Category: Islam

  • Download E-books Inside Egypt: The Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution PDF

    By John R. Bradley

    First released in 2008 with the subtitle The Land of the Pharaohs close to a Revolution, this strikingly prophetic and seriously acclaimed publication prompted a world media firestorm whilst it used to be banned via former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. while the revolution it uniquely expected happened in January 2011, Inside Egypt turned crucial interpreting for someone eager to comprehend what ended in progressive upheaval within the Arab world's such a lot populous nation. In a brand new Afterword, the writer explores the revolution itself, and ponders the nonetheless precarious way forward for a rustic he lived in for a decade.

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  • Download E-books Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction PDF

    By Adam J. Silverstein

    Beginning with a lucid evaluate of the increase and unfold of Islam, from the 7th to the twenty-first century, this Very brief Introduction introduces the tale of Islamic heritage, charting the evolution of what used to be initially a small, localized group of believers into a global faith with over one billion adherents. The booklet examines how Islam rose from the obscurity of seventh-century Arabia to the vanguard of contemporary worldwide matters, and it highlights how we all know what we declare to understand approximately Islam's upward thrust and improvement. Historian Adam J. Silverstein additionally discusses the peoples--Arabs, Persians, and Turks--who formed Islamic historical past, and sheds gentle on 3 consultant institutions--the mosque, jihad, and the caliphate--that spotlight Islam's range through the years. eventually, the ebook analyzes the jobs that Islamic background has performed in either non secular and political contexts, whereas stressing the original prestige that heritage enjoys between Muslims, in particular in comparison to its lowly position in Western societies the place heritage is frequently obvious as little greater than whatever that's not to be repeated.
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  • Download E-books Islam: A Very Short Introduction PDF

    By Malise Ruthven

    Islam dominates the scoop, frequently in tales packed with pictures of violence. but those worrying photographs are at odds with a religion that almost all adherents--who now quantity over one billion worldwide--would regard as no much less pacific than Buddhism or Christianity. certainly, the be aware Islam in Arabic capability "self-surrender" and is heavily relating to salaam, the notice for peace.

    In this completely revised re-creation, Malise Ruthven deals a stability, compact, and trustworthy evaluation of Islam. An the world over well-known authority on Islam, Ruthven bargains crucial insights into this significant global faith, analyzing such matters as why Islam has such significant divisions among events reminiscent of the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and the primary value of the Shar'ia (Islamic legislations) in Islamic lifestyles. He additionally offers clean views on modern questions: Why is the best Jihad (holy conflict) now opposed to the enemies of Islam, instead of the fight opposed to evil? Can girls locate success in Islamic societies? How needs to Islam adapt because it confronts the trendy global?

    For the recent variation, Ruthven brings the textual content up to date, laying off gentle on essentially the most major adjustments within the Muslim international lately; from the emergence of al-Qaeda and the assaults on long island and Washington on 9-11 and the consequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the uprisings within the center East and North Africa. Ruthven encompasses a new bankruptcy on "Globalized Islam," which examines the consequences of monetary globalization, the impression of foreign occasions in heart japanese international locations, the questions surrounding Islam and democracy, and the reception and conception of Islam within the West.
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  • Download E-books The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam (Emblems of Antiquity) PDF

    By G.W. Bowersock

    Simply sooner than the increase of Islam within the 6th century advert, southern Arabia was once embroiled in a violent clash among Christian Ethiopians and Jewish Arabs. notwithstanding little recognized this present day, this was once a global battle that concerned either the Byzantine Empire, which had validated Christian church buildings in Ethiopia, and the Sasanian Empire in Persia, which supported the Jews in what grew to become a proxy conflict opposed to its longtime foe Byzantium.

