Book reviewed in this article:

Islam, the People and the State: Essays on Political Ideas and Movements in the Middle East. By Sami Zubaida

The Just Ruler (al-sul?ān al-ādil) in Shrite Islam: The Comprehensive Authority of the Jurist in Imamite Jurisprudence. By Abdulaziz Abdulhussein

Materialien zur arabischen Literaturgcschichte. Teil II. By Rudolf Selheim

The Imamate tradition of Oman. By John C. Wilkinson

Ibn Sina: Remarks and Admonitions: Part One: Logic. Translated from the original Arabic, with an Introduction and Notes. By Shams C. Inati

Understanding Islam and Muslims in the Philippines. Edited by Peter Gowing

When the Words Bum: An Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry 1945–1987. Translated and edited by John Mikhail Asfour

Expectation of the Millenium: Shi(ism in History. Edited, Annotated, and with an Introduction by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Hamid Dabashi, and Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

Ottoman Population, 1830–1914: Demographic and Social Characteristics. By Kemal H. Karpat

State Politics and Islam. Edited by Mumtaz Ahmad

Law and Justice in Contemporary Yemen: People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and Yemen Arab Republic. By S. H. Amin

Islamic Economic Co-operation. By Masudul Alam Choudhury

Social History and Evolution in the Interrelationship of Adat and Islam in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan. By Michael G. Peletz

Palace Walk. A novel by Naguib Mahfouz

The Fertile Crescent, 1800–1914 A Documentary Economic History. Charles Issawi

Muhammad's Mecca: History in the Qur(ān. By W. Montgomery Watt

Theoretical Studies in Islamic Banking and Finance. Edited by Mohsin S. Khan and Abbas Mirakhor

The Soviet Union and the Middle East: A Documentary Record of Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey 1917–1985. By Basil Dmytryshyn and Frederick Cox

Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources. By Martin Lings

The Lord as Guru: Hindi Sants in the Northern Indian Tradition. By Daniel Gold

Saints and Virtues. Edited by John Stratton Hawley

Historic Cities of Asia: An Introduction to Asian Cities from Antiquity to Pre-Modern Times. Edited by M. A. J. Beg

The Apparatus of Empire: Awards of Ranks, Offices and Titles to the Mughal Nobility 1574–1658. By M. Athar Ali