Category: Islam

  • Download E-books If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran PDF

    By Carla Power

    PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • nationwide e-book AWARD FINALIST • Named A most sensible booklet of the yr by way of The Washington put up and The Denver Post • Praised via Fareed Zakaria as “intelligent, compassionate, and revealing,” a robust trip to assist bridge one of many maximum divides shaping our global today.

    If the Oceans have been Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening tale of the way she and her longtime good friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi stumbled on how to confront gruesome stereotypes and chronic misperceptions that have been cleaving their groups. Their friendship-between a mundane American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had regularly appeared not likely, yet now they have been annoyed and bewildered through the battles being fought of their names. either knew shut examine the Quran could exhibit a religion that preached peace and never mass homicide; admire for girls and never oppression. and they launched into a yearlong trip during the arguable text.

    A journalist who grew up within the Midwest and the center East, strength deals her distinct vantage element at the Quran's such a lot provocative verses as she debates with Akram at cafes, relations gatherings, and packed lecture halls, conversations jam-packed with either sturdy humor and robust insights. Their tale takes them to madrasas in India and pilgrimage websites in Mecca, as they come upon politicians and jihadis, feminist activists and conservative students. Armed with a brand new knowing of every other's worldviews, energy and Akram supply eye-opening views, break long-held myths, and demonstrate startling connections among worlds that experience appeared hopelessly divided for a lot too long.

    Praise for If the Oceans have been Ink

    “A shiny story of a friendship.... If the Oceans have been Ink is a welcome and nuanced examine Islam [and] is going a ways towards scuffling with the dehumanizing stereotypes of Muslims which are all too common…. If the Oceans have been Ink could be vital studying for the fifty two percentage of usa citizens who admit not to realizing sufficient approximately Muslims.”―The Washington Post

    “Journalist energy writes approximately her yr learning the Quran with a Muslim student she befriended whereas operating at a imagine tank in London. For a few, it will be a robust advent to Islam. To others, it is fodder for dialogue at the Sheikh's perspectives, how Westerners (such as strength) interpret these perspectives and the interaction of tradition and religion.” The Denver put up

    “For all those that ask yourself what Islam says approximately conflict and peace, women and men, Jews and gentiles, this is often the publication to learn. it's a dialog between well-meaning friends―intelligent, compassionate, and revealing―the variety that should be occurring round the world.”―Fareed Zakaria, writer of The Post-American World

    “Carla Power’s intimate portrait of the Quran, instructed with nuance and nice attractiveness, captures the intense, dwelling debate over the Muslim holy book’s very essence. A lively, compelling read.”―Azadeh Moaveni, writer of Lipstick Jihad

    “An inspiring tale of 2 [people] from varied worlds who refuse to enable non secular and cultural ameliorations, prejudice, and lack of know-how get in the best way in their friendship, If the Oceans have been Ink is as thought-provoking because it is elegantly written. It takes a tough, hugely charged subject and places it into phrases that aren't in simple terms comprehensible and eye-opening, yet beautiful.”―Bustle (11 fantastically Written Memoirs via Women)

    “Unique, masterful, and deeply enticing. Carla energy takes the reader on a unprecedented trip in interfaith knowing as she debates and discovers the Quran’s message, that means, and values on peace and violence, gender and veiling, spiritual pluralism and tolerance.”―John L. Esposito, college Professor and Professor of Islamic stories, Georgetown college, and writer of The way forward for Islam

    “A considerate, provocative, clever book.”―Diana Abu-Jaber, writer of Birds Of Paradise and The Language of Baklava

    With a journalist’s brain for the tale, a born traveler’s middle for the journey of crossing borders, and a seeker’s yen for the poetry and mysticism of trust, strength creates a superb list of a undying quest.”―Merritt Tierce, a countrywide ebook origin “5 lower than 35” honoree and writer of Love Me Back

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  • Download E-books Tafsir of Holy Quran - Surah 21 to 25 PDF

    By Aqa Mahdi Puya (Agha Pooya) - XKP

    Tafsir of

    21 Al - Anbiyaa (The Prophets)

    22 Al - Hajj(The Pilgramage)

    23 Al-Muminoon (The Believers)

    24 An- Noor (The Light)

    25 Al - Furqaan(The Criterion)

    translated by way of Mirza M. Pooya. one of many few and such a lot accomplished and distinctive commentaries at the Quran, as understood within the mild of Prophet and His household.



