Things I've Been Silent About: Memories of a Prodigal Daughter

By Azar Nafisi

During this beautiful own tale of turning out to be up in Iran, Azar Nafisi stocks her thoughts of dwelling in thrall to a robust and complicated mom opposed to the backdrop of a country’s political revolution. A girl’s soreness over relatives secrets and techniques, a tender woman’s discovery of the ability of sensuality in literature, the cost a kinfolk will pay for freedom in a rustic beset via upheaval—these and different threads are woven jointly during this attractive memoir as a talented storyteller once more transforms the way in which we see the area and “reminds us of why we learn within the first position” (Newsday).


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Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies

By Nader Hashemi

Islam's dating to liberal-democratic politics has emerged as the most urgent and contentious concerns in foreign affairs. In Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy, Nader Hashemi demanding situations the commonly held trust between social scientists that non secular politics and liberal-democratic improvement are structurally incompatible. This e-book argues for a rethinking of democratic conception in order that it comprises the variable of faith within the improvement of liberal democracy. within the procedure, it proves that an indigenous idea of Muslim secularism is not just attainable, yet is an important requirement for the development of liberal democracy in Muslim societies.

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Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam

By Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Writer Sumbul Ali-Karamali deals her own account, discussing the various and sundry questions she fielded from curious associates and schoolmates whereas transforming into up in Southern California—from nutrition, to decorate, to prayer and vacations and every thing in among. She additionally offers an academically trustworthy advent to Islam, addressing its inception, improvement and present demographics.

Through this enticing paintings, readers will achieve a greater knowing of the typical elements of Muslim American lifestyles, to dispel a number of the misconceptions that also stay and open a discussion for tolerance and popularity.

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YOUTH AND MORALS

By Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari - XKP

We have visible many a kingdom and one that it appears lived lower than sure stipulations, but we witnessed how chosen participants or teams between them excelled and took the lead within the box of civilization.

Among those teams are those that deserted pondering and followed the behavior of blaming each occasion of their lives on “luck”. whilst those teams face any state of affairs which calls for them to mirror, they just say: “It is our luck”, “Amazing how’ coincidences occur”,

“Strange is that this existence, not anyone can violate its rules”!!

Yet if we take a while to mirror in this factor, we find that neither good fortune nor coincidences are elements in inflicting failure; the main vita/factor which ordinarily factors failure is “ill manners”. Germany, for instance, after WWII was once not anything greater than a handful of ashes and particles. this present day Germany is likely one of the major business countries. specialists credits this extraordinary development to the feel of accountability and keep an eye on which the Germans felt thereafter; now not that they've larger minds or are extra inventive than different international locations. hence, it's so much exact to claim that the development of any countries, together with fabric development, is reliant upon its reliable behavior and morality. This truth has been verified all through historical past, elimination any doubt that social behavior is an element sooner or later of civilizations.

On the opposite hand we realize that the character of a guy is dependent upon his features and values. for this reason, guy merits the name of”humanitarian”for owning such features, with out which he doesn't fluctuate from animals.

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A NEW FORMATION FOR THE BOOK OF ATTRIBUTES - AL KHISAL

By Sheikh Sadooq - XKP

THE background FACILITATION sequence -1-SUMMARY OF THE ATTRIBUTES

Al-Khisal is a set of spiritual and ethical precepts from trustworthy works at the topic compiled through Sheikh Sadooq. Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ali ibn al-Hussein ibn Musa ibn Babooyeh Al-Qumi nicknamed Sheikh Sadooq was once a jurist and a fashionable pupil on Shiite traditions. Sheikh Tousi in his Al-Istibsar that is one of many 4 significant Shiite reference books has nicknamed him Imad Al-Din that suggests the pillar of faith. approximately his date and fatherland there is not any precise info. Ibn Babooyeh was once stated in a discovered family members in Qum and in his adolescence used to be knowledgeable by way of recognized academics of town. On an unknown date Ibn Babooyeh left Qum for Ray which used to be the capital of the Buwahids and settled in that urban. In 352 A.H. (963 A.D.) with the permission of Rukn ad-Dawlah the governor of Ray, he left for the holy urban of Mashhad to accomplish the pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (MGB[2] ). the most attribute of Ibn Babooyeh is that through stressing on traditions, he explains and proves theological arguments. His jurisprudence can also be in keeping with traditions. He considers analogy and deduction now not permissible.

