Misquoting Muhammad

Misquoting Muhammad
Author: Jonathan A.C. Brown
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN 10: 1780744218
ISBN 13: 9781780744216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misquoting Muhammad Book Review:

AN INDEPENDENT BEST BOOKS ON RELIGION 2014 PICK Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Prophet Muhammad. Modern media are replete with alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the threat of amputation or stoning under Shariah law. Sometimes rumor, sometimes based on fact and often misunderstood, the tenets of Islamic law and dogma were not set in the religion’s founding moments. They were developed, like in other world religions, over centuries by the clerical class of Muslim scholars. Misquoting Muhammad takes the reader back in time through Islamic civilization and traces how and why such controversies developed, offering an inside view into how key and controversial aspects of Islam took shape. From the protests of the Arab Spring to Istanbul at the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and from the ochre red walls of Delhi’s great mosques to the trade routes of the Indian Ocean world, Misquoting Muhammad lays out how Muslim intellectuals have sought to balance reason and revelation, weigh science and religion, and negotiate the eternal truths of scripture amid shifting values.

Misquoting Muhammad

Misquoting Muhammad
Author: Jonathan A. C. Brown
Publsiher: ONEWorld Publications
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN 10: 9781780747828
ISBN 13: 1780747829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misquoting Muhammad Book Review:

Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Prophet Muhammad. Modern media are replete with alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the threat of amputation or stoning under Shariah law. Sometimes rumor, sometimes based on fact and often misunderstood, the tenets of Islamic law and dogma were not set in the religion’s founding moments. They were developed, like in other world religions, over centuries by the clerical class of Muslim scholars. Misquoting Muhammad takes the reader back in time through Islamic civilization and traces how and why such controversies developed, offering an inside view into how key and controversial aspects of Islam took shape. From the protests of the Arab Spring to Istanbul at the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and from the ochre red walls of Delhi’s great mosques to the trade routes of the Indian Ocean world,Misquoting Muhammad lays out how Muslim intellectuals have sought to balance reason and revelation, weigh science and religion, and negotiate the eternal truths of scripture amid shifting values.

Muhammad A Very Short Introduction

Muhammad  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Jonathan A.C. Brown
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2011-03-24
ISBN 10: 0199559287
ISBN 13: 9780199559282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muhammad A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

Drawing on traditional Muslim sources, Michael Cook describes Muhammad's life and teaching. He also attempts to stand back from this traditional picture to show how far it is historically justified.

Slavery and Islam

Slavery and Islam
Author: Jonathan A.C. Brown
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-03-05
ISBN 10: 1786076365
ISBN 13: 9781786076366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slavery and Islam Book Review:

What happens when authorities you venerate condone something you know is wrong? Every major religion and philosophy once condoned or approved of slavery, but in modern times nothing is seen as more evil. Americans confront this crisis of authority when they erect statues of Founding Fathers who slept with their slaves. And Muslims faced it when ISIS revived sex-slavery, justifying it with verses from the Quran and the practice of Muhammad. Exploring the moral and ultimately theological problem of slavery, Jonathan A.C. Brown traces how the Christian, Jewish and Islamic traditions have tried to reconcile modern moral certainties with the infallibility of God’s message. He lays out how Islam viewed slavery in theory, and the reality of how it was practiced across Islamic civilization. Finally, Brown carefully examines arguments put forward by Muslims for the abolition of slavery.

Hadith

Hadith
Author: Jonathan A.C. Brown
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-12-07
ISBN 10: 1786073080
ISBN 13: 9781786073082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hadith Book Review:

Contrary to popular opinion, the bulk of Islamic law does not come from the Quran but from hadith, first-hand reports of the Prophet Muhammad’s words and deeds, passed from generation to generation. However, with varying accounts often only committed to paper a century after the death of Muhammad, Islamic scholars, past and present, have been faced with complex questions of historical authenticity. In this wide-ranging introduction, Jonathan A. C. Brown explores the collection and criticism of hadith, and the controversy surrounding its role in modern Islam. This edition, revised and updated with additional case studies and attention to the very latest scholarship, also features a new chapter on how hadiths have been used politically, both historically and in the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Informative and accessible, it is perfectly suited to students, scholars and general readers interested in this critical element of Islam.

