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Golden Words PDF Book By Abdul Malik Mujahid

Golden Words

  • Author: Abdul Malik Mujahid
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Darussalam Publishers
  • Page : 24 pages
  • Genre : Calendars
  • Reviews : 103 Readers
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Islam has declared this world and life as a test case for human beings. To live a successful life, Allah SWT has sent His Divine Teachings to help humans understand what to do and what not. This book “Golden Words (Golden Stories) consists of short stories and incidents that occurred during the life time of Prophet (Peace be upon him), Rightly Guided Caliphs, Salf-us-Saleheen, renowned kings/ rulers and other shining stars of the Islamic history. The purpose of these short stories is simple; providing real-life lessons to the readers. The book provides a clear understanding of our ancestors, their thorough and firm knowledge, their intelligence, proper comprehension, modesty, sacrifices and their endeavors to elevate the truth. This is particularly rewarding book for youngsters that will find it a helping hand in living as per Islamic principles. Salient Features: • Short stories from the lives of successful people • Golden words about successful living. • 300 pages complete guide on living an ideal life • Easy to understand language • References to the original sources Darussalam Publishers has converted this best-selling book in digital format to help readers enjoy reading experience on Kindle and other e-readers.

Golden Stories of Sayyida Khadijah (R.A) PDF Book By Abdul Malik Mujahid

Golden Stories of Sayyida Khadijah (R.A)

  • Author: Abdul Malik Mujahid
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Darussalam Publishers
  • Page : 191 pages
  • Genre : Muslim women
  • Reviews : 493 Readers
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Golden Stories of Sayyida Khadijah (RA) highlights the character, life, and contributions of Sayyida Khadija. Being the first wife of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H), she has a great status and importance in Islamic history and literature. Known for her sacrifices, love, devotion, and commitment to the cause of Allah, she is declared as a shining example to follow. Her character earned her great respect even in the pre-Islamic era and was known as “Tahirah” that means “pure and righteous”. This book by Abdul Malik Mujahid is a lovely collection of authentic events that highlights her intelligence, commitment to religion, sincere belief in God and determination under the most difficult circumstances. The book’s tone is very delicate that literally takes the reader back in time to the very beginning of Islam, providing deep insights into her life and early Islamic era. If you want to gift your girls and daughters something, nothing could be better than this as it will help them learn how to be a faithful Muslim lady, a dedicated wife, and an ideal mother. However, this does not mean this is ‘female only’ book; instead, male can also learn lots of lessons from her life.

The Purpose of Life (Goodword) PDF Book By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

The Purpose of Life (Goodword)

  • Author: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
  • ISBN Code: : 8178989360
  • Publisher : Goodword Books
  • Page : 38 pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 520 Readers
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In this series, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has presented the fundamental teachings of Islam in a simple way. This booklet can be effectively used as a dawah tool.

101 Quran Stories and Dua (goodword) PDF Book By Saniyasnain Khan

101 Quran Stories and Dua (goodword)

  • Author: Saniyasnain Khan
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Goodword Books
  • Page : 221 pages
  • Genre : Islam
  • Reviews : 162 Readers
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101 Quran Stories and Dua is a richly illustrated collection of 101 great stories told in simple language that children will easily understand and relate to. Each story comes with delightful illustrations and a beautiful prayer. The book includes well known tales of the Prophet Adam #, the Prophet Yusuf # and his brother, the Prophet Yunus # and the whale and last messenger of Allah, the Prophet Muhammad ³ to name a few. It’s a unique experience the whole family will cherish and revisit again and again!

Islamic Medicine PDF Book By Yusuf Al Hajj Ahmad

Islamic Medicine

  • Author: Yusuf Al Hajj Ahmad
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Darussalam Publishers
  • Page : 789 pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 701 Readers
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What is the key to living a better life? That is a question that our society has become engrossed with now-a-days. Numerous books have been written and countless lectures have been given by health specialists on the importance of natural simple foods. They all state that we should try and consume more natural simple foods and try and apply holistic remedies for ailments, so as to lose our dependence on processed foods and chemical medication. However, what they are saying today, Islam has been saying since the time of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing be upon him. In this book the author relates numerous natural super foods and holistic remedies, which if applied to our every day lives, will not only help make our life become better, but will improve our over-all health dramatically. All that a person needs to live a better and healthy life has been discussed by the author and he shows how this is all related from the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him). This book is a must for all those who wish to live a natural and healthy life. Whoever reads this book with an open mind will realize the importance that a healthy life style has within the Islamic faith. A life style that is encouraged by the Allah, the Lord of all Creation, and by His beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

My First Quran Storybook (Goodword) PDF Book By Saniyasnain Khan

My First Quran Storybook (Goodword)

  • Author: Saniyasnain Khan
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Goodword Books
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 144 Readers
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Here for young readers and listeners, are all the best treasured stories of the Quran in one beautifully illustrated volume. The stirring and dramatic stories of the great prophets, peoples and nations are unfolded as a family saga, one event leading naturally to the next. All these features in one great book: * 42 easy to read Quran stories. * A moral value with each story. * Simple language. * Vivid and charming illustrations. * A Quran reference for each story at the end of the book. Designed for use at home or at school, this book makes the message of the Quran more meaningful for children. It's the perfect way to begin your child's lifetime adventure of personal Quran reading! Especially chosen for the very young, these stories act as a foundaton on which to build a growing knowledge of the Quran.

