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Growing Up As An Isna Kid

Author : Mona Islam
ISBN : 1726255794
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After settling in this country almost 40 years ago my father and mother, Mohammad Nuzrul Islam and Almasi Begum Islam, started taking me to ISNA conventions. The earliest memories I have are of my parents driving from our Tulsa home to this grand and beautiful convention, where the spirit of Islam was in the air and the warmth of Iman lit the rooms. My parents would make preparations renting cars, getting maps, arranging food and hotels for a funfilled trip. May Allah SWT reward them. I will never forget those road trips where we sang nasheeds together, ate my mother's baked pies, and had min-halquas in the car. ISNA impacted me in so many positive and life-changing ways, from childhood, through my upbringing, and now raising a generation of my own children. Now four decades later I am still as excited to take my children and family. For me ISNA has been truly a unique life-changing experience which I cherish. I sincerely pray especially for all those sincere pioneer Muslims who sacrificed and invested their time, energy, and money and were lovingly dedicated to establishing and maintaining this organization over the years.

Sex Difference In Christian Theology

Author : Megan K. DeFranza
ISBN : 9781467442954
Genre : Religion
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How different are men and women? When does it matter to us -- or to God? Are male and female the only two options? In Sex Difference in Christian Theology Megan DeFranza explores such questions in light of the Bible, theology, and science. Many Christians, entrenched in culture wars over sexual ethics, are either ignorant of the existence of intersex persons or avoid the inherent challenge they bring to the assumption that everybody is born after the pattern of either Adam or Eve. DeFranza argues, from a conservative theological standpoint, that all people are made in the image of God -- male, female, and intersex -- and that we must listen to and learn from the voices of the intersexed among us.
Category: Religion

Muslims And American Popular Culture 2 Volumes

Author : Anne R. Richards
ISBN : 9780313379635
Genre : Social Science
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Offering readers an engaging, accessible, and balanced account of the contributions of American Muslims to the contemporary United States, this important book serves to clarify misrepresentations and misunderstandings regarding Muslim Americans and Islam. • Identifies the contributions of Muslims to American fiction, poetry, music, food, architecture, and other cultural forms to document the breadth of their contributions • Highlights the ways in which Muslims have been, and continue to be, routinely depicted negatively in American literature, film, and religious discourse, and documents the potential effects that such depictions can have on individual Muslims and their communities • Offers readers useful tools that allow them to apply a critical eye to the representations of Muslims in the news
Category: Social Science

A Quiet Revolution

Author : Leila Ahmed
ISBN : 9780300175059
Genre : Religion
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A probing study of the veil's recent return—from one of the world's foremost authorities on Muslim women—that reaches surprising conclusions about contemporary Islam's place in the West today In Cairo in the 1940s, Leila Ahmed was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in the veils and headscarves their mothers and grandmothers had worn. To them, these coverings seemed irrelevant to both modern life and Islamic piety. Today, however, the majority of Muslim women throughout the Islamic world again wear the veil. Why, Ahmed asks, did this change take root so swiftly, and what does this shift mean for women, Islam, and the West? When she began her study, Ahmed assumed that the veil's return indicated a backward step for Muslim women worldwide. What she discovered, however, in the stories of British colonial officials, young Muslim feminists, Arab nationalists, pious Islamic daughters, American Muslim immigrants, violent jihadists, and peaceful Islamic activists, confounded her expectations. Ahmed observed that Islamism, with its commitments to activism in the service of the poor and in pursuit of social justice, is the strain of Islam most easily and naturally merging with western democracies' own tradition of activism in the cause of justice and social change. It is often Islamists, even more than secular Muslims, who are at the forefront of such contemporary activist struggles as civil rights and women's rights. Ahmed's surprising conclusions represent a near reversal of her thinking on this topic. Richly insightful, intricately drawn, and passionately argued, this absorbing story of the veil's resurgence, from Egypt through Saudi Arabia and into the West, suggests a dramatically new portrait of contemporary Islam.
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Galileo S Middle Finger

Author : Alice Dreger
ISBN : 9780698155961
Genre : Science
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New York Times Book Review "[S]mart, delightful... a splendidly entertaining education in ethics, activism and science.” Editors's Choice, New York Times Book Review An impassioned defense of intellectual freedom and a clarion call to intellectual responsibility, Galileo’s Middle Finger is one American’s eye-opening story of life in the trenches of scientific controversy. For two decades, historian Alice Dreger has led a life of extraordinary engagement, combining activist service to victims of unethical medical research with defense of scientists whose work has outraged identity politics activists. With spirit and wit, Dreger offers in Galileo’s Middle Finger an unforgettable vision of the importance of rigorous truth seeking in today’s America, where both the free press and free scholarly inquiry struggle under dire economic and political threats. This illuminating chronicle begins with Dreger’s own research into the treatment of people born intersex (once called hermaphrodites). Realization of the shocking surgical and ethical abuses conducted in the name of “normalizing” intersex children’s gender identities moved Dreger to become an internationally recognized patient rights’ activist. But even as the intersex rights movement succeeded, Dreger began to realize how some fellow progressive activists were employing lies and personal attacks to silence scientists whose data revealed uncomfortable truths about humans. In researching one such case, Dreger suddenly became the target of just these kinds of attacks. Troubled, she decided to try to understand more—to travel the country to ferret out the truth behind various controversies, to obtain a global view of the nature and costs of these battles. Galileo’s Middle Finger describes Dreger’s long and harrowing journeys between the two camps for which she felt equal empathy: social justice activists determined to win and researchers determined to put hard truths before comfort. Ultimately what emerges is a lesson about the intertwining of justice and of truth—and a lesson of the importance of responsible scholars and journalists to our fragile democracy. Booklist (starred review) "A crusader in the mold of muckrackers from a century ago, Dreger doesn’t try to hide her politics or her agenda. Instead she advocates for change intelligently and passionately. Highly recommended." Kirkus (starred review): “Let us be grateful that there are writers like Dreger who have the wits and the guts to fight for truth.” Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and The World until Yesterday “Alice Dreger would win a prize for this year’s most gripping novel, except for one thing: her stories are true, and this isn’t a novel. Instead, it’s an exciting account of complicated good guys and bad guys, and the pursuit of justice.” From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Science

