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Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries
Suad Amiry
0375423796
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Amiry's parents were among the thousands of Palestinians who fled from their homes in 1948; they went to Amman, Jordan, where the author was brought up before attending the American University in Beirut to study architecture. She returned to Ramallah as a tourist in 1981, but then she met Salim Tamari, fell in love, married him and returned to the city, now heavily occupied by Israeli troops. This book is an attempt to illustrate the life of a middle-class, Westernized woman in an occupied territory: the daily anxieties and struggles with curfews, roadblocks, barricades, body searches, gunfire, endless red tape, discourtesy and general harassment;not to mention the less than peaceful presence of a mother-in-law taken in for safety's sake. The account, often surprisingly good-humored (as when Amiry realizes her...


Suicide Bombers
Farhad Khosrokhavar
0745322832
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In the West, the suicide bomber has become a familiar image in newspapers and on television. In Palestine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and elsewhere, the results of suicide bombing have been devastating. What drives young men and women to become suicide bombers? This is not a question that is often addressed. This remarkable book provides some of the answers, and explores how the suicide bomber relates to the concept of the martyr in fundamentalist Islam. Farhad Khosrokhavar contrasts it with the idea of the martyr in Christianity. Most importantly, he offers a clear insight into the different ways in which the concept is viewed within Islam, including divisions within Islamic fundamentalist groups, which change according to the political situation of the country in which they are based. Drawing on extensive...


The Genesis Years of Elijah Muhammad

1884855563


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Book Description
It has been approximately 50 years since these articles have been written. Many were initially submitted to various news organs that were circulated in the black community. This was an age when the demarcation line of the races were clearly marked. Although it was still common to hear of lynching even in the North, within the black community there were two different political persuasions tugging on the minds and hearts of the people. One was the idea of staying with the slave-master and forcing them to give the so-called Negro civil rights and the other was the idea of separation in a state or territory of our own. Schools of thought developed with notables like Elijah Muhammad, a staunch advocate of racial separation on one side, and Martin Luther King, a government sponsored poster boy for racial integration on...


Watermelons, Walnuts, and the Wisdom of Allah, and Other Tales of the Hoca
Barbara K. Walker
0896722546
May 1991
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
A collection of tales about the folk hero Nasreddin Hoca, as he appears in the legends of Turkey.


Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas
Sylviane A. Diouf
0814719058
October 1998
Paperback
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B.L. Robinson-Jones, Ohio University, Choice, 1999
Outstanding Academic Title - Choice 1999 Diouf has written one of the few works that not only chronicles the history of Muslim men, women, and children during the Atlantic slave trade and American slavery, but also provides illustrated examples of how African Muslims preserved their faith and maintained their religious lifestyle in the midst of a hostile environment. Diouf asserts that although they left a mark on the religious and cultural landscape of African America, the Muslims have disappeared from the African American collective consciousness and have been overlooked by scholarly research. Replete with examples from the personal narratives and correspondence of the Muslims during this time period, Diouf's study demonstrates how enslaved Muslims served as agents in history,...


An Evening at the Garden of Allah
Don Paulson
0231096984
June 1996
Hardcover
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Review
"A drag bar in Seattle? In the forties? Owned by gay men? My dear, the mind reels! I salute Paulson and Simpson for showing me a world I never knew existed." -- Quentin Crisp

Review
"A fascinating look back at gay cabaret that was a safe haven for sailors, studs, swishes, and sequins." -- Michael Musto, The Village Voice

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Letters of Khwaja 'Ubayd Allah Ahrar and His Associates
'Ubayd Allah Ahrar
9004126031
January 2002
Hardcover
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Allah Transcendent
Ian R. Netton
0700702873
Jan 1995
Paperback
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Pakistan's Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army and America's War on Terror
Hassan Abbas
0765614979
September 2004
Textbook Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Nuclear, unstable, fundamentalist, Islamic—these adjectives are often used in frightening combination when the media turns to the topic of modern-day Pakistan, a critical but volatile ally in the fight to eradicate al Qaeda. With the sensibilities of both an insider and a scholar, Abbas, a Harvard fellow and former officer in President Pervez Musharraf’s anti-corruption police force, adds an important measure of sophistication to the popular understanding of Pakistan’s dangers and dysfunctions. His detailed analysis works through the country’s complicated history, starting in 1947 with the wrenching partition of British colonial India and ending with today’s impoverished, graft-addled government, which seems closer to falling into a maelstrom of religious radicalism every day. An...


Allah's Mountains: The Battle for Chechnya
Sebastian Smith
1850439796
December 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Impressive and wide-ranging," The Sunday Times.

"Fluent and persuasive prose ... admirably clear," New Statesman.

"A moving example of how history can be written. Smith's account of the historical background to the conflict reads like a novel, but better, because it also has the intimacy and immediacy of an eyewitness account. He has given us a memorable, well-researched account of a peculiarly horrible war," Literary Review.

