Islam

Islam
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Weidenfeld and Nicolsen
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781842125830
Category: Islam
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Book Excerpt:

One of the world's foremost commentators on religious affairs on the history (and destiny) of the world's most misunderstood religion. In the public mind, Islam is a religion of extremes: it is the world's fastest growing faith; more than three-quarters of the world's refugees are Islamic; it has produced government by authoritarian monarchies in Saudi Arabia and ultra-republicans in Iran. Whether we are reading about civil war in Algeria or Afghanistan, the struggle for the soul of Turkey, or political turmoil in Pakistan or Malaysia, the Islamic context permeates all these situations. Karen Armstrong's elegant and concise book traces how Islam grew from the other religions of the book, Judaism and Christianity; introduces us to the character of Muhammed; and demonstrates that for much of its history, the religion has been a force for enlightenment that promoted liberties for women and allowed the arts and sciences to flourish. ISLAM shows how this progressive legacy is today often set aside as the faith struggles to come to terms with the economic and political weakness of most of its believers and with the forces of modernity itself.

A Short History of Islam

A Short History of Islam
Author: Mazhar-ul-Haq
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 787
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Islamic Empire
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Short History of Islamic Thought

A Short History of Islamic Thought
Author: Fitzroy Morrissey
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0197522017
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Islamic Thought Book Excerpt:

For general readers, a compact and illuminating introduction to Islam, from its beginnings almost 1500 years ago to the present moment. While much has been written about Islam, particularly over the twenty-five years, few books have explored the full range of the ideas that have defined the faith over a millennium and a half. Fitzroy Morrissey provides a clear and concise introduction to the origins and sources of Islamic thought, from its beginnings in the 7th century to the current moment. He explores the major ideas and introduces the major figures--those who over the centuries have broached life's major questions, from the nature of God and the existence of free will to gender relations and the ordering of society, and in the process defined Islam. Drawing on Arabic and Persian primary texts, as well as the latest scholarship, A Short History of Islamic Thought explains the key teachings of the Qur'an and Hadith, the great books of Islamic theology, philosophy, and law, as well as the mystical writings of the Sufis. It evaluates the impact of foreign cultures-Greek and Persian, Jewish and Christian-on early Islam, accounts for the crystallization of the Sunni and Shi'i forms of the faith, and accounts for the rise of such trends as Islamic modernism and Islamism. Above all, it reveals the fundamental principles of Islamic thought, both as a source of inspiration for Muslims today and as illuminating and rewarding in their own right.

A Short History of the Revivalist Movement in Islam

A Short History of the Revivalist Movement in Islam
Author: Syed Abul ʻAla Maudoodi
Publsiher: Other Press (Asia)
Total Pages: 125
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Daʻwah (Islam)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the Revivalist Movement in Islam Book Excerpt:

Works include: - Jihad in Islam - Understanding the Qur'an - The Religion of Truth - Islam and Ignorance - On Education - Towards Understanding Islam - The Process of Islamic Revolution - Biography of the Last Prophet

Islamic Economics

Islamic Economics
Author: Ahmed Abdel-Fattah El-Ashker,Rodney Wilson
Publsiher: Themes in Islamic Studies
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Economics Book Excerpt:

The study covers Muslim economic thought from the emergence of Islam, long before economics became a separate discipline with distinctive analytical tools. The economic environment in ancient Arabia from which Islam emerged is examined, and the economic concepts in the Qur'an and Sunnah are discussed, as well as the thinking of early Muslim Caliphs and jurists. Detailed consideration is given to Islamic economic thought during the dynasties of the Umayyads and the Abbasids, periods of administrative and economic reform, as well as of much latter developments under the Ottomans, Safawids and Moghuls. Islamic revivalist reform movements are appraised, as these predated the reawakening of interest in Islamic economics in the last century, and the subsequent profusion of writing, with the works of the leading contributors reviewed in this volume.

A Short History Of Myth

A Short History Of Myth
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2008-10-30
ISBN: 1847673880
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History Of Myth Book Excerpt:

As long as we have been human, we have been mythmakers. In A Short History of Myth, Karen Armstrong holds up the mirror of mythology to show us the history of ourselves, and embarks on a journey that begins at a Neanderthal graveside and ends buried in the heart of the modern novel. Surprising, powerful and profound, A Short History of Myth examines the world's most ancient art form - the making and telling of stories - and why we still need it.

