'This should be compulsory reading' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads
`For anyone interested in the future of Islam, both in Britain and the Islamic world, this is an important book' The Times
The gulf between Islam and the West is widening. A faith rich with strong values and traditions, observed by nearly two billion people is seen by the West as something to be feared rather than understood. Sensational headlines and hard-l
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2017'An eye-opening, well-written and very timely book' Yuval Noah Harari'The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating' Pankaj Mishra'It strikes a blow...for common humanity' Sunday TimesThe Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise and adapt.
An incisive analysis of Islamist movements in the Middle East
A political, social, and cultural battle is currently raging in the Middle East. On one side are the Islamists, those who believe Islam should be the region's primary identity. In opposition are nationalists, secularists, royal families, military establishments, and others who view Islamism as a serious threat to national security, historical identity, and a cohesive society.
The cry of the soul in love with God has never been more eloquently expressed than by the great Persian Sufi master Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). Readers have thrilled to his ecstatic songs of divine union for more than eight hundred years. Now, here is the collection of the best of Rumi's poetry reissued as part of a new series with Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, H.H. the Dalai Lama, and more.
Portrays Iraqi Shiite Muslims in a period of occupation and transition. This photographic compilation, recorded over 12 months, captures the Shiites' intense commitment to their faith and their indomitable spirit of sacrifice.