The Advocate

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ISBN : UOM:49015003079507
Genre : Gay liberation movement
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Category: Gay liberation movement

Making It Work

Author : Sue Innes
ISBN : UOM:39015035008393
Genre : Feminism
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Category: Feminism

The Feminist Philosophy Reader

Author : Alison Bailey
ISBN : UOM:39015070766541
Genre : Philosophy
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The most comprehensive anthology of feminist philosophy available, this first edition reader brings together over 55 of the most influential and time-tested works to have been published in the field of feminist philosophy. Featuring perspectives from across the philosophical spectrum, and from an array of different cultural vantage points, it displays the incredible range, diversity, and depth of feminist writing on fundamental issues, from the early second wave to the present.
Category: Philosophy

Adrian Scroop

Author : Roland Alexander Wood-Seys
ISBN : OSU:32435017802760
Genre : American fiction
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Category: American fiction

The Minaret

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ISBN : WISC:89081201857
Genre : Islam
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Category: Islam

The Train Dispatcher

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924054157247
Genre : Telegraphers
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Category: Telegraphers

Al Ajj Wa Al Umrah

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ISBN : UCLA:L0099709552
Genre : Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
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Vampire Island

Author : Adele Griffin
ISBN : 0399237852
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Siblings Maddy, Lexie, and Hudson Livingstone, who are vampire-fruit bat hybrids, struggle to adjust to living as humans in New York City while maintaining their individual vampire strengths.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Islamic Horizons

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123037678
Genre : Islam
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Category: Islam

Peanuts And Crackerjack

Author : David Cataneo
ISBN : 0156715686
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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By hanging around ballparks, training camps, and locker rooms, by interviewing old-timers, and by sifting through thousands of old newspaper clippings, Cataneo has assembled a collection of baseball trivia and anecdotes that includes superstitions, statistics, practical jokes, and more. Photos.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Blue Eyed Devil

Author : Michael Muhammad Knight
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124245163
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Based on the Free Cooperation Conference held at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004--Acknowledgements. Includes a DVD with feature-length film collage narrated by Tony Conrad--page 4 of cover. Folded sheet title: Technologies of cooperation
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Get Your Family Eating Right

Author : Lynn Fredericks
ISBN : 9781610587457
Genre : Cooking
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DIVLearn to Eat Healthy for Life—in Just 30 Days!/div Are you concerned about the amount of sugar, processed meals, and low-nutrient foods that you and your family consume each day? Has mealtime solely become about getting something (anything!) on the table and getting it done? Has family meal-planning become an overwhelming chore of trying to balance limited time, money, and different tastes? DIV /divDIVIf you answered yes to any of these questions then Get Your Family Eating Right! can help you reclaim family mealtime. Studies are clear. Poor nutrition sets your children up for conditions like obesity, diabetes, and other illnesses as well as poor performance in school and activities. Families that consistently share nourishing meals together are healthier and happier. You can cook a healthy dinner but how do you ensure that healthy eating becomes a regular practice for you and your family and not something that ends when you get up from the table?/divDIV /divBased on the award-winning program used in New York City public schools, 30 Days to Get Your Family Eating Right gives day-by-day nutritional advice, recipes, and meal concepts that are adaptable for everyone in the family--from young children to adults. Broken down into strategies such as “Prioritize Whole Food Snacks,” and “Eat All Your Colors,” and “Plan Meals Around Seasonal Foods” you and your children get healthy eating lessons that can be used to make smarter food choices at home, work, and school—today and for life. Eating better is doable and it isn’t complicated, expensive, or time-consuming. Family nutrition pioneers Lynn Fredericks and Mercedes Sanchez give delicious recipes such as Quinoa Breakfast Cereal, Scandinavian Barley Salad with Apples and White Bean and Chorizo Spanish Stew that let you put the strategies into practice tonight, get the kids cooking with you, and your family eating better effortlessly.
Category: Cooking


Author : Henry Robinson Luce
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113534007
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The Country Gentleman

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ISBN : PSU:000019027470
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture


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ISBN : IND:30000070059062
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