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  • DESTINY DISRUPTED

    We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years. In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and beyond. He clarifies why our civilizations grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe?a place it long perceived as primitive and disorganized?had somehow hijacked destiny.

    ISBN: 9781586488130
    Publisher: PUBLIC AFFAIRS
    Subtitle: A HISTORY OF THE WORLD THROUGH ISLAMIC EYES
    Author: TAMIM ANSARY

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  • SALADIN

    n this authoritative biography, historian John Man brings Saladin and his world to life with vivid detail in “a rollicking good story” (Justin Marozzi).

    Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age. As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the twelfth century, he is the Islamic world’s preeminent hero. A ruthless defender of his faith and brilliant leader, he also possessed qualities that won admiration from his Christian foes.

    But Saladin is far more than a historical hero. Builder, literary patron, and theologian, he is a man for all times, and a symbol of hope for an Arab world once again divided. Centuries after his death, in cities from Damascus to Cairo and beyond, to the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, Saladin continues to be an immensely potent symbol of religious and military resistance to the West. He is central to Arab memories, sensibilities, and the ideal of a unified Islamic state.

    John Man charts Saladin’s rise to power, his struggle to unify the warring factions of his faith, and his battles to retake Jerusalem and expel Christian influence from Arab lands. Saladin explores the life and enduring legacy of this champion of Islam while examining his significance for the world today.

    ISBN: 9780306825422

    AUTHOR: JOHN MAN
    ISBN: 9780306825422
    Publisher: DA CAPO PRESS
    Subtitle: THE SULTAN WHO VANQUISHED THE CRUSADERS AND BUILT AN ISLAMIC EMPIRE
    Author: JOHN MAN

     1,695
  • JIHAD IN ISLAMIC HISTORY

    What is jihad? Does it mean violence, as many non-Muslims assume? Or does it mean peace, as some Muslims insist? Because jihad is closely associated with the early spread of Islam, today’s debate about the origin and meaning of jihad is nothing less than a struggle over Islam itself. In Jihad in Islamic History, Michael Bonner provides the first study in English that focuses on the early history of jihad, shedding much-needed light on the most recent controversies over jihad.

    To some, jihad is the essence of radical Islamist ideology a synonym for terrorism, and even proof of Islam’s innate violence. To others, jihad means a peaceful, individual, and internal spiritual striving. Bonner, however, shows that those who argue that jihad means only violence or only peace are both wrong. Jihad is a complex set of doctrines and practices that have changed over time and continue to evolve today. The Quran’s messages about fighting and jihad are inseparable from its requirements of generosity and care for the poor. Jihad has often been a constructive and creative force, the key to building new Islamic societies and states. Jihad has regulated relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, in peace as well as in war. And while today’s “jihadists” are in some ways following the “classical” jihad tradition, they have in other ways completely broken with it.

    Written for general readers who want to understand jihad and its controversies, Jihad in Islamic History will also interest specialists because of its original arguments.
    ISBN: 0691125740
    Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: DOCTRINES AND PRACTICE
    Author: MICHAEL BONNER

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  • MUSLIM IN SPAIN

    “Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614 is a work of maturity, distilling all the knowledge L. P. Harvey has absorbed (and also contributed to) over a period of nearly fifty years. A work of definitive scholarship like this one will not be bettered for at least another generation.” — Consuelo López Morillas, Indiana University.

    On December 18, 1499, Muslims in Granada revolted against the Christian city government’s attempts to suppress their rights to live and worship as followers of Islam. Although the Granada riot was a local phenomenon that was soon contained, subsequent widespread rebellion provided the Christian city governments in Granada and throughout Spain with an excuse—or justification, as its leaders saw things—to embark on the systematic elimination of the Islamic presence from Spain, as well as from the Iberian Peninsula as a whole, over the next hundred years.

    Picking up at the end of his earlier classic study, Islamic Spain, 1250 to 1500—which described the courageous efforts of the followers of Islam to preserve their secular, as well as sacred, culture in late medieval Spain—L. P. Harvey chronicles here the struggles of the Moriscos. These unwilling converts to Christianity lived clandestinely in the sixteenth century as Muslims, communicating in Aljamiado—Spanish written in Arabic characters. More broadly, Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614 tells the story of an early modern nation struggling to deal with a determined faction of non-Christians at a time when the forces of the Counter Reformation—themselves threatened by Ottoman political and military expansion— were endeavoring to impose absolute religious uniformity.