Ibn Babooyeh traveled widely to assemble traditions. He met many masters of traditions and he has left at the back of many works in culture. His nickname ‘Sadooq’ was once because of his authenticity in narrating the traditions. the 1st one that nicknamed Ibn Babooyeh as ‘Sadooq’ used to be Ibn Idris.

Ibn Babooyeh used to be a voluminous author. He himself mentions that he has compiled greater than 245 books. a few of his works are as follows: Al-Iteqadat, Al-Amali, guy l. a. Yahzaroh Al-Faqih, Uyun Akhbar Al-Reza, Al-Faqih, Al-Amali, Illal Ash-Sharayeh, Al-Tawhid, Thawab Al-Amaal va Uqab al-Amaal, Al-Khisal and some different manuscripts that are found in numerous libraries. approximately two hundred books ascribed to him are pointed out in Rijal-i-Najashi and the works of Tousi and Ibn Shahr Aashub.

Sheikh Al-Sadooq, who authored one of many 4 easy works on Shiite traditions, compiled dozens of authoritative collections of traditions, each one of which generally follows a selected topic. His Al-Tawhid collects traditions which illustrate the occupation of monotheism. His Uyun Akhbar Al-Reza gathers jointly every thing that has been similar approximately Imam Reza (MGB); the 8th Imam, whose tomb in Mashhad is the holiest pilgrimage web site in Iran. The paintings comprises things like descriptions of the Imam's mom; causes of explanation why his identify used to be selected; all of the sayings that have been recorded from him; and traditions bearing on his loss of life and the miracles that have happened at his tomb.

The current paintings that's Sheikh Al-Sadooq's Al-Khisal demonstrates the significance of numbers within the traditions. This has ended in a invaluable choice of traditions that's very fascinating to check. each one a part of this e-book includes a number of traditions on a variety of matters. His major topic during this ebook is on ethics, manners and reliable features. This e-book covers numbered features. It starts off with one and ends with 1000000. The traditions are offered with a whole list of transmission. this can be the 1st e-book of this type. Sheikh Sadooq himself awarded his motivation for compiling Al-Khisal as follows, “I spotted that the former Sheikhs and students have already compiled books on quite a few points of information. although, they've got overlooked to bring together a booklet on numbers and reliable and undesirable features. when you consider that this subject is especially helpful when you search wisdom, i made a decision to collect this e-book so one can catch up with to God, reach divine rewards, prosperity and the Almighty God’s Mercy. I ask God to not flip my hopefulness into hopelessness, on account that He has strength over all things.” Al-Khisal is a smart encyclopedia on Islamic wisdom, the forbidden and the allowed acts, historic issues, interpretations at the Holy Quran, philosophical issues and political matters. it really is some of the most necessary resources of traditions from the contributors of the Holy family of the Prophet of God (MGB). it truly is an real resource and plenty of authoritative works on Shiite traditions corresponding to Bihar Al-Anwar have mentioned it as a reference. now we have attempted to complement it with many footnotes which clarify the suggestions and phrases awarded within the textual content after doing loads of study in order that the readers can achieve as a lot enjoy the ebook as possible.

Research and Translation by:ALI PEIRAVI, PH.D. - TALAT JUNE PEIRAVI, B.A. Edited via: LISA ZAYNAB MORGAN, M.A.

