Journey Into Islam

Journey Into Islam
A Book

by Akbar Ahmed

  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780670081417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why? Years After September 11, We Are Still Looking For Answers. Internationally Renowned Islamic Scholar Akbar Ahmed Knew That This Question Could Not Be Answered Until Islam And The West Found A Way Past The Hatred And Mistrust Intensified By The War On Terror And The Forces Of Globalization. Seeking To Establish Dialogue And Understanding Between These Cultures, Ahmed Led A Team Of Dedicated Young Americans On A Daring And Unprecedented Tour Of The Muslim World. Journey Into Islam: The Crisis Of Globalization Is The Riveting Story Of Their Search For Common Ground. From The Mosques Of Damascus To The Madrassas Of Karachi And Deoband, Ahmed And His Companions Met With Muslims From All Walks Of Life. They Listened To Students And Professors, Presidents And Prime Ministers, Sheikhs And Cab Drivers, Revealing Muslim Hopes And Frustrations As The West Has Never Heard Before. They Returned From Their Groundbreaking Journey With Both Cause For Concern And Occasion For Hope. Rejecting Stereotypes And Conventional Wisdom About Islam And Its Encounter With Globalization, This Important Book Offers A New Framework For Understanding The Muslim World. As Western Leaders Wage A War On Terrorism, Ahmed Offers Insightful Suggestions On How The United States Can Improve Relations With Islamic Nations And Peoples. Written With Equal Parts Compassion And Urgency, Journey Into Islam Makes A Powerful Case For Forming Bonds Across Religion, Race, And Tradition To Create Lasting Harmony Between Islam And The West. It Is Essential Reading In An Era Of Mistrust And Misunderstanding.

Journey into Europe

Journey into Europe
Islam, Immigration, and Identity

by Akbar Ahmed

  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 2018-02-27
  • Pages : 591
  • ISBN : 0815727593
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An unprecedented, richly, detailed, and clear-eyed exploration of Islam in European history and civilization Tensions over Islam were escalating in Europe even before 9/11. Since then, repeated episodes of terrorism together with the refugee crisis have dramatically increased the divide between the majority population and Muslim communities, pushing the debate well beyond concerns over language and female dress. Meanwhile, the parallel rise of right-wing, nationalist political parties throughout the continent, often espousing anti-Muslim rhetoric, has shaken the foundation of the European Union to its very core. Many Europeans see Islam as an alien, even barbaric force that threatens to overwhelm them and their societies. Muslims, by contrast, struggle to find a place in Europe in the face of increasing intolerance. In tandem, anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination cause many on the continent to feel unwelcome in their European homes. Akbar Ahmed, an internationally renowned Islamic scholar, traveled across Europe over the course of four years with his team of researchers and interviewed Muslims and non-Muslims from all walks of life to investigate questions of Islam, immigration, and identity. They spoke with some of Europe’s most prominent figures, including presidents and prime ministers, archbishops, chief rabbis, grand muftis, heads of right-wing parties, and everyday Europeans from a variety of backgrounds. Their findings reveal a story of the place of Islam in European history and civilization that is more interwoven and complex than the reader might imagine, while exposing both the misunderstandings and the opportunities for Europe and its Muslim communities to improve their relationship. Along with an analysis of what has gone wrong and why, this urgent study, the fourth in a quartet examining relations between the West and the Muslim world, features recommendations for promoting integration and pluralism in the twenty-first century.

Journey into America

Journey into America
The Challenge of Islam

by Akbar Ahmed

  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 2010-06-01
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN : 9780815704409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nearly seven million Muslims live in the United States today, and their relations with non-Muslims are strained. Many Americans associate Islam with figures such as Osama bin Laden, and they worry about “homegrown terrorists.” To shed light on this increasingly important religious group and counter mutual distrust, renowned scholar Akbar Ahmed conducted the most comprehensive study to date of the American Muslim community. Journey into America explores and documents how Muslims are fitting into U.S. society, placing their experience within the larger context of American identity. This eye-opening book also offers a fresh and insightful perspective on American history and society. Following up on his critically acclaimed Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization (Brookings, 2007), Ahmed and his team of young researchers traveled for a year through more than seventyfive cities across the United States—from New York City to Salt Lake City; from Las Vegas to Miami; from the large Muslim enclave in Dearborn, Michigan, to small, predominantly white towns like Arab, Alabama. They visited homes, schools, and over one hundred mosques to discover what Muslims are thinking and how they are living every day in America. In this unprecedented exploration of American Muslim communities, Ahmed asked challenging questions: Can we expect an increase in homegrown terrorism? How do American Muslims ofArab descent differ from those of other origins (for example, Somalia or South Asia)? Why are so many white women converting to Islam? How can a Muslim become accepted fully as an “American,” and what does that mean? He also delves into the potentially sticky area of relations with other religions. For example, is there truly a deep divide between Muslims and Jews in America? And how well do Muslims get along with other religious groups, such as Mormons in Utah? Journey into America is equal parts anthropological research, listening tour, and travelogue. Whereas Ahmed’s previous book took the reader into homes, schools, and mosques in the Muslim world, his new quest takes us into the heart of America and its Muslim communities. It is absolutely essential reading for anyone trying to make sense of America today.