    Retold in all its complexity and poignancy, this tale of religions intolerance, political maneuvering, and ethnic cleansing resonates with many modern concerns. Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614 will be compulsory reading for student and specialist alike.
    ISBN: 0226319636
    Publisher: CHICAGO
    Subtitle: 1500 TO 1614
    Author: L. P. HARVEY

     10,175
  • A HISTORY OF ISLAMIC LAW

    This timely text describes the complete history of Islamic jurisprudence from its origins, through the Medieval period, to modern times. This reissue demonstrates how, although religious law lies at the heart of Islamic culture, Islamic states have recently modified the law to meet society’s changing values.
    ISBN: 0748605142
    Publisher: EDINBURGH
    Subtitle:
    Author: NOEL J. COULSON

     3,390
  • LANDSCAPES OF THE JIHAD

    The militant Islam represented by Al Qaeda is often described as a global movement. Apart from the geographical range of its operations and support, little else is held to define it as ‘global’. Landscapes of the Jihad explores the features that Al Qaeda and other strands of militant Islam share with global movements such as environmentalists and anti-globalisation protesters.
    ISBN: 1850657750
    Publisher: FOUNDATION BOOKS
    Subtitle: MILITANCY, MORALITY AND MODERNITY
    Author: FAISAL DEVJI

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  • THE FAR-FARERS

    Just before the year 1000, a young Viking named Thorvald turned his back on the pagan gods of his fathers to preach the Christian gospel. But his Icelandic countrymen mocked and outlawed him. Abandoning his homeland, Thorvald embarked on an epic journey to the heart of all medieval world maps—Jerusalem.

    A thousand years later, Victoria Clark embarked on the same journey to discover to what extent the dramatic changes and conflicts sweeping Western Europe a millennium ago still resonate today. The Far-Farers is both the story of this twenty-first-century journey and a history of eleventh-century western Christendom.

    In this remarkable book Clark illuminates a group of influential eleventh-century characters—Thorvald, emperors of eastern and western Christendom, abbots, saints, princesses, Crusaders—who form links in a historical chain extending down the century and all the way from Iceland to the Holy Land. Western Europe was struggling to unite then, expanding rapidly and changing utterly. Warfare, peacekeeping, multinational monasticism, institutional power struggles, mass pilgrim travel, and rising religious fundamentalism were a few salient characteristics of this world—a world more like our own than we might imagine.

    The twenty-first-century people Clark encountered as she traveled through Iceland, central and Western Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, and the Middle East cast fresh light on both worlds. In the ancient capital of Poland, a young Catholic priest scorns the idea of Europe uniting in the name of human rights instead of Christ. At the Crusader stronghold of Krak les Chevaliers, a Syrian playboy highlights the deep and widening gulf between the West and Islam. A richly evocative and beautifully written work, The Far-Farers is neither conventional history nor travel, but a powerful and authoritative demonstration of our enduring connection with the distant past.
    ISBN: 0802714226
    Publisher: WALKER
    Subtitle: A JOURNEY FROM VIKING ICELAND TO CRUSADER JERUSALEM
    Author: VICTORIA CLARK

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  • INDIAN MUSLIMS

    India is projected to have the world’s largest Muslim population surpassing Pakistan and Indonesia by the middle of this century. This book makes a compelling case that Indian Muslims have not been equal beneficiaries of India’s economic growth. Their status now is not very different from that of the lowest-ranked Dalits in Indian society. The evidence shows that socio-economic status of the Indian Muslim community has been slipping for a long time. The book challenges the dominant image among majority Hindus that Muslims are innately prone to religious fundamentalism, militancy and extremism. Using information from official reports and data from a survey of Muslims from ten Indian states, the book explores the architecture of Muslim religiosity, the status of Muslim women, social and political attitudes and their socio-economic well-being. The evidence defies the myth of religious orthodoxy and shows that Indian Muslims are less orthodox and patriarchal than their co-religionists from Muslim majority countries. Theoretically informed and empirically grounded analysis and discussion in the book offers fresh insights into the social, political and economic conditions of Indian Muslims in the current context of rising Islamophobia and anti-Muslim rhetoric in India. This is undermining the constitutionally mandated promise of equality of citizenship and opportunity to all Indian citizens including minorities.
    ISBN: 9789694026466
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: SOCIOLOGY OF A RELIGIOUS MINORITY
    Author: RIAZ HASSAN

