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Journey To The End Of Islam

Author : Michael Muhammad Knight
ISBN : PSU:000067113255
Genre : Religion
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The author visits holy sites of the Middle East and describes the disconnect between the puritanical view of Islam promoted by Saudi globalization, and the heretical local strands of popular folk beliefs, which include shrines, magic, music and drugs. Original.
Category: Religion

Socrates On Judaism Christianity And Islam

Author : Doug Van Scyoc
ISBN : 9781498270991
Genre : Religion
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A nuclear Israel waits for its Messiah, a nuclear America eagerly anticipates the second coming of Christ, and a nuclear Iran believes it can expedite the return of the hidden or twelfth imam. Are apocalyptic expectations, like all other ideologies, simply evolution's way of keeping the human population in check? Is religion true? Does God exist? What happens to us when we die? What should the afterlife mean for us while we are alive? Are these the greatest of all questions, and if so, why? After thousands of years and countless religious traditions, why does the world continue to hunger for spiritual truth? Why are religious lives so often filled with doubt, worry, and dark nights of the soul? Do you believe in pregnant virgins? Do you believe in the incarnation of an immutable God? Do you believe that an eternal God died? Do you believe Jesus redeemed an Israel that has totally rejected him? Do you believe a loving Jesus will return to bring the world to a tragic end? Do you believe that contradictions can't both be true? Do you believe the human anatomy is designed for meditation or mobility? If God had indeed chosen the prophet Muhammad to warn the people, why didn't Muhammad warn Muslims not to split Islam into Sunni and Shiite? It has been said that if we don't challenge our beliefs, our beliefs will eventually challenge us. Disillusionment with religion, not to mention global crises, is forcing believers to question the basis of their faith. Socrates on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam addresses those who are unsatisfied with the belief systems they encountered in orthodox religions. This book will assist searchers as they embark on their solitary quest for spiritual discovery.
Category: Religion


Author : Ziauddin Sardar
ISBN : 9781408835593
Genre : History
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Mecca is the heart of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the direction towards which Muslims turn when they pray and the site of pilgrimage which annually draws some three million Muslims from all corners of the world. Yet Mecca's importance goes beyond religion. What happens in Mecca and how Muslims think about the political and cultural history of Mecca has had and continues to have a profound influence on world events to this day. In this captivating book, Ziauddin Sardar unravels the significance of Mecca. Tracing its history, from its origins as a 'barren valley' in the desert to its evolution as a trading town and sudden emergence as the religious centre of a world empire, Sardar examines the religious struggles and rebellions in Mecca that have powerfully shaped Muslim culture. Interweaving stories of his own pilgrimages to Mecca with those of others, Sardar offers a unique insight into not just the spiritual aspects of Mecca – the passion, ecstasy and longing it evokes – but also the conflict between heritage and modernity that has characterised its history. He unpeels the physical, social and cultural dimensions that have helped transform the city and also, though accounts of such Orientalist travellers as Richard Burton and Charles Doughty, the strange fascination that Mecca has long inspired in the Western imagination. And, ultimately, he explores what this tension could mean for Mecca's future. An illuminative, lyrical and witty blend of history, reportage and memoir, this outstanding book reflects all that is profound, enlightening and curious about one of the most important religious sites in the world.
Category: History

Islam And Travel In The Middle Ages

Author : Houari Touati
ISBN : 9780226808772
Genre : History
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In the Middle Ages, Muslim travelers embarked on a rihla, or world tour, as surveyors, emissaries, and educators. On these journeys, voyagers not only interacted with foreign cultures—touring Greek civilization, exploring the Middle East and North Africa, and seeing parts of Europe—they also established both philosophical and geographic boundaries between the faithful and the heathen. These voyages thus gave the Islamic world, which at the time extended from the Maghreb to the Indus Valley, a coherent identity. Islam and Travel in the Middle Ages assesses both the religious and philosophical aspects of travel, as well as the economic and cultural conditions that made the rihla possible. Houari Touati tracks the compilers of the hadith who culled oral traditions linked to the prophet, the linguists and lexicologists who journeyed to the desert to learn Bedouin Arabic, the geographers who mapped the Muslim world, and the students who ventured to study with holy men and scholars. Travel, with its costs, discomforts, and dangers, emerges in this study as both a means of spiritual growth and a metaphor for progress. Touati’s book will interest a broad range of scholars in history, literature, and anthropology.
Category: History

Islam Christianity And The Mystic Journey

Author : Ian Richard Netton
ISBN : 9780748688135
Genre : Religion
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This distinctive comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions.
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Echo Of Islam

Author :
ISBN : UCBK:C058467163
Genre : Islam
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Category: Islam

Islam And Society

Author : Christine Schirrmacher
ISBN : IND:30000122965241
Genre : Islam
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Category: Islam

