Winner of Oprah´s first ´´Chutzpah Award´´ for boldness, Irshad Manji is among the world´s most visible - and vocal - Muslim reformers. In this audiobook, narrated by her, Irshad explains the disturbing attitudes with which too many of her fellow Muslims practice Islam today: Arab cultural tribalism posing as pure faith. An uncritical approach to the Quran as the final and therefore superior word of God. And a rejection of universal human rights as if they are incompatible with the Divine. As a faithful Muslim, Irshad shows that Islam has the raw material to rectify these injustices. Irshad offers a practical vision of how reform-minded Muslim can empower women, promote respect for religious minorities and foster a competition of ideas. This vision builds on ´´ijtihad´´ (ij-tee-had), Islam´s lost tradition of independent thinking. Irshad Manji´s message for Muslims and non-Muslims? Dare to ask questions - out loud. In this audiobook, her voice rings clearly, compassionately, and passionately. You will love the musical surprises, too! ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Irshad Manji. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mosc/000001de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is no doubt about it, 9/11/2001 changed the world. We learned that terrorists in the name of Islam were able to attack the United States. The response to the attack by the United States and its allies was swift and brutal. As the United States made inroads against groups like Al Qaeda, it was expecting that terrorism would decrease. That is not what happened. It actually got worse. Why did it get worse though? What is fueling this anger? It can´t just be because America attacked Iraq or Al Qaeda. It is much deeper than that. What is really fueling this hate for Americans and the west is radical Islam and certain Islamic principles in general. The only way we can address these issues is by helping Islam evolve some of its core principles to fit into the modern world. In Ayaan Hirsi Ali´s: Heretic, she addresses the problems within Islam that inspire terror and how to remedy it. In this audiobook, we will analyze and summarize Heretic and see how Islam can reform so as to stop radical Islamic terrorism. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Doron Alon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068885de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Delving deeper into the soul of Islam and the definition of spirituality, this third volume examines the mainstream path that seekers are expected to follow in order to learn the fundamental concepts of Sufism and the essentials of the Islamic faith. Concepts central to Sufism, such as unity and multiplicity, silence, privacy and company, and sainthood, are thoroughly discussed. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Jason Levenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069311de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Acts of Faith is a remarkable account of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States. Eboo Patel´s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people - and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith youth movement. Includes a new Afterword. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Vikas Adam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012586de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Holy Qur´an was revealed in Arabic over 1400 years ago for the whole of Humanity to the last prophet in Islam, Muhammad (peace be upon him). Written down and recorded as it was revealed, The Holy Qur´an remains unchanged even to this day. The Holy Qur´an is considered the greatest miracle given to the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).This is a Modern English reading of the interpretations and the meanings of the Holy Qur´an, based on interpretations of meaning by Dr Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali and Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan. This production in the English language is only an interpretation of the Arabic. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Kevan Brighting. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/noor/000004de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new, scientific medical discovery has been made regarding the Islamic method of animal slaughter without the use of any stunning method. Today, we stand before this medical fact while pronouncing ´´in the Name of God, Allah is Greater´´ over animals when slaughtering. This discovery was detailed though a unique scientific research project unveiled by a group of professors, physicians, and scientists who have fought deadly germs through scientific methods, driving away the darkness of ignorance and superstition. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Al Remington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024077de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Covering the origins, key features, and legacy of the Islamic tradition, the third edition of A New Introduction to Islam includes new material on Islam in the 21st century and discussions of the impact of historical ideas, literature, and movements on contemporary trends. Includes updated and rewritten chapters on the Quran and hadith literature that covers important new academic research Compares the practice of Islam in different Islamic countries, as well as acknowledging the differences within Islam as practiced in Europe Features study questions for each chapter and more illustrative material, charts, and excerpts from primary sources Daniel Brown is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Religion in the Middle East (ISRME) and the author of Rethinking Tradition in Modern Islamic Thought (1999). His interests include modern Muslim intellectual history, Hadith studies, and Muslim-Christian relations. He is the editor of the forthcoming Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Hadith.
Over the past few decades, a new form of Orientalism has been developing. As exemplified by Elie Kedourie and Bernard Lewis, it points to Islam as the Wests archenemy. The rise of political Islam and its opposition to Western domination of the Islamic world are seen as evidence of a deep, abiding hatred of all things Western. Accordingly, the new Orientalists call for thorough reforms, among them regime changes, wars, and the imposition of democracy on Islamic societies. They warn that if the West shrinks from this challenge, the Islamists will surely gain power and destroy the West. The essays in this book written after 9-11 dispute the new Orientalist presumption of an unchanging Islam, opposed to Western values and incapable of adapting to the modern world. The not-so-hidden objective of the new Orientalism is to promote acceptance of the US and Israels imperialist push into the Islamic world as both a security imperative and a civilizing mission. Alam argues that the new Orientalists claim of a categorical split between Islam and the West is based on a biased, inaccurate interpretation of history. While recognizing the political and economic failings of the Islamic world, Alam shows that they are legacies of two centuries of Western imperialism and are shared by all regions at the periphery of the prevailing global capitalism. If the Islamic world lags behind China and India, it is because of two factors that have given a new edge to Western involvement in West Asia and North Africa: oil and Zionism. In Alams view, Israel is a powerful destabilizing force in the region, whose survival depends upon turning the Western-Islamic conflict into a hot war. Not surprisingly, many of the new Orientalists are strong partisans of Israel.