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  • A CONCISE HISTORY OF WESTERN& ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT


    ISBN: 9789696641254
    Publisher: JAHANGIR BOOK
    Subtitle:
    Author: ARSHAD SYED KARIM

     550
  • RELIGION, LAND AND POLITICS IN PAKISTAN

    This is the first authoritative book on the phenomenon of piri-muridi in Pakistan. The author investigates the subject in the perspectives of history, religion. society, politics and economy. He asks vital questions about the nature. working and consequences of a principal aspect of folk religion and provides stimulating answers. The book breaks new ground in the study of an institution that is ruining the national economy, encouraging political corruption and dictatorship, defacing Islam and demoralizing society. Its great virtue lies in the fact it is a work of research as much as it is of analysis and reflection. Specifically. the author discusses the role of the pir, the roots and consequences of piri-muridi, the predicament of the situation and the straight and narrow path of the relationship. A list of some major sufis and thinkers, including the principal urses, is appended, including notes on the sufi saints of South Asia.
    ISBN: 9789694026275
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: A STUDY OF PIRI-MURIDI
    Author: K. K. AZIZ

     1,995
  • WRITING HISTORY IN THE MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC WORLD


    ISBN: 9781784537302
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: THE VALUE OF CHRONICLES AS ARCHIVES
    Author: FOZIA BORA

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  • IBNE KHALDOON:HAYAT-O-AASAR


    ISBN: 9789696401322
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MUHAMMAD KAZIM

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  • WHAT IS THE SHARIA?

    In the West, ‘sharia’ often calls to mind antiquated laws founded upon gender discrimination and barbaric punishments. In the East, for some it means the ideal standards by which Muslims strive to live; for others, it is the greatest obstacle to modernisation of their societies. These clashing views sometimes lead to violence. Clarification of the term has therefore become an urgent necessity. Sharia is all of these things and much more. It is the legal system of Islam, a series of guidelines and prohibitions. But it is also a concept invested with a whole range of meanings, from the virtuous attributes of an ‘ideal’ society, to the confinement of particular elements to otherness and adversity. Moving through history, society and Islamic thought to explore the sources of sharia law, Baudouin Dupret gets to the heart of its uses and abuses in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This short, accessible book provides an invaluable guide for those seeking to understand a matter more complex and pressing today than ever before.
    ISBN: 9781849048170
    Publisher: LONDON
    Subtitle:
    Author: BAUDOUIN DUPRET

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  • THE ISLAMIC ENLIGHTENMENT

    The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise and adapt. Yet in this sweeping narrative and provocative retelling of modern history, Christopher de Bellaigue charts the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment – the social movements, reforms and revolutions that transfigured the Middle East from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Modern ideals and practices were embraced across the region, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from purdah and the development of democracy.

    The Islamic Enlightenment looks behind the sensationalist headlines in order to foster a genuine understanding of Islam and its relationship to the West. It is essential reading for anyone engaged in the state of the world today.
    ISBN: 9780099578703
    Publisher: VINTAGE
    Subtitle: THE MODERN STRUGGLE BETWEEN FAITH AND REASON
    Author: CHRISTOPHER DE BELLAIGUE

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  • THE RISE OF SCIENCE IN ISLAM AND THE WEST


    ISBN: 9781472447333
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: FROM SHARED HERITAGE TO PARTING OF THE WAYS, 8TH TO 9TH CENTURIES
    Author: JOHN W. LIVINGSTON

     60,599
  • EASTERN ROME AND THE RISE OF ISLAM


    ISBN: 9781138101388
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: HISTORY AND PROPHECY
    Author: OLOF HEILO

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  • CHURCHILL AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD


    ISBN: 1780768182
    Publisher: VIVA BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: WARREN DOCKTER

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  • ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC SOCIETIES


    ISBN: 9781785691478
    Publisher: KOROS PRESS LIMITED
    Subtitle: THE DEVELOPMENTS OF COMMUNAL, RELIGIOUS, AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS – 4 VOLS SET
    Author: ADRIAN KARATNYCKY

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  • DIFFERENCE AND DISABILITY IN THE MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC WORLD


    ISBN: 9780748695881
    Publisher: EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: BLIGHTED BODIES
    Author: KRISTINA L. RICHARDSON

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