The End of the World PDF Book By Dr Muhammad Al Areefi

The End of the World

  • Author: Dr Muhammad Al Areefi
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Darussalam Publishers
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 342 Readers
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In recent times things have become very confusing and we have begun to see in book stores and on websites speculation about future events, based on verses and hadeeths which refer to these future events concerning the signs of the Hour. This unique book presents the answers to all the important questions in reference to the Quran and the Sunnah. You will read very interesting discussions about the signs of the Hour like : Dajjal (False Messiah), the Descent of Eesa (Jesus), the Emergence of Yajooj and Majooj, Three Landslides, The Smoke, The Beast, The Rising of the Sun from its place of setting etc. This is a wonderful book. It clears the doubts and misunderstandings about the Signs of the Hour and we see the true picture of the issues in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah. This book will change the way on how to look at this life. You will read it twice or thrice as the information given was never discussed in such detail and splendid way. Excellent information and not merely based on theory but all of it comprises of Hadiths and Quranic Ayahs followed by explanation for layman readers. It is the best book to refer others to read.

The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam PDF Book By Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam

  • Author: Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
  • ISBN Code: : 185372193X
  • Publisher : Islam International
  • Page : 142 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 726 Readers
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Books Synopsis

"Originally written for the Conference of Great Religions held at Lahore on December 26-29, 1896, the Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam has since served as an introduction to Islam for seekers after the truth and religious knowledge in different parts of the world. The present issue includes several "lost" pages not included in the essay that was read out at Lahore. It deals with the following five broad themes, set by the moderators of the Conference: 1. The physical, moral and spiritual states of man 2. The state of man after death 3. The object of man's life and the means to its attainment 4. The operation of the practical ordinances of the Law in this life and the next 5. Sources of Divine knowledge."--Publisher's description.

Anatomy of the Qur'an PDF Book By Moshay G.J.O.

Anatomy of the Qur'an

  • Author: Moshay G.J.O.
  • ISBN Code: : 9780758908360
  • Publisher : Chick Publications
  • Page : 157 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 838 Readers
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The Muslim Students Association at the University of California says on their website: "Prophet Muhammad (saas) was the final Messenger of Allah to humanity, and therefore the Qur'an is the last Message which Allah has sent to us. Its predecessors such as the Torah, Psalms, and Gospels have all been superseded. It is an obligation — and blessing — for all who hear of the Qur'an and Islam to investigate it and evaluate it for themselves. Allah has guaranteed that He will protect the Qur'an from human tampering, and today's readers can find exact copies of it all over the world. The Qur'an of today is the same as the Qur'an revealed to Muhammad (saas)." (Emphasis mine). Are Muslims ready for such an investigation and evaluation of the Qur'an? It is a challenge we must take up. Author G.J.O. Moshay approaches this investigation with level-headed gentleness, but nonetheless holds nothing back. He shows that the Qur'an does not stand up under such scrutiny. His logic is both quiet and irresistible. He quotes what the Qur an says about itself, and then asks questions that simply cannot be answered. He goes on to list many of the surprising contradictions found in the Qur'an. He shows how the Qur an claims that Allah can say one thing today, and then change it tomorrow. Is Allah error free? Of interest are the statements in the Qur'an which clearly connect people who even secular history reveal lived over 1,000 years apart. Make no doubt: Moshay is writing from a Christian perspective. What makes him unique is his in-depth knowledge of the Qur'an and its problems.

101 Selected Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) PDF Book By Irfan Alli,Jon Hayton

101 Selected Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)

  • Author: Irfan Alli,Jon Hayton
  • ISBN Code: : 1456604503
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Page : 107 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 898 Readers
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In 101 SELECTED SAYINGS OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (peace be upon him) you will learn: The difference between the living and the dead. The signs of a hypocrite. Who has the most perfect faith. What the major sins are. What continues to benefit us after we die. Which is the best form of charity. What is the most excellent struggle. Which are the best and worst houses. What two things you need to guard to get to paradise. How to control your anger. What five things you must take advantage of to be successful. How to rescue yourself from God's punishment. Which is the most important quality to look for in a spouse. Find out what prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has to say about these and other issues by reading this book.

Thank You Allah PDF Book By Naisham

Thank You Allah

  • Author: Naisham
  • ISBN Code: : 1482830353
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Page : 56 pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 487 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Islam is a beautiful and peaceful religion. The author, being fortunate to have been born as a Muslim and reside in a beautiful and peaceful country such as Malaysia, where Islam is practiced freely and peacefully, felt dutiful to share with the readers what Islam means in a simple day-to-day perspective. Islam as a way of life teaches how to be thankful to Allah for all his blessings. It teaches us to feel humble and fear of Allah. Embrace true Islam, and one will feel calm and free from hatred and ill feelings. Embrace Islam, and feel the strength to stand tall to practice kindness and sincerity. Thank You Allah is written in simple text and format for light reading. It was written for both the Muslims and the non-Muslims. It is meant as an eye opener for us to see with our hearts. That we may feel the love of Allah and see Allahs greatness through the life surround us. May the love of Allah fill our hearts and wash away the turmoil, leaving our hearts feeling calm and serene.

