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Islamic Book Trust, Kuala Lampur: 1998. Malaysian Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The purpose of this work is simply to acquaint the average reader with basic teachings of Islam. What is intended here is to provide the common but literate person with a proper insight into the subject and help him to appreciate the principles whcih Islam stands for. Once he develops the initial interestr, he can pursue the course of deeper knowledge on his own. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.17 USD
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2 AGRAMA, HUSSEIN ALI. Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, And The Rule Of Law In Modern Egypt.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The central question of the Arab Spring—what democracies should look like in the deeply religious countries of the Middle East—has developed into a vigorous debate over these nations' secular identities. But what, exactly, is secularism? What has the West's long familiarity with it inevitably obscured? In Questioning Secularism, Hussein Ali Agrama tackles these questions. Focusing on the fatwa councils and family law courts of Egypt just prior to the revolution, he delves deeply into the meaning of secularism itself and the ambiguities that lie at its heart. Drawing on a precedent-setting case arising from the family law courts —the last courts in Egypt to use Shari'a law—Agrama shows that secularism is a historical phenomenon that works through a series of paradoxes that it creates. Digging beneath the perceived differences between the West and Middle East, he highlights secularism's dependence on the law and the problems that arise from it: the necessary involvement of state sovereign power in managing the private spiritual lives of citizens and the irreducible set of legal ambiguities such a relationship creates. Navigating a complex landscape between private and public domains, Questioning Secularism lays important groundwork for understanding the real meaning of secularism as it affects the real freedoms of a citizenry, an understanding of the utmost importance for so many countries that are now urgently facing new political possibilities. 
Price: 30.40 USD
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Islam International Publications Ltd., London: 1996. 1853722030 / 9781853722035 5th Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
According to the publisher, this book "examines the need of the Holy Quran and how other scriptures have suffered the interpolation, addition, deletion, etc.; it then sets out the prophecies made by past prophets about the Holy Prophet Muhammad. This is supplemented by an excellent and affectionate life sketch of the Holy Prophet - a better biography has yet to be written." Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.58 USD
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4 AITKEN, ELLEN BRADSHAW & ARVIND SHARMA (EDITORS). The Legacy Of Wilfred Cantwell Smith,
State University of New York Press, Albany: 2017. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
First work to address the legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith and his influence on the development of religious studies and Islamic studies in the twentieth century. This is the first work to address the legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith (1916-2000), whose intellectual and institutional contributions helped shape the field of religious studies in the latter half of the twentieth century. As a young scholar, Smith taught Indian and Islamic history in Lahore for several years and witnessed the partition of India. Upon his return to North America, he obtained his PhD at Princeton University before embarking upon a long and distinguished career. He founded the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University and served as director of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University. Smith emphasized the place of the scholarly study of Islam in the Western academy long before Islam occupied its current position at the center of global politics, challenged the notion of monolithic world religions, and argued for the importance of dialogical processes and a personalist approach to the study of religion. Contributors to this volume, many of whom were Smith's students, provide a wide-ranging exploration of his influence and legacy. Ellen Bradshaw Aitken (1961-2014) was the Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University. Arvind Sharma is Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University and the author of many books, including One Religion Too Many: The Religiously Comparative Reflections of a Comparatively Religious Hindu; Hinduism as a Missionary Religion; and Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology: The Case for Reciprocal Illumination, all also published by SUNY Press. Includes: Religious Studies—The Academic and Moral Challenge: Personal Reflections on the Legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith by Diana L. Eck; Wilfred Cantwell Smith: Academic Architect by John B. Carman; The Meaningful "End" of God, Faith, and Scripture by Purushottama Bilimoria; Anticipating the Emergence of "Contemplative Studies": Reflections on the Work of Wilfred Cantwell Smith by Thomas B. Coburn; Faith and Belief Revisited by Harvey Cox; Wilfred Cantwell Smith and "Orientalism" by William A. Graham; Enabling Antinomies: Tensions and Tensile Strength in Wilfred Cantwell Smith by John Stratton Hawley; Who Cares If the Qur'an Is the Word of God? W. C. Smith's Charge to the Aspiring Public Intellectual by Jonathan R. Herman; Towards a Hermeneutic of Humanity: Wilfred Cantwell Smith and the Study of Muslims by Amir Hussain; Wilfred Cantwell Smith in Lahore 1940-1951by Sheila McDonough; Diagnosis Rather than Dialogue as the Best Way to Study Religion by Robert A. Segal; Wilfred Smith's Prophetic Sense of History and Proposal Regarding Verification by K. R. Sundararajan; Study of Religion as Study of Religious Persons by Peter Slater; and The Moral Imagination of Wilfred Cantwell Smith Donald K. Swearer. 
