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Khamr - The Makings Of A Waterslams (Paperback): Jamil F. Khan Khamr - The Makings Of A Waterslams (Paperback)
Jamil F. Khan 5
R240 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R34 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Khamr: The Makings Of A Waterslams is a true story that maps the author’s experience of living with an alcoholic father and the direct conflict of having to perform a Muslim life that taught him that nearly everything he called home was forbidden.

A detailed account from his childhood to early adulthood, Jamil F. Khan lays bare the experience of living in a so-called middle-class Coloured home in a neighbourhood called Bernadino Heights in Kraaifontein, a suburb to the north of Cape Town. His memories are overwhelmed by the constant discord that was created by the chaos and dysfunction of his alcoholic home and a co-dependent relationship with his mother, while trying to manage the daily routine of his parents keeping up appearances and him maintaining scholastic excellence.

Khan’s memories are clear and detailed, which in turn is complemented by his scholarly thinking and analysis of those memories. He interrogates the intersections of Islam, Colouredness and the hypocrisy of respectability as well as the effect perceived class status has on these social realities in simple yet incisive language, giving the reader more than just a memoir of pain and suffering.

Khan says about his debut book: "This is not a story for the romanticisation of pain and perseverance, although it tells of overcoming many difficulties. It is a critique of secret violence in faith communities and families, and the hypocrisy that has damaged so many people still looking for a place and way to voice their trauma. This is a critique of the value placed on ritual and culture at the expense of human life and well-being, and the far-reaching consequences of systems of oppression dressed up as tradition."

Muhammad - How He Can Make You Extraordinary (Paperback): Hesham Al-Awadi Muhammad - How He Can Make You Extraordinary (Paperback)
Hesham Al-Awadi
R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book tells the story of the Prophet Muhammad as an inspirational role model for anyone who wants to be extraordinary.

You will learn how Muhammad shaped his personality as a child, dealt with the universal challenges of adolescence while a teenager, and then emerged as a leader in his community as a young adult. The book deliberately avoids the language of historical narration used in typical biographies of the Prophet in favor of a more informal, down-to-earth approach.

In this book, the reader will get a completely different view of Muhammad and hopefully will see how Muhammad addressed our own daily challenges, inspiring us to excel in confronting these challenges.

My Revision Notes: A-level Religious Studies Islam (Paperback): Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi My Revision Notes: A-level Religious Studies Islam (Paperback)
Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi
R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Target exam success with My Revision Notes. Our updated approach to revision will help students learn, practise and apply their skills and understanding. Coverage of key content is combined with practical study tips and effective revision strategies to create a revision guide students can rely on to build both knowledge and confidence. My Revision Notes: A-level Religious Studies Islam will help students to: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate your knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular tasks and answers - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid

The War on the Uyghurs - China's Campaign Against Xinjiang's Muslims (Paperback): Sean R. Roberts The War on the Uyghurs - China's Campaign Against Xinjiang's Muslims (Paperback)
Sean R. Roberts; Foreword by Ben Emmerson
R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The first account of one of the world's most pressing humanitarian catastrophes. This eye-opening book reveals how China has used the US-led Global War on Terror as cover for its increasingly brutal suppression of the Uyghur people. China's actions, it argues, have emboldened states around the globe to persecute ethnic minorities and severely repress domestic opposition in the name of combatting terrorism. Within weeks of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, the Chinese government announced that it faced a serious terrorist threat from its largely Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority. Nearly two decades later, of the 11 million Uyghurs living in China today, more than 1 million have been detained in so-called re-education camps, victims of what has become the largest program of mass incarceration and surveillance in the world. Drawing on extensive interviews with Uyghurs in Xinjiang, as well as refugee communities and exiles, Sean Roberts tells a story that is not just about state policies, but about Uyghur responses to these devastating government programs. Providing a lucid and far-reaching analysis of China's cultural genocide, The War on the Uyghurs allows the voices of those caught up in the human tragedy to be heard for the first time. -- .

