22 Jan 2020

Category: Islam

Islam

The Handy Islam Answer Book (Handy Answer Book) 

In an age of continued Middle East volatility, religious extremists, and terrorist threats, the mere mention of Islam and Muslims too often provokes misunderstanding and even rancor. Often overlooked are the important links between the Qur’an and the Bible. Also ignored are the significant historical…

Historical Study & Educational Resources

Modern Things on Trial: Islam’s Global and Material Reformation in the Age of Rida, 1865–1935 

In cities awakening to global exchange under European imperial rule, Muslims encountered all sorts of strange and wonderful new things―synthetic toothbrushes, toilet paper, telegraphs, railways, gramophones, brimmed hats, tailored pants, and lottery tickets. The passage of these goods across cultural frontiers spurred passionate debates. Realizing…

History

Islam and the Arab Awakening 

One of the most important developments in the modern history of the Middle East, the so-called Arab Spring began in Tunisia in December 2010, bringing down dictators, sparking a civil war in Libya, and igniting a bloody uprising in Syria. Its long-term repercussions in Egypt…

History

Why I Am Not a Muslim 

Those who practice the Muslim faith have resisted examinations of their religion. They are extremely guarded about their religion, and what they consider blasphemous acts by skeptical Muslims and non-Muslims alike has only served to pique the world’s curiosity. This critical examination reveals an unflattering…