25 Prophets of Islam PDF Book By Irfan Alli

25 Prophets of Islam

  • Author: Irfan Alli
  • ISBN Code: : 1456613073
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Page : 41 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 575 Readers
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Ever wondered who is a prophet, and if there is a connection between the work of one prophet and another? This book explains the role of a prophet and the relationship between the work of one prophet and another while sharing with you the names and lives of some of the prophets of Islam. The prophets of Islam include: Adam, Idris (Enoch), Nuh (Noah), Hud (Heber), Saleh (Methusaleh), Lut (Lot), Ibrahim (Abraham), Ismail (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), Yaqub (Jacob), Yusuf (Joseph), Shu'aib (Jethro), Ayyub (Job), Dhulkifl (Ezekiel), Musa (Moses), Harun (Aaron), Dawud (David), Sulayman (Solomon), Ilyas (Elias), Alyasa (Elisha), Yunus (Jonah), Zakariya (Zachariah), Yahya (John the Baptist), Isa (Jesus) and Muhammad. Peace be upon them all. In 25 Prophets of Islam you will learn: 1. That God is one. 2. About revelations mentioned in the Quran. 3. That the prophets were Muslims. 4. That Jesus was not the son of God. 5. Who committed the first murder. 6. About the similarity between Adam and Jesus. 7. What the Quran says about homosexuality. 8. Which prophet God spoke to direct. 9. That Jesus was not crucified and will come again. Find out about these and other issues by reading this book.

Misquoting Muhammad PDF Book By Jonathan A.C. Brown

Misquoting Muhammad

  • Author: Jonathan A.C. Brown
  • ISBN Code: : 1780744218
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 211 Readers
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AN INDEPENDENT BEST BOOKS ON RELIGION 2014 PICK Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Prophet Muhammad. Modern media are replete with alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the threat of amputation or stoning under Shariah law. Sometimes rumor, sometimes based on fact and often misunderstood, the tenets of Islamic law and dogma were not set in the religion’s founding moments. They were developed, like in other world religions, over centuries by the clerical class of Muslim scholars. Misquoting Muhammad takes the reader back in time through Islamic civilization and traces how and why such controversies developed, offering an inside view into how key and controversial aspects of Islam took shape. From the protests of the Arab Spring to Istanbul at the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and from the ochre red walls of Delhi’s great mosques to the trade routes of the Indian Ocean world, Misquoting Muhammad lays out how Muslim intellectuals have sought to balance reason and revelation, weigh science and religion, and negotiate the eternal truths of scripture amid shifting values.

THE PROPHETIC MEDICINE (ENGLISH) PDF Book By IBN QAYYIM AL-JAWZIYYA

THE PROPHETIC MEDICINE (ENGLISH)

  • Author: IBN QAYYIM AL-JAWZIYYA
  • ISBN Code: : 2745168630
  • Publisher : Dar Al Kotob Al Ilmiyah دار الكتب العلمية
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 187 Readers
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200 Golden Ahadith PDF Book By Darussalam Publisher

200 Golden Ahadith

  • Author: Darussalam Publisher
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Darussalam Publishers
  • Page : 34 pages
  • Genre :
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Every Muslim is aware of the importance of the Prophet’s hadiths. Islam is based on two major sources: the Quran and the Sunnah, and the latter is available to us in the form of hadiths. The Prophet said, “Whoever comes to know one hadith of mine should spread it.” However, the Prophet also told us to be careful when spreading his hadiths so as not to alter any component of it, otherwise, “he can take his seat in the hellfire.” Within this book the author has incorporated 200 small hadiths of the Prophet. The reason for choosing the smaller hadiths of the Prophets is so that the youth can easily become accustomed to the words of the Prophet. All the hadiths concern the important matters of the religion, which every person should have knowledge of. Many youth from among the Muslims have not memorized even one hadith of the Prophet. For this reason the author has chosen smaller hadiths so that they can be easily memorized by them and they can spread them to others. This way our relatives and our friends can memorize some words of the Prophet which will bring them benefit in the hereafter. This book has purposely not been organized into any specific categories. This style of non-categorization is easier for the general masses who are not scholars or students of knowledge.

Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History [3 volumes] PDF Book By Florin Curta,Andrew Holt

Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History [3 volumes]

  • Author: Florin Curta,Andrew Holt
  • ISBN Code: : 1610695666
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 1047 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 375 Readers
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Books Synopsis

This three-volume set presents fundamental information about the most important events in world religious history as well as substantive discussions of their significance and impact. • Presents readers with essential information about the chief events in religious history that will help them better understand world history and promote a greater respect for culturally diverse religious traditions • Provides cross-references and sidebars that cite print and electronic resources for further reading with each entry • Includes a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic resources suitable for student research

Islam PDF Book By Greville Stewart Parker Freeman-Grenville,Stuart Christopher Munro-Hay

Islam

  • Author: Greville Stewart Parker Freeman-Grenville,Stuart Christopher Munro-Hay
  • ISBN Code: : 1441165339
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 958 Readers
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This lavishly illustrated work by two renowned scholars narrates the history of the spread of Islam all over the world, from its birth in Arabia in the seventh century to the present day. Islam remains an active and stillspreading phenomenon whose influence in different parts of the world is profound, and, to many non-Muslims, mysterious and little understood. With its 180 maps, 200 illustrations and carefully prepared text, the book brings clarity and under-standing to a religious and cultural force of great contemporary significance.

