Many Christians in the West are fearful of engaging in conversation with Muslims - believing that they will be hostile to Christian beliefs and conversations about the Bible. This short audiobook is designed to help both Christians and whole churches understand more about the variety of Muslims there are living in the West and to reach out to them with the good news of the Gospel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George W. Sarris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002245/bk_hove_002245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the post-9/11 West, there is no shortage of strident voices telling us that Islam is a threat to the security, values, way of life, and even existence of the United States and Europe. For better or worse, ´´the Muslim question´´ has become the great question of our time. It is a question bound up with others - about freedom of speech, terror, violence, human rights, women´s dress, and sexuality. Above all, it is tied to the possibility of democracy. In this fearless, original, and surprising book, Anne Norton demolishes the notion that there is a ´´clash of civilizations´´ between the West and Islam. What is really in question, she argues, is the West´s commitment to its own ideals: to democracy and the Enlightenment trinity of liberty, equality, and fraternity. In the most fundamental sense, the Muslim question is about the values not of Islamic, but of Western, civilization. Moving between the United States and Europe, Norton provides a fresh perspective on iconic controversies, from the Danish cartoon of Muhammad to the murder of Theo van Gogh. She examines the arguments of a wide range of thinkers - from John Rawls to Slavoj Žižek. And she describes vivid everyday examples of ordinary Muslims and non-Muslims who have accepted each other and built a common life together. Ultimately, Norton provides a new vision of a richer and more diverse democratic life in the West, one that makes room for Muslims rather than scapegoating them for the West´s own anxieties. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosemary Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011681/bk_adbl_011681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ist die Bibel das zuverlässige Wort Gottes oder wurde sie im Lauf der Jahrhunderte verändert und verfälscht? Ist Jesus Christus wirklich am Kreuz auf Golgatha gestorben und nach drei Tagen aus den Toten auferstanden? Was meinen Christen, wenn Sie von der Dreieinheit Gottes sprechen? Aus zahlreichen Gesprächen weiß der Autor, dass viele Muslime sich mit diesen Fragen beschäftigen. Darum geht er ausführlich darauf ein. Sein Wunsch ist es, Missverständnisse auszuräumen und den Weg zum ewigen Heil zu zeigen. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Daniel Kopp. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/003773/bk_edel_003773_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In the dying days of a brutal civil war, Sohail Haque stumbles upon an abandoned building. Inside, he finds a young woman whose story will haunt him for a lifetime to come... Almost a decade later, Sohail’s sister Maya returns home after a long absence to find her beloved brother transformed. While Maya has stuck to her revolutionary ideals, Sohail has shunned his old life to become a charismatic religious leader. And when Sohail decides to send his son to madrasa, the conflict between them comes to a devastating climax. Set in Bangladesh at a time when religious fundamentalism is on the rise, The Good Muslim is an epic story about faith, family and the long shadow of war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tania Rodrigues. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014955/bk_adbl_014955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of Oprah´s first ´´Chutzpah Award´´ for boldness, Irshad Manji is among the world´s most visible - and vocal - Muslim reformers. In this audiobook, narrated by her, Irshad explains the disturbing attitudes with which too many of her fellow Muslims practice Islam today: Arab cultural tribalism posing as pure faith. An uncritical approach to the Quran as the final and therefore superior word of God. And a rejection of universal human rights as if they are incompatible with the Divine. As a faithful Muslim, Irshad shows that Islam has the raw material to rectify these injustices. Irshad offers a practical vision of how reform-minded Muslim can empower women, promote respect for religious minorities and foster a competition of ideas. This vision builds on ´´ijtihad´´ (ij-tee-had), Islam´s lost tradition of independent thinking. Irshad Manji´s message for Muslims and non-Muslims? Dare to ask questions - out loud. In this audiobook, her voice rings clearly, compassionately, and passionately. You will love the musical surprises, too! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Irshad Manji. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mosc/000001/bk_mosc_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thomas Merton, one of the great mystics of the 20th century, had a deep interest in Islam and its mystical tradition of Sufism. Now, you can join one of Catholicism´s great scholars on a fascinating journey through Merton´s encounter with Islam. Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk whose numerous books made the Christian spiritual classics accessible to modern audiences. A pioneer in interreligious dialogue, he developed a profound interest in the mystical traditions of the world´s major religions. In addition to his multiple relationships with non-Catholic Christians, he engaged in correspondence with Jewish, Muslim, Zen Buddhist, Taoist, and Hindu thinkers. Mystics, Muslims, and Merton focuses on Merton´s engagement with Islam. Your presenter is Prof. Sidney Griffith PhD, an expert in Muslim-Christian relations and a lifelong reader of Thomas Merton. Throughout the course, you will journey through the broad spectrum of Merton´s encounters with Muslims. You will look at Thomas Merton´s interest in Islamic mysticism, particularly in the traditions of Sufism. You will start by looking at his openness to ´´sharing the experience of the Divine light´´ with members of other religions. Then, as you explore Merton´s correspondence with scholars of Sufism and practicing Sufis, you will gain great insight into the spiritual mind of Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton was a remarkable spiritual thinker, and his interactions with Muslims provide a model of interfaith dialogue today. If you are interested in Merton´s ideas, you will love this course. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Sidney H. Griffith STL PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000123/bk_nykm_000123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are we on the verge of an all-out war between the West and 1.3 billion Muslims? When the media searches for an answer to that question, they usually overlook the actual views of the world´s Muslims. Who Speaks for Islam? is about this silenced majority. This book is the product of the Gallup World Poll´s massive multiyear research study. As part of this groundbreaking project, Gallup conducted tens of thousands of interviews with residents of more than 35 nations that are predominantly Muslim or have significant Muslim populations. Gallup posed questions that are on the minds of millions: Is Islam to blame for terrorism? Why is there so much anti-Americanism in the Muslim world? Who are the extremists? Where are the moderates? What do Muslim women really want? Grounded in Gallup World Poll data, not in contentious rhetoric, Who Speaks for Islam? brings data-driven evidence - the voices of a billion Muslims, not those of individual ´´experts´´ or ´´extremists´´ - to one of the most heated and consequential debates of our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008602/bk_brll_008602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a Western world suddenly acutely interested in Islam, one question has been repeatedly heard above the din: Where are the Muslim reformers? With this ambitious volume, Tariq Ramadan firmly establishes himself as one of Europe´s leading thinkers and one of Islam´s most innovative and important voices. As the number of Muslims living in the West grows, the question of what it means to be a Western Muslim becomes increasingly important to the futures of both Islam and the West. While the media are focused on radical Islam, Ramadan claims, a silent revolution is sweeping Islamic communities in the West, as Muslims actively seek ways to live in harmony with their faith within a Western context. French, English, German, and American Muslims - women as well as men - are reshaping their religion into one that is faithful to the principles of Islam, dressed in European and American cultures, and definitively rooted in Western societies. Ramadan´s goal is to create an independent Western Islam, anchored not in the traditions of Islamic countries but in the cultural reality of the West. He begins by offering a fresh reading of Islamic sources, interpreting them for a Western context and demonstrating how a new understanding of universal Islamic principles can open the door to integration into Western societies. He then shows how these principles can be put to practical use. Ramadan contends that Muslims can-indeed must-be faithful to their principles while participating fully in the civic life of Western secular societies. Grounded in scholarship and bold in its aims, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam offers a striking vision of a new Muslim Identity, one which rejects once and for all the idea that Islam must be defined in opposition to the West. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019801/bk_adbl_019801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young Muslim leader´s memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identity. Haroon Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University´s Islamic Center and forced into appearances everywhere: on TV, before interfaith audiences, in print. Moghul was becoming a prominent voice for American Muslims even as he struggled with his relationship to Islam. In high school he was barely a believer and entirely convinced he was going to hell. He sometimes drank. He didn´t pray regularly. All he wanted was a girlfriend. But as he discovered, it wasn´t so easy to leave religion behind. To be true to himself, he needed to forge a unique American Muslim identity that reflected his beliefs and personality. How to Be a Muslim reveals a young man coping with the crushing pressure of a world that fears Muslims, struggling with his faith and searching for intellectual forebears, and suffering the onset of bipolar disorder. This is the story of the second-generation immigrant, of what it´s like to lose yourself between cultures and how to pick up the pieces. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kamran R. Khan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005130/bk_rand_005130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.