Author : Firas Alkhateeb
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2017
Total pages :248
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781849046893

"Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social, and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France, to East Africa to South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists, and theologians, not to mention rulers, statesmen and soldiers, have been occluded. This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of these personalities and institutions while offering the reader a new narrative of this lost Islamic history. The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans feature in the story, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa and the Mughal Empire, along with the later European colonisation of Muslim lands and the development of modern nation-states in the Muslim world. Throughout, the impact of Islamic belief on scientific advancement, social structures, and cultural development is given due prominence, and the text is complemented by portraits of key personalities, inventions and little known historical nuggets. The history of Islam and of the world's Muslims brings together diverse peoples, geographies, and states, all interwoven into one narrative that begins with Muhammad and continues to this day."--P. [4] of cover.

Author : Firas Alkhateeb
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2017-11-15
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781849049771

Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France to East Africa and South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists and theologians, not to mention rulers, statesmen and soldiers, have been occluded. This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of these personalities and institutions while offering the reader a new narrative of this lost Islamic history. The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans feature in the story, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa and the Mughal Empire, along with the later European colonization of Muslim lands and the development of modern nation-states in the Muslim world. Throughout, the impact of Islamic belief on scientific advancement, social structures, and cultural development is given due prominence, and the text is complemented by portraits of key personalities, inventions and little known historical nuggets. The history of Islam and of the world's Muslims brings together diverse peoples, geographies and states, all interwoven into one narrative that begins with Muhammad and continues to this day.

Author : Firas Alkhateeb
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2014
Total pages :217
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781849043977

"Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social, and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France, to East Africa to South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists, and theologians, not to mention rulers, statesmen and soldiers, have been occluded. This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of these personalities and institutions while offering the reader a new narrative of this lost Islamic history. The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans feature in the story, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa and the Mughal Empire, along with the later European colonisation of Muslim lands and the development of modern nation-states in the Muslim world. Throughout, the impact of Islamic belief on scientific advancement, social structures, and cultural development is given due prominence, and the text is complemented by portraits of key personalities, inventions and little known historical nuggets. The history of Islam and of the world's Muslims brings together diverse peoples, geographies, and states, all interwoven into one narrative that begins with Muhammad and continues to this day."--P. [4] of cover.

Author : Humera Malik
Publisher :
Release :2017-05-12
Total pages :90
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0998978205

The newest biography for children and young adults of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, designed to be read over the month of Ramadan.

Author : Michael Hamilton Morgan
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
Release :2013-06
Total pages :592
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1459667174

Early Muslim culture set the foundation for the Rennaissance of Europe and for nearly every aspect of the modern world. In this age of conflict, ''Lost History'' provides a vital look at the Muslim world and its deep connection to all cultures. Unlike many histories, which address the noted Arab Golden Age of Baghdad, Persia, and Muslim Spain from 632 to 1258 AD and the fall of Baghdad, ''Lost History'' reveals the many 'golden ages' of Muslim thought, from Shiite Iran to Mughal India, to the 18th century. Engaging chapters introduce a contemporary accountant, obstetrician, civil engineer, or astrophysicist, all whose work is linked to early Muslim advancements.Artful flashbacks render page - turning accounts of such luminaries as Al Ma'mun, who founded Baghdad's international House of Wisdom from which came foundations for modern math, astronomy, chemistry, medicine, and literature; Al Khwarizmi, often considered the Father of Algebra, whose invention of algorithms makes possible cell phones today; revered Arab philospher Al Kindi, who wrote, 'nothing should be dearer to the seeker of truth than the truth itself;' Astronomer Al Manon, for whom is named a crater of the moon; the exiled Emir Abdal Rahman, who brought to Cordoba, Spain, irrigation systems and unique architecture; and the Syrian - born Al Nafis, who revealed that the blood flows from the heart, through the lungs, to the body and back again. Finally, readers discover that Omar Khayyam, well - loved poet of the Rubaiyat, was a mathematical wizard who calculated the length of a year to be 365.242 days (later calculated by atomic clocks to within millionths of a second). Writes the author: 'By recovering lost history together, maybe we can really get at the issues of today that will never be solved by force. Because if there is no other lesson to be drawn from ''Lost History'', it is that force rarely ever positively resolves issues of the spirit and the soul - whether in individuals, or in civilizations.'