The Syrian Jihad PDF Book By Charles R. Lister

The Syrian Jihad

  • Author: Charles R. Lister
  • ISBN Code: : 0190613467
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 540 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 804 Readers
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The eruption of the anti-Assad revolution in Syria has had many unintended consequences, among which is the opportunity it offered Sunni jihadists to establish a foothold in the heart of the Middle East. That Syria's ongoing civil war is so brutal and protracted has only compounded the situation, as have developments in Iraq and Lebanon. Ranging across the battlefields and international borders have been dozens of jihadi Islamist fighting groups, of which some coalesced into significant factions such as Jabhat al Nusra and the Islamic State. This book assesses and explains the emergence since 2011 of Sunni jihadist organizations in Syria's fledgling insurgency, charts their evolution and situates them within the global Islamist project. Unprecedented numbers of foreign fighters have joined such groups, who will almost certainly continue to host them. Thus, external factors in their emergence are scrutinized, including the strategic and tactical lessons learned from other jihadist conflict zones and the complex interplay between Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State and how it has influenced the jihadist sphere in Syria. Tensions between and conflict within such groups also feature in this indispensable volume.

Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scripture PDF Book By Georgina L. Jardim

Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scripture

  • Author: Georgina L. Jardim
  • ISBN Code: : 1317070062
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 276 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 846 Readers
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Protest is an activity not associated with the pious and collectively-minded, but more often seen as an activity of the liberal and rebellious. Judaism, Christianity and Islam are commonly understood as paragons of submission and obedience following Abraham’s example. Yet, the scriptures of all three faiths are founded in the prophets protesting wrongs in the social order. The Qur'an claims that men and women, and the relations between them are a sign from God. The question is to what extent are women silenced in the text, and do they share with men in shaping the prophetic scriptures? This book finds that far from silencing women, the Qur'an affirms the female voice as protester for justice and as questioner of Theology. In this reading of the female role in divine revelation in the Islamic text, Georgina Jardim returns to the scriptures of the Judeo-Christian counterpart of the Abrahamic faiths, to investigate whether the Bible may claim women as brokers of revelation. The result is an enriched understanding of divine communication in the Abrahamic scriptures and a commonplace for reasoning about the female voice as speaker in the Word of God.

Religion for Reluctant Believers PDF Book By Leonard J. Swidler

Religion for Reluctant Believers

  • Author: Leonard J. Swidler
  • ISBN Code: : 1498295177
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 148 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 619 Readers
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This is a volume written for persons who live in the mental world of modernity--that is, in a world that cherishes (1) freedom as the core of being human; (2) critical-thinking reason as the arbiter of what to affirm or not; (3) history, process, and dynamism at the heart of human life and society; and (4) dialogue with those who think differently yet who sense that there is somehow more to life, to reality, than meets the eye: that there is a depth or spiritual dimension not captured in our everyday experiences, which is customarily called religion. Religion for Reluctant Believers explores the meaning of life: its joys, problems, and terrors, its pluses and minuses. In short, it asks the question, do you want to buy into Religion with a capital r, into a particular religion, or into no religion at all?

Moving the Mountain PDF Book By Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Moving the Mountain

  • Author: Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
  • ISBN Code: : 1451656025
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 703 Readers
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Muslims in America who reject extremist or fundamentalist expressions of Islam at home and abroad feel the urgent need for a voice that can represent them in the escalating irrationality of the current debate about Islam, America, and the West. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf—the so-called Ground Zero Imam—has become that voice. Drawing from his personal experiences, Imam Feisal now speaks up on behalf of disenfranchised Muslims around the United States who are spiritual, moderate, and patriotic. Born to Egyptian parents in Kuwait, Imam Rauf was educated in England and Malaysia, became a U.S. citizen in 1979, and received a degree in physics from Columbia University. Here, he explores the beliefs, aspirations, and ambitions, both spiritual and political, of American Muslims in a post-9/11 world. For example, the Imam sees the 2011 Arab uprising and the death of Osama bin Laden as turning points for Muslims, strengthening moderate voices that are closer to the true nature of Islam. He argues that orthodox Islam supports equal rights for women and embraces religious tolerance and dialogue, and insists on the relevance of Shariah law for democracy in America and for the revolutions in the Middle East. Touching on all the major issues that have been subject to misperceptions and misrepresentations—such as the role of women, fundamentalism in America and abroad, the intersection of Islam and democracy, even the “Ground Zero Mosque”—Imam Feisal pre-sents a fresh perspective that American Muslims can identify with and a book that non-Muslims can use as a go-to guide, completely changing the discourse about Islam and America today.