Journey to the End of Islam

Journey to the End of Islam
A Book

by Michael Muhammad Knight

  • Publisher : Counterpoint Press
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author visits holy sites of the Middle East and describes the disconnect between the puritanical view of Islam promoted by Saudi globalization, and the heretical local strands of popular folk beliefs, which include shrines, magic, music and drugs. Original.

Islam As Devotion

Islam As Devotion
A Journey Into the Interior of a Religion

by Ralf K. Wüstenberg

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9781978703001
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers a journey of discovery and reflection into the world of Islam from the point of view of a modern Christian scholar and Bonhoeffer expert. Wüstenberg's own experiences lead the way to a greater understanding of the Muslim faith while holding to a Christian perspective.

Journey of the Jihadist

Journey of the Jihadist
Inside Muslim Militancy

by Fawaz A. Gerges

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9780156031707
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Draws on the author's extensive research into the minds and motivations of Kamal al-Said Habib, a founder of the jihadist movement, in an account that documents the terrorist's life as well as the experiences of numerous Islamic fundamentalists to offer insight into crucial events from the past thirty years. Reprint.

Stranger to History

Stranger to History
A Son's Journey Through Islamic Lands

by Aatish Taseer

  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • Release : 2010-04-30
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1551993635
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As a child, all Aatish Taseer ever had of his father was his photograph in a browning silver frame. Raised by his Sikh mother in Delhi, his Pakistani father remained a distant figure, almost a figment of his imagination, until Aatish crossed the border when he was twenty-one to finally meet him. In the years that followed, the relationship between father and son revived, then fell apart. For Aatish, their tension had not just to do with the tensions of a son rediscovering his absent father — they were intensified by the fact that Aatish was Indian, his father Pakistani and Muslim. It had complicated his parents’ relationship; now it complicated his. The relationship forced Aatish to ask larger questions: Why did being Muslim mean that your allegiances went out to other Muslims before the citizens of your own country? Why did his father, despite claiming to be irreligious, describe himself as a ‘cultural Muslim’? Why did Muslims see modernity as a threat? What made Islam a trump identity? Stranger to History is the story of the journey Aatish made to answer these questions — starting from Istanbul, Islam’s once greatest city, to Mecca, its most holy, and then home, through Iran and Pakistan. Ending in Lahore, at his estranged father’s home, on the night Benazir Bhutto was killed, it is also the story of Aatish’s own divided family over the past fifty years. Part memoir, part travelogue, probing, stylish and troubling, Stranger to History is an outstanding debut. ‘I had sought out my father because I couldn't live with the darkness of not knowing him. If I hadn't, all my life I would have had to cover it up with some idea of him taken from my mother on faith. I felt it would have limited me. History should never be taken on faith.’

Journey Into the Mind of an Islamic Terrorist

Journey Into the Mind of an Islamic Terrorist
A Book

by Mark A. Gabriel

  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 1591857139
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Raised as a devout Muslim but holding a Ph.D. in Christian education, Gabriel uses his unique background to share real-life stories of Christians living in Muslim countries, lists the top ten terrorists, explains the value of religious education for Muslim children, and discusses why the history of Islam has been a bloodbath.

Hajj

Hajj
Journey to the Heart of Islam

by Venetia Porter

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780674062184
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This publication accompanies the exhibition Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam at the British Museum from 26 January to 15 April 2012."

Islam

Islam
An Illustrated Journey

by Farhad Daftary,Zulfikar Hirji

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-08-31
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9781898592358
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lavishly illustrated and written in an accessible style, Islam: An Illustrated Journey tells the story of Islam, a faith that is today practised by more than a billion people and is the fastest growing religion in the world.

