Muslims and Christians together make up well over half of the world's population. Without peace and justice between these two religious communities, there can be no meaningful peace in the world. The future of the world depends on peace between Muslims and Christians. The basis for this peace and understanding already exists. It is part of the very foundational principles of both faiths: love of the One God, and love of the neighbor. These principles are found over and over again in the sacred texts of Islam and Christianity. The Unity of God, the necessity of love for Him, and...
Jake, a down-home Utah boy, is striving to convert Japan to the Mormon religion. But his certainties are turned upside-down when he meets an Indonesian student in a fast-food restaurant, triggering a journey of discovery that leads him to reject his Mormon upbringing, and to affirm the One God of the Qur'an. Humorous, colorful, and full of psychological insight, this novel provides a panorama of the extraordinary missionary universe, and movingly depicts a modern American pilgrimage of the soul. By Sarah Louise Baker
An updated edition of the earlier work Muslim Names which the compiler Fatimah Suzanne Al Ja'fari published in 1977. The book is an easy to use reference to the most common names, their English meaning, and the most accurate way of how to transliterate them. Compiled by Fatimah Suzanne Al Ja'fari Binding: PaperbackPages: 109Publisher: Amana Publications
We are living in a time of unrest for many members of the Islamic faith around the globe. Enter Muslims of the World, a book based on the popular Instagram account @MuslimsoftheWorld1. Like the account, the book’s mission is to tell the diverse stories of Muslims living in the US and around the world. Illustrated throughout with moving photographs, each chapter will focus on different aspects of the Islamic faith and the many varying cultures it encompasses, offering tales of love, family, and faith while empowering Muslim women, refugees, and people of color. Whether it is telling a story about...
One of the most imperative parts of the many acts of worship carried out on the day of Jumuʿah is the delivery of the khuṭbah prior to the ṣalāh. This book is a selection of forty easy-to-read fully referenced Friday khuṭab (sermons) delivered by the author at the Islamic Society of Cumberland (Masjid Bilal) in Ottawa, Canada, over a number of years. It is intended to provide the reader with inspiration and motivation to enhance one’s faith, as well as a resource to help those who need to prepare and deliver the Friday khuṭab (sermons). The khuṭab has been arranged...
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This pioneering ethnographic work centers on the dynamics of female authority within the religious life of a conservative Muslim community in the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan. Peshkova draws upon several years of field research to chronicle the daily lives of women religious leaders, known as otinchalar, and the ways in which they exert a powerful influence in the religious life of the community. In this gender-segregated society, the Muslim women leaders have staked out a vibrant space in which they counsel and assist the women in their specific religious needs. Peshkova finds that otinchalar’s religious leadership filters into other areas...
The first part of the book is intended to acquaint new American-born Muslims with others already embarked on the road. The second half provides invaluable information on the basics of Islam. The book is a good reference for developing leadership among American-born Muslims and to understand reasons behind the attraction of Islam. Muzaffar Haleem Betty (Batul) Bowman Amana Publications Paperback 317 pg
The subject of halal and haram, notably meat, and meat products, is of central importance to Muslims with growing focus on ethical aspects of meat production, food safety and cleanliness, and the welfare of animals demanding greater attention. But there is more to the halal industry than simply meat. The issue of halal touches many areas of Muslim life. Because the industry is driven by the market realities of supply and demand, better understanding of Islamic principles is vital. Exploring the question in detail Kamali explains the basic principles of halal and haram and discusses, particularly in relation to the...
The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective provides the most detailed study to date on the subject of the dignity of man from the perspective of Islam. M H Kamali sets out the proclamations on human dignity found in the Qur'an and then discusses topics pertaining to or resulting from human dignity: the physical and spiritual nobility of man; God's love for humanity; the sanctity of life; and the necessity for freedom, equality and accountability. Finally, the author examines the measures that the Shariah has taken to protect human dignity and to promote it in social interaction. The discussion is here presented in...
The Sociology of Islam is an interpretive account of Islam as a religion and civilization in world history and global society, which focuses on the notions of knowledge-culture, power and civility to provide key interpretive and analytic tools to practitioners. The first substantial introduction to the field of the Sociology of Islam that combines theoretical reflections with historical analysis Explores the original civilizational trajectory of Islam and its specific entry point into modernity Develops a narrative and analytic thread that makes the dual role of Islam - as a religion and civilization - comprehensible to non-specialists Allows Islamic Studies specialists and...
