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Outstanding list!
 
I forward books and references all the time to clear up the huge amount of misconceptions toward Islam -- now I have a one-stop source!
 
Thank you and may Allah contine to bless you for your effort!
 
(Note: Please double-check that all the links provided do actually work! I have found that not to be the case in every reference provided. Thanks in advance.)
 
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Originally posted by Al-Cordoby

Books by German Ambassador Dr. Murad Hoffmann

About the Author: Murad Wilfried Hoffmann embraced Islam in 1980. There were huge protests and riots by the German public that a man of such high profile should embrace Islam. He was born in a Catholic family in 1931.

In 1957, he completed his studies of German Law with a doctorate and his bar exam. In 1960, he did his masters degree at Harvard Law, in American Law. When he converted, he was a member of the German foreign service and a specialist on issues of nuclear defence.

He also served as Director of Information for NATO at Brussels (1983-87), Ambassador to Algeria (1987-90), and Ambassador to Morocco (1990-94). He has written several highly acclaimed books on Islam.

- Islam 2000
 
- Islam: The Alternative

- Religion on the Rise: Islam in the Third Millenium

- Journey to Makkah

 
Thanks, Al-Cordoby for bringing up Dr Murad Hoffman. It was Dr Hoffman's "Islam: The Alternative" that brought me firmly to the Straight Path, even as I was struggling with partial Christian hodge-podge of extemporized ideas.
 
These books should be required reading at the US high school/collegiate level as they provide information on Islam within the framework of Western (Judeo-Christian) conceptual notions of reality.
 
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   Hi their.. hop u fine.. will I read ur topic about Hofmann' book "Religion on the Rise". And I really interested in this book.. and I'm goanna make a presentation on this book ..so if u don’t mind can u help me by  sending  me the summery of the whole  book.. or at least tell me where can I fond the summery of the whole book?....
 
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Hi Hazel:
 
I don't know the other titles by Murad Hoffman, but will read them eventually. I only know "Islam: The Alternative" which was written for a Western audience, already exposed to Judeo-Christian values; it allays the typical Western fear toward Islam as being rigid, inflexible and/or unbending. Dr Hoffmann has a Law background from Harvard and from German universities -- therefore, my reaction toward Islam after reading "Islam: The Alternative" was favorable and much more positive.
 
Currently, I am absorbed with Hans Kung's "Islam: Past, Present and Future." Another German and a leading theologian of this era and he offers much thought-provoking material for both Western readers and for Muslims around the world. I trust you are able to access this book where you are!
 
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The Messenger : The Financial Times Best Books of 2007

Sunday 9 December 2007
 
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Walk on Water - The Wisdom of Jesus (peace be upon him)

The following sayings of Jesus (peace be upon him) from traditional Arabic sources are excerpted from Walk on Water, a forthcoming book by Hamza Yusuf: 

According to Ahmad, Jesus peace be upon him was known to have said,

"Virtuous action does not consist in doing good to someone who has done good to you -that is merely returning a favor. Virtuous action consists in doing good to those who have wronged you." (Ahmad) 

According to Malik  b. Anas, Jesus, the son of Mary, said,

"Do not speak much without remembering God, for by doing so, you harden your hearts. Surely a hard heart is distant from God though you are unaware. Do not, like lords, look at the faults of others. Rather, like servants, look at your own faults. In truth, humanity is comprised of only two types, the afflicted and the sound. So show mercy to the afflicted, and praise God for well-being." (Muwatta of Malik) 

It is related that Jesus, the son of Mary,  said,

"It is of no use to know something if one does not act upon it. In truth, an abundance of knowledge only increases one in pride if one does not act accordingly." (Ahmad )

Jesus, the son of Mary, was known to have said,

"Love of this world is the source of every wrong action, and there is much harm in wealth." They asked, "What is its harm?"

