Contemporary Faces of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Ethics
Presents the views of ethicists and scholars from three major and often conflicting monotheistic traditions, who correlate a religious tradition's sacred texts and tradition with the contemporary world's pluralism and claims about the inalienable sanctity and dignity of human life.
Offers a thematic and experiential exploration of the Muslim religion and world that shows it is not some homogenous entity but the dynamic faith you would expect to find in a religion over fourteen centuries old, consisting of over a billion people stretching from the USA to China.
Contains M Fethullah Gulen's interpretation of Prophet Muhammad, based on a lifetime of personal study and struggle to live up to the ideal standards realised by one of the most fascinating figures ever to emerge in our midst.
Transcends the usual dichotomy of scholarly and devotional Rumi book by drawing on the wisdom of a magnificent contemporary living sage who drinks from the eternal fountains of compassion that flow through Mevlana's writings. The level of engagement with all the classical Persian sources, and the spiritual sensitivity is astonishing.
A guide to reading a translation of the Qur'an that shows how the Qur'an is experienced by Muslims, describing the rhythmic and rhyme scheme structures, the context in which it is heard, the part played by learning by heart, and the importance of calligraphy. It is also about the Qur'an and its relationship to Muhammed.
A Modern History of the Islamic World provides a clear overview of the ways in which twentieth century modernism affected the societies of the Islamic world and how modernism was developed from an Islamic perspective.
This text tells the story of how the enslavement of Africans by Berbers, Arabs and other Africans became institutionalized and legitimized throughout Muslim Africa. It provides a portrait of domestic slavery from the 10th to 19th-centuries in a wider religious, social and economic context.