Attempts to explain the rise of Islamic fundamentalism have ranged from works which emphasize the very nature of Islam to works which emphasize poverty and underdevelopment. In his attempt to explain the rise of this phenomenon, Imady pursues a novel approach; namely, one that emphasizes institutional evolution. According to Imady, Islamic fundamentalism evolved from an earlier movement known as Islamic reform. The irony, as Imady illustrates, lies in the fact that this evolution was neither willed nor expected by the major proponents of Islamic reform. Rather, the institutions created by Muslim reformers took on a life of their own and...
A popular subject of discussion in the modern West is the relationship between religion and science. Are they inherently incompatible or can they be reconciled? In the classical Islamic civilization science and religion were considered allies against paganism and superstition. Reconciliation was not an issue between two subjects. This book advances the thesis that the myth of an incompatibility between religion and science is a myth of Western civilization, born out of its unique history. In this book, the author presents the attitudes towards science put forward in the Qur'an and the Prophetic traditions and by the great Muslim scholars...
In this book Professor Lang gives a very personal account of his search for God when he found out that his inherited religious beliefs could no longer answer his questions. A chance encounter led him to Islam. But now, how does he adapt to his new community, its beliefs and lifestyle? By Jeffrey Lang Binding: PaperbackPages: 232Publisher: Amana Publications
This biography sets out his response to groups and movements that did not share his distinctive approach to issues of concern to Muslims. By Mohammad Akram Nadwi Binding: PaperbackPages: 312Publisher: Nadwi Foundation
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Shalom/Salaam: A Story of a Mystical Fraternity is a groundbreaking study introducing to the popular reader, the story of respectful and loving interfaith relations between Sufis (Islamic mystics) and Jewish spiritual thinkers for nearly one thousand years. From the inception of Islam, to the Golden Age (8th-12th centuries) Jewish-Sufis of Arabia, North Africa and Spain, through the Kabbalists in Spain and the Holy Land, and then into 18th century European Hasidism, Islamic and Jewish ideas commingled to influence both paths, as well as strongly influencing the Jewish mystical system. By Thomas Block Binding: PaperbackPages: 245Publisher: Fons Vitae
This book is essentially a comprehensive survey of principles and criteria derived from the main sources of knowledge in Islam, the Qur'an and the way of Prophet, for the Muslim youth today. Covering topics from how to increase your knowledge of God to the ways to improve and increase the sense of worship, it attempts to help better understand reasoning behind Islamic rules and morality. In doing so, the book's purpose is to assist in developing an elementary level of Islamic wisdom for the young Muslims. 195 pages 102
Islam has always provided an incredibly flexible environment in which women may flourish and achieve their true potential. Looking back to the time of the Prophet, may Allah (SWT) bless him and grant him peace, women were extremely active in all areas of life. The negative stereotype of the role of Muslim women, which is often trumpeted in the media, stems from ignorance of the reality of the position of women in Islam. This dictionary is a comprehensive reference source of women throughout Islamic history from the first century A.H. to roughly the middle of the thirteenth century A.H. A...
T r kh al-Khulaf is justly famous in Arabic, and rarely out of print. In the original, it comprises the histories of all those who have been named as khulaf right up to the age in which as-Suyuti himself lived. For this volume, Ta-Ha follows up with The Khalifahs who took the right way with this volume on the Umayyad Caliphs. 108 pages
Are you interested in the Islamic perspective on money, investment, and finance in general? This is the book for you. Written with the beginner in mind, it is a thorough review.
by Sayyed Abul Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi In this short work of little more than 100 pages, the whole essence and spirit of Islam is detailed in a style so accessible that it almost belies belief. The life of a Muslim from birth to death, and the demands made of a Believer are all clearly and concisely documented. The various religious observances, ceremonies, social customs, feasts and festivals, and the requirements therein are detailed, as well as those of a purely Indian Muslim origin.Originally written to assist members of other faiths gain an understanding of Islam, and published in India in both...
The book profoundly explicates God's commands in managing human affairs and in building a society based on truth and justice, which is free from corruption, discrimination, exploitation, and oppression. The book is an intimate tour of how the Qur'an and the Sunnah of its Prophet help human beings in devising ideal character and behavior. Dr. Muhammad A Hafeez Amana publiactions paperback
This book offers valuable expert analysis and activist reflections on Islamophobia and anti-Americanism. This is the first book in the market to explore Islamophobia and anti-Americanism as interrelated global phenomena. The volume traces the effects of Islamophobia and anti-Americanism on public opinion in America and Muslim-majority states. It also offers an assessment of post-September 11 media depictions of Islam and Muslims. Additionally, the book examines the impact of American government policies and the prospects of reform in the Muslim world on anti-American and anti-Muslim sentiments. The work also looks at how various government and non-government actors are helping or hindering...