Islam in Saudi Arabia (Paperback): David Commins Islam in Saudi Arabia (Paperback)
David Commins; Foreword by Malise Ruthven
R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Royal power, oil, and puritanical Islam are primary elements in Saudi Arabia's rise to global influence. Oil is the reason for Western interest in the kingdom and the foundation for commercial, diplomatic, and strategic relations. Were it not for oil, the government of Saudi Arabia would lack the resources to construct a modern economy and infrastructure, and to thrust the kingdom into regional prominence. Were it not for oil, Saudi Arabia would not be able to fund institutions that spread its religious doctrine to Muslim and non-Muslim countries. That doctrine, commonly known as Wahhabism, is a puritanical form of Islam that is distinctive in a number of ways, most visibly for how it makes public observance of religious norms a matter of government enforcement rather than individual disposition and social conformity, as it is in other Muslim countries."-from the IntroductionSaudi Arabia is often portrayed as a country where religious rules dictate every detail of daily life: where women may not drive; where unrelated men and women may not interact; where women veil their faces; and where banks, restaurants, and cafes have dual facilities: one for families, another for men. Yet everyday life in the kingdom does not entirely conform to dogma. David Commins challenges the stereotype of Saudi Arabia as a country immune to change by highlighting the ways that urbanization, education, consumerism, global communications, and technological innovation have exerted pressure against rules issued by the religious establishment.Commins places the Wahhabi movement in the wider context of Islamic history, showing how state-appointed clerics built on dynastic backing to fashion a model society of Sharia observance and moral virtue. Beneath a surface appearance of obedience to Islamic authority, however, he detects reflections of Arabia's heritage of diversity (where Shi'ite and Sufi tendencies predating the Saudi era survive in the face of discrimination) and the effects of its exposure to Western mores.

Prey - Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights (Hardcover): Ayaan Hirsi Ali Prey - Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights (Hardcover)
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Why are so few people talking about the eruption of sexual violence and harassment in Europe's cities? No one in a position of power wants to admit that the problem is linked to the arrival of several million migrants-most of them young men-from Muslim-majority countries. In Prey, the best-selling author of Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, presents startling statistics, criminal cases and personal testimony. Among these facts: In 2014, sexual violence in Western Europe surged following a period of stability. In 2018 Germany, "offences against sexual self-determination" rose 36 percent from their 2014 rate; nearly two-fifths of the suspects were non-German. In Austria in 2017, asylum-seekers were suspects in 11 percent of all reported rapes and sexual harassment cases, despite making up less than 1 percent of the total population. This violence isn't a figment of alt-right propaganda, Hirsi Ali insists, even if neo-Nazis exaggerate it. It's a real problem that Europe-and the world-cannot continue to ignore. She explains why so many young Muslim men who arrive in Europe engage in sexual harassment and violence, tracing the roots of sexual violence in the Muslim world from institutionalized polygamy to the lack of legal and religious protections for women. A refugee herself, Hirsi Ali is not against immigration. As a child in Somalia, she suffered female genital mutilation; as a young girl in Saudi Arabia, she was made to feel acutely aware of her own vulnerability. Immigration, she argues, requires integration and assimilation. She wants Europeans to reform their broken system-and for Americans to learn from European mistakes. If this doesn't happen, the calls to exclude new Muslim migrants from Western countries will only grow louder. Deeply researched and featuring fresh and often shocking revelations, Prey uncovers a sexual assault and harassment crisis in Europe that is turning the clock on women's rights much further back than the #MeToo movement is advancing it.

Following Muhammad - Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (Paperback, New edition): Carl W. Ernst Following Muhammad - Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (Paperback, New edition)
Carl W. Ernst
R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Avoiding the traps of sensational political exposes and specialized scholarly Orientalism, Carl Ernst introduces readers to the profound spiritual resources of Islam while clarifying diversity and debate within the tradition. Framing his argument in terms of religious studies, Ernst describes how Protestant definitions of religion and anti-Muslim prejudice have affected views of Islam in Europe and America. He also covers the contemporary importance of Islam in both its traditional settings and its new locations and provides a context for understanding extremist movements like fundamentalism. He concludes with an overview of critical debates on important contemporary issues such as gender and veiling, state politics, and science and religion.