The Lives of Muhammad

The Lives of Muhammad
Author: Kecia Ali
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 0674050606
ISBN 13: 9780674050600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lives of Muhammad Book Review:

Kecia Ali delves into the many ways the Prophet’s life story has been told from the earliest days of Islam to the present, by both Muslims and non-Muslims. Emphasizing the major transformations since the nineteenth century, she shows that far from being mutually opposed, these various perspectives have become increasingly interdependent.

After the Prophet

After the Prophet
Author: Lesley Hazleton
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0385523947
ISBN 13: 9780385523943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Prophet Book Review:

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.

Dangerous Religious Ideas

Dangerous Religious Ideas
Author: Rachel S. Mikva
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 080705187X
ISBN 13: 9780807051870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dangerous Religious Ideas Book Review:

"Dangerous Religious Ideas explores the themes of Scripture, Election, and Reward & Punishment to investigate how Judaism, Christianity and Islam have grappled with both the perilous power and positive potential of their teachings"--

The Canonization of Al Bukh r and Muslim

The Canonization of Al Bukh r  and Muslim
Author: Jonathan Brown
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2007-06-05
ISBN 10: 9004158391
ISBN 13: 9789004158399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Canonization of Al Bukh r and Muslim Book Review:

Drawing on canon studies, this book investigates the origins, development and functions of the core of the Sunni ?ad?th canon, the 'Authentic' ?ad?th collections of al-Bukh?r? and Muslim, from the time of their authors to the modern period.

If the Oceans Were Ink

If the Oceans Were Ink
Author: Carla Power
Publsiher: Holt Paperbacks
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 0805098240
ISBN 13: 9780805098242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If the Oceans Were Ink Book Review:

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • Hailed by The Washington Post as “mandatory reading,” and praised by Fareed Zakaria as “intelligent, compassionate, and revealing,” a powerful journey to help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today. If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship-between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text. A journalist who grew up in the Midwest and the Middle East, Power offers her unique vantage point on the Quran's most provocative verses as she debates with Akram at cafes, family gatherings, and packed lecture halls, conversations filled with both good humor and powerful insights. Their story takes them to madrasas in India and pilgrimage sites in Mecca, as they encounter politicians and jihadis, feminist activists and conservative scholars. Armed with a new understanding of each other's worldviews, Power and Akram offer eye-opening perspectives, destroy long-held myths, and reveal startling connections between worlds that have seemed hopelessly divided for far too long. Praise for If the Oceans Were Ink “A vibrant tale of a friendship.... If the Oceans Were Ink is a welcome and nuanced look at Islam [and] goes a long way toward combating the dehumanizing stereotypes of Muslims that are all too common.... If the Oceans Were Ink should be mandatory reading for the 52 percent of Americans who admit to not knowing enough about Muslims.”—The Washington Post “For all those who wonder what Islam says about war and peace, men and women, Jews and gentiles, this is the book to read. It is a conversation among well-meaning friends—intelligent, compassionate, and revealing—the kind that needs to be taking place around the world.”—Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World “Carla Power’s intimate portrait of the Quran, told with nuance and great elegance, captures the extraordinary, living debate over the Muslim holy book’s very essence. A spirited, compelling read.”—Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad “Unique, masterful, and deeply engaging. Carla Power takes the reader on an extraordinary journey in interfaith understanding as she debates and discovers the Quran’s message, meaning, and values on peace and violence, gender and veiling, religious pluralism and tolerance.”—John L. Esposito, University Professor and Professor of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, and author of The Future of Islam “A thoughtful, provocative, intelligent book.”—Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Birds Of Paradise and The Language of Baklava

