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An American Muslim Looks at the Shoah – A Book Review

SHAFAQNA - SHOAH THROUGH MUSLIM EYES by Mehnaz M. Afridi (Academic Studies Press, Boston, 2017) I just finished reading one of the most profound and important books that I have read in recent years. Professor Mehnaz Afridi, an American…

Faith-Based Violence and Deobandi Militancy in Pakistan - BOOK REVIEW

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SHAFAQNA - Provides an essential guide and reference text on faith-based militancy and terrorism in Pakistan and across the globe. Develops and synthesizes academic research on the topic of faith-based violence and terrorism and highlights…

BOOK RELEASE - Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): With Scholars and Representatives of Other Religions

SHAFAQNA - Veritas-Publishing released this March the first of a series of volume dedicated to the propagation of Shia Islam in the Western world as part of a comprehensive efforts to promote tolerance, education and understanding in between…

BOOK REVIEW - Islam and the Veil: Theoretical and Regional Contexts

SHAFAQNA - This volume is centred around the theme of veiling in Islam and provides multifarious aspects of the discussion regarding veiling of Muslim women, especially in the West. The issue of veiling has been intensively debated in Western…

Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance

SHAFAQNA - By George Saliba - The Islamic scientific tradition has been described many times in accounts of Islamic civilization and general histories of science, with most authors tracing its beginnings to the appropriation of ideas from other…

BOOK REVIEW - 'Christ in Night of Glory' translated into English

SHAFAQNA - A book narrating the story of Ayatollah Khamenei’s visit to homes of Christian martyrs is translated into English to provide international readers with the chance to read the interesting events in the meetings. Since coming…

BOOK REVIEW - 'The Kindness of Enemies' by Leila Aboulela

SHAFAQNA - Award-winning Sudanese writer Leila Aboulela was born in Cairo and raised in Khartoum, Sudan, a place that features prominently throughout her work, along with issues surrounding Muslim culture, religion and assimilation. The daughter…

Why Nations Fail - The Origin of Power,prosperity, and Poverty BOOK REVIEW

SHAFAQNA - Acemoglu and Robinson’s Why Nations Fail is a history book written by economists which attempts to tackle the prickly questions of why some countries do better than others? Why are some societies prosperous and others poor? Is it…

BOOK REVIEW - Mystical Dimensions of Islam

SHAFAQNA -Thirty-five years after its original publication, Mystical Dimensions of Islam, by Annemarie Schimmel still stands as the most valuable introduction to Sufism, the main form of Islamic mysticism. This edition brings to a new generation…

BOOK REVIEW - Islam, an Introduction

SHAFAQNA - Islam: An Introduction gives much attention to questions of universal values, Islam and democracy, gender issues, women’s rights and pluralism, while attempting to constrain the thinking of Jihadists and radical Islamism with liberal…

Arabia’s Rising - Under The Banner Of The First Imam - By Catherine Shakdam

SHAFAQNA - PRESS RELEASE VERITAS CONSULTING -Insightful and bold, Arabia’s Rising is not only anchored in history, it is built on a critical analysis of those crises which have ailed the Middle East: sectarianism and radicalism. Looking…

BOOK REVIEW: Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship

SHAFAQNA - In this book readers are led on a powerful and inspiring journey through the inner dimensions of a range of Islamic acts, including prayer, almsgiving, fasting, and pilgrimage.Consisting of a selection of writings by a great figure…

BOOK REVIEW: The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad

SHAFAQNA - The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited - and remade. Muhammad's was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story…

Book Review: The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad

SHAFAQNA - The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad by Barnaby Rogerson 415pp, Little,Brown On the morning of his death, the Prophet Muhammad unexpectedly appeared before his followers in the city of Medina as they gathered for prayers in the…

Book Review: Prophet’s covenant with the Christians of the world

SHAFAQNA - The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World. By John Andrew Morrow. Tacoma. WA: Angelico Press. Pp 442. 2013. PB. £13.95 Dr John Andrew Morrow is currently a Professor of Foreign Languages at Ivy Tech…

Book Review: Encounters With Islam: On Religion, Politics and Modernity by Malise Ruthven

SHAFAQNA - Malise Ruthven is recognised as one of foremost commentators on the Islamic world and its relations with the predominantly secularized and Christian societies of the West. In Encounters With Islam he seeks to offers astute and topical…