Zara Hossain is Here (Paperback): Sabina Khan Zara Hossain is Here (Paperback)
Sabina Khan
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A timely and honest coming-of-age story that explores the complicated relationship between identity, culture, family, and love. Seventeen-year-old Pakistani immigrant, Zara Hossain, has been leading a fairly typical life in Texas since her family moved there for her father's work. While dealing with the Islamophobia that she faces at school, Zara has to lay low, trying not to stir up any trouble and jeopardize their family's dependent visa status while they await their green card approval. But one day her tormentor, star football player Tyler Benson, takes things too far, leaving a threatening note in her locker, and gets suspended. As an act of revenge against her for speaking out, Tyler and his friends vandalize Zara's house with racist graffiti, leading to a violent crime that puts Zara's entire future at risk. Now she must pay the ultimate price and choose between fighting to stay in the only place she's ever called home or losing the life she loves and everyone in it.

In Honor of Fadime - Murder and Shame (Paperback): Unni Wikan In Honor of Fadime - Murder and Shame (Paperback)
Unni Wikan; Translated by Anna Paterson
R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

In 2002 young Fadime Sahindal was brutally murdered by her own father. She belonged to a family of Kurdish immigrants who had lived in Sweden for almost two decades. But Fadime's relationship with a man outside of their community had deeply dishonored her family, and only her death could remove the stain. This abhorrent crime shocked the world, and her name soon became a rallying cry in the struggle to combat so-called honor killings. Unni Wikan narrates Fadime's heartbreaking story through her own eloquent words, along with the testimonies of her father, mother, and two sisters. What unfolds is a tale of courage and betrayal, loyalty and love, power and humiliation, and a nearly unfathomable clash of cultures. Despite enduring years of threats over her emancipated life, Fadime advocated compassion for her killer to the end, believing him to be trapped by an unyielding code of honor. Wikan puts this shocking event in context by analyzing similar honor killings throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. She also examines the concept of honor in historical and cross-cultural depth, concluding that Islam itself is not to blame-indeed, honor killings occur across religious and ethnic traditions-but rather the way that many cultures have resolutely linked honor with violence. In Honor of Fadime holds profound and timely insights into conservative Kurdish culture, but ultimately the heart of this powerful book is Fadime's courageous and tragic story-and Wikan's telling of it is riveting.

Becoming Iman - An Adventure Through Rebellion, Religion And Reason (Paperback): Iman Rappetti Becoming Iman - An Adventure Through Rebellion, Religion And Reason (Paperback)
Iman Rappetti
R285 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R60 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Iman Rappetti is an award-winning journalist who has been involved in print, radio and television. She worked as a young journalist in South Africa and then abandoned it (along with all her worldly possessions) when she became Muslim. She lived in the Islamic Republic of Iran for two years, where she also worked on a current affairs TV show for the state broadcaster before returning to South Africa and resuming her life here.

She describes herself as `the youngest of five children. One Rasatafarian brother (passed away), one ex-con brother (who can dance the pants off any woman and has a wicked sense of humour), another brother who's a big shot in the marine engineering industry (he makes a mean curry), and a sister who has the thankless task of staying at home and raising the rugrats (she has a way with words, and also makes a kick-ass briyani)'.

In this moving and entertaining memoir, Iman shares stories and what she has learned from her colourful journey through life.

