On Being a Muslim: Finding a Religious Path in the World Today

By Farid Esack

Humorous, demanding, arguable, passionate and unforgiving, this is often an exceptional own account of a Muslim's existence within the sleek global. As an Islamic pupil, outspoken social activist and recognized commentator, Farid Esack is in a different place to take on the quandaries and demanding situations dealing with Muslims this present day. no matter if or not it's cultivating a significant courting with Allah or striving for gender equality and non secular freedom, Esack combines own perception with incisive research. supplying a religious but sensible consultant for these trying to re-engage with their religion within the sleek international, this groundbreaking paintings might help believers and non-believers alike to understand the everlasting relevance of the Qur’an and its teachings.

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Muslims in the Western Imagination

By Sophia Rose Arjana

All through background, Muslim males were depicted as monsters. The portrayal of people as monsters is helping a society delineate who belongs and who, or what, is excluded. even if symbolic, as in post-9/11 zombie movies, Muslim monsters nonetheless functionality to outline Muslims as non-human entities. those usually are not depictions of Muslim males as malevolent human characters, yet quite as creatures that occupy the mind's eye -- non-humans that express their wickedness outwardly at the dermis. They populate medieval stories, Renaissance work, Shakespearean dramas, Gothic horror novels, and Hollywood movies. via an exhaustive survey of medieval, early sleek, and modern literature, artwork, and cinema, Muslims within the Western Imagination examines the dehumanizing ways that Muslim males were developed and represented as monsters, and the impression such representations have on perceptions of Muslims today.

The learn is the 1st to offer a family tree of those creatures, from the demons and giants of the center a long time to the hunchbacks with filed tooth which are featured within the 2007 movie 300, arguing that structures of Muslim monsters represent a ordinary topic, first formulated in medieval Christian concept. Sophia Rose Arjana exhibits how Muslim monsters are usually concerning Jewish monsters, and extra widely to Christian anti-Semitism and anxieties surrounding African and different international our bodies, which comprises either non secular bigotry and fears surrounding physically distinction. Arjana argues persuasively that those dehumanizing buildings are deeply embedded in Western cognizance, present at the present time as internalized ideals and practices that give a contribution to the tradition of violence--both rhetorical and physical--against Muslims.

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Women's Issues Made Simple

By Batul S. Arastu - XKP

Explains in a transparent language the detailed ideas Muslim girls needs to keep on with in the course of their menstrual cycles and at different occasions to accomplish ritual purity. It has as its strengths, a scientific format that is helping to chart the occasionally advanced territory that those principles have come to shape. The copious use of examples and eventualities significantly is helping to make the legislation and principles available and comprehensible. for that reason, this publication is going some distance in filling the big vacuum and want that exists for sensible information in this subject.

Published via: Salman Azad Publications

ISBN 964-90118-1-1 - 2006 - al-islam.org




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By Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari - XKP

We have noticeable many a country and one that it seems that lived lower than sure stipulations, but we witnessed how chosen participants or teams between them excelled and took the lead within the box of civilization.

Among those teams are those that deserted considering and followed the behavior of blaming each occasion of their lives on “luck”. whilst those teams face any scenario which calls for them to mirror, they only say: “It is our luck”, “Amazing how’ coincidences occur”,

“Strange is that this existence, not anyone can violate its rules”!!

Yet if we take a while to mirror in this factor, we find that neither success nor coincidences are components in inflicting failure; the main vita/factor which commonly reasons failure is “ill manners”. Germany, for instance, after WWII was once not anything greater than a handful of ashes and particles. this day Germany is without doubt one of the prime business countries. specialists credits this extraordinary development to the feel of accountability and keep watch over which the Germans felt thereafter; no longer that they've higher minds or are extra artistic than different countries. therefore, it's so much exact to assert that the development of any countries, together with fabric development, is reliant upon its strong behavior and morality. This truth has been confirmed all through heritage, elimination any doubt that social behavior is an element sooner or later of civilizations.

On the opposite hand we discover that the character of a guy is dependent upon his features and values. as a result, guy merits the name of”humanitarian”for owning such features, with out which he doesn't vary from animals.



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Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

Even though strongly encouraged by means of Greek proposal, Islamic philosophers additionally built an unique philosophical tradition in their personal which flourished from the 9th throughout the fourteenth century. This quantity bargains new translations of philosophical writings by means of Farabi, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ghazali, Ibn Tufayl, and Ibn Rushd (Averroes). A historic and philosophical advent units the writings in context and strains their preoccupations and their achievements.

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The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State

The Islamic kingdom is likely one of the such a lot deadly and winning jihadist teams in glossy heritage, surpassing even al-Qaeda. millions of its fans have marched throughout Syria and Iraq, subjugating thousands, enslaving ladies, beheading captives, and bold a person to prevent them. millions extra have unfold terror past the center East below the Islamic State's black flag.

How did the Islamic country allure such a lot of fans and triumph over quite a bit land? by means of being extra ruthless, extra apocalyptic, and extra dedicated to state-building than its rivals. The smart leaders of the Islamic kingdom mixed of the main robust but contradictory rules in Islam-the go back of the Islamic Empire and the tip of the world-into a undertaking and a message that shapes its method and conjures up its military of zealous warring parties. they've got defied traditional pondering find out how to salary wars and win recruits. no matter if the Islamic nation is defeated, jihadist terrorism is not the same.

dependent nearly solely on basic assets in Arabic-including historical spiritual texts and mystery al-Qaeda and Islamic nation letters that few have obvious - William McCants' The ISIS Apocalypse explores how spiritual fervor, strategic calculation, and doomsday prophecy formed the Islamic State's previous and foreshadow its darkish future.

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