Rund 20 Millionen Muslime leben in Europa. Der Islam ist eine nicht mehr wegzudenkende europäische Realität geworden. Doch wie viel Migrantenkultur vertragen die Zivilgesellschaften Europas? Denn Migranten bringen nicht nur sich, sondern auch ihre Kultur mit nach Europa. Hierzu gehören die religiösen Vorschriften der Schari a und des Djihad, die beide in offenem Kontrast zur Idee Europas stehen. Dieses Buches informiert nicht nur über die religiösen Lehren von Schari a und Djihad, sondern auch über die heutigen realen Prozesse der Schari atisierung und Djihadisierung des Islam. Der alternative Weg dazu ist die Vision eines Euro-Islam, der mit säkularer Demokratie, individuellen Menschenrechten und einer Zivilgesellschaft zu vereinbaren ist.
Wer Syrien verstehen will, muss jenes Syrien kennen lernen, als es noch nicht zerstört war: Seine Geschichte, seine Politik, seine Religion. Dann wird deutlich, wie sehr der gesamte Nahe Osten von der Lage in Syrien abhängt. Die syrische Katastrophe droht zum Unheil für den nervösesten Unruheherd unserer Welt zu werden. Wer Syrien verstehen will, muss jenes Syrien kennen lernen, als es noch nicht zerstört war: Seine Geschichte, seine Politik, seine Religion. Dann wird deutlich, wie sehr der gesamte Nahe Osten von der Lage in Syrien abhängt. Die syrische Katastrophe droht zum Unheil für den nervösesten Unruheherd unserer Welt zu werden. Syrien seit drei Jahrtausenden Schmelztiegel östlicher und westlicher Kulturen, einst Hochburg des Christentums, dann ein Kernland des Islam, Schauplatz der Kreuzzüge, deren verhängnisvolle Nachwirkungen bis heute zu spüren sind, Brennpunkt der Religionsspaltung in Sunniten und Schiiten, unseliger Hort der Muslimbrüder, Kampfgebiet der Rebellen, des Islamischen Staates. Syrien wurde im 20. Jahrhundert zu einer Keimzelle des arabischen Nationalismus wie des islamischen Fundamentalismus. Die westliche Berichterstattung reduzierte den Nahostkonflikt lange Zeit auf die Krisenherde Israel und Palästina. Syrien ist unter der Diktatur der Assads zur Geisel der Gewalt geworden, geht in einem Bürgerkrieg unter und die Welt schaut zu. Das Syrien der Assads versuchte sich schon lang, den Libanon als »Provinz« einzuverleiben. Auf jeden Fall will auch Baschar al-Assad als entscheidender politischer »player« wahr- und ernstgenommen. Dass der großsyrische Nationalismus zu lange unterschätzt wurde, führte zu der jetzigen Katastrophe, die den Nahen Osten, Europa und die Welt noch lange Zeit in Atem halten wird.
How familiar are you with the world´s second-largest and fastest-growing religion? In these 12 lectures, Professor Esposito guides you through the facts and myths surrounding Islam and its more than 1.2 billion adherents. Many in the West know little about the faith and are familiar only with the actions of a minority of radical extremists, but this lecture series will help you better understand Islam´s role as both a religion and a way of life, and its deep impact on world affairs both historically and today. What does the future hold for Islam and the West in the new century? How will it change under the influence of conservatives, reformers, and extremists? Moving from Muhammad to the present, from the 7th to the 21st centuries, you´ll explore Muslim beliefs, practices, and history in the context of its significance and impact on Muslim life and society through the ages, as well as world events today. Topics you´ll cover include the life and legacy of the prophet Muhammad; the nature and true meaning of jihad; the Muslim beliefs about other faiths such as Judaism and Christianity; Islamic contributions to mathematics, science, and art; the intricate relationship between Islam, modernization, capitalism, and democracy; and much more. Professor Esposito takes a closer look at the historical development of two great Islamic institutions: Islamic law and Islamic mysticism. And he examines the worldwide ´´struggle for the soul of Islam´´ occurring today between conservatives and reformers, mainstream Muslims and extremists. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. Language: English. Narrator: Professor John L. Esposito. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000135de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book project, which I was privileged to complete, is an end result of years of continuous research, quest for facts, and gathering of accurate events and details that took significant efforts and study. The Whole Truth about Islam is a comprehensive book about the Islamic faith. It is written specifically for individuals who don´t have any knowledge of the religion in a very simple manner which is closer to the western way of thinking, so it could be more understandable. It could also constitute a great textbook for students and institutions. It will familiarize the public with a lot of misunderstood and controversial issues affiliated with the religion and public perception, and will be a great and reliability of information for anyone who is seeking knowledge or have any inquiries. I had faced all controversial issues head on, some of those issues include why do Muslim women conceal their bodies from head to toe, the subject of men marrying several wives, and also the most controversial issue that is spoken about most commonly in the media or is discussed in the political arenas which is ´´Jihad´´. I´ve spoken of those subjects thoroughly, accurately, and with complete knowledge and view of Islam. To complete this project, I´ve conducted intensive research and had meetings with many scholars of different faiths to ensure accuracy and authenticity of the entire historical context and all the narrations to ensure the integrity of the facts presented in the material. In addition, I gave my utmost effort to keep the richness of the text and not to lose any of that in the translation process, especially when I used segments of Prophet Muhammad´s narrations or verses from the Quran. I truly and deeply believe in this book and wish to share it with the public. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Al Remington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063567de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.