Download E-books The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades (Penguin Classics) PDF

The Crusades as visible throughout the eyes of Muslims

an important contribution to the knowledge of the medieval holy wars among Christians and Muslims, this quantity brings jointly the easiest and so much entire eyewitness account of the Crusades from the viewpoint of a medieval Muslim author. concentrating on twelfth-century Arab aristocrat Usama ibn Munqidh's Book of Contemplation but additionally together with extracts from The ebook of the Staff and Kernels of Refinement, this quantity deals a strikingly human portrayal of Islamic views on day by day life, war, and the curious ecu invaders.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable through introductions and notes by way of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Crisis of Islamic Civilization PDF

By Ali A. Allawi

Islam as a faith is relevant to the lives of over a thousand million humans, yet its outer expression as a particular civilization has been present process a enormous predicament. Buffeted via robust adversarial currents, Islamic civilization at the present time is a shadow of its former self. the main traumatic and doubtless deadly of those currents—the imperial growth of the West into Muslim lands and the blast of modernity that followed it—are now compounded via a 3rd substantial wave, globalization.

These forces have more and more confirmed Islam and Islamic civilization for validity, adaptability, and the power to carry directly to the loyalty of Muslims, says Ali A. Allawi in his provocative new booklet. whereas the religion has proved resilient within the face of those demanding situations, different facets of Islamic civilization have atrophied or died, Allawi contends, and Islamic civilization is now present process its final crisis.

The ebook explores how Islamic civilization started to resolve below colonial rule, as its associations, legislation, and economies have been usually changed by way of insufficient sleek equivalents. Allawi additionally examines the backlash expressed throughout the expanding religiosity of Muslim societies and the astounding upward push of political Islam and its terrorist offshoots. Assessing the prestige of every of the construction blocks of Islamic civilization, the writer concludes that Islamic civilization can't live on with out the important spirituality that underpinned it some time past. He identifies a key set of ideas for relocating ahead, ideas that may shock a few and anger others, but in actual fact has to be considered.

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Download E-books Before and After Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused PDF

Islam emerged amid flourishing Christian and Jewish cultures, but scholars of Antiquity and the center a while as a rule forget about it. regardless of extensive examine of past due Antiquity over the past fifty years, even beneficiant definitions of this era have reached simply the 8th century, while Islam didn't mature sufficiently to check with Christianity or rabbinic Judaism until eventually the 10th century. Before and After Muhammad indicates a brand new frame of mind in regards to the old courting among the scriptural monotheisms, integrating Islam into eu and West Asian history.

Garth Fowden identifies the full of the 1st Millennium--from Augustus and Christ to the formation of a recognizably Islamic worldview by the point of the thinker Avicenna--as the right kind chronological unit of research for knowing the emergence and maturation of the 3 monotheistic faiths throughout Eurasia. Fowden proposes not only a chronological enlargement of overdue Antiquity but additionally an eastward shift within the geographical body to embody Iran.

In Before and After Muhammad, Fowden seems at Judaism, Christianity, and Islam along different very important advancements in Greek philosophy and Roman legislations, to bare how the 1st Millennium was once certain jointly through diversified exegetical traditions that nurtured groups and sometimes influenced every one other.

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Download E-books Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks) PDF

By Carl W. Ernst

Keeping off the traps of sensational political exposes and really expert scholarly Orientalism, Carl Ernst introduces readers to the profound religious assets of Islam whereas clarifying range and debate in the culture. Framing his argument when it comes to spiritual reviews, Ernst describes how Protestant definitions of faith and anti-Muslim prejudice have affected perspectives of Islam in Europe and the USA. He additionally covers the modern significance of Islam in either its conventional settings and its new destinations and gives a context for knowing extremist events like fundamentalism. He concludes with an outline of severe debates on very important modern concerns resembling gender and veiling, nation politics, and technological know-how and religion.

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Download E-books Faith and Power: Religion and Politics in the Middle East PDF

By Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis is famous all over the world as one of many prime professionals on Islam. Hailed as "the world's most well known Islamic pupil" (Wall highway magazine ), as "a towering determine between specialists at the tradition and faith of the Muslim global" (Baltimore sunlight ), and as "the doyen of heart jap reports" (New York occasions ), Lewis is not anything lower than a countrywide treasure, a depended on voice that politicians, newshounds, historians, and most of the people have all grew to become to for perception into the center East.