"This is a riveting book, written with almost seemless elegance. But Allah's Mountains is not simply a reportage. In a commendable effort to go beyond the present facts, Smith has delved deeply into the broader Caucasian context, steeping himself in the knowledge of its myriad peoples, cultures and languages," International Affairs.

"Sebastian Smith's Allah's Mountains is a...


Islam Without Allah
Colin Turner
0700714472
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Allah O Akbar

071483162X
Oct 1994
Hardcover
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From the inside flap
Allah O Akbar begins the call to prayer that resonates from minarets in towns and villages from Sinkiang to Morocco, from Paris to Timbuktu. No matter where in the world you are, the message is the same: "God is Great." It is also the war cry of Islamic militants throughout the lands of the faithful.

Abbas has travelled throughout the Islamic world for seven years to take the photographs for this extraordinary book. Driven by a desire to understand and expose the internal tensions within Muslim societies, he highlights the conflict between a rising political movement looking for inspiration in a mythical past and a desire for modernization. The quality of immediacy in the work and the subtlety of its composition provide a constant visual stimulus; the sequence of dramatic and often disturbing images confirm...



Allah's Fire, Vol. 1
Gayle Roper
1590524055
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Two Dangerous Missions Collide with Explosive Results A suicide bomber blows up a hotel in Beirut, killing hundreds of people. A young American woman is kidnapped in Lebanon by terrorists. Connected or coincidence? Despite the government's difficulty in locating her sister, Liz Fairchild, a reporter from the States, is determined to find her...regardless of the risks. Meanwhile, Sergeant John Cooper and his elite Special Ops team hunt down Palestinian extremists in possession of a new undetectable explosive that will change the "face of terror." When Liz and Task Force Valor's paths intersect, more is at risk than their separate missions. While maneuvering through hostile territory, Liz and John realize they need each other to survive. Their antagonism gradually gives way to cooperation - and something...


Allah O Akbar

0714842338
Mar 2002
Paperback
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From the inside flap
Allah O Akbar begins the call to prayer that resonates from minarets in towns and villages from Sinkiang to Morocco, from Paris to Timbuktu. No matter where in the world you are, the message is the same: "God is Great." It is also the war cry of Islamic militants throughout the lands of the faithful.

Abbas has travelled throughout the Islamic world for seven years to take the photographs for this extraordinary book. Driven by a desire to understand and expose the internal tensions within Muslim societies, he highlights the conflict between a rising political movement looking for inspiration in a mythical past and a desire for modernization. The quality of immediacy in the work and the subtlety of its composition provide a constant visual stimulus; the sequence of dramatic and often disturbing images confirm...



Our Mecca Is Harlem: Clarence 13x (Allah) and the Five Percent
Prince A Cuba (Author)
1564110761

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Book Description
This is the most widely read book of the Nation of Gods and Earth. Also known as the "Five Percent," Their Founder and Leader was assassinated early in his mission. This book is a compilation of newspaper articles and commentary, by the Editor. It is the single most complete source of information about Clarence 13x and the Five percent.


Conclusive Argument from God: Shah Wali Allah of Delhi's Hujjat Allah Al-Baligha
Marcia K. Hermansen (Editor)
9004102981
December 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Conclusive Argument of God is the master work of Shah Wali Allah of Delhi (1762), considered to be the most important Muslim thinker of pre-modern South Asia. This work, originally written in Arabic, represents a synthesis of the Islamic intellectual disciplines authoritative in the 18th century. In order to argue for the rational, ethical, and spiritual basis for the implementation of the hadith injunctions of the Prophet Muhammad, Shah Wali Allah develops a cohesive schema of the metaphysical, psychological, and social knowledge of his time. This work provides an extensive and detailed picture of Muslim theology and interpretive strategies on the eve of the modern period and is still evoked by numerous contemporary Islamic movements.

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Murder in the Name of Allah P
Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad
0718827791
Oct 2000
Paperback
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The Book of Illumination Including The Sign of Sucess on the Spiritual Path : Kitab al-Tanwir fi Isqat al-Tadbir
Shaykh Ahmad Ibn 'Ata' Allah Al-Iskandari, Scott Kugle (Translator)
1887752625
April 28, 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Though written by a medieval Sufi master in North Africa in the late 13th century, this classic Islamic text is as relevant today as ever, arguing as it does that human selfishness and consumption can kill the soul. Kugle, who teaches at Swarthmore, suggests that a rough English translation of the title might be The Book of Illumination for Desisting from Selfish Calculation, because the text "invites us gently on a journey into self-critique, in order to reduce our needs and restrain our craving." Shaykh Ibn 'Ata' Allah offers a surprisingly practical text, one that distinguishes between saving and hoarding, for example, or exhorts readers to cleave to God and community rather than relying only on themselves. But he does this in profoundly theological ways, emphasizing the ephemeral and frail nature of humanity...


