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The Quran

-- There is only one Quran; that revealed to Prophet Muhammad (610 - 632 AD) -- available only in Arabic. There are many interpretations of the Quran. To buy these or to check prices click on [ORDER].
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Islam, Muslims

-- selected to give the beginner a good understanding of Islam. To buy books we recommend or to check prices click on [ORDER].
  • Sir Abdullah Suhrawardy, The Sayings of Muhammad -- Gandhi referred to these sayings as "the treasures of mankind." This introduction to Islamic values was found in the overcoat pocket of Leo Tolstoy when he took his last walk in the fields he used to till. [X] [ORDER]
  • Roger Du Pasquier, Unveiling Islam -- Swiss journalist and winner of the 1988 French Authors' Association prize reports, "The West . . . has never really known Islam. Ever since they watched it appear on the world stage, Christians never ceased to insult and slander it in order to find justifications for waging war on it." [ORDER]
  • Muhammad Asad, The Road to Mecca -- A deeply moving autobiography of Leopold Weiss of Poland, adventurer, correspondent for the Frankfurter Zeitung at age 22, Pakistan's representative to the UN, and interpreter of the Quran. [ORDER]
  • Karen Armstrong, Muhammad: A Biography of The Prophet -- Former Catholic nun says, "Muhammad . . . had undertaken the task of redeeming human history and creating a just society which would enable men and women to fulfil their true potential." [ORDER]
  • Akbar S. Ahmed, Living Islam -- Basis for a BBC television series; good overview of Islam's past and present; nicely illustrated. [ORDER]
  • Reza Aslan, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam -- The story of Islam told with "one eye on faith, the other on history". [ORDER]
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Islam, Interfaith

-- selected to provide Muslims resources for interfaith discussion, and access to a Searchable Bible.

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History, Politics I

-- selected to give concerned Americans, and Muslim activists, a good understanding of the U.S., and the effects of U.S. foreign interventions on the lives of Americans, Muslims, and the world. To buy books we recommend or to check prices click on [ORDER].
  • Enver Masud, The War on Islam -- Founder of The Wisdom Fund exposes the hypocrisy of U.S. foreign policy, and the pretexts used to rob the Muslim world of its freedom and resources. [X] [ORDER]
  • Howard Zinn, Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology -- Professor of history and political science, former air force bombardier in Europe, presents conclusions which challenge establisment myths. [ORDER]
  • Noam Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Dominance -- MIT professor argues that current U.S. policies are simply the continuation of a half-century of an "imperial grand strategy" in which the U.S. has attempted to "maintain its hegemony through the threat or use of military force." [ORDER]
  • John Pilger, Hidden Agendas -- Journalist, twice winner of Britain's Journalist of the Year award, gives the unfiltered truth about worldwide struggles for justice and the veiled role of the U.S. and Britain. [ORDER]
  • Gabriel Kolko, Another Century of War? -- "The foremost modern historian of war" says the roots of terrorism lie in America's cynical policies in the Middle East and Afghanistan, a half-century of realpolitik justified by crusades for oil and against communism. [ORDER]
  • Mark Zepezauer, Boomerang! -- A concise account of our covert wars which have created enemies across the Middle East and brought terror to America. [X] [ORDER]
  • Mahmood Mamdani, Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror -- Columbia University professor argues that the terrorist movement at the center of Islamist politics is a result of America's proxy wars, and cannot be defeated by occupying Iraq. [ORDER]
  • William Blum, Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II -- Is the United States a force for democracy? From China in the 1940s to Guatemala to the Gulf War, former U.S. Dept. of State official provides a comprehensive study of the ongoing American holocaust. [X] [ORDER]
  • John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man -- His job was to saddle countries with huge debts so that the American government and international aid agencies could control their economies. [ ORDER]
  • Greg Palast, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy -- Investigative reporter exposes the truth about globalization, corporate buying of government favors, and of African-Americans erased from voter roles. [ORDER]
  • Paul Findley, Deliberate Deceptions -- U.S. Representative from Illinois speaks out on the facts behind the U.S.-Israeli relationship, and they're not what establishment media generally report. [ORDER]
  • Alan Geyer and Barbara G. Green, Lines in the Sand: Justice and the Gulf War -- An analysis based on the Christian doctrine of "just war," together with the often neglected historical context of events and policies preceding the war. [ORDER]
  • Michael A. Sells, The Bridge Betrayed: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia -- For NATO powers to acknowledge genocide in Bosnia would mean acknowledging that they broke the Genocide Covention of 1948 by refusing to prevent and punish it, and rewarded it by ceding territory to the aggressors. [ORDER]
  • Larry J. Sabato, Glenn R. Simpson, Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics -- Four out of five Americans don't trust their government. Authors describe the corruption in American politics, and what Americans should know if they are to reform the system. [ORDER]
  • Bruce B. Lawrence, Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence -- Islam's portrayal in Western media, as an alien, violent, hostile religion more accurately reflects the bias of Western reporters than they do the realities of Islam. [ORDER]
  • Noah Feldman, After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy -- An illuminating survey of the intellectual and geopolitical terrain of the Muslim world and of the many Muslim democrats who reject religious violence. [ORDER]
  • Edward W. Said, Covering Islam -- Columbia University professor reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie even the most "objective" coverage of the Islamic world. [ORDER]
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History, Politics II

-- read more of what the establishment media generally won't tell you about history and politics.

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Oneness of God[X] | Miracle of The Quran | Prophet Muhammad | Meaning of Islam and Muslim | Sufism | Islam and Other Religions | Islam and Europe's Renaissance | Sharia or Islamic Law | Democracy and Islam | Fundamentalism and Islam | Realpolitik and Terrorism | Jihad and Crusades | Quran and Violence | Women in Islam | Polygamy in Islam | Slavery in Islam | More on Islam | The Bible: War, Violence

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Journals

Washington Report | New York Review of Books | New Civilization | The Progressive | The Nation | CounterPunch | The Gadflyer | Dissent | Yes! | Multinational Monitor | Covert Action Quarterly | Z Magazine | Executive Intelligence Review | The Economist | Foreign Affairs | Foreign Policy | American Conservative | Q News | Palestine Times | Mid-East Realities |

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NewsLink [X]| Vote Smart [X]| Fundrace 2004| The White House | State Department| U.S. Senate | U.S. House of Representatives | Contacting Congress [X]| State & Local | Campaign Money | Library of Congress | NYPL Digital Gallery| THOMAS: Legislative Information | GovTrac.us| Federal Election Commission | Census Bureau | Social Statistics | The United Nations | The World Bank | World's Politicians | Political Information Search | Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting | Open Secrets | Center for Public Integrity [X]| National Priorities Project | News Media Finder |

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General References

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