(w)holehearted is a play on words to emphasize the idea of appearing whole and intact as a human being, but with fissures, scars, and brokenness peeking through from behind the tough exterior. it is the facade that many of us peruse our lives carrying, often neglecting our pain, our mental health, and most importantly, the way we are more prone to hurting others when we lack this self-awareness. (w)holehearted seeks to encompass as many stories as possible, touching on several topics, namely, spirituality, feminism, colorism, domestic violence, intersectionality, mental health and more. it aims to depict that anyone with the darkest past and pitfalls can still save themselves from drowning in the difficulties that not only plague our world, but also plague our hearts.
Pages: 214 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
100 Books on Islam in English is a companion guide for anyone interested in reading about the different aspects of Islam. The author, HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, has created three main lists to help readers find their way to titles that give a true explanation of Islam: 25 Essential Books on Islam in English, 50 Excellent Books on Islam in English, and 25 Recommended Books on Islam in English. These three lists cover general introductions to Islam, Qur’anic studies, the life of the Prophet, doctrine, theology, philosophy, law, Sufism, history, culture, art, science, and politics. Finally, there is an additional list of 40 general titles that Muslim—and many other—readers will find beneficial.
By: Ghazi bin Muhammad
Published by: The Islamic Texts Society
$12.99 USD"100 of the" series books brings you yet another exciting book on the 100 of the Best Coffee Beans from South America. Read this book and many other 100 of the Best, Most, Ugliest, Top, Coolest and more books.
“A contemplative story.”—Booklist
When twelve-year-old Angela Kato arrives in L.A., the last thing she wants to do is spend the entire summer with her grandparents. But in the Kato family, one is never permitted to complain. Grandma Michi and Aunt Janet put Angela to work in their flower shop, folding origami and creating 1001-crane displays for newlyweds. At first, Angela learns the trade begrudgingly. But when her folding skills improve and her relationships with family and friends grow, Angela is able to cope with her troubles, especially her parents’ impending divorce.
“A wonderfully engaging and poignant novel about a revered Japanese American custom that transforms the life of a lost young girl.”—Cynthia Kadohata, Newbery Award–winning author of Kira-Kira
By Naomi Hirahara
Age: Young Readers
Publisher: Yearling Books
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1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization takes readers on a journey through years of forgotten Islamic history to discover one thousand fascinating scientific and technological inventions still being used throughout the world today. Take a look at all of the discoveries that led to the great technological advances of our time; engineering, early medicinal practices, and the origins of cartography are just a few of the areas explored in this book.
1001 Inventions provides unique insight into a significant time period in Muslim history that has been looked over by much of the world. A time where discoveries were made and inventions were created that have impacted how Western civilization and the rest of the world lives today. The book will cover seven aspects of life relatable to everyone, including home, school, hospital, market, town, world and universe.
Salim T.S. Al-Hassani, Cheif Editor
Now in its third edition, this bestseller has remained popular, relevant, and a must-read for new teachers, mentors, administrators, and staff development professionals. Appropriate for individual or collaborative study, this book provides simple, practical solutions to the challenges experienced by both new and veteran teachers, including:
• managing the classroom;
• handling discipline problems;
• dealing with challenging students, coworkers, and parents;
• planning lessons effectively and managing time wisely;
• accommodating individual differences in students;
• getting students excited about learning;
• and much, much more.
In this new edition, you’ll find advice on incorporating technology into your lessons and using social media to connect with others. You’ll also find new Ask Yourself questions (following each of the 101 Answers) and Chapter Highlights to help you apply the ideas in your own classroom. These resources are available in the book and on our website for easy download.
Though written for new teachers, the book's practical, easy-to-implement strategies will appeal to teachers of any grade level, subject area, or level of expertise, as well as to mentors, induction coordinators, or anyone seeking to find answers to classroom challenges and improve teaching skills.
by Annette Breaux
In these thirteen pieces, Mario Marazziti discusses the use of the e death penalty in the United States, and urges the lawmakers of this country to join virtually every other industrialized democracy in rendering capital punishment an abandoned practice belonging to a crueler time in human history.
By Mario Marezzati
Afterword by Paul Elie
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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There are 168 hours in a week. This is your guide to getting the most out of them.
