In a well-known hadith, Muhammed advises Muslims that, "On the Day of Resurrection, you will be called by your names and the names of your fathers; so keep beautiful names." Inspired by the teachings of Islam, names fulfill the cherished ambitions of a true Muslim. In The Dictionary of Muslim Names, Salahuddin Ahmed provides a helpful and substantive guide to common and less-common Muslim names. This lively and informative dictionary lists the original Arabic, Persian, or Turkish spelling, as well as a precise English transliteration. The names' meaning and bearing on Islamic heritage or world history are referenced, along with historical figures who bore the name-an Imaam, a Sultan, a saint-and accompanying illustrations.
"A brilliant collection of essays--each one brisk and authoritative. Altogether they show that class--the increasingly unbridgeable gap between rich and poor--is the biggest challenge to our national and global dreams of freedom and equality. Not only does the volume avoid the unevenness that plagues most groups of essays, but they are uniformly lively and interesting."
-Barbara Allen Babcock, Judge John Crown Professor, Emerita, Stanford Law School "In this much-needed book, twenty-five specialists reveal how the growing gulf between Haves and Have-nots has distorted their fields of law--invariably to the advantage of the Haves. If you are concerned at the injustice of putting our lawmaking institutions up for sale to the highest bidders, this book is for you. If you are not concerned, where have you been?"
-Kenneth L. Karst, David G. Price and Dallas P. Price Professor of Law Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles "This splendid collection of essays by leading legal scholars, on topics ranging from constitutional law to tax law and policy, draws on the best recent scholarship to illuminate how and why contemporary American law addresses--and fails to address--persistent problems caused by the maldistribution of wealth and income in the United States. Accessible to non-specialists, the essays are full of provocative insights and arguments."
-Mark Tushnet, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law, Georgetown University Law Center