Radical

Radical
My Journey out of Islamist Extremism

by Maajid Nawaz

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2016-03-01
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1493025724
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Maajid Nawaz spent his teenage years listening to American hip-hop and learning about the radical Islamist movement spreading throughout Europe and Asia in the 1980s and 90s. At 16, he was already a ranking member in Hizb ut-Tahrir, a London-based Islamist group. He quickly rose through the ranks to become a top recruiter, a charismatic spokesman for the cause of uniting Islam’s political power across the world. Nawaz was setting up satellite groups in Pakistan, Denmark, and Egypt when he was rounded up in the aftermath of 9/11 along with many other radical Muslims. He was sent to an Egyptian prison where he was, fortuitously, jailed along with the assassins of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. The 20 years in prison had changed the assassins’ views on Islam and violence; Maajid went into prison preaching to them about the Islamist cause, but the lessons ended up going the other way. He came out of prison four years later completely changed, convinced that his entire belief system had been wrong, and determined to do something about it. He met with activists and heads of state, built a network, and started a foundation, Quilliam, funded by the British government, to combat the rising Islamist tide in Europe and elsewhere, using his intimate knowledge of recruitment tactics in order to reverse extremism and persuade Muslims that the ‘narrative’ used to recruit them (that the West is evil and the cause of all of Muslim suffering), is false. Radical, first published in the UK, is a fascinating and important look into one man's journey out of extremism and into something else entirely. This U.S. edition contains a "Preface for US readers" and a new, updated epilogue.

An Islamic Worldview from Turkey

An Islamic Worldview from Turkey
Religion in a Modern, Secular and Democratic State

by John Valk,Halis Albayrak,Mualla Selçuk

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-10-31
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 3319667513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a journey into the heart of an Islamic worldview. It asks challenging questions of far-reaching consequence, addressing matters such as the Qur’an and revelation; rituals and symbols embraced; nature of God, of humans, and of our knowing; dignity of the human, sacredness of life, and more. It precludes easy, prescribed answers, preferring instead thoughtful reflection on two basic questions: What does it mean to love God? What does it mean to be a good person? Carefully crafted responses are presented by a group of scholars from Qur’an Studies, Worldview Studies, Women’s Studies, Cultural Studies and Religious Education. It uncovers a dynamic understanding of Islam; one that meets challenges of the present, counters harsh criticisms, and breathes new life into a rich and longstanding tradition that continues to impact the lives of billions of people around the world.

The Islam Book

The Islam Book
Big Ideas Simply Explained

by DK

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-08-04
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0744031044
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive, accessible, and authenticated guide to Islam is essential to understanding the world's fastest-growing religion. This essential guide to Islam covers every aspect of the Muslim faith and its history - from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the teachings of the Koran to Islam in the 21st century. Celebrating the scientific, literary, and artistic achievements of the Islamic Golden Age and the ideas of philosophers and theologians across the centuries, it opens a window on the Islamic world. Clear factual writing offers insight into terms like Sharia law, the Caliphate, and jihad; Sunni and Shia divisions; and Sufi poetry and music. Images of Islamic art, architecture, calligraphy, and historical artefacts illustrate the articles while the Big Ideas' trademark infographics and flowcharts explore and explain the central tenets of Islam, such as prayer, fasting, and pilgrimage. Modern issues such as fundamentalism are discussed in context alongside the work of peaceful traditionalists, modernizers, and women's rights campaigners, among others. Packed with inspiring quotations and bold illustrations, The Islam Book is an invaluable source of information both for members of one of the world's major religions and readers looking for a clear unbiased guide to the meaning of this faith.

After the Prophet

After the Prophet
The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam

by Lesley Hazleton

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0385523947
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A narrative history of the origins of the Shia and Sunni conflict describes how a seventh-century struggle between the supporters of the late Muhammad's surviving family members erupted in a massacre at Karbala that would become a central component of Shia Islam.

A Good Country

A Good Country
A Book

by Laleh Khadivi

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2017-05-23
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1632865866
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A "powerful" (NYT) timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California--about where identity truly lies and how we find it. Laguna Beach, California, 2011. Alireza Courdee, a 16-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. He loses his virginity, takes up surfing, and sneaks away to all-night raves. For the first time, Reza--now Rez--feels like an American teen. Life is smooth; even lying to his strict parents comes easily. But then he changes again, falling out with the bad-boy surfers and in with a group of kids more awake to the world around them, who share his background, and whose ideas fill him with a very different sense of purpose. Within a year, Reza and his girlfriend are making their way to Syria to be part of a Muslim nation rising from the ashes of the civil war. Timely, nuanced, and emotionally forceful, A Good Country is a gorgeous meditation on modern life, religious radicalization, and a young man caught among vastly different worlds. What we are left with at the dramatic end is not an assessment of good or evil, East versus West, but a lingering question that applies to all modern souls: Do we decide how to live, or is our life decided for us?

The Travels of Ibn Batūta

The Travels of Ibn Batūta
A Book

by Ibn Batuta

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1829
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Translated from the abridged Arabic manuscript copies preserved in the Public Library of Cambridge, with notes illustrative of the history, geography, botany, antiquities, &c. occurring throughout the work. By the Rev. S. Lee.

