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The Life of Ibn Hanbal (Library of Arabic Literature)
The Life of Ibn Hanbal (Library of Arabic Literature)
By NYU Press
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ean: 9781479805303, isbn: 1479805300,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
The Life of Ibn Hanbal is a translation of the biography of Ibn Hanbal by the Baghdad preacher, scholar, and storyteller Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597 H/1200 AD), newly abridged for a paperback readership by translator Michael Cooperson  Ahmad ibn Hanbal (...


Anywhere But Saudi Arabia: Experiences of a Once Reluctant Expat
Anywhere But Saudi Arabia: Experiences of a Once Reluctant Expat
By Barzipan Publishing
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ean: 9780956708137, isbn: 0956708137,

When Bechtel offered Sean Cuddihy a transfer to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1976, his wife Kathy agreed to go along on one condition: that it was only for two years, not a minute longer. This reluctant commitment turned into a 24-year love affair with Sa...


Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein
Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein
By Sasson, Jean P.
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mpn: 9780451212924, ean: 9780451212924, isbn: 0451212924,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
A member of one of the most distinguished and honored families in Iraq, Mayada grew up surrounded by wealth and royalty. But when Saddam Hussein’s regime took power, she was thrown into cell 52 in the infamous Baladiyat prison with seventeen other ...


Ibn Taymiyya and his Times (Studies in Islamic Philosophy)
Ibn Taymiyya and his Times (Studies in Islamic Philosophy)
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780199402069, isbn: 019940206X,

Taqi al-Din Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328) is one of the most controversial thinkers in Islamic history. Today he is revered by what is called the Wahhabi movement and championed by Salafi groups who demand a return to the pristine golden age of the Prophe...


Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
By Skyhorse Publishing
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mpn: 51, ean: 9781634502672, isbn: 1634502671,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
The true and fascinating origin story of Saudia Arabia.Ibn Saud grew to manhood living the harsh traditional life of the desert nomad, a life that had changed little since the days of Abraham. Equipped with immense physical courage, he fought and won...


The Life, Personality and Writings of al-Junayd (Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies) (Arabic Edition)
The Life, Personality and Writings of al-Junayd (Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies) (Arabic Edition)
By Gibb Memorial Trust
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ean: 9780718902230, isbn: 0718902238,

Al-Junayd (d. 910) was one of the most significant figures of the formative period of Islamic mystical thought and practice in the third to ninth centuries. This volume contains an account of his life, personality and writings; his doctrine; and both...


The Historical Muhammad
The Historical Muhammad
By Polity Press
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ean: 9780745639994, isbn: 0745639992,

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In his quest for the historical Muhammad, Zeitlin's chief aim is tocatch glimpses of the birth of Islam and the role played by itsextraordinary founder. Islam, as its Prophet came to conceive it,was a strict and absolute monotheism. How Muhammad had ...


Off the Radar: A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a Son's Quest
Off the Radar: A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a Son's Quest
By Blue Rider Press
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ean: 9780399158506, isbn: 0399158502,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
A spy story, a mystery, a father-son heartbreaker: Cyrus Copeland seeks the truth about his father, an American executive arrested in Iran for spying at the time of the 1979 hostage crisis, then put on trial for his life in a Revolutionary Court.As a...


A Search in Secret Egypt
A Search in Secret Egypt
By North Atlantic Books
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mpn: 78 black and white photographs and illus, ean: 9781583949818, isbn: 9781583949818,

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In this book, philosopher Paul Brunton (1898-1981) encounters the mysteries and magic of Egypt in the 1930s, including an eerie yet illuminating night spent alone inside the Great Pyramid. Alongside his explorations of ancient Egypt's monuments and g...


Muqtada Al-Sadr and the Battle for the Future of Iraq
Muqtada Al-Sadr and the Battle for the Future of Iraq
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ean: 9781416551485, isbn: 1416551484,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
Time magazine listed him as one of its "100 People Who Shape Our World." Newsweek featured him on its cover under the headline "How Al-Sadr May Control U.S. Fate in Iraq." Paul Bremer denounced him as a "Bolshevik Islamist" and ordered that he be cap...


