Die besten 12 Bücher zu Islam

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Islam Bücher: The Muqaddimah von Ibn Khaldūn

The Muqaddimah

Ibn Khaldūn
An Introduction to History
4.0 (91 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Muqaddimah?

The Muqaddimah (fourteenth century, first English edition 1958), a classic text on the Islamic history of the world, focuses on the rise and fall of civilizations. It offers a unique glimpse into the world of the fourteenth-century Arab Muslim, and is regarded as a foundational text in several academic disciplines.

Wer The Muqaddimah lesen sollte

  • History enthusiasts
  • People interested in social organization
  • Participants in Mark Zuckerberg’s A Year of Books

Islam Bücher: Causes of Rebellion in Waziristan von Khalid Aziz

Causes of Rebellion in Waziristan

Khalid Aziz
3.9 (16 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Causes of Rebellion in Waziristan?

Causes of Rebellion in Waziristan (2015) takes the reader on a journey into the rocky terrain of this tiny South Asian region whose geopolitical influence reaches far beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan. These blinks explore how the region became such a hotbed of insurrection and what can be done about it.

Wer Causes of Rebellion in Waziristan lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in international politics
  • Those looking for more background about the conflicts and wars in South and Central Asia

Islam Bücher: Heretic von Ayaan Hirsi Ali


Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now
2.6 (93 Rezensionen)

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Heretic (2015) takes an unblinking look at Islam and issues a call for reformation. By examining the fundamental scriptures of the Qur’an and Islamic law, we can find plenty of evidence to suggest that Islam has far too much justification for violence written into its core belief system. Find out why it’s not too late to change things and how the time might be perfect for an Islamic reformation.

Wer Heretic lesen sollte

  • Religious historians
  • Scholars of Islam
  • People interested in the reasoning behind Islamic terrorism

Islam Bücher: Sex and the Citadel von Shereen El Feki

Sex and the Citadel

Shereen El Feki
Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World
3.9 (42 Rezensionen)

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Sex and the Citadel (2013) offers a revealing look at the sex lives of people in Muslim countries, especially Egypt, which, about 200 years ago, was a hotbed of sensual and sexual activity, but has since become a conservative and sexually repressed society. These blinks take you through the taboos, censorship and gender discrimination that many Muslims continue to resist.

Wer Sex and the Citadel lesen sollte

  • Non-Muslims hoping to learn more about the diversity of Muslim society
  • Muslims interested in their culture’s sexuality
  • Feminists who want a better understanding of the struggles Muslim women face

Islam Bücher: The First Muslim von Lesley Hazleton

The First Muslim

Lesley Hazleton
The Story of Muhammad
4.2 (97 Rezensionen)

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The First Muslim (2013) details the incredible story of the prophet Muhammad, the first member of the Islamic faith. These blinks take you back to before Muhammad’s birth and tell the complete story of God’s revelation to this prophet, how he spread Islam and what his contemporaries thought of his ideas.

Wer The First Muslim lesen sollte

  • Historians of all types
  • Students and scholars of Islam and its history
  • Critical readers who want to know more about the origins of Islam

Islam Bücher: A History of God von Karen Armstrong

A History of God

Karen Armstrong
The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
4.3 (387 Rezensionen)

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A History of God (1993) traces the related histories of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim concepts of God. From the jealous God of the ancient Israelites to the revelations of Allah, and from the life of Jesus through to theological doctrinal discussions and God’s status in the modern world, these blinks tell the story of how conceptualizations of God in these three related religions have developed and changed over time.

Wer A History of God lesen sollte

  • Jewish people, Christians, Muslims and all people of faith
  • Historians and philosophers
  • Atheists interested in the role of God in monotheistic religions

Islam Bücher: Revolutionary Iran von Michael Axworthy

Revolutionary Iran

Michael Axworthy
A History of the Islamic Republic
4.0 (48 Rezensionen)

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Revolutionary Iran (2013) tells the story of modern Iran, from the early twentieth-century origins of the 1979 revolution through to reactions to Ahmadinejad’s second presidential victory, in 2009. The book also dispels misconceptions and examines internal politics and cultural debates within the country.

Wer Revolutionary Iran lesen sollte

  • Students of contemporary global politics
  • Curious minds wanting to know more about contemporary Iranian history
  • Followers of the Middle East interested in understanding the relationship between religion and democracy

Islam Bücher: Islam von Karen Armstrong


Karen Armstrong
A Short History
4.4 (196 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Islam?

Islam: A Short History (2000) charts the meteoric rise of Islam from its birth as a small sect in seventh-century Arabia to a global religion with just under two billion followers. What makes Islam unique among faiths, Karen Armstrong argues, are its refusal to postpone justice to the next world and quest to create the perfect society in the here and now. She follows this thread in her fascinating tour of 1,500 years of Islamic history.

Wer Islam lesen sollte

  • Believers and non-believers
  • History and politics buffs
  • Whoever seeks to understand Islam is beyond the headlines

Islam Bücher: Myanmar's Enemy Within von Francis Wade

Myanmar's Enemy Within

Francis Wade
Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim “Other”
4.4 (74 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Myanmar's Enemy Within?

Myanmar’s Enemy Within (2017) examines a shocking outburst of violence against an ethnic minority – the Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar. Beginning with an account of the events of 2012 and 2013, these blinks work their way back to explain the historical context of anti-Muslim resentment in the country. Along the way, they explore the legacies of British colonialism, the rise of nationalism, and the country’s troubled transition to democracy.

Wer Myanmar's Enemy Within lesen sollte

  • History buffs 
  • News addicts who want to dig deeper 
  • Anyone interested in contemporary Asian politics

Islam Bücher: Arabs von Tim Mackintosh-Smith


Tim Mackintosh-Smith
A 3,000 Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
4.2 (186 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Arabs?

Arabs (2021) is a deep dive into the 3,000-year history of the people we know as Arabs. It’s an exploration of the forces that gave birth to the idea of Arabs as a group – and the forces that have kept them apart ever since. 

Wer Arabs lesen sollte

  • Lovers of a good yarn
  • Those fascinated by transnational histories
  • News junkies looking to go deeper

Islam Bücher: Living Presence von Kabir Edmund Helminski

Living Presence

Kabir Edmund Helminski
A Sufi Way to Mindfulness and the Essential Self
4.3 (192 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Living Presence?

Living Presence (1992) explores how the teachings of the ancient Islamic practice of Sufism can act as a balm against our fractured, ego-driven age. Sufism teaches that an infinite spirit connects all life and that by becoming mindful of the here and now, we can glimpse this spirit in ourselves and others. Ultimately, in connecting to this presence we allow ourselves to become kinder, more intentional, and more alive. In short, more human.

Wer Living Presence lesen sollte

  • Curious minds interested in exploring the practice of Sufi Islam
  • Big thinkers who sense there’s a greater truth beyond the veil of perception
  • Anyone looking for a guiding light through dark times

Islam Bücher: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus von Nabeel Qureshi

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Nabeel Qureshi
A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

Worum geht's in Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus?

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is an autobiographical account by Nabeel Qureshi, chronicling his personal journey from being a devout Muslim to embracing Christianity. Through his compelling story and intellectual reflections, he offers insights into the similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity, providing a unique perspective on faith, culture, and the search for truth.

Wer Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus lesen sollte

  • People interested in the journey of a devout Muslim who converts to Christianity
  • Readers who want to explore the intersection of faith and personal identity
  • Those looking for a thoughtful and honest exploration of different religious beliefs

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