Out Of Islam

Out Of Islam
One Muslim's Journey to Faith in Christ

by Christopher Alam

  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Release : 2014-09-02
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1599798735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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DIVClick Here For Sample Chapter Christopher Alam’s life and ministry have been filled with one adventure and miraculous event after another. Out of Islam traces the adventures of Alam as a young Pakistani convert to Christianity from a traditional Muslim family to his emergent worldwide evangelistic and healing ministry. /divDIV /divDIVWith his father being a devout Muslim and lifelong military officer who once trained fighters alongside Osama bin Laden, and his mother an India-born performing artist, Alam knew a privileged life that few experience. /divDIV /divDIVAfter Alam’s conversion, his father had him arrested and sought to have him beheaded for betraying the family faith. Through a series of miraculous events, Alam ultimately escaped to Sweden, where he met and married his wife, Britta./divDIV /divDIVTogether they have launched their ministry, which has been praised by evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, the late Kenneth E. Hagin, and Ray McCauley. Alam has preached in more than sixty nations, with millions making firsttime decisions for Christ and hundreds of new churches started. /divDIV /divDIVThis book will encourage the hearts of readers to rise above hardships and move into the supernatural manifestations of the Holy Spirit, while offering faith lessons for evangelists. /divDIV /divDIVAbout the Author /divDIVChristopher Alam is founder and director of Christopher Alam Ministries International, also known as Dynamis World Ministries, which has a full-time crusade team on the field in Africa and numerous evangelists and church-planters working in Asia./div

Halal Monk

Halal Monk
A Christian on a Journey Through Islam

by Jonas Yunus Atlas

  • Publisher : Yunus Publishing
  • Release : 2015-01-17
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9789081499644
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To acquaint himself with the soul of Islam J.Y. Atlas had openhearted conversations with influential Muslim scholars and artists. From Jakarta to New York, this Christian theologian met with imams and Sufis, academics and feminists, punkers and poets. The result is a book full of novel insights that will help us to transcend today's cultural and religious impasses. Attempts of interfaith dialogue often stay away from the more difficult issues and remain somewhat superficial. With his 'Halal Monk' journey, Jonas wanted to go further. He wanted to get to the root of our current tensions. To do so, he spoke with people like Abdal Hakim Murad, Abida Parveen, Abdul Feisal Rauf, Amina Wadud, Kudsi Erguner, Muhammad Abdel Haleem, Musdah Mullia, Ziauddin Sardar, Amir Sulaiman, Mona Siddiqui, Aki Nawaz, Peter Sanders, Cyrus McGoldrick and many others. This book collects his most fascinating dialogues at the intersection of culture, society and religion. In between those conversations, some extra light is shed on key concepts of the Islamic tradition and their relevance for today's debates."

The Butterfly Mosque

The Butterfly Mosque
A Young Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

by G. Willow Wilson

  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release : 2011-04-13
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 077108935X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The extraordinary story of a young North American's conversion to Islam and her ensuing romance with an Egyptian man, The Butterfly Mosque is a stunning articulation of a Westerner embracing the Muslim world After graduating from university, Willow Wilson, a young American — and newly converted Muslim — impulsively accepts a teaching position in Cairo. There, she meets Omar, a passionate young nationalist with a degree in astrophysics. Omar introduces Willow to the bustling city, and through him she discovers a young, moderate nationalist movement, a movement that both wants to divest itself of western influence and regain cultural pride. When the two find themselves unexpectedly in love, despite their deep cultural differences, they decide that they will try to forge a third culture, a new landscape that will embrace some of each of their cultures, and give their fledgling romance some hope of survival. Wilson weaves this engaging personal story with deep insights into faith in a fractured world, and gives westerners rare insight into an important young reform movement. Butterfly Mosque is an inspiring account of an unlikely cross-cultural love, and the moving story of two young people working within the boundaries of contemporary religion and culture to forge a life together against the odds. From the Hardcover edition.

The Journey of Ibn Fattouma

The Journey of Ibn Fattouma
A Book

by Naguib Mahfouz

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2016-06-15
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0525431608
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this provocative and dreamy parable, a young man disillusioned by the corruption of his homeland sets out on a quest to find Gebel, the land of perfection, from which no one has ever returned. On his way, Ibn Fattouma passes through a series of very different lands--realms where the moon is worshipped, where marriage does not exist, where kings are treated like gods, and where freedom, toleration, and justice are alternately held as the highest goods. All of these places, however, are inevitably marred by the specter of war, and Ibn Fattouma finds himself continually driven onward, ever seeking. Like the protagonists of A Pilgrim's Progress and Gulliver's Travels, Naguib Mahfouz's hero travels not through any recognizable historical landscape, but through timeless aspects of human possibility.