September 19, 2011
Tafsir al-Tustari | Sahl ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Tustari
The earliest surviving Sufi commentary on the Qur’an, this record is not only one of the few authenticated works in Tustari’s name but is also a key source for understanding the mystical thought and teachings of this important and influential Sufi. In addition to insights into the spiritual significance of almost 1,000 verses of the Qur’an, this commentary, presented in complete English translation for the first time, includes numerous references to traditions of the Prophet, explanations of the ethical and mystical dimensions of the religious life, stories of the prophets, and anecdotes about earlier mystics. Generously augmented with explanatory footnotes throughout, the book will provide readers with an invaluable introduction to the Sufi tradition of Qur’anic interpretation and acquaint them with spiritual doctrines fundamental to the later development of Sufism.
Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam | Willow Wilson
“In The Butterfly Mosque, Wilson presents an honest, rich portrayal of a Muslim woman’s life experiences with religion, love, and womanhood in a bi-cultural context as she addresses the challenging nuances, and more importantly the positive, delightful interactions she experiences along the way.” – review at muslimahmediawatch.org
A Sufi Master’s Message: In Memoriam Rene Guenon | Abd Al Wahid Pallavicini
Bridging the gap between western intellectual traditions and Islamic mysticism, this book explains the meaning of knowledge in the orthodox line of Sufism. Following the living tradition of intellectual Rene Guenon, the lessons here are intended not as profiles of individual Sufi masters but rather as an expression of an Islamic school of wisdom within the contemplative dimension of Islam.
Can Intervention Work? | Rory Stewart, Gerald Knaus
Published by Amnesty International, this work discuss strategies of foreign interventions and assess what works and what doesn’t.
Domestic Crusaders | Wajahat Ali
Script for a two-act play about Muslim Americans
Global Salafism: Islam’s New Religious Movement | Meijer
The contributors to Global Salafism carefully outline both the differences among Salafist schools and the broader currents of Islamic thought constituting this trend. Essays examine the regional manifestations of the phenomenon and its shared essential doctrines.
On the State of Egypt: What Made the Revolution Inevitable’ | Alaa Al Aswany
From one of Egypt’s most acclaimed novelists, here is a vivid chronicle of Egyptian society, with penetrating analysis of all the most urgent issues—economic stagnation, police brutality, poverty, the harassment of women and of the Christian minority, to name a few—that led to the stunning overthrow of the Mubarak government.
The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media’s Effect on Our Children | James P. Steyer
There’s a stranger in your house. Every day your children are bombarded by images of sex, commercialism, and violence – right in your own home. Kids spend more time each week with media than they do with their parents or teachers, and they learn about the adult world – through the influence of TV, the movies, music, computer games, and the Internet – long before they’re ready. “This is the new media reality,” Steyer, “and it is not one that most parents or children are prepared for.”
Granta 103: The Rise of British Jihad – An Investigation
Granta 112: Pakistan
Reportage, essays, poetry and short stories from one of the most dynamic places in the world today.
Spiritual Discourse: Learning With an Islamic Master | Frances Trix
This is a study of the process by which Baba Rexheb, a ninety-year-old Albanian leader of the Bektashi order, and Frances Trix, an American student who has studied with him for over twenty years, come to share a common universe of experience and attunement.
Sufi Journey of Baba Rexheb | Frances Trix
Baba Rexheb founded the first Bektashi community in America. This is his life story and the story of his communities: the traditional Bektashi tekke in Albania where he first served, the displaced persons camps to which he escaped after the war, the centuries-old tekke in Cairo where he waited, and the Bektashi community that he founded in Michigan in 1954 and led until his passing in 1995. Baba Rexheb lived through the 20th century, its wars, disruptions, and dislocations, but still at a profound level was never displaced.
Introduction to Said Nursi: Life, Thought and Writings | Markham
This book introduces the leading modern Islamic thinker Said Nursi (1878-1960) who has some nine million followers in modern-day Turkey and around the world.
A Sufi Study of Hadith’ (Haqiqa al-Tariqa min as-Sunna al-Aniqa) | Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi
This is a unique work of commentary on a selection of over three hundred authentic hadith which discuss numerous subtle themes of tasawwuf.
The Qur’an | M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (Trans.)
Asbab al-Nuzul | Imam al-Wahidi
Tafsir ibn Abbas
The Beginning of Guidance: Bidayatul Hidayah | Imam al-Ghazali
Path of the Worshipful Servants: Minhaj al Abideen | Imam al-Ghazali
Marvels of the Heart | Imam al-Ghazali
Counsels of Religion | Imam al-Haddad
The Name and the Named | Shaykh Tosun Bayrak
Early Sufi Women | Cornell
Book of Illumination | Shaykh ibn Ataillah
Subtle Blessings | Shaykh ibn Ataillah
Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance | al-Muhasibi
Pocket Rumi | Helminksi
Story of Layla and Majnun | Nizami
Autobiography of Malcolm X
If I Should Speak | Umm Zakiyyah
Leo Africanus | Maalouf
Love’s Ripening: Rumi on the Heart’s Journey
Sufism: A Beginner’s Guide | Chittick
Sufism and the Way of Blame | Toussulis
Symbol & Archetype: A Study of the Meaning of Existence | Martin Lings
Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes | Ansary
Does My Head Look Big in This? | Abdel-Fattah
Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think and What We Can Do About It | Healy
Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet | Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
Incoherence of the Philosophers | Imam al-Ghazali
Mornings in Jenin | Abulhawa
The Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence | Ahmed
Al-Arbain – Hadith On the Mothers of the Believers
Al-Arbain – Hadith Collection of Jalal ad-Din Suyuti
Al-Arbain – Hadith On the Excellence of the Clear Qur’an