituting Religion examines how constitutional provisions for both Islam and liberal rights catalyze conflicts over religion in Malaysia and feed a 'rights-versus-rites' binary. This title is also available as Open Access.


Foucault and the Iranian Revolution by Janet Afary,Kevin B. Anderson

Foucault and the Iranian Revolution
  • Title : Foucault and the Iranian Revolution
  • Author : Janet Afary,Kevin B. Anderson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780226007878
  • Pages : 312
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In 1978, as the protests against the Shah of Iran reached their zenith, philosopher Michel Foucault was working as a special correspondent for Corriere della Sera and le Nouvel Observateur. During his little-known stint as a journalist, Foucault traveled to Iran, met with leaders like Ayatollah Khomeini, and wrote a series of articles on the revolution. Foucault and the Iranian Revolution is the first book-length analysis of these essays on Iran, the majority of which have never before appeared in English. Accompanying the analysis are annotated translations of the Iran writings in their entirety and the at times blistering responses from such contemporaneous critics as Middle East scholar Maxime Rodinson as well as comments on the revolution by feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. In this important and controversial account, Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson illuminate Foucault's support of the Islamist movement. They also show how Foucault's experiences in Iran contributed to a turning point in his thought, influencing his ideas on the Enlightenment, homosexuality, and his search for political spirituality. Foucault and the Iranian Revolution informs current discussion on the divisions that have reemerged among Western intellectuals over the response to radical Islamism after September 11. Foucault's provocative writings are thus essential for understanding the history and the future of the West's relationship with Iran and, more generally, to political Islam. In their examination of these journalistic pieces, Afary and Anderson offer a surprising glimpse into the mind of a celebrated thinker.


Brown by Kamal Al-Solaylee

Brown
  • Title : Brown
  • Author : Kamal Al-Solaylee
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781443441445
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction and the Trillium Book Award A Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Life, Walrus, CBC Books, Chatelaine, Hill Times, 49th Shelf and Writers’ Trust Best Book of the Year With the urgency and passion of Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me), the seductive storytelling of J.D. Vance (Hillbilly Elegy) and the historical rigour of Carol Anderson (White Rage), Kamal Al-Solaylee explores the in-between space that brown people occupy in today’s world: on the cusp of whiteness and the edge of blackness. Brown proposes a cohesive racial identity and politics for the millions of people from the Global South and provides a timely context for the frictions and anxieties around immigration and multiculturalism that have led to the rise of populist movements in Europe and the election of Donald Trump. At once personal and global, Brown is packed with storytelling and on-the-street reporting conducted over two years in ten countries on four continents that reveals a multitude of lives and stories from destinations as far apart as the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, the United States, Britain, Trinidad, France, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Qatar and Canada. It features striking research about the emergence of brown as the colour of cheap labor and the pursuit of a lighter skin tone as a global status symbol. As he studies the significance of brown skin for people from North Africa and the Middle East, Mexico and Central America, and South and East Asia, Al-Solaylee also reflects on his own identity and experiences as a brown-skinned person (in his case from Yemen) who grew up with images of whiteness as the only indicators of beauty and success. This is a daring and politically resonant work that challenges our assumptions about race, immigration and globalism and recounts the heartbreaking stories of the people caught in the middle.


The Life of the Prophet Muhammad by Leila Azzam,Aisha Gouverneur,Gh Amn

The Life of the Prophet Muhammad
  • Title : The Life of the Prophet Muhammad
  • Author : Leila Azzam,Aisha Gouverneur,Gh Amn
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 94
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  • Language : English
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All Praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, the [One Who] Sustains the Heavens and Earths, Director of all that is created, who sent the Messengers (may the peace and blessings of Allah beupon all of them) to rational beings, to guide them and explain the religious laws to them with clearproofs and undeniable arguments. I praise Him for all of His bounties. I ask Him to increase HisGrace and Generosity. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah alone, whohas no partner, the One, Who Subdues, the Generous, the Forgiving. I bear witness that our leaderMuhammad is His servant and Messenger, His beloved and dear one, the best of all creation. Hewas honoured with the Glorious Qur'an that has been an enduring miracle throughout the years.He was also sent with his guiding Sunnah that shows the way for those who seek guidance. Ourleader Muhammad has been particularised with the characteristic of eloquent and pithy speech, and simplicity and ease in the religion. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, theother Prophets and Messengers, all of their families and the rest of the righteous.NO Copyrights!!!This book can be printed or reproduced or utilized in any form or by anyelectronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, without permission from the publisherfor the sake of spreading the True teachings of Isl