This book provides a systematic analysis of the Quranic reference and the prophetic traditions on peace and war. Examines the views of classical and modern Islamic scholars in light of the original intent of the Shariah Author: Louay M. Safi Publisher: The International Institute of Islamic Thought Paperback 55 pages
Reform and revitalization in higher education are essential elements for the Ummah s awakening and for the realization of its civilizational aspirations and the success of its global mission. This paper calls for reforming our approach to education particularly through the Islamization of Knowledge so that both divine and human sources are integrated into a powerful whole with Revealed knowledge providing a comprehensive, spiritual and moral guidance in the sphere of human action, universal laws, and scientific and technological knowledge as tools for that action. The International Islamic University in Malaysia (founded in 1984) is used as a case study...
Part of "The How to Live as a Muslim Series", this title elucidates the various facets of Islam. It is suitable for those who seek to acquire an accurate knowledge of Islam. By Ali Unal Binding: PaperbackPages: 333Publisher: Tughra Books
This easy-to-read, comprehensive guide contains what you need to know on how to parent with confidence. By Hisham Altalib, Abdulhamid Abusulayman, Omar Altalib Binding: HardcoverPages: 498Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought
By Vertigans, Stephen The contemporary resurgence of Islam in all of its varied manifestations demands the attention of social scientists. This ground-breaking book provides a unique insight into resurgent Islam from the standpoint of sociology. Clearly written, and jargon free, the book aims to create a more comprehensive and balanced understanding of recent Islamic resurgence. Amongst the many themes explored, the book brings together in a single theoretical framework debates on the diversity of Islam, moderate and radical forms of Islamic belief, secularisation, the role of education and socialisation, the impact of globalization processes, and 'Islamic terrorism' and its...
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Over the centuries, Christianity has accomplished much which is deserving of praise. Its institutions have fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless, and advocated for the poor. Christian faith has sustained people through crisis and inspired many to work for social justice. Yet although the word "Christian" connotes goodness, the actual story is much more complex. Over the last two millennia, ruling elites have used Christian institutions and values to control those less privileged throughout the world. The doctrine of Christianity has been interpreted to justify the killing of millions, and its leaders have used their faith to sanction participation in...
Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali offers her personal account, discussing the many and varied questions she fielded from curious friends and schoolmates while growing up in Southern California—from the diet, to dress, to prayer and holidays and everything in between. She also provides an academically reliable introduction to Islam, addressing its inception, development, and current demographics.Through this engaging work, readers will gain a better understanding of the everyday aspects of Muslim American life, dispel many of the misconceptions that still remain, and open a dialogue for tolerance and acceptance.
By Zia U. Sheikh, PhD From the creation of the very first humans, Adam and Eve, marriage has been an institution chosen by God for the human race as being the only permitted way that a man and woman can spend their lives with each other. Marriage is often portrayed as a fairy-tale, with the couple living happily ever after. However, the reality is that there are always ups and downs in marriage, and dealing with marital issues is not something that you learn in school. This book is an invaluable resource for people that are intending to marry, or...
In his latest important contribution to literature on family matters in Islam, Dr. Mohamed Rida Beshir addresses the challenging topic of Family Leadership (Qawamah) a concept which is often misunderstood and which is a source of much family strife. Dr. Beshir provides a two-pronged approach in dealing with the issue, first by providing academic explanations relating to it, and then by following with his trademark use of practical examples to illustrate the proper and improper use of this concept. Dr. Beshir starts by providing the meaning of Qawamah as described in various Arabic dictionaries, as well as the way the...
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Edited by: Kathleen A. Cahalan & Douglas J. Schuurman Comparative religious insights into the meaning of vocation in today's worldThe concept of "vocation" or "calling" is a distinctively Christian concern, grounded in the long-held belief that we find our meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in God. But what about religions other than Christianity? What does it mean for someone from another faith tradition to understand calling or vocation?In this book contributors with expertise in Catholic and Protestant Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism, and secular humanism explore the idea of calling from these eight faith perspectives. The contributors search their respective...
Abd al-Rahman III (891 - 961) was the greatest of the Umayyad rulers of Spain and the first to take the title of Caliph. During his reign, Islamic Spain became wealthy and prosperous. He founded the great Caliphate of Madinat al-Zahra at Cordova and did much in his lifetime to pacify his realm and stabilise the borders with Christian Spain. He died at the apex of his power on Oct. 15, 961. Publisher: ONEWORLD ACADEMIC
The past to self-discovery and inner and outer peace... Divine Names is a unique contribution to understanding life and oneself on a deeper level: by learning to open to the Divine. It draws on original Arabic literature—often not available in European languages—and on the author’s many years of personal practice, teaching, and guiding others on their spiritual paths to healing, to becoming whole. It focuses on the use of the Divine Names in dhikr, individual meditations and healing practices. Whether we admit it or not, human beings are searchers: we want to understand; we want to know; we want to...
