The Life of Muhammad A Translation of Ibne Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah A. Guillaume Professor Guillaume’s translation of Ibne Ishaq’s Sirat is now reissued. The translator has used Ibn Hisham’s abridgement and also included many additions and variations found in the writings of early authors. This book thus presents, in English, practically all that is known about Muhammad (PBUH). As the earliest monument of Arabian prose literature, the Sirat remains a work of significance. The Philosophical Works of Al-Kindi Peter Pormann and Peter Adamson Series Editor: S. Nomanul Haq This volume renders into English the philosophical writings of the first philosopher of Islam: al-Kindi, known as the ‘Philosopher of the Arabs’. One of the greatest figures of medieval philosophy, al-Kindi initiated the process of integrating Greek philosophical ideas into Islamic culture. This book makes the whole of al-Kindi’s philosophical corpus available in English, most of it for the first time. Extensive explanatory material is provided, in the form of an overall introduction, introductions to each work, and extensive notes explaining al-Kindi’s ideas, sources, and influences. Ibn Taymiyya and his Times Edited by Yossef Rapoport and Shahab Ahmed General Editor: S. Nomanul Haq The writings of the medieval Islamic scholar Taqi al-Din Ibn Taymiyya are used today by radical groups, such as al-Qaeda, to justify acts of terrorism. In order to explain this modern influence, this volume offers a fresh perspective on Ibn Taymiyya’s life, thoughts, and legacy. Contrary to his current image as an anti-rationalist puritan, the book argues that Ibn Taymiyya is one of the most intellectually complex, rigorous, and interesting figures in Islamic intellectual history. Great Ancestors Women Claiming Rights in Muslim Contexts Farida Shaheed with Aisha Lee Shaheed This book breaks the myth of Muslim women being passive, oppressed, and apolitical. It looks at the mostly forgotten lives and voices of women from the eighth to the early twentieth centuries in Muslim countries and communities who asserted rights for themselves and for other women, promoting justice in the home and in the public sphere. These narratives from East and South Asia to the Middle East and West Africa bring to life the rich history of women’s resistance and engagement for rights, effectively overturning the misconception that the roots of women’s activism lie exclusively in the western countries. Interpretations of Jihad in South Asia An Intellectual History Tariq Rahman The focus of the study is the idea of jihad with its changing interpretations mostly those available in exegetical literature of key figures in South Asia. The hermeneutic devices used to understand the meaning of the Qur’anic verses and the Prophetic traditions relating to jihad is the focus of this study. The main thrust of the study is to understand how interpretations of jihad vary. One purpose of the book is to understand how the radical interpretation came to South Asia.