Book Club

Islamic Thought through Protestant Eyes
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Book Club: In an enlightening examination of religions, Mehmet Karabela's Islamic Thought Through Protestant Eyes elaborates how, in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation, Islam became a key theological concern in Western Europe.
A White House veteran, Huma Abedin's book details the trials and tribulations of being in the public eye, and how her faith in Islam became a necessary antidote in dealing with scandal [Simon and Schuster]
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In a deeply personal book, Hilary Clinton's chief of staff Huma Abedin writes about how her faith enabled her to get over her broken marriage, with a trip to pilgrimage site Makkah becoming the pivotal moment of change for the US political staffer.
Mo(at): Stories from Arabic
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In a new anthology published by UEA press, Mo(at): Stories from Arabic exhibits a range of Arabic short stories, written by African authors. The literary compilation is further proof of the uniquely compelling voice of African-Arabic literature.
With the Yorkshire p*ki scandal bringing systematic Islamophobia in the UK back to the fore, The New Arab have compiled a reading list that helps frame the modern British Muslim experience
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With recent instances of systematic Islamophobia being brought to the fore, The New Arab's Book Club is providing our readership with five books that exemplify the modern-day Muslim experience, from personal stories to theoretical deep-dives.
Islamic Theology in the Turkish Republic [Edinburgh University Press]
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In a comprehensive examination of Islamic theology in Turkey, Phillip Dorroll's book looks at how Islam has been able to thrive within an ostensibly secular system, and how Turkey's inherent contradictions make it an interesting comparative study.
Persianate Selves - Book Review
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Veering away from traditional conceptualisations of what constitutes Persian culture, Mana Kia's latest book looks at how ambiguous, often fluid and varied networks combined to shape 'Persian-ness' and how this shifts our understanding of identity.
In an awe inspiring display of resolve, "Dont Forget Us Here" shows how Guantanamo detainees where able to keep their faith whilst incarcerated in the most torturous conditions [Hachette Books]
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Book Club: Mansoor Adayfi's memoir as Guantanamo detainee #441 is an invaluable resource for exposing the joint impunity of the United States and its nefarious associates in the War on Terror, but also how Adayfi's Islamic faith triumphed over it all
Students Reading in the Stacks of a Library (Photo by Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
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Book Club: The New Arab has compiled a list of five anthologies from authors across the Arab world that have captured the hearts and minds of their readers, and celebrated as revered works of literature.
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Book Club: The first collection from a young Palestinian poet battling Israeli domination, Rifqa teaches a global audience about both the stark reality of occupation and the life of its inspirational namesake.
The Dance of the Deep Blue Scorpion [Seagull Books]
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Book Club: Set in-between the two Intifadas, Akram Musallam's latest book is an introspective interrogation of how the Israeli occupation affects every facet of society, using both personal anecdotes and the lives of others as a creative influence.