It's an unquestioned truth of modern life: we are starved for time. We tell ourselves we'd like to read more, get to the gym regularly, try new hobbies, and accomplish all kinds of goals. But then we give up because there just aren't enough hours to do it all. Or if we don't make excuses, we make sacrifices- taking time out from other things in order to fit it all in.
There has to be a better way...and Laura Vanderkam has found one. After interviewing dozens of successful, happy people, she realized that they allocate their time differently than most of us. Instead of letting the daily grind crowd out the important stuff, they start by making sure there's time for the important stuff. When plans go wrong and they run out of time, only their lesser priorities suffer.
Vanderkam shows that with a little examination and prioritizing, you'll find it is possible to sleep eight hours a night, exercise five days a week, take piano lessons, and write a novel without giving up quality time for work, family, and other things that really matter.
by Laura Vanderkam
$25.99 USD $10.00 USD
June 12, 2030 started out like any other day in memory—and by then, memories were long. Since cancer had been cured fifteen years before, America’s population was aging rapidly. That sounds like good news, but consider this: millions of baby boomers, with a big natural predator picked off, were sucking dry benefits and resources that were never meant to hold them into their eighties and beyond. Young people around the country simmered with resentment toward “the olds” and anger at the treadmill they could never get off of just to maintain their parents’ entitlement programs.
But on that June 12th, everything changed: a massive earthquake devastated Los Angeles, and the government, always teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, was unable to respond.
The fallout from the earthquake sets in motion a sweeping novel of ideas that pits national hope for the future against assurances from the past and is peopled by a memorable cast of refugees and billionaires, presidents and revolutionaries, all struggling to find their way. In 2030, the author’s all-too-believable imagining of where today’s challenges could lead us tomorrow makes gripping and thought-provoking reading.
By: Albert Brooks
Published by: St. Martin's Press
by Diana K. Bricker
RECIPES DO NOT HAVE TO BE HARD! With 27 Easy College Cookbook Recipes for Busy Students, you can dine in, impress a friend, prepare for a party, or whatever your imagination can cook up! With the infamous “freshman fifteen” plaguing students from late night meals to constant quick-service options, using 27 Easy College Cookbook Recipes for Busy Students can entice your palate to think wisely about your food options. From healthy vegetarian choices to scrumptious desserts, you can indulge OR use low fat ideas from the book and eat affordably on a college budget. When invited to potlucks or organization gatherings, these recipes offer a great complement to any festivity. EXAMPLE RECIPES include: Waffle Fruit Pizza, Beer Cheese Soup, Chicken Marengo, Appetizer Pizza, Cucumber Pasta Salad (vegetarian), Black Bean Potato Skins, Touchdown Turtle Brownie Sundaes, and a variety of others—including a bonus BBQ chicken recipe! After years of professional catering work and designing recipes in Wyoming and South Dakota, author Diana Bricker put together a delectable menu for her son Alex when he began his undergraduate studies. It was originally compiled into a binder. They are now organized and published for personal use! The recipes have carried Alex through college ever since. It truly gives Diana joy to serve others and offer her heart of hospitality with family, friends, and just about anyone who drops by her door! Sincerely, Diana K. Bricker and son Alex Bricker
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
A tribute to the historic contributions of such heroes as Crispus Attucks, Madame C. J. Walker and Barack Obama discusses their roles in overcoming boundaries and shaping life for African-Americans. By the award-winning creators of Black Jack.
by Charles R. Smith Jr.
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
In this finely observed novel, five young Lebanese women navigate their professional and social lives in a city interrupted by random explosions. It is not a war zone, but there is no peace either; Beirut stands at the edge of both. These women, much like their country, have been shaped by the events of a long civil war, their childhood spent in shelters, their adolescence in an unrecognizable city under rapid reconstruction. And here they are now, negotiating the details of their adult lives, fighting to protect their identities, voices, and relationships in a society constantly under questioning.
Talk of politics and gossip by the young and old animate the coffee shops. Heated debates and power dynamics unfold in bars and on the streets. Mandour’s funny and defiant style invites an intimacy, giving readers a glimpse into the absurdities and injustices of everyday life in Lebanon. With empathy and a deep honesty, Mandour narrates the lives of these women who struggle to create their own destiny while at the same time coming to terms with the identity of their Mediterranean city.