Price: 80.75 USD
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5 ALAVI, SEEMA. Muslim Cosmopolitanism In The Age Of Empire.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire recovers the stories of five Indian Muslim scholars who, in the aftermath of the uprising of 1857, were hunted by British authorities, fled their homes in India for such destinations as Cairo, Mecca, and Istanbul, and became active participants in a flourishing pan-Islamic intellectual network at the cusp of the British and Ottoman empires. Seema Alavi traces this network, born in the age of empire, which became the basis of a global Muslim sensibility—a form of political and cultural affiliation that competes with ideas of nationhood today as it did in the previous century. By demonstrating that these Muslim networks depended on European empires and that their sensibility was shaped by the West in many subtle ways, Alavi challenges the idea that all pan-Islamic configurations are anti-Western or pro-Caliphate. Indeed, Western imperial hegemony empowered the very inter-Asian Muslim connections that went on to outlive European empires. Diverging from the medieval idea of the umma, this new cosmopolitan community stressed consensus in matters of belief, ritual, and devotion and found inspiration in the liberal reforms then gaining traction in the Ottoman world. Alavi breaks new ground in the writing of nineteenth-century history by engaging equally with the South Asian and Ottoman worlds, and by telling a non-Eurocentric story of global modernity without overlooking the importance of the British Empire. Seema Alavi is Professor of History at the University of Delhi. "An impressively well-researched and theoretically rich book that illuminates the transformation of Muslim transnationalism and cosmopolitanism during the long 19th century."—Cemil Aydin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "An important book about Muslims and modernity by an outstanding historian of South Asia."—Ayesha Jalal, Tufts University 
Price: 42.75 USD
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6 ARMSTRONG, KAREN. Islam: A Short History.
Phoenix Press, London: 2003. 1842125834 / 9781842125830 Sixth Impression. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
One of the greatest of the world religions through the 1500 years of its exiostence, Islam has also been by far the most misunderstood. Karen Armstrong's book cuts through the cliche to reveal a faith which has inspired as many scholars, mystics and poets as soldiers. Islam, she makes clear, has not only been one of the world's most important and inspiring religions but the basis for one of its most illustrious civilizations. Includes an Index. "A thoroughly good guide . . . as well as being an excellent antidote to prejudice." - Financial Times 
Price: 6.60 USD
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7 ARMSTRONG, KAREN. Islam: A Short History.
The Modern Library, New York: 2000. 2000 Modern Library Edition h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
One of the greatest of the world religions through the 1500 years of its exiostence, Islam has also been by far the most misunderstood. Karen Armstrong's book cuts through the cliche to reveal a faith which has inspired as many scholars, mystics and poets as soldiers. Islam, she makes clear, has not only been one of the world's most important and inspiring religions but the basis for one of its most illustrious civilizations. Includes an Index. "A thoroughly good guide . . . as well as being an excellent antidote to prejudice." - Financial Times 
Price: 6.13 USD
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8 BISHAI, WILSON B. Islamic History Of The Middle East: Backgrounds, Development, And Fal Of The Arab Empire.
Alyn & Bacon, Inc., Boston: 1968. Second Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Describes the chronological sequence of events but more is added to the bare bones of events and dates. Reasons for the fall of a dynasty or a change in outlook are given to the reader who is invited to consider further implications of the great periods of Islamic history. 
