Search Results: "Imam Hassan Qazwini"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Scores more hits than misses as an interfaith dialogue seeking not converts but understanding."
Qazwini, head of the oldest and largest Shi'a mosque in the United States, seeks to bridge misunderstandings between Americans and Muslims through his life story and interpretations of various Islamic worldviews. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2002

"Flawed, but informative on Persian history and literature."
An intellectual family trip across Iran to find a long-lost friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 14, 2012

"Subverts expectations with a twisting plot crossing cultural and religious boundaries."
In Rana's debut novel, a reclusive, conservative Islamic leader and family man falls for a vivacious fashion model half his age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2014

"Important reading for students of geopolitics and Central Asian affairs."
As NATO troops leave Afghanistan, writes national security scholar Abbas (South and Central Asia Program/National Defense Univ.; Pakistan's Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army and America's War on Terror, 2005, etc.) in this provocative study, they leave the Taliban increasingly back in charge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN OF THE SPIDER by Imam Baksh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 15, 2016

"Guyanese author Baksh weaves a mesmerizing web in his debut. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Mayali is a fugitive from her home world of Zolpash, which is ruled by the Spider gods and their armies, who now have plans to invade Earth—it's up to Mayali to thwart them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEANSING BY FIRE by Y.S. Hassan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2011

"A boisterous but oddly claustrophobic sword-and-sorcery epic."
In Hassan's fantasy thriller, that most hellish of settings, an office, is the arena for a duel between a young superhero and his demonic opponents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRASH AND BURN by Michael Hassan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"No fire here, just fizzle. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two teens' long-standing conflict culminates in an aborted school shooting in this bloated debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE LAND, ONE KING by Y.S. Hassan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2010

"Hassan's aggressive morality tale marries mortal combat with heavenly and demonic influences, but fuller characters would've added resonance to the adventure."
The battle of good versus evil forms the crux of Hassan's action-packed, fantastical tale of knights, a powerful king and a divine boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1991

"Nonetheless, frequent sensational accusations render his tale an eccentric, implausible commentary on the tragic folly of the Iranian Revolution."
Bani-Sadr, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the American hostage crisis and the early stages of Iran's war with Iraq, offers an interesting-though frequently incredible and consistently self-serving-memoir of his brief tenure in office. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"A simple, easy-to-read guide to Islamic spirituality that helps to explain Islam's ongoing conflict with the Western world."
Translation and exegesis of a classic treatise of Islamic mysticism. Read full book review >