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Literatur zum Islam

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 702
ISBN: 978-1-61719-821-2
A bibliography of over 200 works on Islam and its history, chiefly in German and English, with an index by subject classification.

An Outline for the Study of Dervishism

Covering Six Elementary Lectures on the Popular Development of Sufism or Mohammedan Mysticism
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 529
ISBN: 978-1-61719-190-9
This volume is a compilation of notes from six lectures on the development and nature of Sufism.

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Historical Manuscripts in the Arabic and Persian Languages

Preserved in the Library of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
ISBN: 978-1-61719-183-1
A list of 159 manuscripts in the Royal Asiatic Society's collections is presented in this volume; each entry is equipped with title, translation, description of the book and of its contents, script, donor, and date.

Certain Parallel Developments in Pali and New Persian Phonology

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 718
ISBN: 978-1-61143-012-7
Pali and New Persian are without influence on one another, yet they show a striking similarity in their development. All coincidences between the two languages are due to the operation of the laws of development which govern the Indo-Iranian languages.

Presentation of Christianity to Muslims

The Report of a Committee approved by the Board of Missionary Preparation
ISBN: 978-1-61719-003-2
Islam and the Muslim world, for missionaries, as of 1916; extensive survey of the subject, notes on missionary strategy and tactics. Extensive bibliographic appendix


ISBN: 978-1-61719-002-5
The life and work of al-Ghazali, published for the Christian Literature Society of India. Bibligraphic appendix of Egyptian publications on and by al-Ghazali.

The Moors in Spain

By Stanley Lane-Poole; In Collaboration With Arthur Gilman
ISBN: 978-1-60724-320-5
Taking his interest in the Islamic conquest to its northwestern frontier, Lane-Pool here considers the history of the Moors in Spain. The famous battles and their various outcomes are recorded. A gripping account for students of history, this treatment of the Islamic presence in Europe is a solid piece of research that has stood the test of time.

Ar-Raoudat at-tibiyya (Le jardin médical) par Ubaîd-Allah Ben Gibraîl Ben Bakhtichoû

Edited with an Introduction by Paul Sbath
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 668
ISBN: 978-1-61719-618-8
Sbath here publishes the Arabic text of The Medical Garden, a compendium of medical-philosophical definitions, the work of the last prominent member of the famous Bakhtishu‘ family of physicians, with notes and a brief introduction.

Alevis and Alevism

Transformed Identities
ISBN: 978-1-61719-118-3
This collection of articles explores identity amongst the Alevis, a religious minority from Turkey.

Das sogenannte Religionsgespräch am Hof der Sasaniden

Edited by Eduard Bratke
ISBN: 978-1-61719-282-1
At the court of a fictitious King of Persia, first the Christians debate the pagans, with a rabbi as referee, and then the Christians debate the Jews, with a pagan referee. Standard edition, long unavaiable, with commentary and indices.

Thesaurus Arabico-Syro-Latinus

Classified Vocabulary in Arabic, Syriac, and Latin
Compiled by Tommaso Obicini; Contribution by Marcus Bovelius Lucensis
ISBN: 978-1-60724-899-6
The Franciscan Tommaso Obicini (1585-1632) was an early pioneer of Oriental studies. This large volume of his is a classified vocabulary list in three languages: Arabic, Syriac, and Latin. A table of contents and index (in Latin) are included.

Redefining History on Pre-Islamic Accounts

The Arabic Recension of the Martyrs of Najrân
ISBN: 978-1-61719-158-9
The account of the Martyrs of Najran has hitherto been known only through the Greek and the Syriac textual tradition, but this book offers an analysis of the original Arabic account to provide information about the most important details, and for identifying the original text of the Arabic version. A comparative study of the contents and structure of the tragic events which took place in the South Arabian city of Najran as they were narrated in the Arabic recension contained in the MS Sinaitic Arabic 535.

The World of Islam

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 185
ISBN: 978-1-60724-281-9
This pamphlet is designed to help guide Churchmen and women in their reading on the Muslim world. At a time when, as Addison pointed out, Islam was throwing off the inertia of centuries and actively seeking to adopt the ways of the West, it was especially necessary to understand the beginnings, developments, and trends in that faith. Addison, who was one of the leading students of Islam in the Episcopal Church of his day, wrote this brief essay and appended it to descriptions of a few well selected books intended to give readers an understanding of the world of Islam.

Saadi's Bostan aus dem Persischen übersetzt

Translated by Friedrich Rückert
ISBN: 978-1-60724-319-9
Considered one of the greatest works of the Sufi writers, Saadi’s Bostan (The Orchard) is an astounding poetic collection of wisdom that includes anecdotes, proverbs, and quotations that engage the rules of life and psychological observations of individual behavior. Saadi (or Abu Muslih bin Abdallah Shirazi, 1184 – 1283/1291?) was a Persian poet and traveler. Here Bostan is presented in German translation, the work of one of Germany’s great poets, Friedrich Rückert, who also had the distinction of being a professor of oriental languages. The lover of medieval poetry will find this supreme accomplishment of Persian poetry irresistible.

Was hat Mohammed aus dem Judenthume Aufgenommen?

ISBN: 978-1-60724-308-3
Undertaking the classic question of the relationship of Islam to Judaism, Geiger begins his treatment with the intertwined questions of what Islam wishes to do, is able to do, and is permitted to do with Judaism. Concepts and opinions such as faith beliefs, moral and legal regulations, and concepts of life are all considered as they moved from Judaism to Islam. A well-regarded early work in the field of comparative religions, Geiger’s work is not to be missed by anyone with an interest in Judaism and its relationship to Islam.