A Vanished World PDF Book By Christopher Lowney

A Vanished World

  • Author: Christopher Lowney
  • ISBN Code: : 0743282612
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 888 Readers
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In a world troubled by religious strife and division, Chris Lowney's vividly written book offers a hopeful historical reminder: Muslims, Christians, and Jews once lived together in Spain, creating a centuries-long flowering of commerce, culture, art, and architecture. In 711, a ragtag army of Muslim North Africans conquered Christian Spain and launched Western Europe's first Islamic state. In 1492, Ferdinand and Isabella vanquished Spain's last Muslim kingdom, forced Jews to convert or emigrate, and dispatched Christopher Columbus to the New World. In the years between, Spain's Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a golden age for each faith and distanced Spain from a Europe mired in the Dark Ages. Medieval Spain's pioneering innovations touched every dimension of Western life: Spaniards introduced Europeans to paper manufacture and to the Hindu-Arabic numerals that supplanted the Roman numeral system. Spain's farmers adopted irrigation technology from the Near East to nurture Europe's first crops of citrus and cotton. Spain's religious scholars authored works that still profoundly influence their respective faiths, from the masterpiece of the Jewish kabbalah to the meditations of Sufism's "greatest master" to the eloquent arguments of Maimonides that humans can successfully marry religious faith and reasoned philosophical inquiry. No less astonishing than medieval Spain's wide-ranging accomplishments was the simple fact its Muslims, Christians, and Jews often managed to live and work side by side, bestowing tolerance and freedom of worship on the religious minorities in their midst. A Vanished World chronicles this impossibly panoramic sweep of human history and achievement, encompassing both the agony of jihad, Crusades, and Inquisition, and the glory of a multicultural civilization that forever changed the West. One gnarled root of today's religious animosities stretches back to medieval Spain, but so does a more nourishing root of much modern religious wisdom.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution PDF Book By Lee Marsden

The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution

  • Author: Lee Marsden
  • ISBN Code: : 1317041836
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 438 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 102 Readers
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A comprehensive overview of the latest research in religion and conflict resolution, this collection of twenty three essays brings together leading scholars in the field examining the contribution religious actors have made and are making towards peace and resolving. The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution is primarily aimed at readerships with special interest in conflict resolution, international security, and religion and international relations, and will also serve as a valuable resource for policy makers and conflict resolution practitioners. The collection comprises five thematic sections, each with chapters on vital and mainly contemporary topics in the field of religion and conflict resolution. The principal themes include: ¢

The Age of Global Dialogue PDF Book By Leonard J. Swidler

The Age of Global Dialogue

  • Author: Leonard J. Swidler
  • ISBN Code: : 1498208673
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 428 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 215 Readers
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Thinking beyond the absolutes Christians and other religious persons increasingly find "deabsolutized" in our modern thought world, Swidler reflects on the ways we humans think about the world and its meaning now that increasingly we notice that there are other ways of understanding the world than the way we grew up in. In this new situation we need to develop a common language we can use together both to appreciate our neighbors and enrich ourselves, what the author calls Ecumenical Esperanto, because it should serve as a common language without replacing any of the living languages of our religious and ideological traditions. Of course, such thinking anew about the world and its meaning must necessarily mean thinking anew about all of our religious beliefs--but this time, in dialogue.

Translating Myth PDF Book By Ben Pestell,Pietra Palazzolo,Leon Burnett

Translating Myth

  • Author: Ben Pestell,Pietra Palazzolo,Leon Burnett
  • ISBN Code: : 1134862563
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 278 Readers
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Ever since Odysseus heard tales of his own exploits being retold among strangers, audiences and readers have been alive to the complications and questions arising from the translation of myth. How are myths taken and carried over into new languages, new civilizations, or new media? An international group of scholars is gathered in this volume to present diverse but connected case studies which address the artistic and political implications of the changing condition of myth – this most primal and malleable of forms. ‘Translation’ is treated broadly to encompass not only literary translation, but also the transfer of myth across cultures and epochs. In an age when the spiritual world is in crisis, Translating Myth constitutes a timely exploration of myth’s endurance, and represents a consolidation of the status of myth studies as a discipline in its own right.

Slavery and Islam PDF Book By Jonathan A.C. Brown

Slavery and Islam

  • Author: Jonathan A.C. Brown
  • ISBN Code: : 1786076365
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 439 Readers
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What happens when authorities you venerate condone something you know is wrong? Every major religion and philosophy once condoned or approved of slavery, but in modern times nothing is seen as more evil. Americans confront this crisis of authority when they erect statues of Founding Fathers who slept with their slaves. And Muslims faced it when ISIS revived sex-slavery, justifying it with verses from the Quran and the practice of Muhammad. Exploring the moral and ultimately theological problem of slavery, Jonathan A.C. Brown traces how the Christian, Jewish and Islamic traditions have tried to reconcile modern moral certainties with the infallibility of God’s message. He lays out how Islam viewed slavery in theory, and the reality of how it was practiced across Islamic civilization. Finally, Brown carefully examines arguments put forward by Muslims for the abolition of slavery.