Price: 20.14 USD
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9 ELIAS, JAMAL J. Aisha's Cushion: Religious Art, Perception, And Practice In Islam.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Media coverage of the Danish cartoon crisis and the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan left Westerners with a strong impression that Islam does not countenance depiction of religious imagery. Jamal J. Elias corrects this view by revealing the complexity of Islamic attitudes toward representational religious art. Aisha's Cushion emphasizes Islam's perceptual and intellectual modes and in so doing offers the reader both insight into Islamic visual culture and a unique way of seeing the world. Aisha's Cushion evaluates the controversies surrounding blasphemy and iconoclasm by exploring Islamic societies at the time of Muhammad and the birth of Islam; during early contact between Arab Muslims and Byzantine Christians; in medieval Anatolia and India; and in modern times. Elias's inquiry then goes further, to situate Islamic religious art in a global context. His comparisons with Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu attitudes toward religious art show them to be as contradictory as those of Islam. Contemporary theories about art's place in society inform Elias's investigation of how religious objects have been understood across time and in different cultures. Elias contends that Islamic perspectives on representation and perception should be sought not only in theological writings or aesthetic treatises but in a range of Islamic works in areas as diverse as optics, alchemy, dreaming, calligraphy, literature, vehicle and home decoration, and Sufi metaphysics. Unearthing shades of meaning in Islamic thought throughout history, Elias offers fresh insight into the relations among religion, art, and perception across a broad range of cultures. Jamal J. Elias is Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. "[A] thought-provoking book… There is much of value here, and the reader gains a sense of how Muslim intellectuals conceptualized the visual in the 'real' world and in dreams and visions… This important book offers fresh perspectives that might allow us to identify recurrent themes in perceptions of visual culture, whether religious or secular, across the Islamic world."—Marcus Milwright, The Times Literary Supplement "Mainstream, popular discussions about Muslim belief and art tend to be reductive, ahistorical, and removed from particular specificities and contexts… Elias' Aisha's Cushion: Religious Art, Perception, and Practice in Islam arrives at the right time and is an extensive, finely-detailed work of research that seeks to upend predictable, simplistic beliefs and assumptions about the role of Islam in artistic creation and reception… Aisha's Cushion is expansive and edifying."—Subashini Navaratnam, PopMatters "Engrossing… Elias is very good at clarifying the meaning and significance of beauty in the Islamic tradition… He wishes to show that contrary to popular conception, the prohibition on images in Islam is hardly straightforward but crisscrossed with contradictions, reversals and seemingly flagrant instances of defiance of the ban."—Eric Ormsby, Literary Review "Countering the popular perception of Islam as wholly disapproving of representational art, Elias lays bare the complexity inherent in Islamic attitudes toward religious art. The book is thorough in its investigation of everything, including early Christian and Jewish attitudes toward representational art and representation of idolatry in early Muslim scholarship, especially philosophy and the sciences; the religious functions of beauty; Arabic calligraphy; and the notion of writing as an image. Elias's careful, dedicated scholarship acknowledges prior work while venturing into new ground in both art history and Islamic studies, and is as much a work of semiotics as history, as Elias is not naēve about the difficulties of constructing meaning from visual images and their place in religion… In its exploration of a non-Western approach to semiotics and visual culture, as well as its detailed explication of Islamic history and Muslim practices and scholarship, it deserves to be regarded as a new classic in the field of religious studies."—Publishers Weekly "Reflecting deep erudition in multiple fields across Islamic studies as well as religious studies more generally, the book is both a summation of a large amount of material and a treatment that breaks new ground in multiple areas."—Shahzad Bashir, Stanford University "A groundbreaking and provocative contribution to the fields of comparative religion, philosophy, visual culture, and art history. Elias expertly addresses issues of iconography and iconoclasm, semiotics and anthropology, idolatry and wonder, as they pertain to the comparative study of Islam, within the context of Christian, Judaic, and Hindu practices. This sophisticated book will appeal to readers interested in Islamic culture, as well as to specialists in Middle East and South Asian intellectual history."—Kishwar Rizvi, Yale University 
Price: 33.25 USD
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10 ERNST, CARL W. How To Read The Qur'an: A New Guide, With Select Translations.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
How to Read the Qur'an offers a compact introduction and reader's guide for anyone, non-Muslim or Muslim, who wants to know how to approach, read, and understand the text of the Qur'an. Using a chronological reading of the text according to the conclusions of modern scholarship, Carl Ernst offers a nontheological approach that treats the Qur'an as a historical text that unfolded over time, in dialogue with its audience, during the career of the Prophet Muhammad. Ernst explores the history of the text and its development in the Meccan and Medinan periods; the Qur'an's important structural features, including symmetrical or ring composition; recent revisionist challenges to its textual integrity; and intertextual references in the Qur'an that relate to earlier works, such as the Bible. Featuring Ernst's illuminating new translations of 725 Qur'anic verses, close studies of numerous key passages, and appendices with tools to help readers work their way through the entire text, How to Read the Qur'an not only summarizes historical and literary issues but also engages with the religious and political context of understanding the Qur'an today. Carl W. Ernst is William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World, among other books. This will serve both as a fine teaching tool at the college or seminary level and as a useful resource for engaged nonspecialists, who will find it challenging but rewarding. - Library Journal Ernst offers this elegant guide on how to read and understand the text sacred to Muslims. - Publishers Weekly "This splendid introduction allows students to begin to understand and appreciate the role of the Qur'an for Muslims. Professor Ernst's unique approach provides a thorough overview of the scholarship--historical and contemporary, Muslim and non-Muslim--on the Qur'an." - Amir Hussain, editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This elegant book is a very useful guide to the study of the Quran. It represents a significant advance in making the Quran, as well as the scholarship on it, accessible to a broad readership." - Muhammad Qasim Zaman, author of The Ulama in Contemporary Islam 
Price: 31.83 USD
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11 ESPOSITO, JOHN. Islam: The Straight Path.
