Archive For The “Islam” Category
By Liyakat N. Takim
Seems to be at how a number of factions used the culture that students have been the "heirs of the Prophet" in the course of the classical interval of Islam (570–1258 CE).
By Saif Rahman
Saif Rahman is a Strategic advisor & founding father of HMCA (Humanist & Cultural Muslim & Assoc).
A behind-the-scenes glance from an insider. A complete and aim learn for Muslims looking a good & balanced research of conventional Islam; and for non-Muslims drawn to gaining designated insight.
Written via a widespread anti-Islamist activist over the process eight years detailing his purposes for leaving Islam & turning into an agnostic humanist.
A unmarried query kickstarts the adventure for this publication.
My Muslim cousin got here to stick with us within the united kingdom while he was once over on vacation from Pakistan. I knew his remain might end up contentious as formerly he had advised me that as a Muslim I needed to think in it all because it stood, another way easily needed to admit i used to be not a Muslim. This time i used to be ready for the inevitable query of “Why?” I had hence left Islam. certain adequate it quickly got here and commenced the ball-rolling for an extended evening as he tried to refute every one of my contentions, yet this time to no avail.
The following day, sooner than boarding his flight again to Pakistan, he made me promise something. As he was once good hooked up, he requested me to place all my arguments jointly in writing so he may well take them to a discovered student of Islam. I did so, and searching ahead to his reaction I additionally copied in all my siblings. After ready three months my brother obtained a cell name from my cousin announcing that he hadn’t forgotten and was once nonetheless engaged on the answer. It’s been eight years, and that i by no means did listen again from him.
Nonetheless it used to be an invigorating workout. Over the process those next years I turned an ex-muslim activist and the unique letter (contained in bankruptcy 2) was once used as a skeletal operating rfile which I usually up-to-date with new findings. A entire Scribd on-line web publication was once born. It used to be heartening to work out it climb to 49,000 perspectives and being robust sufficient to persuade a lot of its Muslim readers to depart Islam.
To connect to a much broader viewers, I built the web publication to be used in visible media and from it spawned my ‘ex-muslim Confession’ YouTube sequence. It flourished because it climbed to half-a-million hits and my crew which grew to 7,500 (now 20,000) participants, yet in addition to its luck so did the harassment. My extra vocal presence was once paralleled with expanding resistance, attaining as much as 139 dying threats thus far.
Undeterred this spurred me directly to make the web publication ever extra mainstream, and the unique Letter-Blog-YouTube sequence eventually matured into the booklet you spot ahead of you today..
(You can learn extra concerning the writer by means of looking out on-line)
By Robert Lebling, Tahir Shah
Robert Lebling delves into long-lost money owed, medieval histories, colonial documents, anthropologist’s stories, and traveler’s stories to discover the starting place and evolution of legends that proceed to thrive within the center East and past. He cuts via centuries of Orientalists’ cultural presumption to craft a learn that stands except the overpowering physique of literature enthusiastic about faith within the center East.
A alluring synthesis of historical past and folklore, this is often the main assorted selection of jinn lore ever assembled in a single quantity. From historic scriptures to The Arabian Nights and past, and with a foreword by means of acclaimed filmmaker Tahir Shah, Lebling has built a entire account that not just transcends geographical borders but additionally spans a few 4 millennia.
By Seyyed Hossein Nasr
3 Muslim Sages: Avicenna-Suhrawardi-Ibn Arabi
By Abdelmajid Sharfi
This paintings makes an attempt to introduce the features of the Mohammedan undertaking, with the aspiration to be trustworthy to its crucial reasons and to old fact while. the writer therefore illustrates the several ways that humans have understood the undertaking and the explanations that led them to these numerous interpretations.
By Fazlur Rahman
This authoritative publication argues that what's thought of at the present time to be Islamic fundamentalism is inconsistent with the genuine which means of this religion. Rahman demonstrates that the genuine roots of Islamic teachings suggest adaptability, creativity, and innovation.
