Following Muhammad

Author: Carl W. Ernst
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807875805
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Avoiding the traps of sensational political exposes and specialized scholarly Orientalism, Carl Ernst introduces readers to the profound spiritual resources of Islam while clarifying diversity and debate within the tradition. Framing his argument in terms of religious studies, Ernst describes how Protestant definitions of religion and anti-Muslim prejudice have affected views of Islam in Europe and America. He also covers the contemporary importance of Islam in both its traditional settings and its new locations and provides a context for understanding extremist movements like fundamentalism. He concludes with an overview of critical debates on important contemporary issues such as gender and veiling, state politics, and science and religion.

Muhammad and the Believers

Author: Fred M. Donner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674050976
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Traces the history of Islam back from the twentieth century to its origins, discussing the faith-based "Believers' movement" started by the prophet Muhammad, and explaining how this led to the separation of Muslims from Christians and Jews as monotheists.

Ali

Author: Jonathan Eig
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641172179
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Das schillernde Leben der Boxlegende ganz neu erzählt Muhammad Ali – drei Mal unumstrittener Boxweltmeister – ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren des 20. Jahrhunderts, seine Geschichte verknüpft mit den großen politischen und kulturellen Konflikten seiner Zeit. Für viele ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf für Freiheit und gegen Unterdrückung. Dem Menschen hinter dieser Heldensaga sind wir jedoch nie nahe gekommen. Der Bestsellerautor und Sportlerbiograph Jonathan Eig erzählt dieses außergewöhnliche Leben auf der Basis bisher unbekannter Quellen noch einmal neu. Der »echte Ali« war Pazifist und Boxer, Muslim und treuloser Ehemann, ein Schwarzer, der zum Symbol für den Kampf gegen Rassismus aufstieg, aber seinesgleichen demütigte – ein Leben voller Brüche und Widersprüche. Mit Bildteil

Why Is Muhammad Important to Muslims

Author: Jean Mead
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 0237534096
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Following on from the hugely successful 'Start-Up Religion', 'Step-Up Religion' is the next step up! Text is clear and divided into easily digestible paragraphs. A spread at the back of each book for teachers and parents provides more activity suggestions and advice on how to use the book with children.

Theorizing Islam

Author: Aaron W. Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131754594X
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The scholarly study of Islam has become ever more insular and apologetic. Academic Islamic Studies has tried to maintain a focus on truth, authenticity, experience and meaning and has effectively avoided discussion of larger social, cultural and ideological issues. Many scholars of Islam have presented themselves to their colleagues, the media and the public as the interpreters of Islam and have done so with an interpretation which tends, almost universally, to the liberal and egalitarian. The ignorance and hostility which the Islamic faith has faced since 9/11 has partly necessitated the taking of such a position. But, as Theorizing Islam argues, the issue remains that only one interpretation of Islam is generally being presented and, as with any interpretation, this has its own assumptions. The aim of Theorizing Islam is to explore the potential for a fuller, more honest and more sophisticated approach to both theory and methodology in the academic study of Islam.

Mohammeds Geschichte

Author: Harry Richardson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519112729
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Mohammeds abenteuerliches Leben ist der Krimi, der nie geschrieben wurde. Sein Leben ist unglaublicher, als man es sich JEMALS ausdenken könnte. Es gibt Schlachten, Morde, Intrigen, Frauen, Hinterhalte, Erpressung und viel, viel mehr. Der Islam erscheint oft komplex, verworren und widersprüchlich. Mohammeds Lebensgeschichte ist der Schlüssel dazu. Wer seine Geschichte versteht, bekommt sofort tiefen Einblick in den Islam und seine enorme Bedeutung für unsere Zukunft. Derr Autor stellt das Thema lebendig und spannend dar. Es sieht den Islam nicht nur durch die abendländische oder christliche Brille, sondern erklärt die islamische Sicht, ausgehend von den überlieferten Originalquellen.Dieses Buch nimmt kein Blatt vor den Mund: Es beleuchtet es den starken Kontrast zwischen der westlichen und der islamischen Ethik, und das in klaren, einfachen Worten. Es enthält keine Ausreden, Beschönigungen oder Drumherumgerede. Es zeigt den Islam nicht, wie wir ihn gerne hätten, sondern wie er wirklich ist.In der heutigen Welt ist diese Information lebenswichtig.

William S Burroughs vs The Qur an

Author: Michael Muhammad Knight
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593764766
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When Michael Muhammad Knight sets out to write the definitive biography of his “Anarcho-Sufi” hero and mentor, writer Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey), he makes a startling discovery that changes everything. At the same time that he grows disillusioned with his idol, Knight finds that his own books have led to American Muslim youths making a countercultural idol of him, placing him on the same pedestal that he had given Wilson. In an attempt to forge his own path, Knight pledges himself to an Iranian Sufi order that Wilson had almost joined, attempts to write the Great American Queer Islamo-Futurist Novel, and even creates his own mosque in the wilderness of West Virginia. He also employs the “cut-up” writing method of Bey’s friend, the late William S. Burroughs, to the Qur’an, subjecting Islam’s holiest scripture to literary experimentation. William S. Burroughs vs. the Qur’an is the struggle of a hero-worshiper without heroes and the meeting of religious and artistic paths, the quest of a writer as spiritual seeker.