Gifts for the Seeker (Paperback, 2nd edition): Gifts for the Seeker (Paperback, 2nd edition)
R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Up the Country.' - Letters Written to Her Sister from the Upper Provinces of India (Paperback): Emily Eden Up the Country.' - Letters Written to Her Sister from the Upper Provinces of India (Paperback)
Emily Eden
R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The History of the Saracens - Comprising the Lives of Mohammed and His Successors, to the Death of Abdalmelik, the Eleventh... The History of the Saracens - Comprising the Lives of Mohammed and His Successors, to the Death of Abdalmelik, the Eleventh Caliph: With an Account of Their Most Remarkable Battles, Sieges, Revolts, Etc.: Collected from Authentic Sources, Especially Arab (Paperback)
Simon Ockley
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Lives of Mahomet and His Successors (Paperback): Washington Irving Lives of Mahomet and His Successors (Paperback)
Washington Irving
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Jewish Children (Paperback): Sholem Aleichem Jewish Children (Paperback)
Sholem Aleichem
R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Koran - Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed (Paperback): George Sale The Koran - Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed (Paperback)
George Sale
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Life of Mahomet (Paperback): Samuel Green The Life of Mahomet (Paperback)
Samuel Green
R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Koran - Tr., the Suras Arranged in Chronological Order; With Notes and Index, by J.M. Rodwell. 2Nd Revised and Amended Ed... The Koran - Tr., the Suras Arranged in Chronological Order; With Notes and Index, by J.M. Rodwell. 2Nd Revised and Amended Ed (Paperback)
John Medows Rodwell
R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Works - Collated With All the Former Editions, and Corrected With Notes Critical and Explanatory (Paperback): Ben Jonson Works - Collated With All the Former Editions, and Corrected With Notes Critical and Explanatory (Paperback)
Ben Jonson
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The History of the Saracens - Comprising the Lives of Mohammed and His Successors (Paperback): Simon Ockley The History of the Saracens - Comprising the Lives of Mohammed and His Successors (Paperback)
Simon Ockley
R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Up the Country - Letters Written to Her Sister from the Upper Provinces of India. by the Hon. Emily Eden (Paperback): Emily Eden Up the Country - Letters Written to Her Sister from the Upper Provinces of India. by the Hon. Emily Eden (Paperback)
Emily Eden
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Lives of Mahomet and His Successors (Paperback): Washington Irving Lives of Mahomet and His Successors (Paperback)
Washington Irving
R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Koran - Tr., the Suras Arranged in Chronological Order; With Notes and Index, by J.M. Rodwell (Paperback): John Medows... The Koran - Tr., the Suras Arranged in Chronological Order; With Notes and Index, by J.M. Rodwell (Paperback)
John Medows Rodwell
R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Up the Country - Letters Written to Her Sister from the Upper Provinces of India. by the Hon. Emily Eden (Paperback): Emily Eden Up the Country - Letters Written to Her Sister from the Upper Provinces of India. by the Hon. Emily Eden (Paperback)
Emily Eden
R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Hamka's Great Story - A Master Writer's Vision of Islam for Modern Indonesia (Hardcover): James R. Rush Hamka's Great Story - A Master Writer's Vision of Islam for Modern Indonesia (Hardcover)
James R. Rush
R1,892 Discovery Miles 18 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hamka's Great Story presents Indonesia through the eyes of an impassioned, popular thinker who believed that Indonesians and Muslims everywhere should embrace the thrilling promises of modern life, and navigate its dangers, with Islam as their compass. Hamka (Haji Abdul Malik Karim Amrullah) was born when Indonesia was still a Dutch colony and came of age as the nation itself was emerging through tumultuous periods of Japanese occupation, revolution, and early independence. He became a prominent author and controversial public figure. In his lifetime of prodigious writing, Hamka advanced Islam as a liberating, enlightened, and hopeful body of beliefs around which the new nation could form and prosper. He embraced science, human agency, social justice, and democracy, arguing that these modern concepts comported with Islam's true teachings. Hamka unfolded this big idea-his Great Story-decade by decade in a vast outpouring of writing that included novels and poems and chatty newspaper columns, biographies, memoires, and histories, and lengthy studies of theology including a thirty-volume commentary on the Holy Qur'an. In introducing this influential figure and his ideas to a wider audience, this sweeping biography also illustrates a profound global process: how public debates about religion are shaping national societies in the postcolonial world.

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