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Analogical Reasoning in Islamic Jurisprudence: A Study of the Juridical Principle of Qiyas. By Ahmad Hasan. Islamabad Islamic Research Institute, 1986. 489 pp. Bibliography; Glossary; Index. $15.00.

Public Duties in Islam: The Institution of the Hisba. By al-Shaykh al-Imm Ibn Taymya. Translated from the Arabic by Muhtar Holland. [Islamic Economic Series; no. 3.] Leicester, England: The Islamic Foundation, 1982. 159 pp. Appendix. Index. 4.95, cloth; 2.75, paper.

Studies in Quan and adth: The Formation of the Islamic Law of Inheritance. By David S. Powers. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986. xiii plus 263 pp. 30.00, hardcover.

Fundamentals of Islamic Thought: God, Man and the Universe. By Ayatullah Murtaza Mutahhari. Translated from the Persian by R. Campbell. Annotations and Introduction by Hamid Algar. [Contemporary Islamic Thought, Persian Series.] Berkeley: Mizan Press, 1985. 235 pp. Index. $19.95, hardcover; $8.95, paper.

Arabic Materials in English Translation: A Bibliography of Works from the Pre-Islamic Period to 1977. [A Reference Publication in Middle Eastern Studies]. By Margaret Anderson. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1980. 249 pp. plus xiii pp. $22.50.

Arabic Writing Today: Drama. Edited by Mahmoud Manzalaoui. Cairo: American Research Center in Egypt, 1977. 648 pp. $10.00, paper.

The Persian Gulf: A General Survey. Edited by Alvin J. Cottrell with C. Edmund Bosworth, R. Michael Burrell, Keith McLachan and Roger M. Savory. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980. xxxiv plus 695 pages. Illustrations; Notes; References; Appendices; Index. $37.50.

Revolutionary Afghanistan. By Beverly Male. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982. 229 pp. Bibliography. Tables. Index. n.p.

Afghanistan Under Soviet Domination, 1964-1981. By Anthony Hyman. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982. xi plus 223 pp. Photographs. Maps and Plates. Appendices. Index. $27.50.

Habib Bourguiba, Islam and the Creation of Tunisia. By Norma Salem. London: Croom Helm, 1984. 270 pp. Bibliography; Transliteration Appendix; Index. $28.00, cloth.

Religion and State in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. By Ayman al-Yassini. Boulder, CO: Western Press, 1985. xii plus 136 pp. Notes; Select Bibliography. $30.00, hardcover.

A Socio-Intellectual History of the Isna shari Shis in India, 2 vols. By Saiyid Athar Abbas Rizvi. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1986. Vol. I: ix plus 399 pp. Bibliography; Index. Vol. II: xiv plus 453 pp. Index. Rs. 500/set.

Mandate in Moroland: The American Government of Muslim Filipinos. By Peter G. Gowing. Quezon City, Philippines: New Day Publishers, 1983 (orig. ed., 1977). xix plus 411 pp. $15.00.

The Sultanate of Oman: A Heritage. By Ann and Daryl Hill and Norma Ashworth. London: Longman Inc., 1977. n.p. $42.00.

The Palestinians in Israel: A Study in Internal Colonialism. By Ella T. Zureik. London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979. xi plus 249 pp. $20.00.

Ideologie and Politik der Muslimbrüder Syriens 1947–1952 [Islamkundliche Untersuchungen. Band 55]. By Johannes Reissner. Freiburg: Klaus Schwarz Verlag, 1980, 445 pp. n.p.

The Arab Economy Today. By Samir Amin. London: Zed Press, 1982. 124 pp. n.p.

The Middle East: An Anthropological Perspective. By John Gulick. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1983 [originally published in 1976]. 244 pp. Bibliography. Index. $12.00, paper.

Islamic Perspectivés: Studies in Honour of Mawln Sayyid Abul l Mawdd. Edited by Khurshid Ahmad and Zafar Ishaq Ansari. The Islamic Foundation, U.K. in association with Saudi Publishing House, Jeddah. Letchworth, Herts.: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1979. xvii plus 394 pp. n.p.

Islam against the West. Shakib Arslan and the Campaign for Islamic Nationalism. By William L. Cleveland. [Modern Middle East Series, No. 10.] Austin: University of Texas Press, 1985. xxii plus 223 pp. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. $19.95, hardcover.

Sawni Inspirations from the World of Pure Spirits. By Amad Ghazzli, translated by Nasrollah Pourjavady. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986. 127 pp. $29.95, cloth.

Mystics and Commissars: Sufism in the Soviet Union. By Alexander Bennigsen and S. Enders Wimbush. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. 195 pp. Appendices; Maps. $29.95, hardcover.

Beginning's End. By Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri. New York: Methuen, 1987. 180 pp. $35.00, cloth; $14.95, paper.

Sufism and Sharh: A Study of Shaykh Amad Sirhindi's Effort to Reform Sufism. By Muhammad Abdul Haq Ansari. Leicester: The Islamic Foundation, 1986. 368 pp. 14.00, hardcover; 5.95, paper.

Jordan: Crossroads of Middle Eastern Events. By Peter Gubser. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press and Beckenham, England: Croom Helm, 1983. Bibliography: Notes and Index; Tables; Illustrations. 139 pp. $16.50.

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