Page number: 158
Publisher: Syrcause University Press
This book is an English compilation of 40 sayings (hadith) from the Prophet Muhammad, peace to him narrated by 'Aisha, may God be pleased with her. The narration of prophetic speech is among one of the most important tasks in Islam. Without the preservation of prophetic speech, each generation would be more and more confused as to what it means to live an ethical and moral life in accordance with the pleasure of God. 'Aisha is one of the great hadith narrators who kept the speech of the prophet, peace to him, alive by memorizing his words during his lifetime and teaching them to others after his death. This work is an extension of 'Aisha's legacy.
By: Nuriddeen Knight
Published by: Nuriddeen
Sufi Comics are short comic strips that illustrate the eternal spiritual truths in the teachings of Islam. 40 Sufi Comics is a collection of these comics in the form of a book. Alongside each comic are relevant verses from the Holy Qur'an and Traditions from the Prophet & his family.
Some of the titles included in this book: * The Truth about Lies * Mother * Where does Wisdom come from? * Where is God’s Treasure? * No Problem! * How far is Heaven? * A Visit to Hell * Can I see God? and more…
Pages: 96 pages
Published: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Iwan Baan takes the viewer on a one-year photographic journey around the world - always on the lookout for ingenious homes in unexpected places and outstanding construction projects. A characteristic of his pictorial language is his engagement with the close relationship between humans and architecture, between social use and the various spatial situations.
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How do we develop a spiritual life? How do we change ourselves so that we can live by the universal spiritual values of Islam? 7 Steps to Spiritual Intelligence tells us how to come closer to God in seven steps: through genuine seeking of God, discipleship of a spiritual director, learning and understanding spiritual intelligence, simplicity and contentment, striving to practise, remembering God and praying to Him, and self-inspection and self-control.
Based on the teachings of classical scholars including Imam Ghazali and upon years of practical experience in teaching young Muslims, Dr. Musharraf Hussain has given us a contemporary and highly accessible way to understand and apply Islamic teachings to spirituality.
By Musharraf Hussain
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Publisher: Prospect Books
By: Liyana Badr
The title story of Liyana Badr's remarkable collection of three short novellas interweaves the narratives of three Palestinians, two women and one man, relating their successive uprootings: from Palestine in 1948, from Jordan during Black September in 1970, to their final exile in Beirut. Badr's intensively evocative contrapuntal style allows the reader to glimpse the joy and despair of these lives rooted in exile and resistance. There is an attention to detail in these stories that brings the grand narrative of Palestinian history alive: a horrified mother spotting a white hair on her baby's head the morning after a mortar attack in Beirut; a woman hiding a Palestinian resistance fighter's gun moments before he is picked up by the Jordanian security police. The final movement of A Balcony over the Fakihani is a deeply poetic and harrowing account of Israeli airstrikes during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, told from the perspective we so rarely encounter: that of the disenfranchised people whose courage and suffering cannot fail to move the readers of this extraordinary book.
Publisher: Interlink Pub Group Inc
by Kristen E. Vincent
A BEAD AND A PRAYER introduces Protestants to prayer as a way to connect with God. Readers will explore the history and art of using beads in prayer, discover ways to pray with beads, and learn how beads can help them deepen their faith, understand Christian beliefs, and listen to God. Instructions for making prayer beads are included. Great for Christians with no experience in using beads for prayer, Sunday school classes, women's groups, prayer groups. Youth and children will also enjoy making prayer beads, led by someone using this book as a guide.
Publisher: Upper Room
by Shaykh 'Abd-Allah Siraj al-Din & Shaykh Hisham Burhani
Translator: Amjad Mahmood
These two treatises discuss and examine the various aspects of fasting and contribute to serving this great pillar of Islam, written by two eminent scholars; both from the blessed land of Syria.
The first is by Shaykh 'Abd-Allah Siraj al-Din al-Husayni, may Allah be pleased with him, from Allepo wherein the author examines the wisdom behind fasting: its obligations, etiquette, requirements, benefits and virtues. It includes an interesting and lengthy discussion on the Night of Divine Decree (commonly referred to as the Night of Power), exploring its derivation, significance and virtues.
