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Pathways to an Inner Islam
Pathways to an Inner Islam (February 2010)
Massignon, Corbin, Guenon, and Schuon
Patrick Laude - Author

An introduction to four Western figures influenced by Sufism who wrote about an esoteric or spiritual “inner Islam.”

Pathways to an Inner Islam provides an introduction to the esoteric or spiritual “inner Islam” presented by Western thinkers Louis Massignon, Henry Corbin, René Guénon, and Frithjof Schuon. Particularly interested in Sufism—the mystical tradition of Islam...(Read More)
 
 
Rumi's Mystical Design
Rumi's Mystical Design (October 2009)
Reading the Mathnawi, Book One
Seyed Ghahreman Safavi - Author
Simon Weightman - Author
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Foreword by

Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.

This landmark book reveals the structure of Rumī’s thirteenth-century classic, the Mathnawī. A beloved collection of 25,000 picturesque, alliterative verses full of anecdotes and parables on what appear to be loosel...(Read More)
 
 
Narrating Muhammad's Night Journey
Narrating Muhammad's Night Journey (August 2008)
Tracing the Development of the Ibn 'Abbas Ascension Discourse
Frederick S. Colby - Author

Discusses the historical development of the well-loved story of the Prophet Muhammad’s night journey to the divine realm and back again.

This book provides an exhaustive examination of the historical development of a key story in the life of Muhammad, the tale told of his journey to the divine realm and back. It shows how in the early centuries of the Islamic community, both Sunnī and Shī...(Read More)
 
 
Spiritual Dimensions of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Risale-I Nur
Spiritual Dimensions of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Risale-I Nur (July 2008)
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' - Edited and with an introduction by

Essays on various facets of Nursi’s spirituality as portrayed in his Risale-i Nur.

The Nur community is one of the most significant religious and social movements in contemporary Turkey, with millions of adherents and a strong institutional and educational system throughout the country. This volume presents a picture of its spiritual dimensions by focusing on the ideas of its founder, Turkish theol...(Read More)
 
 
Contesting Justice
Contesting Justice (March 2008)
Women, Islam, Law, and Society
Ahmed E. Souaiaia - Author

Argues that the rights of women in Muslim society are based on the preserved cultural standards of elites, not the ethical philosophy of the Quran.

Contesting Justice examines the development of the laws and practices governing the status of women in Muslim society, particularly in terms of marriage, polygamy, inheritance, and property rights. Ahmed E. Souaiaia argues that such laws were not methodically d...(Read More)
 
 
The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought
The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought (February 2008)
Harold Coward - Author

Explores the issue of the perfectibility of nature in philosophy, psychology, and a variety of world religions.

How perfectible is human nature as understood in Eastern and Western philosophy, psychology, and religion? Harold Coward examines some of the very different answers to this question. He poses that in Western thought, including philosophy, psychology, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, human nature is ...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary Islamic Conversations
Contemporary Islamic Conversations (December 2007)
M. Fethullah Gulen on Turkey, Islam, and the West
Nevval Sevindi - Author
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' - Edited and with an introduction by
Abdullah T. Antepli - Translator

Discusses the ideas of the most important living Muslim thinker and leader in contemporary Turkey.

Contemporary Islamic Conversations discusses the ideas of Turkey’s most significant Muslim figure, M. Fethullah Gülen. Originally published in Turkish by Nevval Sevindi, one of Turkey’s top journalists, this edited translation makes Gülen’s work and ideas accessible to the English-spea...(Read More)
 
 
The History of al-Tabari Volume XL
The History of al-Tabari Volume XL (June 2007)
Index
Alex V. Popovkin - Indexer
Everett K. Rowson - Prepared under the supervision of

The index to the 39-volume History of al-Tabari.

Completed in 1999 by a distinguished group of Arabists and historians of Islam, the annotated translation of al-Tabari’s History is arguably the most celebrated chronicle produced in the Islamic lands on the history of the world and the early centuries of Islam. This fortieth volume, the Index, compiled by Alex V. Popovkin under the supervision of ...(Read More)
 
 
Set - History of al-Tabari
Set - History of al-Tabari (June 2007)
Volumes 1-40 (Includes Index)
Ehsan Yarshater - Editor

Collecting all forty volumes of The History of al-Ṭabarī.
Completed in 1999 by a distinguished group of Arabists and historians of Islam, the annotated translation of The History of al-Ṭabarī is arguably the most celebrated chronicle produced in the Islamic lands on the history of the world and the early centuries of Islam. The thirty-nine-volume set, published in the SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies, under t...(Read More)
 
 
The Charismatic Community
The Charismatic Community (March 2007)
Shi'ite Identity in Early Islam
Maria Massi Dakake - Author

Looks at the emergence of Shiism as a distinct communal identity within Islam.

The Charismatic Community examines the rise and development of Shiite religious identity in early Islamic history, analyzing the complex historical and intellectual processes that shaped the sense of individual and communal religious vocation. The book reveals the profound and continually evolving connection between the spiritual...(Read More)
 
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