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  1. The Pen and the Faith

    Eight Modern Muslim Writers and the Qur'an

    By Kenneth Cragg

    What is happening in Islam is of concern to more than Muslims. The Qur’an is the prime possession of Muslims: how then, are they reading and understanding their sacred Book today? This volume, originally published in 1985, examines eight writers from India, Egypt, Iran and Senegal. Their way with...

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge

  2. Mohammed and Charlemagne

    By Henri Pirenne

    This posthumous work of the renowned scholar Henri Pirenne (originally published in 1939) offered a new and decisive explanation of the evolution of Europe from the time of Constantine to that of Charlemagne. His revolutionary ideas overthrew many of the most cherished conceptions concerning...

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Science, Democracy and Islam

    And other essays

    By Humayun Kabir

    First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge

  4. A Sufi Martyr

    The Apologia of 'Ain al-Qudat al-Hamadhani

    By A.J. Arberry

    Originally published in 1969. This volume was composed by an eminent Sufi mystic whilst in prison in Baghdad, awaiting execution, in a vain attempt to overthrow his sentence; he was put to death in AD 1311 at the age of 33. This apologia is a document of great poignancy, composed in most elegant...

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Companion to the Qur'an

    Based on the Arberry Translation

    By W.M. Watt

    Originally published in 1967, this Companion is designed to help readers of the Qur’an by giving them necessary background information. An account is given of ideas peculiar to the Qur’an, and the main variant interpretations are noted. A full index of Qur’anic proper names and an index of words...

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Islamic Occasionalism

    and its critique by Averroes and Aquinas

    By Majid Fakhry

    Originally published in 1958.Occasionalism is generally associated in the history of philosophy with the name of Malébranche . But long before this time, the Muslim Theologians of the ninth and tenth centuries had developed an occasionalist metaphysics of atoms and accidents. Arguing that a number...

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Twenty-three Years

    A Study of the Prophetic Career of Mohammad

    By F.R.C. Bagley

    Originally published in 1985. Through use of the earliest sources together with psychological and sociological analysis `Ali Dashti brings out the reality of Mohammad’s leadership, dispels the fog of superstition which has built up around him, and discusses problems which are rarely examined....

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Islam

    Belief and Practices

    By A.S. Tritton

    Originally published in 1951, this book provides a thorough explanation of the essential elements of Islam: Muhammad and the Quran, Faith, Prayer, Alms, Fasting, Pilgrimage, Holy War, Hadith, and Sunna, Creed, Prophets, Philosophy, Law, Sects, Mysticism, Social Life and Modern Movements....

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Sexuality in Islam

    By Abdelwahab Bouhdiba

    Originally published in 1985. Beginning with the Qur’an, Abdelwahab Bouhdiba confronts the question of male supremacy in Islam, and the strict separation of the masculine and the feminine. He gives an account of purification practices, of Islamic attitudes towards homosexuality, concubinage, legal...

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Islam

    Essays in the Nature and Growth of a Cultural Tradition

    By G E von Grunebaum

    The essays in this volume deal with three fundamental problems in Islamic civilization; the growth among Muslims of a consciousness of belonging to a culture; the unity of Muslim civilization as expressed in literature, political thought, attitude to science and urban structure; and the interaction...

    Published November 28th 2007 by Routledge