Book reviewed in this article:

AI-Qur'n: A Contemporary Translation. By Ahmed Ali. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988. 572 pp. Indexes. $9.95.

Dictionary of Qur'nic Terms and Concepts. By Mustansir Mir. New York: Garland Publishing, 1978. xiv plus 244 pp. Index. $40.00.

The Second Message of Islam. By Mahmoud Mohamed Taha. Translation and introduction by Abdallahi Ahmed An-Na'im. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1987. 178 pp. $29.95.

The Politics of Islamic Revivialism: Diversity and Unity. Edited by Shireen T. Hunter. [Indiana Series in Arab and Islamic Studies in association with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.] Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1988. xv plus 303 pages. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. $35.00, cloth; $12.95, paperback.

Words of Ecstasy in Sufism. By Carl W. Ernst. [SUNY Series in Islam. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Editor.] Albany: State University of New York Press, 1985. viii plus 184 pp. Appendix. Indices. $34.95.

Mahsin al-Majlis: The attractions of mystical sessions. Ibn al-'Arif. Translated by William Elliot and Adnan K. Abdulla. Avebury, England: n.p., 1980. 121 pp. n.p.

The Arab Gulf States: Steps Toward Political Participation. By J.E. Peterson. Foreword by Majid Khadduri. [The Washington Papers/131.] New York: Praeger, published with The Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., 1988. xii plus 155 pp. Three tables; Notes; Index. $33.95, hardcover; $10.95, paper.

Warriors at Suez; Eisenhower Takes America into the Middle East. By Donald Neff. New York: The Linden Press/Simon and Schuster, 1981. 477 pp. $8.25.

Muslim Endowments and Society in British India. By Gregory C. Kozlowksi. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985. plus 211 pp. $42.50.

Agrarian Relations in the Ottoman Empire in the 15th and 16th Centuries. Translated from the Bulgarian. Vera P. Moutafchieva. [East European Monographs, 251.] Boulder: East European Monographs (distributed by Columbia University Press), 1988 (Bulgarian ed., 1962). xiii plus 245 pp. Tables $25.00.

Understanding Arabs: A Guide for Westerners. By Margaret K. Nydell. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press, 1987. x plus 164 pp. $16.00, paper.

Moroccan Dialogues: Anthropology in Question. By Kevin Dwyer. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982. xxvii plus 297 pp. Notes; Bibliography; Indexes.

Voilà ce qui est arrivé: Plaidoyer pour une guerre Sainte en Afrique de I'Ouest au XIXe siècle. By AI-Hjj ‘Umar al-Ft. Edited and translated by Sidi Mohamed Mahibou and Jean-Louis Triaud (Original title: Bayn m Waqa'a). [Fontes Historiae Africanae, series Arabica, VIII.] Paris: Editions du Centre National de al Recherche Scientifique, 1983. 261 plus (Arabic) 58 pp. Map. Indices. 205 Frs.

Islam and Urban Labor in Northern Nigeria. The Making of a Muslim Working Class. By Paul M. Lubeck. [African Studies Series 52.] New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986. x plus 362 pp. Maps; Tables. $49.50.

Horn and Crescent. Cultural change and Traditional Islam on the East African Coast, 800–1900. By Randall L. Pouwels. [African Studies Series 53.] New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987. xiv plus 273 pp. Illustrations; Maps; Glossary. n.p.

Roman, provincial and Islamic law: the origins of the Islamic patronate. By Patricia Crone. [Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization.] Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987. 178 pp. $39.50.

Economic Concepts of Ibn Taimiyah. By Abdul Azim Salehi. Leicester: The Islamic Foundation, 1988. 286 pp. 12, hardcover; 5.50, paper.

A Fabian in Egypt: Salamah Musa and the Rise of the Professional Classes in Egypt, 1909–1939. By Vernon Egger. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986. xvi plus 234 pp. Biblipgraphy. Index. n.p.

God's Caliph. Religious Authority in the First Centuries of Islam. By Patricia Crone and Martin Hinds. Cambridge University Press, 1986. 155 plus 2 pp. n.p.

The Art of Bad'az-Zamn al-Hamadhn as Picaresque Narrative. By James T. Monroe. Beirut: American University of Beirut, 1983. 175 pp. n.p., paper.