Laughing All the Way by Barbara Howar

Laughing All the Way
  • Title : Laughing All the Way
  • Author : Barbara Howar
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 298
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  • Language : English
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A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz

A Recipe for Bees
  • Title : A Recipe for Bees
  • Author : Gail Anderson-Dargatz
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • ISBN Code : 0307490041
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Gail Anderson-Dargatz's evocative novel of one woman's simple but passionately lived life reminds of us of the pleasure to be found in human contact and simple, natural things. Raised by her silent but companionable father and a mother who kept bees, headstrong Augusta marries shy, deferential Karl, twelve years her senior, and goes to live with him on his father's remote farm. Terrified that she will literally die from loneliness and isolation, she finds work in town, and for a short time, fulfillment with another man in a romance that will reverberate throughout her life. Not until many years later does she find her salvation in beekeeping, the practice she first learned from her mother. It is beekeeping that reconnects her to the world and at long last brings fire to her steadfast marriage.


Arab Cultural Awareness by U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Arab Cultural Awareness
  • Title : Arab Cultural Awareness
  • Author : U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781468036480
  • Pages : 76
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  • Language : English
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This handbook is designed to specifically provide the trainer a 'hip pocket training' resource. It is intended for informal squad or small group instruction. The goal is to provide soldiers with a basic overview of Arab culture. It must be emphasized that there is no "one" Arab culture or society. The Arab world is full of rich and diverse communities, groups and cultures. Differences exist not only among countries, but within countries as well. Caveat: It is impossible to talk about groups of people without generalizing. It then follows that it is hard to talk about the culture of a group without generalizing. This handbook attempts to be as accurate and specific as possible, but inevitably contains such generalizations. Treat these generalizations with caution and wariness. They do provide insight into a culture, but the accuracy and usefulness will depend on the context and specific circumstances.


Muslims' Greatest Challenge by Omar Ramahi

Muslims' Greatest Challenge
  • Title : Muslims' Greatest Challenge
  • Author : Omar Ramahi
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781999163006
  • Pages : 438
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  • Language : English
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This book is an attempt to explore why Muslims are in conflict with themselves, and why Muslims have been living in an isolation and intellectual vacuum. This book is an attempt to find out why Islam, as embodied in the Mushaf, calls for a sharply different set of norms than those adopted by the majority of Muslims. To search for answers, the book uses, as much as possible, two sources: the first is critical reasoning, and the second is the Mushaf. In sharp contrast to the vast majority of books on Islam, this one does not base the validity of it's argument on the stature of past or present Muslim personalities and scholars irrespective of their high status and reverence amongst the majority of Muslims. The book takes a methodical approach to analyzing the techniques that evolved throughout the ages to marginalize the Muslims' mind and to project reason as the archenemy of Islam. It analyses alleged prophetic narratives (Hadith) and interpretations of the Mushaf by prominent jurists to confirm that rationalism and reason were both, and largely, disconnected from Muslims' intellectual discourse, at least in the overwhelmingly dominant religious material that has reached us. This book analyses fundamental contradictions in the way the vast majority of Muslims perceive Islam, and how the conceived and practiced Muslim or "Islamic" doctrines lack a foundation in the Mushaf. The book goes behind the scene, so to speak, to analyze reasons behind such a perceived disconnect. The book provides a context to the severe intellectual underdevelopment amongst most Muslims vis-à-vis their understanding of their religion. It looks at canonized practices and doctrines that emerged throughout the ages through dubious scholarship to maintain a docile, hopeless, aimless, and subservient Muslim umma. It brings to the forefront stark contradictions between the canonized Muslim doctrines and the Mushaf that many Muslims choose to ignore. The book challenges the use of Hadith as a source of Islamic legislation. It takes an unconventional perspective of the Mushaf's exegesis and reaches conclusions that are based on reason and the Mushaf's direct text, yet are contradictory to conventional Muslim doctrines. The book explores the culture of violence championed by the historically triumphant Muslim scholars, jurisprudents and clergy, whose "scholarship" triumphed, and morphed that of other scholars who put the Mushaf first and everything else as secondary. It questions whether such culture inspired past and contemporary violent movements. The book revisits fundamental doctrines and canonized laws and looks carefully at their evolution and their connection to the Mushaf. Two chapters in the book address the two most important sources of Islamic Law: Hadith and the Mushaf. The analyses in these two chapters lead to unconventional conclusions, thus establishing a new perspective that stems purely from the Mushaf and critical reasoning. The conclusions in these two chapters put Hadith in a perspective and context that is completely non-convergent with prevailing Muslim doctrines. The conclusions have direct implications on what is typically perceived as Islamic law and the controversial doctrine of Sharia.