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  • Download E-books Inside Jihad: Understanding and Confronting Radical Islam PDF

    By Tawfik Hamid

    This can be an insider research of the phenomenon of Radical Islam by means of an ex-Islamic radical and an affiliate of the Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri (currently the 1st in control of Al-Qaeda). The publication describes Dr. Hamid’s trip opposed to Islamic Radicalism for the reason that 1982. In inside of Jihad, Dr. Hamid analyses the matter in an aim demeanour and recommend strategic ideas to unravel it.
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  • Download E-books Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-First Century (Themes in Islamic Law) PDF

    By Rudolph Peters

    In recent times a few of the extra fundamentalist regimes within the constructing global (such as these of Iran, Pakistan, Sudan and the northern states of Nigeria) have reintroduced Islamic legislations instead of western felony codes. Rudolph Peters provides an in depth account of the classical doctrine and strains the enforcement of legal legislation from the Ottoman interval to the current day. bills of tangible situations, starting from robbery and banditry to homicide, fornication and apostasy, make clear the complexities of the legislation, and the sensitivity and intelligence of the qadis who applied it.
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  • Download E-books The Elixir of Love - In the memory of Shaikh Rajab Ali Khayyat PDF

    By Ayatullah Mohammed Reyshahri - XKP

    Once at early adolescence whilst I by accident encountered in Masjid-i Jamkaran in Qum with one of many devotees of Shaykh Rajab Ali, I turned devotedly hooked up to the latter regardless of having by no means met him in individual. i discovered in his phrases such truthfulness, radiance and air of mystery that scented of the body spray of the chums of God.

    Perhaps this writing goes to be a starting step towards the actualization of the Shaykh's prophecy of his being in brief identified after his dying. As his son has quoted him announcing: "No one will get to understand me and after my dying, i'll be known."

    Muhammadi Rayshahri

    Published via: Dar al-Hadith Publications



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  • Download E-books The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan’s Pleasure District PDF

    The dancing women of Lahore inhabit the Diamond marketplace within the shadow of a good mosque. The twenty-first century is going on outdoor the partitions of this historic area yet scarcely registers inside. although their exchange may be defined with accuracy as prostitution, the dancing women have an illustrious heritage: loved via emperors and nawabs, their subtle artwork encompassed the easiest of Mughal tradition. The modern day Bollywood aesthetic, with its love of gaudy spectacle, tune, and dance, is their far-off legacy. however the lifetime of the pampered courtesan isn't the one now being lived via Maha and her 3 ladies. What they do is forbidden by way of Islam, even though tolerated; yet they're gandi, "unclean," and Maha's daughters, like her, are born into the enterprise and won't depart it.

    Sociologist Louise Brown spent 4 years within the so much intimate examine of the kin lifetime of a Lahori dancing woman. With attractive understatement, she turns a novelist's eye on a real tale that beggars the mind's eye. Maha, a classically proficient dancer of beautiful grace, had her virginity bought to a robust Arab sheikh on the age of twelve; while her personal daughter Nena comes of age and Maha can't herald the money she as soon as did, she faces a poor selection because the brokers of the sheikh come calling as soon as more.

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  • Download E-books Modern Islamic Political Thought PDF

    The revival and tool of spiritual emotions between Muslims because the Iranian revolution offers a sophisticated and sometimes difficult photograph of the politics of the Islamic international within the smooth period. What are the guidelines that have encouraged the path of those tendencies? during this publication, which due to the fact that its unique e-book has validated itself as a seminal paintings, Hamid Enayat offers a solution by means of describing and analyzing the various significant Islamic political principles. He additionally examines the concept that of the Islamic country, and the Muslim reaction to the problem of alien and sleek ideologies comparable to nationalism, democracy and socialism. This vintage paintings is still vital for an figuring out of the present politics of the Muslim international.
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