The second is by a contemporary scholar from Damascus, Shaykh Hisham Burhani, and primarily deals with the legal aspects of fasting: its rules and regulations in accordance with the Hanafi school of Islamic Jurisprudence. They serve as a means of providing the believer with indispensable knowledge of this pillar so that he may maximize in reaping the reward and the benefit from the blessed month of Ramadhan; in words of the author, Shaykh Hisham Burhani, Allah has not legislated for us this compulsory hunger every year for an entire month except that every individual should achieve the spiritual, health and social benefits which the legislation of fasting contains.
Publisher: Heritage Press
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Zakat, an obligatory almsgiving, is one of the five pillars of Islam. The importance of this Islamic obligation is highlighted by the fact that it is directly linked to the ritual prayer (salaat) by Allah in the Qur'an on thirty-two occasions.
Tragically, it has become something of a fallen pillar amongst Muslims today. This treatise elucidates the evidences for its importance and warnings about its negligence from the Qur'an and Hadith. Moreover; the essential legal rulings - such as who must pay, on what, how, when and to whom - are explained clearly and comprehensively, so that even a reader with no great background in Islamic law will understand the instructions.
Finally, it also contains the correct etiquette that should be observed by both the one paying the zakat and the one receiving it.
Shaykh Hisham Burhani ( 1932-20 14) was a Syrian scholar who was an expert in the Hanafi legal school, as well as a spiritual guide (murshid) in the Shadhili order. He was raised in the company of leading scholars, in particular his father Shaykh Muhammad Sa'id Burhani, and went on to be a lecturer in the Faculty of Shariah at the University of Damascus, where he taught Islamic law (fiqh), fundamentals of Islamic law (usul al-fiqh) and Qur'anic exegesis (tafsir). While living in the United Arab Emirates in the 1980s, he represented the UAE in various roles at the Islamic Jurisprudence Council in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Table of Contents :
---Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Burhani,
---Shaykh Muhammad Sa'id Burhani,
---Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Hafiz 'Dibs wa Zayt'
---Noble Verses from the Qur'an,
---Chapter . (Preliminaries of) Zakat,
---Chapter . The significance of Zakat in Islam,
---Chapter . The conditions that obligate the payment of Zakat,
---Chapter . When is Zakat paid ?
---Chapter . The conditions for the valid payment of Zakat,
---Chapter . The types of wealth on which Zakat is compulsory.
------Zakat on trade goods,
------Zakat on crops and fruits.
---Chapter . Those eligible and ineligible for Zakat,
------Eligible recipients for Zakat,
---Chapter . Miscellaneous matters,
---Chapter . Etiquette that the one paying Zakat should observe,
---Chapter . Etiquette that apoor person should observe [upon receipt of Zakat].
Pages: Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Burhani
Publisher: Heritage Press
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Li Qingzhao of the Song dynasty is indisputably the most brilliant woman writer in Chinese history. This biography offers an insightful interpretation of her character and a new translation of some of her writings.
by Wei Djao
We love our pets, don’t we? A Book for Sad Pets is a beautifully illustrated encapsulation of just how fraught and emotional bond we have with our pets can get… but is it just about our pets? In just a few pages, with a few words, and a handful of illustrations, newcomer Kristen Tipping will take you on an emotional roller coaster and examines the promises of loyalty we make so casually. A perfect present for the pet owner in your life… or for your unrequited love.
Publisher: Uncivilized Books
$18.00 USDAn Egyptian woman's reflections on her changing homeland—updated with an afterword on the Arab Spring
In language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Leila Ahmed movingly recounts her Egyptian childhood growing up in a rich tradition of Islamic women and describes how she eventually came to terms with her identity as a feminist living in America. As a young woman in Cairo in the forties and fifties, Ahmed witnessed some of the major transformations of this century—the end of British colonialism, the rise of Arab nationalism, and the breakdown of Egypt's once multireligious society. As today's Egypt continues to undergo revolutionary change, Ahmed's inspirational story remains as poignant and relevant as ever.