In light of the growing phenomenon of Islamic schools in the United States and Europe, this compelling study outlines whether these schools share similar traits with other religious schools, while posing new challenges to education policy. Merry elaborates an ideal type of islamic philosophy of education in order to examine the specific challenges that Islamic schools face, comparing the different educational realities facing Muslim Populations in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the United States. Publisher: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
The past year has been a trying one for Muslims in the United States. The steady drone of anti-Islamic sentiment, growing since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, was catalyzed by a series of unfortunate incidents. We could mention among them the Fort Hood shootings, the failed attempt to detonate a bomb aboard an American-bound aircraft over Detroit, Michigan, the failed bomb attempt at Times Square in New York, the manufactured controversy surrounding the “Ground Zero Mosque” and the “Qur’an burning” event organized by a nondescript Florida pastor. Collectively, these and other events helped to amplify the voices of...
The present book aims to take on this challenge by looking at the major problems from these various aspects, as just mentioned. Obviously, one short book can hardly address all these problems and suggest solutions without certain simplifications and potentially controversial assertions. Nevertheless, it can hope to present a systematic analysis and suggested prognosis based on a coherent philosophy. As indicated above, nothing is more needed in our times, and second to spiritual weakening, the greatest problem of all facing the Islamic World (and indeed the whole world) is lack of understanding of the true natures and essences of things.This...
Emphasizing the character of the religion of Islam as consisting of faith and practice, this book analyzes thoroughly the five most important “pillars of Islam” that form the core of Islamic life, namely the profession of faith, the prayer, which is the first practical manifestation of faith, fasting, charity, and pilgrimage to Mecca. Explaining lucidly the necessity of fulfilling these “pillars” of Islam with the intention of pleasing God and purely for His sake, the author gives us insights into the moral, spiritual, psychological, physical, individual, and social aspects of these five central practices of Islamic worship in the context...
This unique study defines two aspects of modern society—sports and culture—from a traditional perspective, carefully examining their sacred origin and their relevance throughout history in philosophical and religious thought. 139 pages
Contrary to ill-founded doctrines of extremism, terrorism, and what is often portrayed in the media, Islam is based on peace: with blood relations, loved ones, colleagues, neighbors, communities and nations. However, one cannot establish peace unless one has peace in their heart. Today the world is in a perpetual state of chaos and unprecedented upheaval. Families are uprooted by social and political crises, poverty has spread worldwide, and corruption is rampant. How can peace coexist in such a negative environment? Based on traditional Islamic source texts-the Holy Qu'ran, the Holy Traditions (hadith) and opinions of venerated scholars throughout history-"The Peacemakers...
The fate of civilization lies in the balance of culture, not power. This Mona Abul-Fadl penetrating work argues that the terms of the culture of our times will determine the future of politics and societies. Islam continues to be, as much as it was in the past, at the hub and crossroads of contemporary civilization. The difference from a historical perspective, lies in the West s control of the political setting, the primary factor in qualifying the terms of today s civilization, and in setting its pace and direction accordingly. The modern West takes pride in its rational liberalism, yet...
The objective of the book is to help parents save their teens from the negative impact of popular teen culture and succeed in raising them as strong, confident personalities who can contribute positively to their community and to the North American society at large. The book starts by explaining what is meant by rebellion, and discussing if it is inevitable in the life of a Muslim Teen. It then covers three basic ideas. The first idea deals with the causes of teen rebellion in general and additional factors that contribute to Muslim teen rebellion in particular. The second main idea...
In this book, Muslim parents will find stories to correct common problem behaviors that will assist them in instilling Islamic concepts in their children. They will also discover how to story tell in a manner that will interest and influence their children in becoming better people. 112 pages
Both Jewish and Islamic sources relate the story of the first known sin in the universe, i.e., Satan refusing to obey God s command to bow down to Adam. In the present volume, Dr. Dirks explores both Jewish and Islamic sources on the first sin, compares and contrasts them, and identifies the underlying root cause behind Satan refusing to bow down to Adam, which was arrogance. Given that arrogance was the character trait that caused Satan to sin, Dr. Dirks next examines what Jewish, Christian, and Islamic scripture and religious writings have had to say about arrogance, pride, and self-conceit....
An informative, authoritative, and provocative book. Whereto is the highly civilized world heading? Are Christianity and Islam prepared to take on the challenges of a new era in human history? What are the intrinsic values and moral virtues of a humane society that can help humankind survive peacefully, guided by reason - and in harmony with divine revelation? 248 pages