Oxford University Press, New York: 1988. 0195043995 / 9780195043990 Third Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The goal of this volume is to enable readers to understand and appreciate what Muslims believe and practice. Although Muslins maintain that there is one divinely revealed and mandated Islam, there have been and continue to be many Muslim interpretations of Islam. The author has tried to select, describe, and analyze those beliefs, practices, issues, developments, and movements that provide some appreciation of that faith which has inspired and formed the lives of a major portion of the world community. Includes an Index. "An answer to every teacher's prayer for an informed and balanced introductory book on Islam. An elegantly written, beautifully synthesized, and helpful book." - Leila Fawaz, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy 
Price: 4.23 USD
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12 ESPOSITO, JOHN. Islamic Threat: Myth Or Reality?.
Oxford University Press, New York: 1992. 019508666X / 9780195086669 s Softcover. Good condition. Remainder mark on bottom edge. 

Price: 5.94 USD
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13 GABRIEL, RICHARD A. Muhammad: Islam's First Great General.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: . Volume 11 in Campaigns & Commanders Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
An examination of Muhammad's life as a military leader. That Muhammad succeeded as a prophet is undeniable; a prominent military historian now suggests that he might not have done so had he not also been a great soldier. Best known as the founder of a major religion, Muhammad was also Islam's first great general. While there have been numerous accounts of Muhammad the Prophet, this is the first military biography of the man. In Muhammad: Islam's First Great General, Richard A. Gabriel shows us a warrior never before seen in antiquity—a leader of an all-new religious movement who in a single decade fought eight major battles, led eighteen raids, and planned thirty-eight other military operations. Gabriel's study portrays Muhammad as a revolutionary who introduced military innovations that transformed armies and warfare throughout the Arab world. Gabriel analyzes the environment in which Muhammad lived and the religion he inspired as they relate to his military achievements. Gabriel explains how Muhammad changed the social composition of Arab armies by replacing traditional ways of fighting with a new command structure. Muhammad's transformation of Arab warfare enabled his successors to establish the core of the Islamic empire—an accomplishment that, Gabriel argues, would have been militarily impossible without Muhammad's innovations. Richard A. Gabriel challenges existing scholarship on Muhammad's place in history and offers a viewpoint not previously attempted. 12 maps. Richard A. Gabriel, a historian, is Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Ethics at Daniel Webster College. He is the author of forty books, including The Great Battles of Antiquity, The Great Armies of Antiquity, and Great Captains of Antiquity. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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14 GERGES, FAWAZ A. Journey Of The Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando: 2006. 015101213X / 9780151012138 Uncorrected Proof. s Softcover. Very good condition. Uncorrected proof. 
As Middle Eastern scholar and media commentator Fawaz A. Gerges reveals in this unstinting, deeply personal, and brilliantly illuminating book, we need to know more than ever who the jihadists are and to listen to what they are saying to each other and the world. This crucially important and timely book maps the direction jihadism will take in the months and years ahead by showing where - and with whom - it all started. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.93 USD
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15 GERGES, FAWAZ A. Journey Of The Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando: 2006. 015101213X / 9780151012138 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
As Middle Eastern scholar and media commentator Fawaz A. Gerges reveals in this unstinting, deeply personal, and brilliantly illuminating book, we need to know more than ever who the jihadists are and to listen to what they are saying to each other and the world. This crucially important and timely book maps the direction jihadism will take in the months and years ahead by showing where - and with whom - it all started. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.04 USD
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Holiday House, New York: 1996. 0823412547 / 9780823412549 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. Library discard. This is the Reinforced Edition. 