The Qur'an PDF Book By

The Qur'an

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  • ISBN Code: : 0191574074
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 434 Readers
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'Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know.' The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching; it is a sacred text and a book of guidance, that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of the Islamic religion. It has been one of the most influential books in the history of literature. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to read while retaining its powers of eloquence. Archaisms and cryptic language are avoided, and the Arabic meaning preserved by respecting the context of the discourse. The message of the Qur'an was directly addressed to all people regardless of class, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Oxford Companion to World Mythology PDF Book By David Leeming

Oxford Companion to World Mythology

  • Author: David Leeming
  • ISBN Code: : 0190288884
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 520 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 306 Readers
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Cave paintings at Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain, fraught with expression thousands of years later; point to an early human desire to form a cultural identity. In the Oxford Companion to World Mythology, David Leeming explores the role of mythology, or myth-logic, in history and determines that the dreams of specific cultures add up to a larger collective story of humanity. Stopping short of attempting to be all-inclusive, this fascinating volume will nonetheless be comprehensive, opening with an introduction exploring the nature and dimensions of myth and proposing a definition as a universal language. Briefly dipping into the ways our understanding of myth has changed from Aristotle and Plato to modern scholars such as Joseph Campbell, the introduction loosely places the concept in its present context and precedes articles on influential mythologists and mythological approaches that appear later in the Companion. The main body of Leeming's work consists of A-Z entries covering all aspects of mythology, including substantial essays on the world's major mythological traditions (Greek, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, Egyptian), mythological types and motifs (Descent to the Underworld, the Hero, the Trickster, Creation, the Quest), mythological figures (Odysseus, Zeus, Osiris, Spider Woman, and Inanna) as well as numerous interrelated subjects such as fairly tales and legends. The Companion also locates myth in our lives today, relating it to language patterns, psychology, religion, politics, art, and gender attitudes. Many of the better-known and more significant myths are vividly retold in this volume that will be illustrated with maps, more than 70 black and white images, and eight pages of color highlighting the central role art has often played in the transmission and perpetuation of myth. Following the entries, a rich section of appendices will include family trees of the major pantheons, equivalency charts for the gods of Greece and Rome, Babylon and Sumer, as well as other traditions, an extensive bibliography, and an index.

Nonviolence and Peace Psychology PDF Book By Daniel Mayton

Nonviolence and Peace Psychology

  • Author: Daniel Mayton
  • ISBN Code: : 9780387893488
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 294 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 268 Readers
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Recent trends and events worldwide have increased public interest in nonviolence, pacifism, and peace psychology as well as professional interest across the social sciences. Nonviolence and Peace Psychology assembles multiple perspectives to create a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the concepts and phenomena of nonviolence than is usually seen on the subject. Through this diverse literature—spanning psychology, political science, religious studies, anthropology, and sociology—peace psychologist Dan Mayton gives readers the opportunity to view nonviolence as a body of principles, a system of pragmatics, and a strategy for social change. This important volume: Draws critical distinctions between nonviolence, pacifism, and related concepts. Classifies nonviolence in terms of its scope (intrapersonal, interpersonal, societal, global) and pacifism according to political and situational dimensions. Applies standard psychological concepts such as beliefs, motives, dispositions, and values to define nonviolent actions and behaviors. Brings sociohistorical and cross-cultural context to peace psychology. Analyzes a century’s worth of nonviolent social action, from the pathbreaking work of Gandhi and King to the Courage to Refuse movement within the Israeli armed forces. Reviews methodological and measurement issues in nonviolence research, and suggests areas for future study. Although more attention is traditionally devoted to violence and aggression within the social sciences, Nonviolence and Peace Psychology reveals a robust knowledge base and a framework for peacebuilding work, granting peace psychologists, activists, and mediators new possibilities for the transformative power of nonviolence.

Introduction to Philosophy of Religion PDF Book By James Kellenberger

Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

  • Author: James Kellenberger
  • ISBN Code: : 1351219774
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 325 Readers
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Using various and competing religious sensibilities, Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion helps students work through the traditional material and their own religious questions.

European Muslims, Civility and Public Life PDF Book By Paul Weller,Ihsan Yilmaz

European Muslims, Civility and Public Life

  • Author: Paul Weller,Ihsan Yilmaz
  • ISBN Code: : 1441120378
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 296 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 482 Readers
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This collection deals with challenges and opportunities faced by Muslims and the wider society in Europe following the Madrid train bombings of 2004 and the London Transport attacks of 2005. The contributors explore the challenges to the concept and practice of civility in public life within a European context, and demonstrate the contributions that can be made in this regard from the thought and practice of the global movement inspired by the Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah Gülen. The importance and distinctiveness of the teaching of Fethullah Gülen and the practice of the movement is that it is rooted in a confident Turkish Islamic heritage while being fully engaged with modernity. It offers the possibility of a contextualised renewal of Islam for Muslims in Europe while being fully rooted in the teachings of the Qu'ran and the Sunnah of the Prophet. This volume is an important contribution to the study of the movement, which advocates the freedom of religion while making an Islamic contribution to the wider society based on a commitment to service of others. The movement and initiatives inspired by the Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah Gülen began in Turkey, but can now be found throughout the world, including in both Europe and in the 'Muslim world'. Bloomsbury have a companion volume on The Muslim World and Politics in Transition: Creative Contributions of the Gülen Movement, edited by Greg Barton, Paul Weller and Ihsan Yilmaz.

