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  • The First Crusade: Primary Accounts

    The First Crusade began in 1095 by Pope Urban II in response to an appeal from Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, who requested that western volunteers come to his aid and help to repel the invading Seljuq Turks from Anatolia. An additional goal soon became the principal objectivethe Christian reconquest of the sacred city of Jerusalem and the Holy Land and the freeing of the Eastern Christians ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence [translated]

    According to Shi’i Law

    Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence is one of the best-known textbooks written by the late Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (1934-1980). The current volume, the first in a three-volume series, is written in plain language to introduce beginners to the science of the principles of Islamic jurisprudence (usul). Originally entitled Durus fi ‘Ilm al-Usul (Discourses on the Science of the ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Missing Martyrs

    Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

    Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world--many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom--why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? In this startlingly counterintuitive book, a leading authority on Islamic movements demonstrates that terrorist groups are thoroughly marginal in the Muslim world. ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Classic Collection. The Books of Enoch. Second Book of Enoch. Third Book of Enoch. Illustrated

    The Ethiopian Book of Enoch, Slavic Enoch or Secrets of Enoch, The Hebrew Book of Enoch (The Book of Rabbi Ishmael the High Priest)

    by Enoch ...
    Translated by R. H. Charles, William Morfill ...
    The Book of Enoch is an ancient Hebrew apocalyptic religious text, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. Enoch contains unique material on the origins of demons and Nephilim, why some angels fell from heaven, an explanation of why the Genesis flood was morally necessary, and prophetic exposition of the thousand-year reign of the Messiah. Three books are traditionally ... Read more

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  • The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

    And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

    by Joshua Hammer ...
    ****New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice**To save ancient Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven in this “fast-paced narrative that is…part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract, and part out-and-out thriller” (The Washington Post) from the author of The Falcon Thief.**In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Islamic Mystical Poetry

    Sufi Verse from the early Mystics to Rumi

    by Mahmood Jamal ...
    Written from the ninth to the twentieth century, these poems represent the peak of Islamic Mystical writing, from Rabia Basri to Mian Mohammad Baksh. Reflecting both private devotional love and the attempt to attain union with God and become absorbed into the Divine, many poems in this edition are imbued with the symbols and metaphors that develop many of the central ideas of Sufism: the Lover, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The New Crusades

    Islamophobia and the Global War on Muslims

    **"The New Crusades is an intersectional milestone. It lucidly illustrates how converging systems of subordination, power, and violence related to Islamophobia are experienced across the globe."—**Kimberlé Crenshaw, from the foreword**"A profound wake-up call."―Publishers Weekly"Insightful and disturbing."―Library Journal**The first book to examine global Islamophobia from a legal and ground-up ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • Secrets of Divine Love

    A Spiritual Journey into the Heart of Islam

    by A. Helwa, TBD ...
    Are you longing to experience a more intimate and loving relationship with the Divine?Secrets of Divine Love draws upon spiritual secrets of the Qur'an, ancient mystical poetry, and stories from the world's greatest prophets and spiritual masters to help you reignite your faith, overcome your doubts, and deepen your connection with God.Through the use of scientific evidence, practical exercises, ... Read more

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  • Sword and Scimitar

    Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West

    A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilitiesThe West and Islam -- the sword and scimitar -- have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Roman emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Destiny Disrupted

    A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

    by Tamim Ansary ...
    The Western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization. Destiny Disrupted tells the history of the world from the Islamic point of view, and restores the centrality of the Muslim perspective, ignored for a thousand years.In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as it looks from a new perspective: with the evolution of the Muslim community at the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Approaching the Qur'an

    The Early Revelations (third edition)

    by Michael Sells ...
    Approaching the Qur’an presents brilliant translations of the short, hymnic chapters, or Suras, associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. These early Suras contain some of the most powerful, prophetic, and revelatory passages in religious history, offering the vision of a meaningful and just life that anchors the faith of one fifth of the world’s inhabitants.In addition to ... Read more

    $22.50 USD

  • The Mercenary Mediterranean

    Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon

    by Hussein Fancy ...
    Sometime in April 1285, five Muslim horsemen crossed from the Islamic kingdom of Granada into the realms of the Christian Crown of Aragon to meet with the king of Aragon, who showered them with gifts, including sumptuous cloth and decorative saddles, for agreeing to enter the Crown’s service.They were not the first or only Muslim soldiers to do so. Over the course of the thirteenth and fourteenth ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • Holy Quran

    The Holy Qur'an EBook versionEnglish Translation and Commentary• Detailed commentary with extensive references to standard authorities, both classical and modern• Comprehensive introduction deals with Islamic teachings and the collection and arrangement of the Holy Qur'an• Extensive IndexReviews"There is no other translation or commentary of the Holy Qur'an in the English Language to compete with ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam, 2nd Edition

