Books

  • In Pursuit of Justice

    April 10, 2006
    In this historic contribution to a modern understanding of Islam, Dr. Maher Hathout examines core democratic and human rights principles from an Islamic perspective. Subjects include justice, constitutionalism, democracy, sanctity of life, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the status of women, non-Muslims, property rights, citizenship, freedom of association, freedom of movement, children, security of person, slavery, and social services.

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  • The American Muslim Identity

    September 1, 2003
    For anyone who wants to understand the post-9/11 world in which we are living, this book is a stimulating read that provides a sensitive, informed perspective on the intersection between Islam and democracy rooted in the principles of liberty and justice for all.

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  • American Muslims: Voir Dire (Speak the Truth)

    August 1, 2002
    Blending history, spirituality and activism, Ahmed Younis shares his desire toward a new and brighter reality, emphasizing "ijtihad," which mandates that Muslims exercise cognitive ingenuity in taking ownership of America and helping solve American challenges.

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  • Jihad vs. Terrorism

    March 25, 2002
    Jihad vs. Terrorism is Dr. Maher Hathout's profound and timely critique of the current approaches to understanding the Islamic concept of "jihad." This word, in Arabic, literally means, "Struggle." Rather than its popular media connotation of "holy war," Dr. Hathout explains that the true meaning of "jihad" in Islamic traditions is that of an internal spiritual struggle, focused on individual purification and the promotion of social justice and human rights.

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