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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…

This book contains articles on historic cities of the Islamic world, ranging from West Africa to Malaysia, which over the centuries have been centers of culture and learning and of economic and commercial life, and which have contributed much to the…

A Syriac dictionary founded upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith.

In the contemporary period of Muslim-Christian dialogue and inter-faith study, there are only a few Western-trained Muslim scholars who are recognised for their study of other faiths and for their contributions to inter-faith dialogue. One such…

The present work discusses the work of the medieval Qadi 'Abd al-Jabbar who reinterpreted the Bible, Church history (especially the lives of Paul and Constantine) and Christian practice to argue that Christians changed the Islamic religion of Jesus. …

The Crescent is a weekly record of Islam in England, edited by W.H. Abdullah Quilliam representing Muslims in England between 1893 and 1908. This was the first edition, published in 1893.

The book represents an invaluable manual for researchers, authors, scholars and others interested in Islamic literature, culture and civilization. Islamic English is the English language modified to enable it to carry Islamic proper nouns and…

Since 1991 Ditlef Nielsen's views were given a new and unexpected twist by the Christian polemicist Robert Morey. In a series of pamphlets, books and radio programs, he claimed that "Allah" of the Qur'an was nothing but the pagan Arab "Moon-god". To…

The desire for freedom and self-government is written in human hearts everywhere; in this there can be no "clash of civilizations." The quest for democracy among Muslims today is one of the most prominent and transformative features of our time.…

Every year hundreds of women are trafficked from countries of the former Soviet Union (FSU) for the purpose of working in Israel’s sex industry. Many of these women are subjected to human rights abuses in Israel, such as violent assaults,…