By Arthur Naylor Wollaston
Top of the range FACSIMILE replica: Wollaston, Arthur Naylor, Sir, 1842-1922 :The Sword Of Islam :1905 :Facsimile: initially released via manhattan : E.P. Dutton and Co. in 1905. ebook can be revealed in black and white, with grayscale photographs. booklet could be 6 inches vast through nine inches tall and gentle hide certain. Any foldouts might be scaled to web page dimension. If the publication is greater than one thousand pages, it is going to be revealed and certain in elements. as a result of the age of the unique titles, we can't be held liable for lacking pages, pale, or bring to an end text.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
By James Budd
A lot of this publication is a checklist of the time the writer spent among 1965 and 1970 as an English instructor in Aneiza – a provincial city in important Saudi Arabia. In an wonderful sequence of anecdotes, he describes the everyday life and customs of its humans, his family members with colleagues and scholars on the neighborhood secondary university, and the occasions prime as much as his ‘removal’ from town he had come to treat as domestic, his move to Riyadh, and ultimate departure from the rustic. within the Nineteen Sixties Aneiza used to be nonetheless dwelling partially within the age of Charles Doughty, the 19th-century explorer who stayed there for a few weeks within the 1870s, and architecturally town had replaced little over the intervening many years. however, its mid-20th-century population have been a great deal conscious of what was once taking place within the wider international and felt deeply concerned with occasions within the quarter. This involvement is mirrored in a bankruptcy on inter-Arab politics, the Six-Day conflict of June 1967, and its reasons and aftermath. The author’s tale doesn't lead to 1970. In ‘Journey to Makkah’ he writes of his transition from agnosticism to Islam and provides us an account of his pilgrimage to Makkah in 1996 within the corporation of 1 of his previous scholars from Aneiza. eventually, in ‘Aneiza Revisited’, he describes the city in its 21st-century incarnation in the course of his go back stopover at in 2011. regardless of Aneiza’s fabric transformation, despite the fact that, with its concrete and glass constructions and speedy nutrition retailers, he chanced on that, regardless of having a look very assorted, it had nonetheless controlled to hold its intimate social personality and crucial congeniality.
By Muhammad Saed Abdul-Rahman
This is often quantity of ten volumes. Our undertaking is to collect in a single position, for the English-speaking public, all proper info had to make the Qur'an extra comprehensible and more straightforward to review. This publication attempts to do that by way of delivering the subsequent: 1.The Arabic textual content when you may be able to learn Arabic 2.Transliteration of the Arabic textual content should you are not able to learn the Arabic script. this may supply them a pattern of the sound of the Qur'an, which they can no longer another way understand from examining the English that means. 3.The that means of the qur'an (translated by means of Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Ph.D. and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan) 4.Background introductions by means of well-known Islamic students, Maududi and Ibn Kathir 5.Explanation (abridged Tafsir) by means of Ibn Kathir (translated via Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri) we are hoping that by means of doing this a standard English-speaker may be in a position to decide up a replica of this publication and research and understand the fantastic Qur'an in a fashion that's appropriate to the certainty of the Rightly-guided Muslim Ummah (Community).
By Gershom Gorenberg
In this provocative paintings, professional journalist Gershom Gorenberg portrays a dangerous mixture of non secular extremism, violence, and Mideast politics, as expressed within the fight for the sacred middle of Jerusalem. recognized to Jews and Christians because the Temple Mount and to Muslims because the Noble Sanctuary, this thirty-five-acre enclosure on the southeast nook of Jerusalem's outdated urban is the main contested piece of actual property in the world. right here nationalism combines with fundamentalist religion in a unstable brew. participants of the world's 3 significant monotheistic faiths--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--hold this spot to be the foremost to salvation as they anticipate the tip of the realm, and fight to satisfy conflicting non secular prophecies with harmful political effects. Adroitly portraying American radio evangelists of the tip, radical Palestinian sheikhs, and Israeli ex-terrorists, Gorenberg explains why believers desire for the top, and why popular American fundamentalists supply hard-line help for Israel whereas watching for the apocalypse. He is smart of the messianic fervor that has pushed a few Israeli settlers to oppose peace. And he describes the Islamic apocalyptic visions that solid Israel's activities in Jerusalem as diabolic plots. the tip of Days indicates how clash over Jerusalem and the fiery trust in apocalypse proceed to have a powerful effect on international politics and why an enduring peace within the center East maintains to end up elusive.
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