When The Mosque Comes To Town by Gina S. Wilson

When The Mosque Comes To Town
  • Title : When The Mosque Comes To Town
  • Author : Gina S. Wilson
  • Publisher : Chick Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0758909780
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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What should Christians do? Whether Muslims move into the house next to you, a few blocks over, or begin gathering at their newly-built mosque, the question has undoubtedly gone through your mind: What now? How do you reach through the invisible, yet ever-present barriers that exist between you and your Muslim neighbors and effectively share the gospel? How do you tell them about Jesus? Those questions are what this book answers. Through each chapter, you will be shown how to reach out to Muslim neighbors, friends, and acquaintances. You will be guided through effective strategies to help you confidently share the gospel right from the start. This is part guide, part instruction manual, and part “how-to” book for sharing the gospel with Muslims. If you have a heart to reach Muslims or know someone who does, this book is for you! Read it, use it, try it out, and pass it on!


Embracing the Infidel by Behzad Yaghmaian

Embracing the Infidel
  • Title : Embracing the Infidel
  • Author : Behzad Yaghmaian
  • Publisher : Delta
  • ISBN Code : 0553382942
  • Pages : 356
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  • Language : English
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Follows Muslim immigrants on their journey on a modern-day underground railroad leading from Istanbul to London, examining their lives, concerns, and experiences as they make their way through foreign political and social landscapes.


Revolution by the Book by Jamil Al-Amin

Revolution by the Book
  • Title : Revolution by the Book
  • Author : Jamil Al-Amin
  • Publisher : Writers Inc. International
  • ISBN Code : 9780962785436
  • Pages : 174
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  • Language : English
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Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy

Science and Health
  • Title : Science and Health
  • Author : Mary Baker Eddy
  • Publisher : Rex Bookstore, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 9789712312236
  • Pages : 700
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  • Language : English
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Not Quite the Classics by Colin Mochrie

Not Quite the Classics
  • Title : Not Quite the Classics
  • Author : Colin Mochrie
  • Publisher : Diversion Publishing Corp.
  • ISBN Code : 1626811121
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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The improv star of Whose Line Is It Anyway? puts his “unique comic vision” to work on a range of literary classics (Toronto Star). Based on the improv game First Line, Last Line, actor and comedian Colin Mochrie puts his own spin on works of classic literature. Taking the first line and last line from classic books and poems, Colin recasts these familiar stories in his own trademark offbeat style. Join in the fun as a rainy day at home becomes a zombie-killing adventure in The Cat and My Dad . . . as well as riffs on everything from A Tale of Two Cities to a classic Sherlock Holmes novel, proving that no literary masterpiece is too big, or too small, for the improvisational comedy treatment. “Colin Mochrie is a comedic and creative force to be reckoned with. Therefore, this book is a literary force to be reckoned with. If you are too lazy for reckoning, just read this book and everything will work out nicely.” —Brad Sherwood “Colin Mochrie is devastatingly handsome, perilously smart, and smells like warm maple syrup. Step inside his hilarious and complex mind, and abandon all hope.” —Aisha Tyler


The Incredible Here and Now by Felicity Castanga

The Incredible Here and Now
  • Title : The Incredible Here and Now
  • Author : Felicity Castanga
  • Publisher : Giramondo Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1922146382
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Michael’s older brother dies at the beginning of the summer he turns 15, but as its title suggestsThe Incredible Here and Now is a tale of wonder, not of tragedy. Presented as a series of vignettes, in the tradition of Sandra Cisneros’ Young Adult classic The House on Mango Street, it tells of Michael’s coming of age in a year which brings him grief and romance; and of the place he lives in Western Sydney where ‘those who don’t know any better drive through the neighbourhood and lock their car doors’, and those who do, flourish in its mix of cultures. Through his perceptions, the reader becomes familiar with Michael’s community and its surroundings, the unsettled life of his family, the girl he meets at the local pool, the friends that gather in the McDonalds parking lot at night, the white Pontiac Trans Am that lights up his life like a magical talisman.