A Textbook of Hadith Studies

A Textbook of Hadith Studies
Author: Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Publsiher: Kube Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-02-15
ISBN 10: 0860375730
ISBN 13: 9780860375739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Textbook of Hadith Studies Book Review:

A Textbook of Hadith Studies provides an academic introduction to the Hadith, or the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, which are second only to the Qur'an (Koran) in their authoritativeness within Islamic tradition. Suitable for university courses and all serious students of Islam, the topics surveyed include Hadith methodology, Hadith literature, the history of Hadith compilation and documentation, and the methods of Hadith criticism (al-jarh wa al-ta'dil) and classification. Mohammad Hashim Kamali, born in Afghanistan in 1944, was a professor of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the International Islamic University in Malaysia, and dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) from 1985–2007. He is currently chairman and CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies, Malaysia. He is also on the international advisory boards of eleven academic journals published in Malaysia, the United States, Canada, Kuwait, India, Australia, and Pakistan. Professor Kamali has addressed over 120 national and international conferences, and has published sixteen books and over 110 academic articles. His books include The Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, Freedom of Expression in Islam, and Islamic Commercial Law: An Analysis of Futures and Options.

Khadija

Khadija
Author: Reşit Haylamaz
Publsiher: Tughra Books
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1597841218
ISBN 13: 9781597841214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Khadija Book Review:

Exploring the birth period of Islam, this biography focuses on one of the most prominent and respected Muslim women in history, Khadija, the wife of the Prophet Muhammad. Addressing both her devotion and her leadership roles in Mecca, this book shines light on a figure who is an inspiration to women, both Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

Images of Muhammad

Images of Muhammad
Author: Tarif Khalidi
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-08-18
ISBN 10: 0385530544
ISBN 13: 9780385530545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images of Muhammad Book Review:

From one of today’s leading Muslim scholars, this compelling look at how the Prophet Muhammad has been portrayed throughout the centuries offers a fascinating history of the diversity of Islamic cultures and beliefs. The Prophet Muhammad has been revered for more than fifteen centuries. Today, one in five people throughout the world calls for daily praises and blessings upon him and holds him up as a model of virtue. In IMAGES OF MUHAMMAD, Tarif Khalidi examines the ways Muhammad has been depicted and revered from the immediate aftermath of his death to the present day. With scholarly authority, Khalidi explores how the “biography” of Muhammad has been constructed, reconstructed, and utilized in various Islamic cultures, and traces the influences that have shaped his image, including the profound effect of negative perceptions promulgated by the West. As he describes the great variety of Islamic beliefs and practices, Khalidi illuminates the values and ideas shared by the Sunni, Shia, and Sufi sects, as well as the differences among them, providing Western readers with a clear, objective perspective on the current conflicts within the Muslim world as well as their global repercussions. From the Hardcover edition.

Approaching the Sunnah

Approaching the Sunnah
Author: Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
Publsiher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1565644182
ISBN 13: 9781565644182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaching the Sunnah Book Review:

The Sunnah still provides the stable moral framework – the grammar – that enables Muslims, by formal rules and inward sense, to know right from wrong. However, separation from the mainstream of life puts the Sunnah in danger of becoming rigid – an archaism. Addressing that danger, this book explains how the Sunnah can function as the grammar of a living, adaptive language, capable of guiding (and not shying from) the mainstream. The first chapter sets out the qualities that characterize authentic application of the Sunnah: universality, coherence (so that different spheres of human responsibility are not split), compassionate realism, moderation, and humility. The second explains standards and procedures for determining the Sunnah in the fields of jurisprudence and moral instruction. The third chapter illustrates through detailed examples common errors in understanding the Sunnah – reading hadiths singly without sufficient context, confusing legal and moral injunctions, means and ends, figurative and literal meanings…–and it proposes remedies for these errors.