By: Leila Ahmed
Published by: Penguin
$21.95 USD $11.95 USD
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Ruth Calderon has recently electrified the Jewish world with her teachings of talmudic texts. In this volume, her first to appear in English, she offers a fascinating window into some of the liveliest and most colorful stories in the Talmud. Calderon rewrites talmudic tales as richly imagined fictions, drawing us into the lives of such characters as the woman who risks her life for a sister suspected of adultery; a humble schoolteacher who rescues his village from drought; and a wife who dresses as a prostitute to seduce her pious husband in their garden. Breathing new life into an ancient text, A Bride for One Night offers a surprising and provocative read, both for anyone already intimate with the Talmud or for anyone interested in one of the most influential works of Jewish literature.
By: Ruth Calderon
Published by: Jewish Publication Society
The Jewish religion is one of the major faiths of the world yet one of the least understood. In a wide ranging and accessible guide for the general reader, Rabbi Naftali Brawer outlines the major themes and history of over 5,000 years of Jewish faith, form its Abrahamic origins and the foundation of Jerusalem to the eras of exile, diaspora and persecution. From ritual and practice to faith and politics, the theology and history of Judaism are bound together.
by Naftali Brawer
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Lord of Xanadu, Emperor of China
The grandson of bloodthirsty Mongol leader Genghis Khan, Khubilai Khan was groomed for authority from childhood and garnered the position of Great Khan, establishing his reign as one of the most legendary figures in Chinese history. This book explores Khan's control over Mongolia, his attempts to invade Japan, his imperialistic foreign policy, his relationship with Marco Polo during Polo's extraordinary journey to Xanadu, and his overall impact on world history.
By Jonathan Clements
*This copy is used. Condition: Like New*
by Annie Griffiths Belt, a National Geographic photographer
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
$17.99 USDA little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy’s imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories—an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.
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Few issues today excite more passion or alarm than the specter of climate change. In A Climate of Crisis, historian Patrick Allitt shows that our present climate of crisis is far from exceptional. Indeed, the environmental debates of the last half century are defined by exaggeration and fearmongering from all sides, often at the expense of the facts.
In a real sense, Allitt shows us, collective anxiety about widespread environmental danger began with the atomic bomb. As postwar suburbanization transformed the American landscape, more research and better tools for measurement began to reveal the consequences of economic success. A climate of anxiety became a climate of alarm, often at odds with reality. The sixties generation transformed environmentalism from a set of special interests into a mass movement. By the first Earth Day in 1970, journalists and politicians alike were urging major initiatives to remedy environmental harm. In fact, the work of the new Environmental Protection Agency and a series of clean air and water acts from a responsive Congress inaugurated a largely successful cleanup.
Political polarization around environmental questions after 1980 had consequences that we still feel today. Since then, the general polarization of American politics has mirrored that of environmental politics, as pro-environmentalists and their critics attribute to one another the worst possible motives. Environmentalists see their critics as greedy special interest groups that show no conscience as they plunder the earth while skeptics see their adversaries as enemies of economic growth whose plans stifle initiative under an avalanche of bureaucratic regulation.
There may be a germ of truth in both views, but more than a germ of falsehood too. America’s worst environmental problems have proven to be manageable; the regulations and cleanups of the last sixty years have often worked, and science and technology have continued to improve industrial efficiency. Our present situation is serious, argues Allitt, but it is far from hopeless. Sweeping and provocative, A Climate of Crisis challenges our basic assumptions about the environment, no matter where we fall along the spectrum—reminding us that the answers to our most pressing questions are sometimes found in understanding the past.
By: Patrick Allitt
Published by: The Penguin Press
This multiple award-winning, comprehensive compilation of narrations and details of the life of Prophet Muhammad (S) has never before been available in English until now! Internationally acclaimed as “the most authoritative resource” on the Sīra, this two-volume translation text book is revolutionary in bringing his (S) life to life for every one who ventures upon it. The original volumes have won the approval and praise of numerous scholars. Now, it is at last available as a treasured text for your personal or educational development.
Now also available in soft cover
Author: Samira al-Zayid
Translators: Susan Imady, Tamara Gray, & Randa Mardini
Binding: Hardcover & Softcover
Pages: Vol 1, 570; Vol 2, 558
Publisher: Daybreak Press
The virgin birth is a much-loved story in the Christian tradition. It is the standard "origin story" of Jesus, marking the incarnation of the Son of God. Today, however, many theologians dispute the tradition of the virginal conception on both historical and scientific grounds.