Ogadinma by Ukamaka Olisakwe

Ogadinma
  • Title : Ogadinma
  • Author : Ukamaka Olisakwe
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781911648161
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Ogadinma Or, Everything Will be All Right is a tale of departure, loss and adaptation; of mothers whose experience at the hands of controlling men leave them with burdens they find too much to bear. After an unwanted pregnancy leaves her exiled from her family in Kano, thwarting her plans to go to university, seventeen-year-old Ogadinma is sent to her aunt's in Lagos. When a whirlwind romance with an older man descends into indignity, she is forced to channel her strength and resourcefulness to escape a fate that appears all but inevitable. A feminist classic in the making, Ukamaka Olisakwe's sophomore novel introduces a heroine for whom it is impossible not to root and announces the author as a gifted chronicler of the patriarchal experience. Illuminates a fascinating time in Nigeria's recent past, as the novel's heroine struggles against the shackles of a Church-dominated patriarchal society amid rising political turmoil · Written by a rising star of Nigeria's vibrant literature scene, a finalist for the 2019 Brittle Paper Award for Creative Nonfiction and established screenwriter · An exquisitely written bildungsroman that will appeal equally to readers of literary fiction and a new adult audience · Author is based in Vermont where she is undertaking a PhD and will be available for US events ad publicity · US pre-launch event at Bear Pond Books


Oral Literature in Africa by Ruth Finnegan

Oral Literature in Africa
  • Title : Oral Literature in Africa
  • Author : Ruth Finnegan
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1906924708
  • Pages : 614
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  • Language : English
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Ruth Finnegan's Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the history of storytelling across the continent of Africa. This revised edition makes Finnegan's ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images and an updated bibliography, as well as its original chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language" and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in Africa. This book is the first volume in the World Oral Literature Series, an ongoing collaboration between OBP and World Oral Literature Project. A free online archive of recordings and photographs that Finnegan made during her fieldwork in the late 1960s is hosted by the World Oral Literature Project (http: //www.oralliterature.org/collections/rfinnegan001.html) and can also be accessed from publisher's website.


The Essential Yusuf Idris by Yūsuf Idrīs

The Essential Yusuf Idris
  • Title : The Essential Yusuf Idris
  • Author : Yūsuf Idrīs
  • Publisher : American Univ in Cairo Press
  • ISBN Code : 9789774162428
  • Pages : 268
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Yusuf Idris (1927-91), who belonged to the same generation of pioneering Egyptian writers as Naguib Mahfouz and Tawfiq al-Hakim, is widely celebrated as the father of the Arabic short story. He studied and practiced medicine, but his interests were in politics and the support of the nationalist struggle, and in writing--and his writing, whether in his regular newspaper columns or in his fiction, often reflected his political convictions. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature more than once, and when the prize went to Naguib Mahfouz in 1988, Idris felt that he had been passed over because of his outspoken views on Israel. In all, Yusuf Idris wrote some twelve collections of superbly crafted short stories, mainly about ordinary, poor people, many of which have been translated into English and are included, along with an extract from one of his novels, in this collection of the best of his work.


Fish Eyes by Anita Majumdar

Fish Eyes
  • Title : Fish Eyes
  • Author : Anita Majumdar
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • ISBN Code : 9781770913271
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Three coming-of-age solo shows that follow the lives of teenage girls who attend the same high school and process their real-life dilemmas through dance, while exploring the heartaches of youth and the meaning of heritage. Includes: Fish Eyes, Boys With Cars, and Let Me Borrow That Top.


