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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Michael Pollan
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Ilan Pappé
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
Piers Paul Read
The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity's Moral Predicament
Wael B. Hallaq
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Thomas S. Kuhn

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights - Omar Barghouti A detailed, comprehensive case for the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign.

The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict - William T Cavanaugh Absolutely phenomenal. Totally recommend it.

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Exclusive Edition)

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers - Dav Pilkey Action! Pranks! Laffs!I was introduced to my first Captain Underpants book sometime around the time I was eight years old. And after having aged by nearly thirteen years, the latest in the series still manages to put a smile to my face. :)

Sufism for Non-Sufis?: Ibn 'Ata' Allah al-Sakandari's Taj al-'Arus

Sufism for Non-Sufis? Ibn ‘Aṭa’ Allāh al-Sakandarī’s Tāj al-‘Arūs - Ibn ʻAta' Allah al-Iskandari, Sherman A. Jackson Ibn Ata Allah's aphorisms are great. I found myself re-reading a great number of them either because their meaning completely went over my head after the first reading or simply because of the profundity of their meaning. Ibn Ata Allah's aphorisms address things like forgiveness, love, repentance, and man's relationship with God - often through parables. I would often quote the ones that really stood-out to me to my friends.Highly recommended.

Zion's Christian Soldiers?: The Bible, Israel and the Church

Zion's Christian Soldiers?: The Bible, Israel and the Church - Stephen Sizer Sizer makes the case for why he believes dispensationalists are wrong in their understanding of the Bible and covenant. As a Muslim, much of what he had to say regarding intrepretation of scripture resonated with me. His criticism of Tim LaHaye and others' reading of contemporary events into Biblical passages showed how easy it is for anyone to make scripture read one way or other when the contextual and historical context of the passage is ignored.

Understanding the Four Madhhabs: Facts About Ijtihad and Taqlid (M.A.T. Papers)

Understanding the Four Madhhabs: Facts About Ijtihad and Taqlid (M.A.T. Papers) - Abdal Hakim Murad This booklet explains the importance and remaining relevance of the madhhabs and the danger of forsaking them."With every Muslim now a proud mujtahid, and with taqlid dismissed as a sin rather than a humble and necessary virtue, the divergent views which caused such pain in our early history will surely break surface again. Instead of four madhhabs in harmony, we will have a billion madhhabs in bitter and self-righteous conflict. No more brilliant scheme for the destruction of Islam could ever have been devised."

Critical Lives: Muhammad

Critical Lives: Muhammad - Yahiya Emerick I was conflicted between giving this four or five stars. On the one hand, this prophetic biography is lucid and engaging. On the other, I could constantly sense an apologetic undertone that seemed to permeate throughout the book. This is somewhat understandable, especially considering that this was published not too long after 9/11.This criticism aside, whether you are completely ignorant of the life of the founder of the world's second largest religion, or are a devout Muslim looking to refresh your memory on the life of the Prophet, God's peace and blessings be upon him, then this book is for you.

Haroun & Sea Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Paul Birkbeck Humorous and entertaining...

Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict, New and Revised Edition - Norman G. Finkelstein It's a great book and dispels many of the pervading myths and lies about the Israel-Palestine conflict, but it can get a little tedious to read a times due to the amount of details Finkelstein gives.

Palestine Comes First

Palestine Comes First - Lucas Grollenberg A brief book that provides a clear, concise account on Zionism and the creation of Israel. It is outdated (published in 1980), but it is useful as an introductory book on the topic.