The Bounty of Allah : Daily Reflections from the Koran and Islamic Tradition
Anella Khalid Arshed
082452134X
January 25, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A perfect devotional gift for Muslims and a great window into Islamic spiritual life for people of all faiths.

About the Author
Aneela Khalid Arshed was born in Pakistan and is a member of the Islamic Center of Long Island. She holds a Masters of Arts Degree in English Literature. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


A Nostalgic Trip Into the History of the Jews of Iraq
Yusuf Rizq Allah Ghanimah
0761812245
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
A Nostalgic Trip into the History of the Jews of Iraq presents a history of the oldest Jewish community in the world. Translated from the work of Y.R. Ghanimah, the first Assyrian Christian to write a book on this subject and an acclaimed Christian who dedicated his life to serve the public, it contains facts and stories about the Iraqi Jewish Community from the Garden of Eden through 1924. The author also discusses the Assyrian, Jewish, and Christian Persecutions in Iraqi history. The translator adds a depiction of the modern history of the Jews in Iraq, exposing the rise of anti-Semitism there during this century and completing a thorough history of the Jewish people in Iraq.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Arabic


The Rings of Allah
Lee Boyland
1418427276
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Al-Qaeda obtains old Soviet nuclear test devices left over from the late 1940s, "Little Boy" type nuclear devices that can be disassembled and then reassembled. The devices become Usama bin Laden’s most secret ace in the hole. Only three people, including bin Laden know of the devices, code named "Allah’s Rings." Mohammed, bin Laden’s lieutenant, is in charge of the project. The U.S. cell leader, Ralph Eid, a native borne citizen formulates a plan to bring the components of the devices into the U.S. and hide them in plain sight in the target cities. General Alexander becomes aware of the plot in the eleventh hour attempts to stop Muraaqibu al-Khawaatim (Keeper of the Rings) from executing the plan. The technology is real, the plot entirely feasible, and the consequence is predicted in the 9/11 Commission...


The Subtle Blessings in the Saintly Lives of Abul-Abbas al- Mursi : And His Master Abul-Hasan
Ibn Ata' Allah al-Iskandari, Nancy Roberts (Translator)
1887752617
September 28, 2005
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Book Description
This deeply personal reminiscence of one man's growth in Islamic mysticism is a tribute to the two great shaykhs who molded his spiritual life and vision. Filled with anecdotes illustrating the shaykhs' spiritual gifts and insights, the text not only conveys the beauty and inspiration of these men's lives and their utter devotion to God, but also helps readers to approach a life of devotion and inimitable blessings. Sufi interpretations of Qur'an passages and traditional Sufi spiritual litanies are included. An appendix features an account of female gnostic Hajja Zakia's life and devotion to Shaykh Abul Hasan and is augmented by a photographic essay.


Allah's Suggestion
Georgia Ann Banks-Martin
1413795552
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Although a collection of poetry, Allah’s Suggestion unfolds as if it were a novel. The story begins with the speaker immersed in the throes of daily life, but it evolves into a thought-provoking tale of nature and society. The poet was born in Lincoln Park, Michigan and raised in nearby Detroit. She holds a BA in English, has completed graduate coursework in English at Jacksonville State University and is currently pursuing her MFA in creative writing at the University of New Orleans. Since completing her undergraduate education, the poet has enjoyed teaching English and language arts to students in Alabama’s black belt region, which inspired many of the poems included in this collection. She and her husband Roger D. Martin make their home in Montgomery, Alabama.


A Nostalgic Trip Into the History of the Jews of Iraq
Yusuf Rizq Allah Ghanimah
0761812253
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
A Nostalgic Trip into the History of the Jews of Iraq presents a history of the oldest Jewish community in the world. Translated from the work of Y.R. Ghanimah, the first Assyrian Christian to write a book on this subject and an acclaimed Christian who dedicated his life to serve the public, it contains facts and stories about the Iraqi Jewish Community from the Garden of Eden through 1924. The author also discusses the Assyrian, Jewish, and Christian Persecutions in Iraqi history. The translator adds a depiction of the modern history of the Jews in Iraq, exposing the rise of anti-Semitism there during this century and completing a thorough history of the Jewish people in Iraq.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Arabic --This text refers to the...


200+ Ways the Quran Corrects the Bible : How Islam Unites Judaism and Christianity : How Islam Unites Judaism and Christianity
Mohamed Ghounem
0972851887
May 11, 2004
Paperback
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Jews for Allah, December 25, 2003
Ghounem has written the apocalypse of literature

Islamic Awareness, January 1, 2004
Many points overlooked by theologians are addressed precisely

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