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SIFAT USH-SHIA The Qualities of the shia

By Sheikh Sadooq - XKP

This paintings is actually 3 books whose issues are attached to one another. one in all them, specifically Sifat ush-Shia, focuses the lighting at the traits that the Shia must have inside of their moralities. with no such features, the Shia wouldn't have received such ample advantages to which the second one e-book, specifically Fadhaa'il ush-Shia, refers. The 3rd e-book, specifically al-Mawaaizh, compiles the maxims and phrases of knowledge which are stated through the Prophet and the Imams, peace be upon all of them, on quite a few events. it's important for the Shiite, prior to others, to use such maxims to himself, simply because they really are nice masterpieces and ethical principals.

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Arab Awakening and Islamic Revival: The Politics of Ideas in the Middle East

Over the previous decade, the political floor underneath the center East has shifted. Arab nationalism the political orthodoxy for many of this century has misplaced its grip at the mind's eye and allegiance of a brand new iteration. while, Islam as an ideology has unfold around the zone, and "Islamists" bid to seize the heart of politics. such a lot Western students and specialists as soon as hailed the redemptive energy of Arabism. Arab Awakening and Islamic Revival is a serious evaluation of the contradictions of Arab nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism, and the misrepresentation of either within the West.

The first a part of the ebook argues that Arab nationalism--the so-called Arab awakening--bore inside it the seeds of its personal failure. Arabism as an concept drew upon overseas assets and assets. while it claimed to disencumber the Arabs from imperialism it deepened highbrow dependence upon the West's personal romanticism and radicalism. finally, Arab nationalism grew to become a strength of oppression instead of liberation, and a reflect snapshot of the imperialism it defied. Kramer's essays jointly shape the one chronological telling and the at absolutely documented postmortem of Arabism. the second one a part of the publication examines the same failings of Islamism, whose principles are Islamic reworkings of Western ideological radicalism. Its impression has been to offer new lifestyles to previous rationales for oppression, authoritarianism, and sectarian division.

Arab Awakening and Islamic Revival presents another view of a century of center japanese historical past. because the quarter strikes fitfully prior ideology, Kramer's point of view is extra compelling than at any time within the past-in Western academe not less than between many within the center. This booklet might be of curiosity to sociologists, political scientists, economists, and center East specialists.

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Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In

By Robert Spencer

Overlooked by means of our media, purposely obscured by way of our personal executive, and disregarded through nearly all of american citizens, the turmoil of the Islamic world’s “Arab Spring” has turn into an “Arab Winter,” bringing new threats of terror to the United States. ny occasions bestselling writer Robert Spencer, knowledgeable on Islam and terrorism, unearths why the USA is shockingly unequipped to stand this hazard. In Arab iciness involves the USA: the reality concerning the battle We’re In, you’ll study why the Obama management has opted to soothe instead of confront Islamic extremists within the usa; how Muslim companies are pressuring witnesses to terror crimes to not cooperate with gurus; why the Justice division has buried choose information tales; and lots more and plenty, a lot more.

The “Arab Spring” uncorked a jihadist genie in North Africa and the center East. it's approximately to wreak its mayhem the following, with renewed terrorism. americans have to tell themselves of the threat—and make sure that their elected govt in Washington takes motion. Robert Spencer’s Arab wintry weather involves America sounds the alarm and exhibits what has to be performed. it really is crucial reading.

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War without End: The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response

By Dilip Hiro

This e-book presents the old and political context to provide an explanation for acts of terror, together with the September eleventh, and the bombing of yankee Embassies in Nairobi and Dar as Salaam and the West's responses. Providing a quick heritage of Islam as a faith and as socio-political ideology, Dilip Hiro is going directly to define the Islamist pursuits that experience thrived in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, and their altering dating with the US. it truly is inside this framework that the emerging risk of Osama bin weighted down and his Al Qaida community is discussed.

The Pentagon's amazingly rapid victory over the Taliban in Afghanistan is tested besides implications of the Bush Doctrine, encapsulated in his announcement, 'so lengthy as anyone is terrorizing proven governments, there should be a struggle' - a recipe for battle with out end.

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