Children of Dust: A Memoir of Pakistan

By Ali Eteraz

“[Eteraz’s] adventures are a heavenly read.” —O, the Oprah magazine

“In this supremely guaranteed, lush, and rip-roaring booklet, Eteraz manages to do the very unlikely, gliding expectantly over the chasm that divides East and West. Wildly entertaining…memoir of the 1st order.” —Murad Kalam, writer of Night Journey

Ali Eteraz’s award-winning memoir finds the searing non secular tale of growing to be up in Pakistan below the threat of militant Islamic fundamentalism after which overcoming the tradition surprise of emigrating to the USA. A gripping memoir evocative of Persepolis, Reading Lolita in Tehran, and the radical The Kite Runner, Eteraz’s narrative is usually a cathartic chronicle of religious awakening. Yael Goldstein Love, writer of Overture, calls Children of Dust “a present and a need [that] might be learn by way of believers and nonbelievers alike.”

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Marriage and Morals in Islam

By Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi - XKP

This ebook is the results of a necessity which I sensed after my first 3 years in Canada. anyone in my place as a non secular consultant is often faced through individuals with questions with regards to their spiritual and private difficulties. in contrast to the ambience within the East the place the touch is extra on a private point, the touch during this a part of the area is extra via correspondence and mobilephone calls. I quickly learned that each time the query used to be 'embarrassing' or with regards to sexual habit, the caller would favor to not provide his or her identify. And, after all, I had no cause to insist on understanding the identification of the callers; my purely accountability is to hear and bring the Islamic view to people who seek.

However, what used to be finest approximately those 'embarrassing' questions used to be that during majority of circumstances the callers have been feeling responsible for activities that have been completely permissible in Islam. yet as a result of their lack of understanding or incorrect information, that they had been feeling to blame for issues which have been on no account forbidden within the Islamic shari'ah. and that i acknowledged to myself: There needs to be many extra humans available in the market who're facing related adventure, feeling accountable and depressed; and all this as a result of lack of knowledge! no longer all have the braveness to speak on such concerns or maybe name with out revealing their identification. And so i made a decision that i need to do something.

ISBN: 0-920675-10-7

Published by way of the Islamic schooling & info Centre, Warden street, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

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By Christopher Allen

Regardless of quite a few assets suggesting that Islamophobia is turning into either more and more familiar and societally appropriate within the modern international, there is still an absence of textual assets that examine both the phenomenon itself, or its manifestations and results. there is not any authoritative textual content that makes an attempt to appreciate or contextualise what will be noticeable to be essentially the most harmful prejudices within the modern weather. Chris Allen starts through methods of defining and figuring out Islamophobia. He lines its ancient evolution to the current day, contemplating the effect of modern occasions and their aftermath specially within the wake of the occasions of September eleven, ahead of attempting to comprehend and understand a much wider perception of the phenomenon. a chain of investigations thematically examine the function of the media, the modern positioning of Muslims through the global, and even if Islamophobia might be noticeable to be a continuum of ancient anti-Muslimism or anti-Islamism, or even if Islamophobia is a completely glossy notion. the difficulty of Islamophobia is taken into account from the point of view of the neighborhood, neighborhood, and international. The occurrence of Islamophobia, and the significance of the phenomenon and its results, is person who warrants a better research on the earth at the present time. This publication is either academically and socially correct and priceless.

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The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State

The Islamic country is likely one of the so much deadly and winning jihadist teams in smooth historical past, surpassing even al-Qaeda. hundreds of thousands of its fans have marched throughout Syria and Iraq, subjugating hundreds of thousands, enslaving ladies, beheading captives, and bold an individual to prevent them. hundreds of thousands extra have unfold terror past the center East below the Islamic State's black flag.

