ISBN 9781851683956,Notable Muslims: Muslim Builders of World Civilization and Culture

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ISBN 9781851683956

Oneworld Publications

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9781851683956

ISBN-10 185168395X

Paper Back

Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

From political leaders and human rights activists to rap musicians and NBA basketball stars, this diverse collection of profiles documents the contributions of fifty male and fifty female Muslims to a wide variety of different fields and professions. As an exploration and celebration of what it means to be a Muslim today, it offers a colourful and vibrant counterpoint to the stereotypes of religious fundamentalists and masked suicide bombers that have become all too commonplace in Western representations of Islam.

Notable Muslims is unique among works of a similar nature in its contemporary focus; eighty-five of the one hundred figures profiled are alive today, and many have been interviewed personally by Natana DeLong-Bas for this project. With a complete set of references and web links for every profile, this meticulously researched work will provide an indispensable resource for students and teachers and a rich source of inspiration for all those committed to building bridges of interfaith and inter cultural understanding in the modern world.

About the Author
Natana Delong-Bas is Lecturer in Theology at Boston College and Lecturer in Near East and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. The author of Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Refom to Global Jihad, and Women in Muslim Family Law (with John Esposito), She is the Deputy Editor for The Encyclopedia of the Islamic World and The World of Islam Electronic Resource Centre, and an Editor and Senior Researcher for The Oxford Dictionary of Islam.