A Black Man S Journey In America Glimpses Of Islam Conversations And Travels

Author : Muhammad Ali Salaam/ Ma Salaam
ISBN : 9781462874019
Genre : Religion
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One of the most progressive movements for “Freedom, Justice and Equality” in African American history has been Islam. Transported into America among the very first slaves, it has survived for four centuries under the most difficult of circumstances. Yet, it has produced some of the most influential leaders among Black Americans including Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Imam Warithu Deen Mohammed, Louis Farrakhan and many others. In A Black Man’s Journey in America: Glimpses of Islam, Conversations and Travels, I have placed my family’s history within the context of that Islamic heritage. Further, I have attempted to unravel the method through which African American Muslims were so often forced to embrace as a means of survival.
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Journey Into Islam

Author : Akbar Ahmed
ISBN : 9780815701330
Genre : Religion
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Globalization, the war on terror, and Islamic fundamentalism—followed closely by a rise in Islamophobia—have escalated tensions between Western nations and the Muslim world. Yet internationally renowned Islamic scholar Akbar Ahmed believes that through dialogue and understanding, these cultures can coexist peacefully and respectfully. That hope and belief result in an extraordinary journey. To learn what Muslims think and how they really view America, Ahmed traveled to the three major regions of the Muslim world the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia. Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization is the riveting story of his search for common ground. His absorbing narrative and personal photos bring the reader on a tour of Islam and its peoples. Ahmed sought to understand the experiences and perceptions of ordinary Muslims. Visiting mosques, madrassahs, and universities, he met with people ranging from Pakastan President Pervez Musharraf to prime ministers, princes, sheikhs, professors, and students. He observed, listened, and asked them questions. For example, who inspires them? What are they reading? How do the Internet and international media impact their lives? How do they view America, the West, and changes in society? Ahmed's anthropological expedition enjoyed extensive access to women and youths, revealing unique information on large yet often misunderstood populations. Lamentably, he found high levels of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism and a widespread perception that Islam is under attack from the West. But he also brought back reason for hope. He returned from his groundbreaking travels both impressed with the concerned, kind nature of the individuals he encountered and invigorated with the vitality and passion they displayed. Journey into Islam makes a powerful plea for forming friendships across religion, race, and tradition to create lasting peace between Islam and the West.
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My Journey From Islam To Christianity

Author : Kenny Abdulsalam
ISBN : 9781490880457
Genre : Religion
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This book is about my life growing up as a Muslim boy and young Islamic scholar in West Africa. In search for answers, I arrived at the truth through objective study of the Bible and the Quran. I began to discover the errors in the Quran. Many Muslims have been misled, which will be demonstrated in this book, and some have become extremists as a result. For those who have the potential to become Islamic extremists and terrorists, and for the Christian reader, this book is my attempt as a former Muslim to create a bridge between the Islamic and Christian world. Without judgment or condemnation, this is my way of reaching out to my Muslim brethren, so that we can at least have a conversation about Jesus Christ and Mohammed.
Category: Religion

Power Divine And Human

Author : Lucinda Mosher
ISBN : 9781626167292
Genre : Religion
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This volume of the Building Bridges Seminar, Power: Divine and Human, Christian and Muslim Perspectives, comprises pairs of essays by Christians and Muslims which introduce texts for dialogical study, plus the actual text-excerpts themselves. This new book goes far beyond mere reporting on a dialogical seminar; rather, it provides guidance and materials for constructing a similar dialogical experience on a particular topic. As a resource for comparative theology, Power: Divine and Human is unique in that it takes up a topic not usually explored in depth in Christian-Muslim conversations. It is written by scholars for scholars. However, in tone and structure, it is suitable for the non-specialist as well. Students (undergraduate and graduate), religious leaders, and motivated non-specialists will find it readable and useful. While it falls solidly in the domain of comparative theology, it can also be used in courses on dialogical reading of scripture, interreligious relations, and political philosophy.
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The Muslim World

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ISBN : UOM:39015064011755
Genre : Islamic countries
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Category: Islamic countries

Islamic Culture

Author : Marmaduke William Pickthall
ISBN : UVA:X000492271
Genre : Civilization, Mohammedan
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Fundamentalist Islam And Israel

Author : Raphael Israeli
ISBN : UOM:39015032835384
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides an in-depth account and analysis of Islamic fundamentalism today, and how it has an impact on Israel's relations with the Arab and Islamic worlds. In light of recent events, the book is important for the whole Western world, which now confronts revivalist Islam, both in the Middle East and Europe itself, and even in such far-flung fragments of European civilization as the United States and Australia. This book should be of great help for the West in developing a proper understanding of, and a strategy for dealing with, this movement. Co-published with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
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Author : Ghulam Siddique Bugti
ISBN : UOM:39015053764588
Genre : Islam
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Category: Islam

Leaving Islam

Author : Ibn Warraq
ISBN : UOM:39015058703110
Genre : Religion
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Converts from the Muslim faith, potentially threatened by death for their apostasy in Muslim countries, recount their experiences with Islam and why they abandoned it.
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Status Of Women In Islam

Author : Aftab Hussain
ISBN : UOM:39015053368166
Genre : Muslim women
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Category: Muslim women