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Radically Open: Transcending Religious Identity in an Age of Anxiety

America stands in the throes of an anxiety epidemic, yet Americans live in one of the most religious countries in the world? Shouldn't people with deep spiritual roots be less vulnerable to emotional suffering? Such an enigma stands at the center of this book, but the enigma turns out to be more apparent than real.

Loving God, Whose Way is Peace

In Islam God, Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate, stands alone: transcendent and majestic. The faith is marked by a strict and uncompromising ethical monotheism which requires its followers to translate into action the divine attributes of mercy, compassion, charity, love and peace in an effort to establish a balanced, just and peaceful human society.

Gender Equity in Islam

Gender Equity in Islam presents an overview of the status and rights of Muslim women as defined by the Qur'an and Sunnah. In this brief but important work, Dr. Jamal Badawi examines the spiritual, social, economic, and political aspects of women's position in Islam and, in doing so, effectively summarizes the role of women in Muslim society. Further, in explaining the sources that provide the foundations for Islam's stance on gender equity, the author discusses the role of Islamic scholars in their approach to women's issues.

Founding Fathers of America and Islamic Thought

Islamic thought and sources have contributed both to the radical Enlightenment and early American Revolution.

ISLAMIC BUSINESS ETHICS

There are nearly 1.3 Billion Muslims worldwide; about one fifth of the total world population...

Love: An Islamic Perspective

Love is one of the most central attributes of God. God is described in the Qur’an as “Wadood”, a superlative term for love which has been translated as “The Affectionate” or “One who is full of loving kindness”. In one verse [11:90], this divine attribute is connected with mercy and in the other [85:14], it is connected with forgiveness. This appears to show the inter-connectedness and interdependence of the attributes of love, mercy and forgiveness. Verses on these attributes appear in the Qur’an hundreds of times.

The Quranic Concepts on Gender Relations

The essence of the Islamic paradigm is grounded in the concept of tawhid, the Oneness and Uniqueness of God. The coherence of the central belief system in Islam is based on the relationship between the act of submission (to God) and its consequences in a state of peace. At the core of this relationship is the concept of tawhid (oneness of God), by virtue of which submission is transformed into a dynamic and ongoing act. That is the meaning of ‘ibada (devotion or worship[1]).

Muslim Women's Contribution in Building Society

Most Muslim Women through history realized and appreciated their role in society...

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