    Our wisdom of those occasions derives mostly from an inscribed marble throne on the Ethiopian port of Adulis, meticulously defined through a sixth-century Christian service provider often called Cosmas Indicopleustes. utilizing the writings of Cosmas and a wealth of alternative historic and archaeological facts from the interval, eminent historian G. W. Bowersock rigorously reconstructs this interesting yet missed bankruptcy in pre-Islamic Arabian historical past. The flashpoint of the warfare, Bowersock tells us, happened whilst Yusuf, the Jewish king of Himyar, massacred hundreds and hundreds of Christians residing in Najran. The Christian ruler of Ethiopia, Kaleb, recommended on through the Byzantine emperor Justin, led a strength of 120,000 males around the crimson Sea to defeat Yusuf. but if the triumphant Kaleb--said to have retired to a monastery-left at the back of susceptible leaders in either Ethiopia and Himyar, the Byzantine and Persian empires extended their job within the Arabian territory. in the course of this clash, a brand new faith was once born, destined to deliver a unconditionally unanticipated answer to the facility fight in Arabia.

    The Throne of Adulis vividly recreates the purple Sea global of past due Antiquity, transporting readers again to a distant yet pivotal epoch in historic historical past, one who sheds gentle at the cave in of the Persian Empire in addition to the increase of Islam.
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  • Download E-books Your Questions Answered Volume 3 PDF

    By Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi - XKP

    This is the third quantity during this sequence includes solutions to questions requested from January, 1972 to March, 1975. those questions conceal quite a lot of burning themes of recent instances. the recognition of the first volumes has confident us of the usefulness of this enterprise; and the venture hopes that this quantity may be much more generally read.

    These questions have been obtained from correspondents dwelling in East Africa, united kingdom, Europe, Canada, united states, Pakistan and India. now we have passed over the names for visible reason.

    This sequence is released for the advantage of our Shia Ithna-aseri youths.

    The project is thankful to Mr.Murtaza Bandali, Dar-es-Salaam, for his assist in checking the facts and making worthy suggestions.

    S. SAEED AKHTAR RIZVI Dar-es-Salaam

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  • Download E-books The Origins of the Koran: Classic Essays on Islam's Holy Book PDF

    By Ibn Warraq

    This quantity rejects the thought that Islam's sacred textual content is errors loose and can't be seriously evaluated. The research of the Koran needs to strengthen and mature. students of Islam are after all conversant in the book's many mistakes and contradictions, yet those inherent flaws have not often been published to a much wider public. This e-book is an try to therapy this deficiency by way of bringing jointly vintage severe essays which bring up key concerns surrounding Islam's holy ebook.

    Divided into 4 components, this significant anthology starts with Theodor Nöldeke's first actually medical research of the Koran. half specializes in the trouble of creating a competent Koranic textual content, whereas half 3 examines the Jewish, Christian, and Zoroastrian resources of Muhammad's "revelation." half 4 is a attention of the arguable interpretations of latest student John Wansbrough, who questions the historic reliability of the earliest Islamic assets.

    This impressive assortment, consisting of extra decisions from Leone Caetani, Arthur Jeffery, David Margoliouth, Andrew Rippin, C.C. Torrey, and extra, will turn out vital to students and all these attracted to the textual underpinning of 1 of the quickest transforming into religions on this planet.
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  • Download E-books An Enlightening Commentary into the Light of the Holy Quran vol 17 PDF

    By Ayatullah Sayyid Kamal Faqih Imani - XKP

    From Surah al-Jathiyah (45) to Surah al-Hadid (57)

    An Enlightening remark into the sunshine of the Holy Qur'an vol. 17

    From Surah al-Jathiyah (45) to Surah al-Hadid (57)

    The mild of Islam has enlightened and carrying on with to enlighten each nook on the earth and seekers of fact have heavily linked to the Holy Quran which consists of the notice of Allah (SWT) to humanity. With expanding concentration and a spotlight to the Holy Quran, efforts has been performed to supply a natural, right and exact translation of this divine booklet. yet occasionally it's tricky for the readers to appreciate all the obvious and hidden meanings and it's the accountability of each Muslim, individual, to learn, comprehend and give some thought to at the Holy Qur’an in line with his personal capability. for this reason, the necessity for correct rationalization turns into noticeable and valuable. The publication titled, “An Enlightening observation into the sunshine of the Holy Qur’an” compiled by way of a bunch of Muslim students, lower than the path of Ayatullah Allamah Al-Hajj Sayyid Kamal Faqih Imani is a precious attempt which offers an intensive remark at the Quran in 20 volumes made to be had to the reader.

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