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The Gnostic Bible: Gnostic Texts of Mystical Wisdom from the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

By: Barnstone, Willis; Meyer, Marvin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 2003

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2286309

ISBN: 1590301994

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. 2003 Hard Cover. ix, [3], 860 pp. 8vo. A landmark work of scholarship and literary translation, The Gnostic Bible presents the most significant and beautiful sacred texts of gnostic mysticism. The gnostics were religious thinkers who believed that salvation is found through mystical knowledge and personal religious experience. Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. Dating from the first to the thirteenth centuries, the selections in this volume represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and C... View more info

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Staging a Revolution: The Art of Persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran

By: Chelkowski, Peter; Dabashi, Hamid

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289209

ISBN: 0814715974

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 1999 Large Hardcover. 312 pp. The Islamic Revolution in Iran was one of those remarkable historical events when the power of words and images successfully challenged the military might of an established state. From the fiery words of Ayatollah Khomeini, the charismatic leader of the Revolution, to revolutionary posters, banners, murals, graffiti, songs, and declamations, to the compelling symbols of its shared sacred history, an avalanche of public sentiments was mobilized by the leading figures of the revolutionary movement. In Staging a Revolu... View more info

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The Call of the Minaret

By: Cragg, Kenneth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: A Galaxy Book/Oxford University Press: 1972

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2291511

ISBN: 0195007093

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly creased, wrappers and pages faintly toned. 1972 Trade Paperback. xv, 376 pp. 'From dawn to after sunset the clock in the mosque punctuates the life of Islam with the consciousness of God.' First published in 1956, The Call of the Minaret remains one of the most acclaimed works in the field of Muslim-Christian relations. Now Kenneth Cragg brings the discussion into the twenty-first century in this third edition of his seminal work, complete with new material including an updated bibliography. Taking the Muslim call to prayer as his starting point, the author unravels the significa... View more info

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Shaping the Future: Challenge and Response

By: Crane, Robert Dickson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tapestry Press, Ltd.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197870

ISBN: 1568882424

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author. Jacket lightly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. xxx, 159 pp. The problems of America can be addressed successfully only through a movement designed to follow a strategy exactly the opposite of that followed, at least until recently, by all the failed Islamist movements around the world, both those that gained power and those that have miserably failed to do so. More importantly, a successful traditionalist movement in America should work from the bottom up by transforming society, rather than from the top down in competing for over power, should spell out the premises, ... View more info

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Monday Night Jihad (A Riley Covington Thriller)

By: Elam, Jason; Yohn, Steve

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers: 2007

Seller ID: 2199326

ISBN: 141431731X

Condition: Very Good


Pages toned, general light wear. 2007 Trade Paperback. x, 368 pp. He thought his deadliest enemy knelt across the line of scrimmage. He was wrong! After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Riley Covington is living his dream as a professional linebacker when he comes face to face with a radical terrorist group on his own home turf. Drawn into the nightmare around him, Riley returns to his former life as a member of a special ops team that crosses oceans in an attempt to stop the escalating attacks. But time is running out, and it soon becomes apparent that the terrorists are on the verge of achievi... View more info

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Black Nationalism: A Search for an Identity in America

By: Essien-Udom, E. U.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Laurel/Dell: 1969

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2294570

Condition: Very Good


Sixth printing. Minor general wear, pages faintly toned. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 448 pp. Here is a perceptive study of the Muslim movement in America and of the nature of its appeal to the lower-class urban Black, long divorced from the African heritage and rejected alike by white society and by Blacks of the upper and middle classes who have won a measure of social acceptance. View more info

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Islam Observed: Religious Development in Morocco and Indonesia

By: Geertz, Clifford

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1973

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291540

ISBN: 0226285111

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Ink stamp on title page, minor general wear. 1973 Trade Paperback. viii, 136 pp. In four brief chapters, writes Clifford Geertz in his preface, I have attempted both to lay out a general framework for the comparative analysis of religion and to apply it to a study of the development of a supposedly single creed, Islam, in two quite contrasting civilizations, the Indonesian and the Moroccan. Mr. Geertz begins his argument by outlining the problem conceptually and providing an overview of the two countries. He then traces the evolution of their classical religious styles which, ... View more info

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The Koran: Selected Suras

By: Jeffery, Arthur

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261477

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number X:22 laid in. Spine faded, 2 inch surface tear on rear slipcase panel, owner bookplate remnant on front endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. 231 pp. Tall 8vo. Decorative borders on each page by Valenti Angelo. A selection of suras from the Islamic Qur'an, translated from the original Arabic by Arthur Jeffery. View more info

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The Jewel of Medina: A Novel

By: Jones, Sherry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Beaufort Books, Inc: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207865

ISBN: 0825305187

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2008 Hard Cover. ix, 358 pp. Author's first novel. Born Aisha bint Abi Bakr in seventh century Arabia, she would become the favorite wife of the Prophet Muhammad, and one of the most revered women in the Muslim faith. Married at the age of nine, The Jewel of Medina illuminates the difficult path Aisha confronted, from her youthful dreams of becoming a Bedouin warrior, to her life as the beloved wife and confident of the founder of Islam.Extensively researched and elegantly crafted, The Jewel of Medina presents the beauty and harsh realities of life in an age long past, during a ... View more info