Christ in Islam

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 197
ISBN: 978-1-60724-299-4
A sympathetic account of how Islam has historically viewed Jesus, this little book sets out to present material from the Quran and other major sources that directly reference Jesus. Passages are presented in the order that they occur rather than being arranged in any artificial, chronological order. Selections from Thalabi’s Stories of the Prophets and one passage from Abu al Fida’s Universal History are included as well.

A Western Awakening to Islam

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 189
ISBN: 978-1-60724-285-7
Wishing to educate the western world to the wonders of Islam, Lord Headley penned several books on the religion. In the present volume he volunteers the various attributes that made Islam a viable option for a western citizen. Understanding the religion would ultimately undermine fears others felt toward the unfamiliar faith. Taking traditional areas of concern to task, he addresses peacefulness, women’s place in Islam, willful misrepresentations, self-control, fear, law and order, converts, praise and thanksgiving, and the continuation of God’s blessings. Such a strong case suggested to his readers that society’s fears stemmed from misunderstanding.

The Moslem Doctrine of God

An Essay on the Character and Attributes of Allah according to the Koran and Orthodox Tradition
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 188
ISBN: 978-1-60724-284-0
In his zeal to convert Muslims to Christianity, Zwemer was unmatched and this book helps to explain why. Not shy about admitting that the three major monotheistic religions share the concept of one God, he begins an examination of Islamic ideas about God, from a Christian perspective. Starting with the premise of the singularity of Allah, Zwemer discusses the Muslim ideas of the divine essence. In a chapter about the ninety-nine names of Allah he explores the similarity to the rosary and Islamic ideas of divine justice. Passing next to the attributes of Allah, Zwemer examines and analyzes what Muslims assert regarding God. In further chapters he deals with how Allah interacts with the world, the concept of the Trinity, and predestination. Determining that the completed idea of God in Islam is incomplete, Zwemer concludes with a case for the God of Christianity.

Arabness and Islam in Arab Constitutions

ISBN: 978-1-60724-155-3
The question of the relationship between Arab identity and Islam is a pressing one for all Christian minorities in the Middle East. In this book, Syrian and Arab intellectual George Jabbur publishes a series of lectures concerned with examining the matter of Arabness, Arabhood, Islam, and political participation and belonging in the constitutions of the countries of the Arab world.

The Syriac Contribution to Arab Civilization

ISBN: 978-1-60724-149-2
The aim of this book is to demonstrate the movement of Greek thought into Arabic via the Syriac language. Al-Hamad devotes the four sections of this book to profiling four different authors who either wrote in Syriac or whose works were transmitted into Arabic via Syriac translations: Porphyry, John Philoponos (‘the Grammarian’), Jacob of Edessa and Dionysios of Tellmahre.

Dissent and Heterodoxy in the Late Ottoman Empire

Reformers, Babis and Baha'is
ISBN: 978-1-60724-092-1
This monograph of the religious life of the late Ottoman Empire covers several significant features of the Turkish religious landscape. Indispensable for historians of Islamic breakaway religions, Alkan’s monograph fills a gap in many accounts of emergent religions.

Arabian Wisdom

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 195
ISBN: 978-1-60724-295-6
Having lived for many years in Beirut, John Wortabet grew to know much about the Islamic world. Recognizing the wisdom and integrity of the people and religion of what was then known as Syria, Wortabet set about to preserve the essentials of Arabic wisdom in this little book. The wisdom saying, a literary form of ancient pedigree in this part of the world, is generally a brief but pointed statement of a truth distilled from careful observation. Wortabet here presents these saying arranged according to topic, with the goal of facilitating understanding between the wider world and those who live in what has become a very unsettled region.

The Three Great Prophets of the World

Moses, Jesus and Muhammad
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 190
ISBN: 978-1-60724-286-4
Written by a well-known convert to Islam, this little study traces the connections between the major prophets of each of the monotheistic faiths. Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. He discusses the moral influences of these founders on their followers and the impact they had on their world. Headley next considers the way that these founders died or left the world and also what they had taught about the next world. Special attention is given, naturally, to the advent of Islam and what happened after the founding of the faith. Headley ends with a brief sketch of the life of Muhammad. A compact study written from the Islamic point of view, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the relations between the three monotheistic religions.

Christianity and Islam

By C. H. Becker; Translated by H. J. Chaytor
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 181
ISBN: 978-1-60724-274-1
From one of the leading scholars of Islam in the last century comes this exploration of Christianity and Islam. Right from the beginning Becker notes that there are different points of view on the subject. Examining the nature of the subject and the historical connections between the religions, he turns to the meeting of the two faiths. Emerging outlooks at the time demonstrated just how much these religions affected each other. Those interested in the history of western religions will find this a refreshing resource. Also useful to students, this informative booklet is a welcome find.

The Christian Approach to Moslems

A Course for Adult Groups
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 180
ISBN: 978-1-60724-273-4
In the days when many Americans were first becoming aware of the larger religious world, Sailer introduced them to Islam. Reaching for an understanding of how the two religions relate, he begins this study with an introduction to the Muslim world. Sailer approaches the subject with a respect for Islam and its believers. Aiming to prepare missionaries for Muslim regions, he writes for a general readership. Understanding, he believes, begins with an overview of Muslim life and the character and influences on Islam. Designed as a short adult course on the subject, this booklet has instructions for the leader of an adult group on the topic. Interested in the impact of Christianity on Islam, Sailer explores what churches might do. Taken all together, this little booklet spells out a plan of action for what the author saw as a missionary opportunity.