Jesus replied, "Its possessor is never safe from pride and arrogance." They said, "What if he is free of those two? Is there still harm?" Jesus responded, "Yes, for by nurturing his wealth, he is diverted from the remembrance of God." (Ahmad )

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As a newcomer to the Faith, this is my motto and credo with which I approach all of life. To those waiting in the sidelines and sitting on the bench: Try it, and your whole life will take on a meaning and purpose beyond that of the materialism and hedonism of this world.
 
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Creating a World Without Poverty:

Social Business and the Future of Capitalism

By Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize Winner 2006

(Banker to the Poor)

What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality?

To some, it sounds impossible.

But Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that.

As founder of Grameen Bank, Yunus pioneered microcredit, the innovative banking program that provides poor people––mainly women––with small loans they use to launch businesses and lift their families out of poverty. In the past thirty years, microcredit has spread to every continent and benefited over 100 million families. But Yunus remained unsatisfied. Much more could be done, he believed, if the dynamics of capitalism could be applied to humanity’s greatest challenges.

Now, in Creating a World Without Poverty, Yunus goes beyond microcredit to pioneer the idea of social business––a completely new way to use the creative vibrancy of business to tackle social problems from poverty and pollution to inadequate health care and lack of education. This book describes how Yunus––in partnership with some of the world’s most visionary business leaders––has launched the world’s first purposely designed social businesses. From collaborating with Danone to produce affordable, nutritious yogurt for malnourished children in Bangladesh to building eyecare hospitals that will save thousands of poor people from blindness, Creating a World Without Poverty offers a glimpse of the amazing future Yunus forecasts for a planet transformed by thousands of social businesses. Yunus’s “Next Big Idea” offers a pioneering model for nothing less than a new, more humane form of capitalism.

http://muhammadyunus.org/files/book.pdf

http://www.muhammadyunus.org/ 

 

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Purification Of The Heart - A Book Review

Purification of the Heart by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf (USA)

It has been said by our illustrious predecessors that the intellect lies in the heart [1]. A verse of the Noble Quran states, "In this is a lesson for every man who has a heart or gives ear with full attention" [2]. In a sound tradition, Muhammad stated while pointing his fingers towards the heart, "Verily, God looks not at your bodies nor at your faces but He looks at your hearts" [3].

Consequently, the scholars of Islam wrote countless texts on how to cleanse and purify one's heart from 'spiritual diseases' that may cause one to defy the sacred law, or at least lead one to do so. Purification of the Heart by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is one such book  ...

Chapters include the diseases of 'Miserliness', 'Love of the World', 'Envy' and 'Ostentation'. The latter chapter addresses what we as humans desire from our worship to God. Do we desire some benefit in this world? Do we worship God in hope of the delights of the hereafter? Or are we steadfast out of fear of punishment? ...

Does the book fulfil the objectives? It certainly presents all types of feelings and emotions that humankind suffers with to such an extent it would be surprising if one could not find a single chapter relevant to oneself. Having said that, it is an incredibly difficult science to study alone yet this is a perfect introduction. The commentary is excellent and definitely highlights the prevalence of diseased hearts in the modern world, not restricting it to any particular community.

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Remembering the Lost History of Muslim Scientists

A US Diplomat's Journey Into Muslim's Past

"If we lose the past, how would we enter the future?"

This is how former US diplomat and author Michael Hamilton Morgan summarized the idea behind his book "Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, and Artists" which talks about how the Islamic civilization contributed significantly to our modern world. On Monday, March 10, 2008, Morgan spoke at Sultan El-Ghouri palace in Cairo's historic Al-Azhar district, Egypt, on the occasion of publishing the Arabic translation of his book.

The book is based on the premise that there is no clash of civilizations or war of religions between Islam and the West. Instead, people today have a single global digital civilization that is derived from the achievements of Muslim thinkers, writers, and artists during what Europe calls the middle ages

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1203758357873&pagename=Zone-English-HealthScience%2FHSELayout

To listen to the entire speech, click here.

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