Islamic Schooling in the West PDF Book By Mohamad Abdalla,Dylan Chown,Muhammad Abdullah

Islamic Schooling in the West

  • Author: Mohamad Abdalla,Dylan Chown,Muhammad Abdullah
  • ISBN Code: : 3319736124
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 327 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 422 Readers
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This book presents the views of leading scholars, academics, and educators on the renewal of Islamic schools in the Western context. The book argues that as Islamic schools in Western contexts have negotiated the establishment phase they must next embrace a period of renewal. Renewal relates to a purposeful synthesis of the tradition with contemporary educational practice and greater emphasis on empirical research substantiating best practices in Islamic schools. This renewal must reflect teaching and learning practices consistent with an Islamic worldview and pedagogy. It should also inform, among other aspects, classroom management models, and relevant and contextual Islamic and Arabic studies. This book acquaints the reader with contemporary challenges and opportunities in Islamic schools in the Western context with a focus on Australia.

Sufi Warrior Saints PDF Book By Harry S. Neale

Sufi Warrior Saints

  • Author: Harry S. Neale
  • ISBN Code: : 0755643380
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 384 Readers
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This book presents a thematic collection of hagiographical stories of Sufi saints, often referred to as friends of Gods. Despite the diverse wealth of Sufi works, much of the rich, global and centuries old literature of Sufi warrior-saints, has yet to be translated into English. Examining hagiographical depictions of Sufi mujahids, Neale corrects frequent misunderstandings of the term jihad in relation to Sufi thought and practice. Using Sufi hagiography, treatises, travel narratives and Muslim histories, each chapter comprises the lives of Sufi saints during significant historical events, from the Crusades to the Mongol Invasion and in regions ranging from Islamic Spain to North Africa and India. Using Persian and Arabic sources, this compendium of translated hagiographies gives us a sense of the range, themes and global dissemination of the Sufi literature on war and heroism.

The Muslim World and Politics in Transition PDF Book By Greg Barton,Paul Weller,Ihsan Yilmaz

The Muslim World and Politics in Transition

  • Author: Greg Barton,Paul Weller,Ihsan Yilmaz
  • ISBN Code: : 1441194940
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 833 Readers
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As a leading movement in contemporary Turkey with a universal educational and inter-faith agenda, the Gülen movement aims to promote creative and positive relations between the West and the Muslim world and to articulate a critically constructive position on such issues as democracy, multi-culturalism, globalisation, and interfaith dialogue in the context of secular modernity. Many countries in the predominantly Muslim world are in a time of transition and of opening to democratic development of which the so-called "Arab Spring†? has seen only the most recent and dramatic developments. Particularly against that background, there has been a developing interest in "the Turkish model†? of transition from authoritarianism to democracy. The Muslim World and Politics in Transition includes chapters written by international scholars with expertise in relation to the contexts that it addresses. It discusses how the Gülen movement has positioned itself and has sought to contribute within societies – including the movement's home country of Turkey – in which Muslims are in the majority and Islam forms a major part of the cultural, religious and historical inheritance. The movement and initiatives inspired by the Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah Gülen began in Turkey, but can now be found throughout the world, including in both Europe and in the 'Muslim world'. Bloomsbury has a companion volume edited by Paul Weller and Ihsan Yilmaz on European Muslims, Civility and Public Life: Perspectives on and From the Gulen Movement.

Prophets in the Quran PDF Book By Brannon Wheeler

Prophets in the Quran

  • Author: Brannon Wheeler
  • ISBN Code: : 1441104054
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 856 Readers
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What was the name of Noah's son who did not survive the Flood? Why do Pharaoh and Haman build the Tower of Babel? For what reasons does Moses travel to the ends of the Earth? Who is the 'Horned-One' who holds back Gog and Magog until the Day of Judgement? These are some of the questions answered in the oral sources and Quran commentaries on the stories of the prophets as they are understood by Muslims. Designed as an introduction to the Quran with particular emphasis on parallels with Biblical tradition, this book provides a concise but detailed overview of Muslim prophets from Adam to Muhammad. Each of the chapters is organized around a particular prophet, including an English translation of the relevant verses of the Quran and a wide selection of classical, medieval and modern Muslim commentaries on those verses. Quran commentaries include references to Sunni and Shi'i sources from Spain, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. An extensive glossary provides an annotated list of all scholarly transmitters and cited texts with suggestions for further reading.This is an excellent book for undergraduate courses, and students in divinity and seminary programmes. Comparisons between the Quran and Bible, and among Jewish, Christian and Islamic exegesis are highlighted. Oral sources, references adapted from apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works, and inter-religious dialogue are all evident throughout these stories of the prophets. This material shows how the Quran and its interpretation are integral to a fuller and more discerning understanding of the Bible and its place in the history of Western religion.

