Religion - Islam - History

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After the Prophet: The Epic Story of ...

Lesley Hazleton

In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. Even as Muhammad lay dyin...

Published: Sep 2010

Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Re...

Reza Aslan

The wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked America on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting in th...

Published: Apr 2010

Muhammad and the Believers: At the Or...

Fred M. Donner

The origins of Islam have been the subject of increasing controversy in recent years. The traditional view, which presents Islam as a self-consciously distinct religion tied to the life and revelations of the prophet Muhammad in west...

Published: May 2012

The Future of Islam

John L. Esposito

John L. Esposito is one of America's leading authorities on Islam. Now, in this brilliant portrait of Islam today--and tomorrow--he draws on a lifetime of thought and research to sweep away the negative stereotypes and provide an accu...

Published: Apr 2013

Inside Jihad: Understanding and Confr...

Tawfik Hamid

Why has radical Islam become such a deadly threat and why does it dominate the Muslim world? A quarter-century ago, Tawfik Hamid was recruited into Jamaa Islamiya, a terror group led by Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the man who replaced Osam...

Published: Sep 2015

Six Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad...

Muhammad Ibn 'Abd Allah

It is a blessing, a warning, and a sign that these Six Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of His Time have resurfaced at this particular moment in history. Renewed by caliphs and sultans, supported by scores of fatw...

Published: Feb 2015

Hizbullah (Hezbollah): The Story from...

Naim Qassem

"Naim Qassem offers an insider's view of the workings of the party from its inception until now, providing a comprehensive guide to the mandate of one of the Middle East's major political forces."—Washington Report on Midd...

Published: Apr 2010

Islam: A Very Short Introduction

Malise Ruthven

Islam dominates the news, often in stories filled with images of violence. Yet these disturbing images are at odds with a faith that most adherents--who now number over a billion worldwide--would regard as no less pacific than Buddhis...

Published: Mar 2012
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