My Life with the Taliban
My Life with the Taliban
By Hurst
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ean: 9781849041522, isbn: 1849041520,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
This is the autobiography of Abdul Salam Zaeef, a senior former member of the Taliban. His memoirs, translated from Pashto, are more than just a personal account of his extraordinary life. My Life with the Taliban offers a counter-narrative to the st...


Nasser: Hero of the Arab Nation (Makers of the Muslim World)
Nasser: Hero of the Arab Nation (Makers of the Muslim World)
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9781851684113, isbn: 1851684115,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
To cite an old Egyptian cliche, Nasser (1918-1970) was the 'first Egyptian to rule Egypt since Cleopatra.' Deposing the corrupt king Farouk, abolishing the monarchy and negotiating the withdrawal of the British, Nasser was truly beloved by millions. ...


Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man
Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man
By Penguin Books
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ean: 9780143114451, isbn: 014311445X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
“Splendid . . . One could not imagine a better subject than Zhan Dai for Spence.” (The New Republic)Celebrated China scholar Jonathan Spence vividly brings to life seventeenth-century China through this biography of Zhang Dai, recognized as one o...


The Life of Saladin: From the Works of 'Imad ad-Din and Baha' ad-Din (Saqi Essentials)
The Life of Saladin: From the Works of 'Imad ad-Din and Baha' ad-Din (Saqi Essentials)
By Saqi Books
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ean: 9780863569289, isbn: 0863569285,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
Saladin, the Kurdish founder of the Ayyubid Dynasty, conquered Jerusalem in 1187 and repelled the Crusaders. Though England’s Richard I later defeated him, Saladin’s legend has become enshrined in European as well as Middle Eastern lore.Sir Hamil...


Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age
Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age
By Columbia University Press
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mpn: 10 black & white illustrations, ean: 9780231171564, isbn: 0231171560,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
Eqbal Ahmad (1930?–1999) was a bold and original activist, journalist, and theorist who brought uncommon perspective to the rise of militant Islam, the conflict in Kashmir, the involvement of the United States in Vietnam, and the geopolitics of the...


The First Well: A Bethlehem Boyhood
The First Well: A Bethlehem Boyhood
By University of Arkansas Press
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ean: 9781557283818, isbn: 1557283818,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
The First Well is an engaging autobiographical account of Jabra’s boyhood in Bethlehem, where he was born in 1920, and later in Jerusalem, where he moved as a teenager with his parents.Through the eyes and heart of a sensitive, highly imaginative b...


Parting the Desert: The Creation of the Suez Canal
Parting the Desert: The Creation of the Suez Canal
By Vintage
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ean: 9780375708121, isbn: 037570812X,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
Award-winning historian Zachary Karabell tells the epic story of the greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth century--the building of the Suez Canal-- and shows how it changed the world.The dream was a waterway that would unite the East and the W...


Rabi'a The Mystic and Her Fellow-Saints in Islam (Cambridge Library Collection - Religion)
Rabi'a The Mystic and Her Fellow-Saints in Islam (Cambridge Library Collection - Religion)
By Brand: Cambridge University Press
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ean: 9781108015912, isbn: 1108015913,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
Rabi'a, a female Sufi saint, was born in 717 CE and released from slavery to lead a life in pursuit of purity and perfect union with God. Her teachings and the numerous miracles attributed to her have made her an influential and revered figure in Suf...


The Letters of Jonathan Netanyahu: The Commander of the Entebbe Rescue Force
The Letters of Jonathan Netanyahu: The Commander of the Entebbe Rescue Force
By Gefen Publishing House
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mpn: b&w photos, ean: 9789652292674, isbn: 9652292672,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
On 4th July, 1976, an Air France flight was hijacked, and 103 passengers, many of them Israeli citizens, were taken hostage in Entebbe, Uganda. The story of their rescue has become legend, and Lt.-Col. Jonathan Netanyahu, who led the operation and wa...


The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
By Vintage
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ean: 9780804170031, isbn: 0804170037,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
These powerful investigative pieces, which take us from the religious police of Saudi Arabia to the rise of the Islamic State, comprise an essential primer on jihadist movements in the Middle East—and the attempts of the West to contain them. In th...



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