Every year, Muslims all over the world celebrate the coming of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar. It was during that month, fourteen centuries ago, that Allah first began revealing the holy book of Islam, the Quran, to Muhammed. Hakeem and his family observe Ramadan carefully. They do not eat or drink anything during the day. Instead they get together before dawn to share a special meal called Suhur. After sundown, they break their fastby eating a date, followed by a big family meal called Iftar. But Ramadan is more than a month for fasting. It is also a time for Hakeem to reflect on his actions, give to charity, and pray at his mosque - a time for him to celebrate his faith, Islam. Suhaib Hamid Ghazi's clear and informative description of one boy's celebration of Ranadan is skillfully brought to life by Omar Rayyan's warm and joyful illustrations. 
Price: 16.44 USD
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Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 2008. 0199535957 / 9780199535958 Oxford World Classics Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur'an is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred text that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of Islam. Yet despite the growing interest in Islamic teachings and culture, there has never been a truly satisfactory English translation of the Qur'an, until now. This superb new translation of the Qur'an is written in contemporary language that remains faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original, making the text crystal clear while retaining all of this great work's eloquence. The translation is accurate and completely free from the archaisms, incoherence, and alien structures that mar existing translations. Thus, for the first time, English-speaking readers will have a text of the Qur'an which is easy to use and comprehensible. Furthermore, Haleem includes notes that explain geographical, historical, and personal allusions as well as an index in which Qur'anic material is arranged into topics for easy reference. His introduction traces the history of the Qur'an, examines its structure and stylistic features, and considers issues related to militancy, intolerance, and the subjection of women. Clearly written and filled with helpful information and guidance, this brilliant translation of the Qur'an is the best available introduction to the faith of Moslems around the world. Features * A major new translation of the supreme authority in Islam, published at a time of intense interest in the Islamic religion and the Muslim world. * The translation is accurate, easy to read and free from the archaisms, incoherence, and alien structures that mar most existing translations. * Includes features such as: dialogue addressed to the Prophet is identified to avoid confusion; paragraphing and punctuation have been added to assist meaning and sentence structure; and the beginning of each verse is marked in small superscript type in order not to interrupt the flow or distract the reader. * The introduction offers a brief history of the revelation and compilation of the Qur'an, its structure and stylistic features, and considers issues of interpretation in relation to militancy, intolerance, and the subjection of women. * Provides notes that explain geographical, historical, and personal allusions and cross-referencing within the Qur'an. * Concludes with an index that arranges Qur'anic material into topics for easy reference. "One of the best [translations] to have appeared in recent times." - Muslim News "Accessible and compelling... a remarkable achievement." - New Statesman HM. A. S. Abdel Haleem was born in Egypt, and learned the Qur'an by heart from childhood. Educated at al-Azhar, Cairo, and Cambridge Universities, he has taught Arabic and Islamic Studies at Cambridge and London Universities since 1966, including courses in advanced translation and the Qur'an. He is now Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is also working on An Introduction to the Qur'an and English Translation London Qur'an Studies series. BIC Codes 
Price: 12.30 USD
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18 HILL, FRED JAMES & NICHOLAS AWDE. A History Of The Islamic World.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 2003. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Here is a history of Islam that entertains as it informs. Enriched by over 70 illustrations, photos, and maps, the narrative provides a stimulating depiction of the world's secon-largest religion, with over one billion adherents. Includes an Index. 
Price: 21.80 USD
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19 INSOLL, TIMOTHY. The Archaeology Of Islam In Sub-saharan Africa.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2003. 0521657024 / 9780521657020 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Here is the first comprehensive study of the impact of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa. Timothy Insoll charts the historical background as well as the archaeological evidence attesting to the spread of Islam across the Sudan, Ethiopia, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Nigeria, surveying a time span from the immediate pre-Islamic period throuh the present. He also analyses in detail the syncretism which has occurred between Islam and African traditional religions. and looks at the processes - jihad, trade, missionary activity, prestige - by which Islam spread. Includes an Index. 
Price: 149.15 USD
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20 IRVING, WASHINGTON. The Works Of Washington Irving.
The Co-operative Publication Society, New York and London. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
This is a nineteenth century edition. Unlike Washington Irving's most famous stories, this is a non-fiction work. And anyone interested in fathoming the Moslem mind will be fascinated by some of Islam's early history. In particular, it includes Irving's detailed descriptions of Mahomet's "Resentment Against the Jews." 
Price: 22.75 USD
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