Islam

Islam
Author: William Montgomery Watt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Islam
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Army History

Army History
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of Orthodox Islamic and Western Christian Political Values

A History of Orthodox  Islamic  and Western Christian Political Values
Author: Dennis J. Dunn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 3319325671
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Orthodox Islamic and Western Christian Political Values Book Excerpt:

The book reveals the nexus between religion and politics today and shows that we live in an interdependent world where one global civilization is emerging and where the world’s peoples are continuing to coalesce around a series of values that contain potent Western overtones. Both Putin’s Orthodox Russia and regions under the control of such Islamist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda resent and attempt, in a largely languishing effort, to frustrate this series of values. The book explains the current tension between the West and Russia and parts of the Muslim world and sheds light on the causes of such crises as the Syrian Civil War, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, and acts of terrorism such as 9/11 and the ISIS-inspired massacres in Paris. It shows that religion continues to affect global order and that knowledge of its effect on political identity and global governance should guide both government policy and scholarly analysis of contemporary history.

Contesting Islam Constructing Race and Sexuality

Contesting Islam  Constructing Race and Sexuality
Author: Sunera Thobani
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1350148113
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contesting Islam Constructing Race and Sexuality Book Excerpt:

The current political standoffs of the 'War on Terror' illustrate that the interaction within and between the so-called Western and Middle Eastern civilizations is constantly in flux. A recurring theme however is how Islam and Muslims signify the 'Enemy' in the Western socio-cultural imagination and have become the 'Other' against which the West identifies itself. In a unique and insightful blend of critical race, feminist and post-colonial theory, Sunera Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista and the colonial period. More specifically, she explores how masculinity and femininity are formed at such pivotal junctures and what role feminism has played in the wars against 'radical' Islam. Exposing these symbiotic relationships, Thobani explores how the return of 'religion' is reworking the racial, gender and sexual politics by which Western society defines itself, and more specifically, defines itself against Islam. Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality unpacks conventional as well as unconventional orthodoxies to open up new spaces in how we think about sexual and racial identity in the West and the crucial role that Islam has had and continues to have in its development.

Books on Turkey

Books on Turkey
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Pandora Yay ve Bilgisayar Ltd
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9789757638209
Category: Catalogs, Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Islam And The Jews

Islam And The Jews
Author: Mark A Gabriel
Publsiher: Charisma Media
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN: 1599795027
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam And The Jews Book Excerpt:

DIV The powerful cultural and spiritual forces that fuel the conflict in the Middle East. /div

Islam in South Asia

Islam in South Asia
Author: Jamal Malik
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9004168591
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in South Asia Book Excerpt:

Islamic South Asia has become a focal point in academia. Where did Muslims come from? How did they fare in interacting with Hindu cultures? How did they negotiate identity as ruling and ruled minorities and majorities? Part I covers early Muslim expansion and the formative phase in context of initial cultural encounter (app. 700-1300). Part II views the establishment of Muslim empire, cultures oscillating between Islamic and Islamicate, centralised and regionalised power (app. 1300-1700). Part III is composed in the backdrop of regional centralisation, territoriality and colonial rule, displaying processes of integration and differentiation of Muslim cultures in colonial setting (app. 1700-1930). Tensions between Muslim pluralism and singularity evolving in public sphere make up the fourth cluster (app. 1930-2002).

Discovering a Short History of Islam

Discovering a Short History of Islam
Author: Felicia Greer
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2022-05-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering a Short History of Islam Book Excerpt:

. At a time, when there is tough competition among the nations of the world to excel one another, the Muslim, despite having the most glorious history, appear to be detached and careless as regards their history. This book presents the true Islamic events and their actual causes before the English readers because the other books in the English language found on the Islamic history have been written by such authors and compilers who did no justice in presenting the true picture of Islamic Era but their prejudice prevented them from doing so. A revealing guide to understanding the values of Islam With more than 1.8 billion followers worldwide, Islam is one of the world's largest religions but also one that is poorly understood by many Americans. Islam Explained offers an informative overview of the faith, allowing you to foster cultural awareness and understand the religion on its own terms. Easy-to-understand explanations this complete guide is ideal for those who're interested in Islam as a faith, a subject of study, and beyond Take your first step toward a better, more complete understanding of Islam.

Citadel of Shia Imams

Citadel of Shia Imams
Author: Mahboob Illahi
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN: 1525542214
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citadel of Shia Imams Book Excerpt:

Unfairly demonized by its adversaries—including the Sunni Arab countries, along with the US and EU—Iran is wary of the world's powers, after having been preyed upon to achieve other countries' political aims. Iranians are Shia Muslims, a minority sect comprising only 10 to 15% of the billion-plus Muslims in the world. Shias’ persecution and marginalization began in ancient times after the demise of the Prophet of Islam in 632, and has continued ever since. In modern times, their worldwide oppression has been spearheaded by Saudi Arabia—whose religion considers Shias to be apostates who deserve to be killed—and its allies, a persecution that began with the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which was followed by the unprovoked invasion of Iran by Iraq in 1980, and the successful defence of this invasion by Iran's revolutionary forces. Building upon this history, Iran, the Citadel of Shia Imams details the alarming aggression of the Sunni countries of the Middle East against the Shia-led regimes of Iraq, Syria, and Yemen—a relentless persecution of Shia Muslims and extreme injustice and aggression towards them, the details of which need to be brought to light. The unfortunate and reckless support of Saudi Arabia and its allies by the US and many other Western nations has perpetuated a blatant infringement upon the human rights of Iranians and Shia Muslims elsewhere. The oppression of Iranians continues in the form of toughened US sanctions, contrary to international law.