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The Wisdom of the Throne: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra (Princeton Library of Asian Translations) (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: Arabic Series)

By: Morris, James Winston

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261945

ISBN: 0691064938

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Presentation copy, card reading 'Compliments of the Author' laid in. Boards foxed, endpapers lightly foxed, jacket edges rubbed with two small closed tears. 1981 Hard Cover. xiii, [1], 275 pp. 8vo. An introduction to the philosophy of the 17th century Islamic mystical philosopher Mulla Sadra, including a translation of al-Hikmah al-arshiyah (The Wisdom of the Throne), which is considered his most sophisticated reflection on prophecy and theology. View more info

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The Muslim Community of the Indo-Pakistan Subcontinent (610-1947)

By: Qureshi, Ishtiaq Husain

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mouton & Co.: 1962

Seller ID: 2290363

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Spine lightly toned. 1962 Hard Cover. 334 pp. The history of the Muslim community the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent has never found its rightful place in historical literature. This is not due to any dearth of material, because the Muslims have been keen recorders of events. Nor does this history lack elements of interest; even as a tale of adventure it is worth telling. The Muslims established and sustained an empire in the subcontinent which lasted for several centuries. When it decline and fell, it left in its wake problems which persists in the unhappy relations between India and P... View more info

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Delicious Laughter: Rambunctious Teaching Stories from the Mathnawi of Jelaluddin Rumi

By: Rumi

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Maypop Books: 1990

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268301

ISBN: 0961891610

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. A collection of Rumi's more controversial poetry. View more info

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Thinkers of the East

By: Shah, Idries

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1972

Seller ID: 2268409

ISBN: 0140034102

Condition: Good


Pages toned, a few ink marks. 1972 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of entertaining anecdotes and parables in action illustrating the eminently practical and lucid approach of Eastern dervish teachers. Distilled from the teachings of more than one hundred sages in three continents, it offers an extraordinary variety of underlying themes, from the inner significance of outward service to real and imagined desire. View more info

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The Sufis

By: Shah, Idries; Graves, Robert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Anchor Press / Doubleday: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268948

ISBN: 0385079664

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, pages faintly toned. 1971 Mass Market Paperback. xxvii, 451 pp. Introduction by Robert Graves. A unique and little-known religion, Sufism follows a mystical teaching and a way of life that has had an enormous though largely unrecognized impact on both the East and West for four thousand years. This authoritative book fills a colossal gap in Western documentation of Eastern subjects. View more info

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The Qur'an: Arabic Text and English Translation

By: Shakir, M.H.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Tahrike Tarsile: 1993

Seller ID: 2292458

ISBN: 0940368161

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 1993 Trade Paperback. Containing the full Arabic text of the Qur'an and an accompanying English translation, this is a compilation of the Muslim faith's Final Revelation from God to mankind through the last Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon Him. The Qur'an has a wealth of information--both worldly wisdom and intellectual concepts--providing a code of life for humankind generally and Muslims in particular. Indeed, the Qur'an's miracle lies in its ability to offer something to non-believers and everything to believers. View more info

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A Camel for the Son

By: Sheikh, Fazal

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fazal Sheikh: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266157

ISBN: 0970761309

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. A very nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 110 pp. Fazal Sheikh (born June 27, 1965 in New York City) is an artist who uses photographs to document people living in displaced and marginalized communities around the world. View more info

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Shaihu Umar

By: Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Alhaji; Hiskett, Mervyn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Longmans: 1968

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2266787

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Front wrapper lightly foxed, ink note on front wrapper verso. 1968 Trade Paperback. 80 pp. A family saga, written by the first Federal Prime Minister of Nigeria. It focuses on the struggles of Umar and his mother, and describes Umar's dramatic journey across the desert with a slave caravan. It provides a glimpse into the lives of women and children in a black Islamic society. View more info

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Medieval Islam: A Study in Cultural Orientation

By: von Grunebaum, Gustave E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Phoenix Books / The University of Chicago Press: 1961

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2295568

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Spine creased, ink name on half-title page, pages lightly toned. 1961 Trade Paperback. vii, 378 pp. This important work on the Islam of the Middle Ages explains the structure of its universe, its social and religious framework, and its relationship to the two other great contemporary powers--Roman and Byzantine Christianity. It assesses, too, the cultural legacy of this era and its reflection in Western civilization. View more info

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Islamic Surveys: Bell's Introduction to the Qur'an [Koran] (Islamic Surveys Series Book 8)

By: Watt, W. Montgomery

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 1970

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2294930

ISBN: 0852241712

Condition: Near Fine


Ink stamp on front free endpaper. 1970 Hard Cover. xi, 258 pp. Surveying the life, aims, character and inspiration of Muhammad, this classic introduction explains the history, form and chronology of the Qur'an, and gives the views of Muslim and Occidental scholars. View more info