The History of the Quranic Text

The History of the Quranic Text
Author: M. M. Al-Azami
Publsiher: Turath Publishing
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2020-08-26
ISBN 10: 1906949654
ISBN 13: 9781906949655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Quranic Text Book Review:

This expansive book provides unique insights into the holy text’s immaculate preservation, as well as exploring many of the accusations leveled against it. The reception of divine revelations, Prophet Muhammad's role in disseminating and compiling these verses, and the setting of the text’s final external shape are scientifically examined alongside such topics as the origins of Arabic, the so-called Mushaf of Ibn Masud, and the strict methodology employed in assembling textual fragments. By way of comparison, the author investigates the histories of the Old and New Testaments, relying entirely on Judeo-Christian sources, and uncovers a startling range of alterations in the biblical Scriptures. Using this as a springboard, he illustrates convincingly that Western research into Islam’s Holy Book is motivated by more than mere curiosity, and has no scientific bearing on the Quran's integrity. This monumental effort, a scholarly work composed in an impassioned tone, provides a welcome foundation for sincere study at a time when assailing the Quran has become all too common.

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung
Author: Tse-tung Mao,Zedong Mao
Publsiher: China Books
Total Pages: 311
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780835123884
ISBN 13: 083512388X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung Book Review:

The Productive Muslim

The Productive Muslim
Author: Faris Mohammad
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781905837380
ISBN 13: 1905837380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Productive Muslim Book Review:

Ever wondered if there's a practical way to lead a productive lifestyle that combines the best of Islamic tradition and modern psychology and science? This book provides this practical framework that helps urban global Muslims lead a productive lifestyle - spiritually, physically, and socially.

In the Footsteps of the Prophet

In the Footsteps of the Prophet
Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-02-05
ISBN 10: 0199705461
ISBN 13: 9780199705467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Footsteps of the Prophet Book Review:

Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim scholar, with a large following especially among young European and American Muslims. Now, in his first book written for a wide audience, he offers a marvelous biography of the Prophet Muhammad, one that highlights the spiritual and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human history. In the Footsteps of the Prophet is a fresh and perceptive look at Muhammad, capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged. Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. More important, Ramadan presents the main events of the Prophet's life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophet's example for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions. Selecting those facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid spiritual picture, the author asks how can the Prophet's life remain -- or become again -- an example, a model, and an inspiration? And how can Muslims move from formalism -- a fixation on ritual -- toward a committed spiritual and social presence? In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Ramadan offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad's life and he introduces non-Muslims not just to the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam.

Arabs

Arabs
Author: Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 0300180284
ISBN 13: 9780300180282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arabs Book Review:

Covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Reveals how linguistic developments - from pre-Islamic poetry to the growth of script, Muhammad's use of writing, and the later problems of printing Arabic - have helped and hindered the progress of Arab history

Muhammad

Muhammad
Author: Juan Cole
Publsiher: Bold Type Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 1568587821
ISBN 13: 9781568587820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muhammad Book Review:

In the midst of the dramatic seventh-century war between two empires, Muhammad was a spiritual seeker in search of community and sanctuary. Many observers stereotype Islam and its scripture as inherently extreme or violent-a narrative that has overshadowed the truth of its roots. In this masterfully told account, preeminent Middle East expert Juan Cole takes us back to Islam's-and the Prophet Muhammad's-origin story. Cole shows how Muhammad came of age in an era of unparalleled violence. The eastern Roman Empire and the Sasanian Empire of Iran fought savagely throughout the Near East and Asia Minor. Muhammad's profound distress at the carnage of his times led him to envision an alternative movement, one firmly grounded in peace. The religion Muhammad founded, Islam, spread widely during his lifetime, relying on soft power instead of military might, and sought armistices even when militarily attacked. Cole sheds light on this forgotten history, reminding us that in the Qur'an, the legacy of that spiritual message endures. A vibrant history that brings to life the fascinating and complex world of the Prophet, Muhammad is the story of how peace is the rule and not the exception for one of the world's most practiced religions.