Moving Out of Poverty by Deepa Narayan,Patti Petesch

Moving Out of Poverty
  • Title : Moving Out of Poverty
  • Author : Deepa Narayan,Patti Petesch
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780821381120
  • Pages : 576
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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There is no peace with hunger. Only promises and promises and no fulfillment. If there is no job, there is no peace. If there is nothing to cook in the pot, there is no peace. - Oscar, a 57-year-old man, El Gorri n, Colombia They want to construct their houses near the road, and they cannot do that if they do not have peace with their enemies. So peace and the road have developed a symbiotic relation. One cannot live without the other. . . . - A community leader from a conflict-affected community on the island of Mindanao, Philippines Most conflict studies focus on the national level, but this volume focuses on the community level. It explores how communities experience and recover from violent conflict, and the surprising opportunities that can emerge for poor people to move out of poverty in these harsh contexts. 'Rising from the Ashes of Conflict' reveals how poor people s mobility is shaped by local democracy, people s associations, aid strategies, and the local economic environment in over 100 communities in seven conflict-affected countries, including Afghanistan. The findings suggest the need to rethink postconflict development assistance. This is the fourth volume in a series derived from the Moving Out of Poverty study, which explores mobility from the perspectives of poor people in more than 500 communities across 15 countries.


The Influence of Animism on Islam by Samuel Marinus Zwemer

The Influence of Animism on Islam
  • Title : The Influence of Animism on Islam
  • Author : Samuel Marinus Zwemer
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789354180026
  • Pages : 282
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.


Information Technologies in Teacher Education by Unesco

Information Technologies in Teacher Education
  • Title : Information Technologies in Teacher Education
  • Author : Unesco
  • Publisher : Unesco
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 317
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Arabian Jazz by Diana Abu-Jaber

Arabian Jazz
  • Title : Arabian Jazz
  • Author : Diana Abu-Jaber
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN Code : 9780393324228
  • Pages : 374
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Jordanian immigrant Matussem Ramoud and his two daughters live in a poor, mostly white town in upstate New York, where "ethnics" are few and far between, in this story about the individual search for self and for home. A first novel. Reprint.


Ilyas and Duck by Omar S. Khawaja

Ilyas and Duck
  • Title : Ilyas and Duck
  • Author : Omar S. Khawaja
  • Publisher : Lbk Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780985072810
  • Pages : 44
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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llyas & Duck search for Allah is an adorable storybook for kids about a boy's quest to find God. "Where is God?" is a question that any parent teaching their kids will one day have to answer. This book helps parents answer that question while conveying the profound mystery of it all in a fun way. In this story, likable Ilyas pairs up with Duck to ask the one question over and over in different scenarios. With whimsical and poetic replies, Ilyas slowly begins to realize what his question truly means. And by the end, his childish curiosity is fulfilled with profound realizations. Agers 5+


Sharia Compliant by Rumee Ahmed

Sharia Compliant
  • Title : Sharia Compliant
  • Author : Rumee Ahmed
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781503605701
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book covers the ins and outs of Islamic legal change and provides readers with step-by-step instructions for shaping the future of Islamic law.


Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr by Mary E. King,Mary King,UNESCO Staff,Unesco

Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr
  • Title : Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr
  • Author : Mary E. King,Mary King,UNESCO Staff,Unesco
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 529
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Gandhi's wisdom and strategies have been employed by many popular movements. Martin Luther King Jr. adopted them and changed the course of history of the United States. This book reviews major twentieth-century nonviolent theorists and their struggles.


The Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad by N.A

The Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad
  • Title : The Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam by Mohammad Iqbal

The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam
  • Title : The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam
  • Author : Mohammad Iqbal
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0804786860
  • Pages : 328
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam (1930) is Muhammad Iqbal's major philosophic work: a series of profound reflections on the perennial conflict among science, religion, and philosophy, culminating in new visions of the unity of human knowledge, of the human spirit, and of God. Iqbal's thought contributed significantly to the establishment of Pakistan, to the religious and political ideals of the Iranian Revolution, and to the survival of Muslim identity in parts of the former USSR. It now serves as new bridge between East and West and between Islam and the other Religions of the Book. With a new Introduction by Javed Majeed, this edition of The Reconstruction opens the teachings of Iqbal to the modern, Western reader. It will be essential reading for all those interested in Islamic intellectual history, the renewal of Islam in the modern world, and political theory of Islam's relationship to the West.


Amina's Voice by Hena Khan

Amina's Voice
  • Title : Amina's Voice
  • Author : Hena Khan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1481492063
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community"--