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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.