How did the Islamic kingdom allure such a lot of fans and overcome quite a bit land? by way of being extra ruthless, extra apocalyptic, and extra dedicated to state-building than its opponents. The smart leaders of the Islamic country mixed of the main strong but contradictory rules in Islam-the go back of the Islamic Empire and the tip of the world-into a undertaking and a message that shapes its technique and evokes its military of zealous combatants. they've got defied traditional puzzling over find out how to salary wars and win recruits. whether the Islamic nation is defeated, jihadist terrorism is simply not the same.

established virtually completely on fundamental assets in Arabic-including historic non secular texts and mystery al-Qaeda and Islamic nation letters that few have obvious - William McCants' The ISIS Apocalypse explores how non secular fervor, strategic calculation, and doomsday prophecy formed the Islamic State's previous and foreshadow its darkish future.

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Islamic State: Rewriting History

When the assaults of September eleven despatched Westerners looking for trustworthy information regarding Al Qaida, Michael Griffin was once there: his ebook Reaping the Whirlwind speedy grew to become the go-to source for the media, political figures, and traditional voters alike.

Now, as Islamic kingdom (also referred to as ISIS) is relocating to take over extensive swathes of territory through the center East, Griffin is again once more, able to supply nuanced perception, research, historical past, and context for readers trying to comprehend this new and scary threat.
An skilled journalist, Griffin tells the tale of the advance of the Islamic country in his traditional fast moving, narrative pushed sort, aiding us to appreciate the lengthy roots of the Islamic nation in Iraq, their quiet involvement within the Arab Spring, and their speedy upward push amid the chaos generated by way of the Syrian battle. He basically and thoroughly offers the interlocking internet of effect, fingers, and funds from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and Iraq that experience fuelled the increase of Islamic kingdom, and highlights the significance of the rebellion opposed to Assad in Syria and the West’s relative lack of ability to persuade or aid it. eventually, Griffin deals a portrait of a classy, multivalent move, one with roots in different genuine or perceived grievances and historic blunders and one with the aptitude to foment unrest and violence in the course of the heart East for your time to come.

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Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

By Adam J. Silverstein

Starting with a lucid assessment of the increase and unfold of Islam, from the 7th to the twenty-first century, this Very brief Introduction introduces the tale of Islamic heritage, charting the evolution of what was once initially a small, localized neighborhood of believers into a world faith with over a thousand million adherents. The ebook examines how Islam rose from the obscurity of seventh-century Arabia to the leading edge of contemporary international matters, and it highlights how we all know what we declare to understand approximately Islam's upward thrust and improvement. Historian Adam J. Silverstein additionally discusses the peoples--Arabs, Persians, and Turks--who formed Islamic historical past, and sheds mild on 3 consultant institutions--the mosque, jihad, and the caliphate--that spotlight Islam's range over the years. eventually, the e-book analyzes the jobs that Islamic heritage has performed in either non secular and political contexts, whereas stressing the original prestige that historical past enjoys between Muslims, particularly in comparison to its lowly position in Western societies the place background is frequently visible as little greater than anything that isn't to be repeated.

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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women

By Geraldine Brooks

With a brand new Afterword

As a prizewinning international correspondent for The Wall road Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years overlaying the center East via wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. but for her, headline occasions have been in simple terms the backdrop to a much less visible yet extra enduring drama: the way of life of Muslim girls. Nine elements of Desire is the tale of Brooks' intrepid trip towards an knowing of the ladies at the back of the veils, and of the usually contradictory political, spiritual, and cultural forces that form their lives. Defying our stereotypes concerning the Muslim international, Brooks' acute research of the world's quickest turning out to be faith deftly illustrates how Islam's holiest texts were misused to justify repression of girls, and the way male delight and gear have warped the unique message of a as soon as freeing religion.

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Tafsir of Holy Quran - Surah 31 to 35

By Aqa Mahdi Puya (Agha Pooya) - XKP

Tafsir of

31 Luqmaan (Luqman)

32 Sajdah (The Prostration)

33 Ahzaab (The Clans)

34 Saba (Saba)

35 Faatir (The Angels)

translated by way of Mirza M. Pooya. one of many few and so much finished and particular commentaries at the Quran, as understood within the mild of Prophet and His loved ones.



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