Hardly a day goes by without mention of Islam. And yet, for most people, and in much of the world, Islam remains a little-known religion. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is - or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam: precisely the question this short and extremely accessible book sets out to answer. In simple, direct language it will introduce readers to Islam, to its spirituality, its principles, its rituals, its diversity and its evolution.
The interaction between Islam and modernity continues to be an issue of paramount importance in the world, especially after the incident of 9/11 in the U.S. While some Muslim scholars hold the opinion that Islam is compatible with modernity based on certain variables, others deffer and hold the opposite view believing that Islam is incompatible with modernity based on their understanding of the religion. Based on this divergent opinions among the Muslims, this book, therefore, looks at the view of one of the leading scholars and philosopher in the Islamic world and indeed in the contemporary world, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, vis-a-vis the debate on the compatibility or incompatibility of Islam with modernity. The book tries to answer this question by dissecting the thought of Seyyed Hossein Nasr on the issue and looking at his submission from the point of view of the Islamic religion and other scholars of his standing from the East and the West.
Islam and the Continuing Rise of Islamophobia from September 11, 2001 to the death of Osama Bin Laden; from the banning of the niqab to the burning the Qur’an; from prohibitions on the wearing of religious symbols to talk of banning religious practices in public spaces; and, from Islamic political parties to the Arab Spring of 2011, the topic of Islam and the rise of Islamophobia continues to be relevant.Given the change in events and its continued dominance, this book covers this theme from a variety of viewpoints and topics.
God?s Crucible – Islam and the Making of Europe 570 – 1215
This book is a powerful reading of Islamic history, and a provocative assessment of its consequences for the present. The book specifically treats, among others, the Arabs before Islam and early Islam. It interrogates the claims of those Islamists who contended that Islam carries with it a theory of political policies and the state which should be applied unquestioningly. In addition, special attention was given to the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a newly caliphate state by the terrorist group.
Islam & the Third Universal Theory – The Religious Thought of M Al–Qadhdhafi
Everyday Jihad – The Rise of Militant Islam among Palestinians in Lebanon (OISC)
God?s Crucible – Islam and the Making of Europe – 570–1215
The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization from before the birth of Muhammad to the middle of the twentieth century. This work grew out of the famous course on Islamic civilization that Hodgson created and taught for many years at the University of Chicago. Volume 1, The Classical Age of Islam, analyzes the world before Islam, Muhammad's challenge, and the early Muslim state between 625 and 692. Hodgson then discusses the classical civilization of the High Caliphate. The volume also contains a general introduction to the complete work and a foreword by Reuben Smith, who, as Hodgson's colleague and friend, finished the Venture of Islam after the author's death and saw it through to publication.
Islam and the Secular State – Negotiating the Future of Shari`a (OISC)
Breeding Bin Ladens – America, Islam, and the Future of Europe
This book focuses on the history of Islam in the Volta Region of Ghana with special emphasis on Ave Afiadenyigba. As a background to the study, the book traces the origins of the faith in North Africa, West Africa, Ghana and ultimately the study area. It examines the roles of Muslim scholars, healers, merchants and traditional rulers in the advent and spread of Islam in the sub region. This book further discusses the advent of Muslim sects in the study area and highlights the contributions of early Muslim settlers and converts to the introduction and development of Islam to the area. This book also touches on the beliefs and practices of the indigenous inhabitants of the study area and the nature of Muslim-Muslim and Muslim Christian relations . This book will help readers appreciate the history and development of Islam in Ghana in general and the Volta Region in particular.