    A Thoughtful Exploration of Islamic Culture and Beliefs

    An up-close and up-to-date look at an often misunderstood faithThis completely revised and updated guide explores the tenets of the Qu’ran (a.k.a. Koran), examines the history of the religion and its relationship to Christianity and Judaism, and features an expanded section on the true story behind “jihad.” It explores Islamic views on war and terrorism, including the Muslim perspective on the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The European New Right: A Shi'a Response

    A Radical Critique of Alexander Dugin, E. Michael Jones, and Alain de Benoist

    After the defeat of National Socialism and Fascism in 1945 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the upshot of the performance of the vanquishing political ideology of Liberalism is that it has torn international law to shreds while bankrupting itself through the immoral practice of usury. Under its auspices, with the loss of faith in God, the traditional family has been destroyed, ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Virtue of Truthfulness In Islam Faith

    O you who believe! Have fear of God, and be among the truthful.” (Quran 9:119)Ask the average person to define truthfulness and the answer will most likely be restricted to something about truthful speech. Islam, however, teaches that truthfulness is far more than having an honest tongue. In Islam, truthfulness is the conformity of the outer with the inner, the action with the intention, the ... Read more

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  • Sufism

    Principles and Practice

    by Hamid Algar ...
    There can be few topics in the religious and intellectual history of Islam that have aroused as much controversy and misunderstanding as Sufism. This is due partly to the multiform and elusive nature of Sufism itself and partly to the profusion of false claimants to Sufism, particularly in recent times. This lecture attempts to clarify the principal conceptual bases of Sufism and the way in which ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Four Pillars of Spiritual Transformation

    The Adornment of the Spiritually Transformed (Hilyat al-abdal)

    Series series Mystical Treatises of Muhyiddin Ibn 'Ara
    Objective and illuminating, this treatise, written by Sufi leader Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi, presents a fundamental analysis of spiritual practice. Underscoring the importance of silence, seclusion, hunger, and vigilance, this guide demonstrates that these activities are both physical and spiritual. Providing the necessary tools for an enlightened life, this dual-language edition incorporates the first ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ibn Tufayl's Hayy Ibn Yaqzan

    A Philosophical Tale

    Translated by Lenn Evan Goodman ...
    The Arabic philosophical fable Hayy Ibn Yaqzan is a classic of medieval Islamic philosophy. Ibn Tufayl (d. 1185), the Andalusian philosopher, tells of a child raised by a doe on an equatorial island who grows up to discover the truth about the world and his own place in it, unaided—but also unimpeded—by society, language, or tradition. Hayy’s discoveries about God, nature, and man challenge the ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Contextualizing Premodern Philosophy

    Explorations of the Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin Traditions

    This volume brings together contributions from distinguished scholars in the history of philosophy, focusing on points of interaction between discrete historical contexts, religions, and cultures found within the premodern period. The contributions connect thinkers from antiquity through the Middle Ages and include philosophers from the three major monotheistic faiths—Judaism, Islam, and ... Read more

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  • The Other Islam

    Sufism and the Road to Global Harmony

    This eye-opening, insightful exploration of Sufism, the spiritual tradition that has supported Islam for more than a thousand years, shows why it offers a promising foundation for reconciliation between the Western and Muslim worlds.Many Americans today identify Islam with maniacal hatred of the West. The Other Islam transforms this image and opens the way to finding common ground in our troubled ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Book of Jubilees

    by R. H. Charles ...
    The Book of Jubilees, or, as it is sometimes called, "the little Genesis," purports to be a revelation given by God to Moses through the medium of an angel, and containing a history, divided up into jubilee-periods of forty-nine years, from the creation to the coming of Moses. Though the actual narrative of events is only carried down to the birth and early career of Moses, its author envisages ... Read more

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  • Surah Al-Mulk Explained: Understand And Memorize The Quran

    The best way to memorize the Quran is by first understanding it. This book contains the word to word translation of the Quran and also a detailed explanation of every verse. The explanation is based on the classical authentic Tafseer of the Quran. So, by reading it you will not forget the Quran in-sha-Allah. Since this explanation will help you understand what the word means, it will be much ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Miracles and Material Life

    Rice, Ore, Traps and Guns in Islamic Malaya

    by Teren Sevea ...
    Series series Asian Connections
    In this ground-breaking new study, Teren Sevea reveals the economic, environmental and religious significance of Islamic miracle workers (pawangs) in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Malay world. Through close textual analysis of hitherto overlooked manuscripts and personal interaction with modern pawangs readers are introduced to a universe of miracle workers that existed both in the past ... Read more

    $36.99 USD