Author : Majid Hussain
Publisher :
Release :2017-08-10
Total pages :84
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9798629675235

Islamic history & heritage should play an integral part in the life of any Muslim. Although history details constructs of the past it is still however entrenched in modern day living and plays a part in our everyday lives. We can see history all around us if we observe below the surface of societal structures. This eBook was written and compiled over a period of around 12 months. It contains 43 individual and unique stories related to Islamic history from swashbuckling pirates, Mongol warriors, ancient technology, Viking age treasure, warrior Queens, centres of learning, Chinese poetry and many more lost gems of Islamic heritage. This eBook provides real value to any reader and the content within can be shared enlightening both young and old. The reason why I wrote this material in relation to this particular genre was to inspire and motivate a generation of Muslim and non-Muslim youth to reconnect with the past and create contemporary innovations and groundbreaking discoveries to become modern day leaders in fields such as science, medicine, tech, art, culture, literature, business and beyond.Majid Hussain MSc, PGDip, BA, Ptlls"Join me on a quest to unravel the lost gems of Islamic history & heritage"

Author : Firas Alkhateeb
Publisher :
Release :
Total pages :342
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN :

Buku mi memberikan banyak insight menarik tentang kejadian-kejadian penting dalam sejarah Islam yang Muslim pun bisa jadi banyak tak mengetahuinya. Kilau sejarah kaum Muslim yang terpendam pasti menginspirasi jiwa-jiwa yang merindukan kebangkitan Islam. —Felix Siauw, Penulis Muhammad Al-Fatfh 1453 Islam telah menjadi salah satu kekuatan agama, sosial, dan politik paling kuat dalam sejarah. Selama 14 abad, dimulai dari Semenanjung Arab, suksesi entitas politik Muslim kendali kekuasaannya meluas hingga ke wilayah serta masyarakat yang terbentang dari selatan Prancis ke Afrika Timur hingga ke Asia Tenggara (Nusantara). Jarang ada yang mengetahui kontribusi dari para penguasa, negarawan, prajurit, pemikir, cendekiawan, dan teolog Muslim. Buku ini memberi kita wawasan mengenai sejumlah sosok dan institusi Islam, sekaligus menawarkan narasi baru tentang sejarah Islam yang hilang. Keunikan buku ini antara lain: · Dinasti Umayyah, Abbasiyah, dan Utsmaniyah ditampilkan secara lengkap. Begitu pula Fatimiyah, Safawiyah, Andalusia, Savana Afrika Barat, Mughal, hingga Kesultanan Pasai. · Mengungkap sejarah kolonisasi Eropa ke negeri-negeri Muslim serta berkembangnya negara-bangsa bangsa modern (modern nation-states) di Dunia Islam. · Dilengkapi dengan fakta menarik tentang potret sosok-sosok penting, penemuan, dan penggalan kecil sejarah yang jarang diketahui.

Author : John L. Esposito
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2000-04-06
Total pages :768
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780199880416

Lavishly illustrated with over 300 pictures, including more than 200 in full color, The Oxford History of Islam offers the most wide-ranging and authoritative account available of the second largest--and fastest growing--religion in the world. John L. Esposito, Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, has gathered together sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to examine the origins and historical development of Islam--its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts. Beginning in the pre-Islamic Arab world, the chapters range from the story of Muhammad and his Companions, to the development of Islamic religion and culture and the empires that grew from it, to the influence that Islam has on today's world. The book covers a wide array of subjects, casting light on topics such as the historical encounter of Islam and Christianity, the role of Islam in the Mughal and Ottoman empires, the growth of Islam in Southeast Asia, China, and Africa, the political, economic, and religious challenges of European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and Islamic communities in the modern Western world. In addition, the book offers excellent articles on Islamic religion, art and architecture, and sciences as well as bibliographies. Events in the contemporary world have led to an explosion of interest and scholarly work on Islam. Written for the general reader but also appealing to specialists, The Oxford History of Islam offers the best of that recent scholarship, presented in a readable style and complemented by a rich variety of illustrations.

Author : Ed Husain
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release :2018-06-19
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781632866417

“Ed Husain has become one of the most vital Muslim voices in the world. The House of Islam could very well be his magnum opus.” -Reza Aslan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot “This should be compulsory reading.” -Peter Frankopan, author of the international bestseller The Silk Roads Today, Islam is to many in the West an alien force, with Muslims held in suspicion. Failure to grasp the inner workings of religion and geopolitics has haunted American foreign policy for decades and has been decisive in the new administration's controversial orders. The intricacies and shadings must be understood by the West not only to build a stronger, more harmonious relationship between the two cultures, but also for greater accuracy in predictions as to how current crises, such as the growth of ISIS, will develop and from where the next might emerge. The House of Islam addresses key questions and points of disconnection. What are the roots of the conflict between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims that is engulfing Pakistan and the Middle East? Does the Koran encourage the killing of infidels? The book thoughtfully explores the events and issues that have come from and contributed to the broadening gulf between Islam and the West, from the United States' overthrow of Iran's first democratically elected leader to the emergence of ISIS, from the declaration of a fatwa on Salman Rushdie to the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. Authoritative and engaging, Ed Husain leads us clearly and carefully through the nuances of Islam and its people, taking us back to basics to contend that the Muslim world need not be a stranger to the West, nor our enemy, but our peaceable allies.

Author : Yasminah Hashim,Muhammad Beg
Publisher : Kube Pub Limited
Release :2012
Total pages :136
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1847740286

Take a journey through Islamic history. Cover 1,500 years?full of pictures, illustrations, and maps, including a timeline.