As a progressive Protestant theologian--and a husband and a father--Kyle Roberts was growing unsure of his belief in Mary's virginity. It contradicted modern science, and it seemed to undermine her feminine power. So he set out to investigate the virgin birth from every angle: the Bible, history, science, and philosophy.
A Complicated Pregnancy records his journey through the evidence and the myth. Did the Holy Spirit form Jesus as a zygote in Mary's womb? If so, where did Jesus get his male genome? Was Jesus's birth really bloodless, as the early church believed, and is Mary a "perpetual virgin"?
Roberts's quest is a fascinating journey through history, biblical interpretation, and church politics. His conclusion surprised him, and it will surprise you, too.
By: Kyle Roberts
Published by: Fortress Press
A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole’s hero is one Ignatius J. Reilly, huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, and a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original character, denizens of New Orleans’ lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures” (Henry Kisor,Chicago Sun Times)
By John Kennedy Toole
Publisher: Grove Press
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Gülen's Islamic Ideals and Humanistic Discourse
Fethullah Gülen is a Turkish intellectual, scholar, and activist whose influence over a new Islamic intellectual, social, and spiritual revival is revealed in this insightful book. Readers will gain a fuller understanding of where Gülen stands on issues of inherent human value and dignity, freedom of thought, education and taking responsibility for creating society and the world. In addition, readers will also see how different perspectives across time, geography, and worldview can still find points on which to engage in dialogue and find a deep resonance.
by B. Jill Carroll
Pub. Date: April 2007
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Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization of the New World, it recounted the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States--Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others--groups who helped create this country's rich mosaic culture.
Now, Ronald Takaki has revised his landmark work and made it even more relevant and important. Among the new additions to the book are:
--The role of black soldiers in preserving the Union
--The history of Chinese Americans from 1900-1941
--An investigation into the hot-button issue of "illegal" immigrants from Mexico
--A look at the sudden visibility of Muslim refugees from Afghanistan.
This new edition of A Different Mirror is a remarkable achievement that grapples with the raw truth of American history and examines the ultimate question of what it means to be an American.
By Ronald Takaki
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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Addressing Adolescence is a parent-to-parent handbook outlining how to tackle the challenges of parenting adolescents within an Islamic ethos ina pluralist society.
- the unique nature of an adolescent and how this differs from younger children;
- possible problems that young people today may face in school and within their social life and how best to tackle these; matters to consider when choosing a secondary school;
- creating the most nurturing home environment in which to bring up young people;
- preparing them for the adult world of responsibility.
By Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari
Publisher: Taha Publishing
In this unflinching look at depression and the human struggle to find hope in its midst, acclaimed author Tim Farrington writes with heartrending honesty of his lifelong struggle with the condition he calls "a hell of mercy." With both wry humor and poignancy, he unravels the profound connection between depression and the spiritual path, the infamous dark night of the soul made popular by mystic John of the Cross. While depression can be a heartbreaking time of isolation and lethargy, it can also provide powerful spiritual insights and healing times of surrender. When doctors prescribe medication, patients are often left feeling as if part of their very selves has been numbed in order to become what some might call "normal." Farrington wrestles with profound questions, such as: When is depression a part of your identity, and when does it hold you back from realizing your potential?
In the tradition of Darkness Visible and An Unquiet Mind, A Hell of Mercy is both a much needed companion for those walking this difficult terrain as well as a guide for anyone who has watched a loved one grapple with this inner emotional darkness.
By Tim Farrington
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"An admirable and impressive work of synthesis that will give insight and satisfaction to thousands of lay readers."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly readable volume, destined to take its place as a classic.
A Hisotry of Muslim Civilization is a unique textbook written especially for the younger generation of Western-born Muslims and all those interested in learning about the History of Muslims from a Muslim perspective.
By Huseyin Abiva
Bringing the Spiritual To Its Senses
A leading scholar explores the importance of physical objects and sensory experience in the practice of religion.
Humans are needy. We need things: objects, keepsakes, stuff, tokens, knickknacks, bits and pieces, junk, and treasure. We carry special objects in our pockets and purses, and place them on shelves in our homes and offices. As commonplace as these objects are, they can also be extraordinary, as they allow us to connect with the world beyond our skin.