Islam and the West

Islam and the West
Author: Mohammed Jabar
Publsiher: Mereo Books, mereobook, mereobooks
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-11-01
ISBN: 1861513003
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam and the West Book Excerpt:

ÿSince its origins in the deserts of Arabia fourteen centuries ago, Islam has grown until today it has one and a half billion followers, nearly a quarter of mankind. Today Islam is feared and distrusted by much of the Western world for its association with religious extremism and terrorism, although the vast majority of Muslims believe only in peace, love and service to Allah and assert that extremism has no place in their faith.

Islam and Science Medicine and Technology

Islam and Science  Medicine  and Technology
Author: Sally Ganchy
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2009-01-15
ISBN: 1435850661
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam and Science Medicine and Technology Book Excerpt:

Introduces islamic innovations ranging from the astrolabe to the scientific method.

Islam and Warfare

Islam and Warfare
Author: Onder Bakircioglu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2014-10-30
ISBN: 1134091702
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam and Warfare Book Excerpt:

The question of how Islamic law regulates the notions of just recourse to and just conduct in war has long been the topic of heated controversy, and is often subject to oversimplification in scholarship and journalism. This book traces the rationale for aggression within the Islamic tradition, and assesses the meaning and evolution of the contentious concept of jihad. The book reveals that there has never been a unified position on what Islamic warfare tangibly entails, due to the complexity of relevant sources and discordant historical dynamics that have shaped the contours of jihad. Onder Bakircioglu advocates a dynamic reading of Islamic law and military tradition; one which prioritises the demands of contemporary international relations and considers the meaning and application of jihad as contingent on the socio-political forces of each historical epoch. This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of international law, Islamic law, war and security studies, and the law of armed conflict.

Islam A Worldwide Encyclopedia 4 volumes

Islam  A Worldwide Encyclopedia  4 volumes
Author: Cenap Çakmak
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1813
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 1610692179
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam A Worldwide Encyclopedia 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

This expansive four-volume encyclopedia presents a broad introduction to Islam that enables learning about the fundamental role of Islam in world history and promotes greater respect for cultural diversity. • Comprises concise, jargon-free entries written by experts in their fields, providing readers with accurate viewpoints that cut through the bias and controversies regarding most Islamic concepts • Supplies an authoritative introduction of Islam to Western readers that addresses the subject from historical, geographical, conceptual, and personal perspectives • Provides students with a current bibliography • Features color inserts with 16 pages of compelling images from Islam around the world in each volume

A Comparative Study of Islamic Finance in Australia and the UK

A Comparative Study of Islamic Finance in Australia and the UK
Author: Imran Lum
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-09-29
ISBN: 1000450139
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Comparative Study of Islamic Finance in Australia and the UK Book Excerpt:

This book provides valuable insights into the practical challenges faced by the nascent Islamic finance industry and compares the Australian experience to developments in the UK. It contributes to a greater understanding of how Muslims living as a minority in Australia and the UK negotiate Islamic doctrine in secular societies by focusing on one aspect of this negotiation, namely the prohibition of ribā. There is little debate in the Islamic tradition on the prohibition of ribā. The differences, however, lie in the interpretation of ribā and the question of how Muslims live in a society that is heavily reliant on interest and conventional banking, yet at the same time adhere to Islamic guidelines. Through the words of religious leaders, Muslim professionals and university students, Imran Lum provides real accounts of how Muslims in Australia and the UK practically deal with conventional banking and finance products such as home loans, savings accounts and credit cards. He also explores Muslim attitudes towards Islamic finance and queries whether religion is the sole determining factor when it comes to its uptake. Drawing on his own unique experience as a practitioner responsible for growing an Islamic business in a conventional bank, Lum provides a firsthand account of the complexities associated with structuring Islamic finance products that are not only sharia compliant but also competitive in a non-Muslim jurisdiction. Using ṣukūk bonds as a case study, he highlights the tangible and non-tangible barriers to product development, such as tax and regulatory requirements and the rise of Islamophobia. Combining academic and industry experience, Lum unpacks the relationship of Islamic finance with Muslim identity construction in the West and how certain modalities of religiosity can lead to an uptake of Islamic finance, while others can lead toits rejection.