The Ambiguous Figure of the Neighbor in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Texts and Receptions PDF Book By Marianne Bjelland Kartzow

The Ambiguous Figure of the Neighbor in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Texts and Receptions

  • Author: Marianne Bjelland Kartzow
  • ISBN Code: : 100041521X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 751 Readers
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This book examines an undertheorized topic in the study of religion and sacred texts: the figure of the neighbor. By analyzing and comparing this figure in Jewish, Christian and Islamic texts and receptions, the chapters explore a conceptual shift from "Children of Abraham" to "Ambiguous Neighbors." Through a variety of case studies using diverse methods and material, chapters explore the neighbor in these neighboring texts and traditions. The figure of the neighbor seems like an innocent topic at the surface. It is an everyday phenomenon, that everyone have knowledge about and experiences with. Still, analytically, it has a rich and innovative potential. Recent interdisciplinary research employs this figure to address issues of cultural diversity, gender, migration, ethnic relationships, war and peace, environmental challenges and urbanization. The neighbor represents the borderline between insider and outsider, friend and enemy, us and them. This ambiguous status makes the neighbor particularly interesting as an entry point into issues of cultural complexity, self-definition and identity. This volume brings all the intersections of religion, ethnicity, gender, and socio-cultural diversity into the same neighborhood, paying attention to sacred texts, receptions and contemporary communities. The Ambiguous Figure of the Neighbor in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Texts and Receptions offers a fascinating study of the intersections between Jewish, Christian and Islamic text, and will be of interest to anyone working on these traditions.

What is Shi'i Islam? PDF Book By Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi,Christian Jambet

What is Shi'i Islam?

  • Author: Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi,Christian Jambet
  • ISBN Code: : 1351604864
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 521 Readers
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For the public at large Shi’ism often implies a host of confused representations, suggesting more often than not obscurantism, intolerance, political violence and other ignominies running hot or cold in response to world events. In fact for many people, Shi’ism stands for "radical Islam", or – worse – "Islamic terrorism". In some respects, nothing is more familiar than Shi’ism, and yet nothing is more misunderstood. For some twenty years the media have increased their coverage of the phenomenon. Never, or only rarely, do they formulate the question we ask here: what is Shi’ism? What is this belief that inspires millions of people dispersed throughout the world? This book provides a broad based introduction to Shi’i Islam. It examines what the Shi’i believe, how they see themselves and how they view the world. It includes a thorough examination of doctrine, philosophy, the Shi’i approach to the Qur’an and the historical evolution of Shi’ism as a branch of Islam. Too often, and too quickly, the conclusion is drawn that Shi’ism is a marginal heretical sect, fundamentally alien to the deeper truth of the great religion of Islam, thrust by historical accident onto the political stage. Shi’ism either speaks the truth of Islam, meaning that it is a truth of terror, or it is entirely foreign to Islam and, therefore, merits outright rejection, as Islamic fundamentalists and some individuals repeatedly claim. This book intends to explain why such common misunderstandings of Shi’ism have taken root. Written in an accessible format and providing a thorough overview of Shi’ism, this book will be an essential text for students and scholars of Islamic Studies or Iranian Studies.

A New Introduction to Islam PDF Book By Daniel W. Brown

A New Introduction to Islam

  • Author: Daniel W. Brown
  • ISBN Code: : 1118953487
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 753 Readers
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Covering the origins, key features, and legacy of the Islamic tradition, the third edition of A New Introduction to Islam includes new material on Islam in the 21st century and discussions of the impact of historical ideas, literature, and movements on contemporary trends. Includes updated and rewritten chapters on the Qur’an and hadith literature that covers important new academic research Compares the practice of Islam in different Islamic countries, as well as acknowledging the differences within Islam as practiced in Europe Features study questions for each chapter and more illustrative material, charts, and excerpts from primary sources

The Rivers of Paradise PDF Book By David Noel Freedman,Michael J. McClymond

The Rivers of Paradise

  • Author: David Noel Freedman,Michael J. McClymond
  • ISBN Code: : 9780802829573
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Page : 702 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 206 Readers
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A fascinating look at the founders of the world's main religions. The major religious traditions of the world owe their existence to the vision of an ancient founder. This important volume explores the lives of the five founders of major world religions-Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Muhammad-chronicling what is actually known of these charismatic men and introducing readers to the cultural and religious worlds that heard their messages. Readers in predominantly Christian lands, in addition to learning about the lives of Confucius, Buddha, and Muhammad- whom they might not be familiar with- will also be introduced to modern research now casting fresh light on the careers of Moses and Jesus. Whether studied individually or in comparison with one another, these biographies, together with a chapter on the characteristics of religious leadership, chart the spiritual rivers that continue to feed the diversity of religious expression today.

Dialogue for Interreligious Understanding PDF Book By Leonard Swidler

Dialogue for Interreligious Understanding

  • Author: Leonard Swidler
  • ISBN Code: : 1137470690
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 212 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 298 Readers
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This invaluable volume gathers together the cumulative insight of more than fifty years of Leonard Swidler's work on dialogue. The founder and president of the Dialogue Institute, Swidler offers through experience and research his theory and tools of interreligious, intercultural, and international dialogue.