A History of Religion in 5 & 1/2 Objects takes a fresh and much-needed approach to the study of that contentious yet vital area of human culture: religion. Arguing that religion must be understood in the first instance as deriving from rudimentary human experiences, from lived, embodied practices, S. Brent Plate asks us to put aside, for the moment, questions of belief and abstract ideas. Instead, beginning with the desirous, incomplete human body, he asks us to focus on five ordinary types of objects - stones, incense, drums, crosses, and bread - with which we connect in our pursuit of religious meaning and fulfillment.
By S. Brent Plate
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A History of the Arab Peoples covers not only political history, but also culture, society, economy and thought, in a work of profound and lasting importance. A magnificent display of the late Albert Hourani's lifetime of scholarship, it was a best-seller on first publication in 1991.
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In the modern age, scholars have tried tointerpret the Qur’an pragmatically and in harmony with modern sciences. In thisbook, Doğan aims to show the different approaches in Qur’anic exegesis andelaborate each method with examples.
By Recep Dogan
Publisher: Tughra Books
*This is a set of volume 1 and volume 2; they must be bought together*
A Ribaat Textbook!
A new work in two volumes presents the stories of the prophets as reported in the Quran, with details and interpretation provided by hadith and well-known commentators, classic and modern. The series contains substantial material about the teachings of Islam with special emphasis on Jesus’s prophethood and the role of Muhammad (SAW) and the Quran. Amply footnoted and referenced.
By Suzanne Haneef
Art does not produce the visible but makes visible," wrote Paul Klee. This work examines and reinterprets this important principle-- writing does not reproduce speech, it makes it visible-- through an in-depth history of writing across the globe, from ancient civilization to the modern day.
A History of Writing analyzes the role of the image in writing from three perspectives:
* Part one is devoted to the oldest, non-alphabetic methods of writing, and to the ingenious developments devised by civilizations that chose to adapt them to their language and culture: from the ancient development of cuneiform script in southern Mesopotamia, to the intricate ideographic scripts of China and Japan, or the still-to-be-deciphered rongo-rongo script of Easter Island.
* Part two focuses on the history and dissemination of alphabets, examining the origins of the Western semitic alphabet and its "sister" Arabic alphabet script, through to the lesser-known scripts of the Caucasus or of sub-Saharan Africa.
* Part three, finally, examines the reincorporation of imagery into the Western alphabet, looking at various hand-written and printed forms, from the sumptuous illuminations of the Book of Kells to the rise of printing and of typographic forms in modern times, leading to questions over how different writing systems are now adapting in a world that is increasingly dominated by computer technology.
In total, fifty-eight lavishly illustrated chapters present detailed yet accessible commentaries from a team of leading specialists in the study of writing. Together they explain and clarify the birth, evolution, and dissemination of over thirty key scripts and alphabets and their numerous derivatives. The breadth and scope of material covered, along with the detailed sources of documentation provided, make A History of Writing an essential and exciting new contribution to existing scholarship on this fascinating subject.
With contributions from:
Michel Amandry, Jacques André, Pierre-Marc de Biasi, Catherine Bizot, François Bizot, Daniel Bouchez, Jean Boulègue, Dominique Briquel, Claire Bustarret, Nina Catach, Dominique Charpin, Roger Chartier, Anne-Marie Christin, Cécile Dauphin, Michel Davoust, François Déroche, François-Xavier Dillmann, Catherine Dobias-Lalou, Jean-Piere Drège, Jean-Marie Durand, Béatrice Fraenkel, Pascal Griolet, Michaël Guichard, Bertrand Hirsch, Yves Jeanneret, Pierre-Yves Lambert, Danièle Lavallée, André Lemaire, Ségolène Le Men, François Lissarrague, Jean-Pierre Mahé, Henri-Jean Martin, Charles Mopsik, Nguyen Phu Phong, Jean-Pierre Olivier, Jennifer O'Reilly, Michel Parisse, Armando Petrucci, Jacqueline Pigeot, Georges-Jean Pinault, René Ponot, Annie Renonciat, Daniel Roche, Cécile Sakai, Marianne Simon-Oikawa, Martine Simonin, Darwin Smith, Emmanuel Souchier, Jacqueline Sublet, Marc Thouvenot, Léon Vandermeersch, Pascal Vernus, Vladimir Vodoff
Edited by Anne-Marie Christin
Published by Flammarion