If the Oceans Were Ink Book PDF

If the Oceans Were Ink

  • Author : Carla Power
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780805098242

If the Oceans Were Ink Book Description :

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • Hailed by The Washington Post as “mandatory reading,” and praised by Fareed Zakaria as “intelligent, compassionate, and revealing,” a powerful journey to help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today. If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship-between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text. A journalist who grew up in the Midwest and the Middle East, Power offers her unique vantage point on the Quran's most provocative verses as she debates with Akram at cafes, family gatherings, and packed lecture halls, conversations filled with both good humor and powerful insights. Their story takes them to madrasas in India and pilgrimage sites in Mecca, as they encounter politicians and jihadis, feminist activists and conservative scholars. Armed with a new understanding of each other's worldviews, Power and Akram offer eye-opening perspectives, destroy long-held myths, and reveal startling connections between worlds that have seemed hopelessly divided for far too long. Praise for If the Oceans Were Ink “A vibrant tale of a friendship.... If the Oceans Were Ink is a welcome and nuanced look at Islam [and] goes a long way toward combating the dehumanizing stereotypes of Muslims that are all too common.... If the Oceans Were Ink should be mandatory reading for the 52 percent of Americans who admit to not knowing enough about Muslims.”—The Washington Post

Commentary on the Creed of A       a     w   by Book PDF

Commentary on the Creed of A a w by

  • Author : ʻAlī ibn ʻAlī Ibn Abī al-ʻIzz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre : Islam
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN : UCLA:L0087542783

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Shia   Sunni Perspective on Islam Book PDF

Shia Sunni Perspective on Islam

  • Author : Ahmad Abdullah Salamah
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre : Hadith
  • Pages : 73
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034932049

Shia Sunni Perspective on Islam Book Description :

The Islamic Quarterly Book PDF

The Islamic Quarterly

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre : Islamic civilization
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105132656245

The Islamic Quarterly Book Description :

Index of Qur  anic Topics Book PDF

Index of Qur anic Topics

  • Author : Abdulaziz A. Al-Saleem
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN : PSU:000059153207

Index of Qur anic Topics Book Description :

Ibn Al   Arabi Book PDF

Ibn Al Arabi

  • Author : Abdul Qadir Husaini (Saiyid.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN : IND:30000044432650

Ibn Al Arabi Book Description :

   a         al Bukh  r   Book PDF

a al Bukh r

  • Author : Muḥammad ibn Ismāʻīl Bukhārī
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre : Hadith
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015013714129

a al Bukh r Book Description :

The Minaret Book PDF

The Minaret

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre : Islam
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015062293645

The Minaret Book Description :

The Holy Quran on Environment Book PDF

The Holy Quran on Environment

  • Author : Akhtar Khalid Bhatti
  • Publisher : Adam Publishers
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre : Earth
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN : UOM:39015053020650

The Holy Quran on Environment Book Description :

Pilgrimage to the House of Allah Book PDF

Pilgrimage to the House of Allah

  • Author : Muhammad Zafrulla Khan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre : Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : WISC:89064777675

Pilgrimage to the House of Allah Book Description :

Forever and a Day Book PDF

Forever and a Day

  • Author : Nicole Walstrum
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996-10
  • Genre : American poetry
  • Pages : 687
  • ISBN : 1575530708

Forever and a Day Book Description :

The Holy Qur an Book PDF

The Holy Qur an

  • Author : Abdullah Yusuf Ali
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre : Koran
  • Pages : 1862
  • ISBN : UOM:39015054029692

The Holy Qur an Book Description :

Defence Journal Book PDF

Defence Journal

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre : Military art and science
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015081476692

Defence Journal Book Description :

Religious Dialogue   Revolution Book PDF

Religious Dialogue Revolution

  • Author : Ḥasan Ḥanafī
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre : Islam
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : UOM:39015027071896

Religious Dialogue Revolution Book Description :

Petra Book PDF


  • Author : Rosalyn Maqsood
  • Publisher : Paul & Company Pub Consortium
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4508913

Petra Book Description :

Petra is a symbol of the hidden treasures of the Near East and one of the world s most spectacular and popular travel destinations. Its famous rose-red cliffs in which its ancient inhabitants carved lavish funeral monuments were hidden for many centuries, until their rediscovery in 1812. This long desertion means that the ruins are well preserved, and the visitor can now enjoy exploring the many hectares covered by the city.The Nabateans remarkable civilization was enriched by their sustained power in commerce and war, and was reflected in their capital. The Romans added to Petra s glory by building a theatre, an aqueduct and colonnades. With the help of this guidebook, the visitor can relive the wonder Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, the discoverer of Petra, must have felt when he looked for the first time on this most famous lost city.This completely updated and revised fourth edition includes: * detailed maps of walks around the city* comprehensive tours of monuments, tombs and ancient religious sites* frank, practical advice on where to stay and what to take* a complete account of the city s Nabatean, biblical and Roman history.

Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record Book PDF

Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record

  • Author : Hakuin
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : UVA:X004476134

Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record Book Description :

Offers selections from the "Blue Cliff Record," a collection of Chinese Zen stories, with commentary by two eighteenth-century Japanese masters.

Opening the Qur an Book PDF

Opening the Qur an

  • Author : Walter H. Wagner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 547
  • ISBN : UOM:39015073632492

Opening the Qur an Book Description :

Opening the Qur'an can be a bewildering experience to non-Muslim, English-speaking readers. Those who expect historical narratives, stories, or essays on morals are perplexed once they pass the beautiful first Surah, often shocked and then bogged down by Surah 2, and even offended by Surah 3's strictures against nonbelievers. Walter H. Wagner "opens" the Qur'an by offering a comprehensive and extraordinarily readable, step-by-step introduction to the text, making it accessible to students, teachers, clergy, and general readers interested in Islam and Islam's holy Book. Wagner first places the prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an, and the early Muslim community in their historical, geographical, and theological contexts. This background is a basis for interpreting the Qur'an and understanding its role in later Muslim developments as well as for relationships between Muslims, Jews, and Christians. He then looks in detail at specific passages, moving from cherished devotional texts to increasingly difficult and provocative subjects. The selected bibliography serves as a resource for further reading and study. Woven into the discussion are references to Islamic beliefs and practices. Wagner shows great sensitivity toward the risks and opportunities for non-Muslims who attempt to interpret the Qur'an, and sympathy in the long struggle to build bridges of mutual trust and honest appreciation between Muslims and non-Muslims. "Walter Wagner's Opening the Quran: Introducing Islam's Holy Book raises excellent questions designed to draw in curious readers. He then follows up with sound analysis that is easy to grasp. Wagner has clearly learned much about the Qur'an and Islam. What is more he has found a most appealing way to speak about what he has learned to his fellow non-Muslims. --Charles E. Butterworth, University of Maryland, College Park "A number of observers, like Mahmood Mamdani, have pointed out that contemporary events have led to an expansion in the market for translation