The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World by Francis Robinson, Ira M. Lapidus

By Francis Robinson, Ira M. Lapidus

Islamic peoples account for one 5th of the worlds inhabitants and but there's frequent false impression within the West of what Islam rather is. Francis Robinson and his group got down to deal with this, revealing the advanced and infrequently opposite nature ofMuslim tradition. in addition to taking over the problems uppermost in everyones minds, comparable to the position of non secular and political fundamentalism, they exhibit the significance of trade literacy and studying Islamic artwork the results of immigration, exodus, and conquest and the roots of present crises within the heart East, Bosnia, and the Gulf. all through, emphasis is put on the interplay among Islam and the West, from the 1st Latin translations of the Quran to the fatwa on Salman Rushdie. This based e-book intentionally units out to dismantle the Western influence of Islam as a monolithic international and exchange it with a balanced view, from present problems with fundamentalism to its dynamic tradition and paintings.

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All historians agree, however, that in one corner sat the Black Stone, which Muslim tradition says is a meteorite that dates to the time of Adam and Eve. It was a sacred stone, even in pre-Islamic times, but later both the Black Stone and the Kaaba itself would be dedicated to Islam and God. merchants who had sent goods for trade. Arguments about the amount of profit due each of several merchants were frequent. Suspicions that caravan leaders kept unreported profits for themselves were common. The honest caravan leader knew how to establish confidence in his dealings and negotiate a fair percentage of the profits for everyone.

44 Muhammad had endured all the persecutions peacefully, but during this time, God gave him the revelation known as the Pledge of War. The verses say: Permission is given unto those who fight because they have been wronged, and God is indeed able to give them victory; those who have been driven from their homes unjustly only because they said—Our Lord is God! 26 In Medina In 622 CE Muhammad, along with Abu Bakr and their families, left Mecca, ready to fight for their religion and God if need be.

Some say there were only the horns of a ram; others insist there were idols for every tribe in Arabia. All historians agree, however, that in one corner sat the Black Stone, which Muslim tradition says is a meteorite that dates to the time of Adam and Eve. It was a sacred stone, even in pre-Islamic times, but later both the Black Stone and the Kaaba itself would be dedicated to Islam and God. merchants who had sent goods for trade. Arguments about the amount of profit due each of several merchants were frequent.

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