The Qur’an (Oxford World’s Classics)
One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur’an is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred text that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of Islam. Yet despite the growing interest in Islamic teachings and culture, there has never been a truly satisfactory English translation of the Qur’an, until now.This superb new translation of the Qur’an is written in contemp…
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
Published with a new afterword from the author―the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was createdThe Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts―including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq’s competing sects―are rooted in the region’s political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and divisions imposed by the Allies after the First World War.I…
Struggling to Surrender: Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam
In this book Professor Lang gives a very personal account of his search for God when he found out that his inherited religious beliefs could no longer answer his questions. A chance encounter led him to Islam. But now, how does he adapt to his new community, its beliefs and lifestyle?
The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an in Today’s English
This is a translation of the Qur’an into modern English with a complete suite of commentary, introductory materials, biographies and a multitude of other resources. The commentary is designed to bring the understanding of Islam into the modern era.
Understanding the Qur’an: Themes and Styles (London Qur’an Studies Series)
The tenets of Islam cannot be grasped without a proper understanding of the Qur’an. In this book, Muhammad Abdel Haleem examines its recurrent themes and for the first time sets them in the context of the Qur’an’s linguistic style. Haleem examines the background to the development of the surahs (chapters) and the ayahs (verses) and the construction of the Qur’an itself.