Now, Lewis has introduced jointly writings on faith and executive within the center East, so diversified than within the Western international. the gathering comprises formerly unpublished writings, English originals of articles released prior to in basic terms in overseas languages, and an creation to the booklet via Lewis.

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A New York Times Bestseller

"Replete with the outstanding ancient perception that one has come to anticipate from the world's most effective Islamic scholar."
--Karen Elliott condo, Wall road Journal

Lewis has performed us all--Muslim and non-Muslim alike--a notable service.... The book's nice energy, and its declare upon our awareness, [is that] it bargains a protracted view in the middle of lots non permanent and complicated punditry on tv, within the op-ed pages, on campuses and in strategic reviews imagine tanks."
--Paul Kennedy, The manhattan occasions e-book Review

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"Lewis has lengthy been thought of the West's prime interpreter of Mideast tradition and background, and this assortment purely solidifies his reputation."--National Review

"For greater than 4 many years, Lewis has been essentially the most revered students and prolific writers at the background and politics of the center East. during this compilation of greater than 50 magazine articles and essays, he monitors the complete diversity of his eloquence, wisdom, and perception concerning this pivotal and unstable region."--Booklist

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Download E-books Tafsir of Holy Quran - Surah 21 to 25 PDF

By Aqa Mahdi Puya (Agha Pooya) - XKP

Tafsir of

21 Al - Anbiyaa (The Prophets)

22 Al - Hajj(The Pilgramage)

23 Al-Muminoon (The Believers)

24 An- Noor (The Light)

25 Al - Furqaan(The Criterion)

translated by way of Mirza M. Pooya. one of many few and such a lot finished and targeted commentaries at the Quran, as understood within the gentle of Prophet and His household.



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This ebook is, definitely, a courageous and intrepid commitment for protecting the Messenger of humankind, Muhammad (may God’s peace and benediction be upon him and his Progeny). Its author’s place can by no means be greater than a honest better half venture the duty of shielding his Prophet within the conflict of Uhud or Hunayn. all through process historical past many traditions have been, wrongfully and opposed to Allah’s Will, ascribed to the Messenger of Allah (S), which he by no means uttered in any respect. Had now not that amount of fake and fabricated or even unsafe traditions been there, nobody between these having suggest and debased morality like Salman Rushdie, could have ever dared conversing sick of the Messenger of Allah (God’s peace and benediction be upon him and his Progeny). And destiny, certainly, might be brighter, with emergence of recent different realities and different pioneer reports, whereat clouds of darkness shall verily disperse and sunlight of fact shall upward thrust, God-willing. during this connection, Ansarian beginning reveals it essential to current its gratitude and veneration to brother Hasan M. Najafi, in reputation of his strong efforts and toilsome endeavour in translating, enhancing and supervising the printing of this ebook. We implore the Beneficent Allah to gift him for this paintings, during which he sought not anything yet God’s excitement and favour. We implore the all-powerful the Almighty to aid him to accomplish an increasing number of munificent contributions to the Islamic reason. he's Hearer and he's Responsive. Ansariyan FoundationThis booklet is among the many Islamic courses allotted by means of Ahlulbayt association during the international in numerous languages with the purpose of conveying the message of Islam to the folk of the realm. Ahlulbayt association ( is a registered association that operates and is continued via collaborative efforts of volunteers in lots of nations around the globe, and it welcomes your involvement and help. Its targets are various, but its major objective is to unfold the reality in regards to the Islamic religion in most cases and the Shi`a tuition of suggestion specifically as a result latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets frequently assaulted by way of many ignorant fogeys, Muslims and non-Muslims. Organization’s function is to facilitate the dissemination of data via an international medium, the net, to destinations the place such assets should not more often than not or simply available or are resented, resisted and fought! furthermore, for an entire checklist of our released books please discuss with our web site ( or ship us an e-mail to

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Download E-books If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran PDF

By Carla Power

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • nationwide ebook AWARD FINALIST • Named A top ebook of the 12 months via The Washington submit and The Denver Post • Praised via Fareed Zakaria as “intelligent, compassionate, and revealing,” a robust trip to aid bridge one of many maximum divides shaping our global today.

If the Oceans have been Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening tale of ways she and her longtime buddy Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi came across how to confront grotesque stereotypes and chronic misperceptions that have been cleaving their groups. Their friendship-between a mundane American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had continually appeared not likely, yet now they have been pissed off and bewildered through the battles being fought of their names. either knew shut examine the Quran may display a religion that preached peace and never mass homicide; recognize for ladies and never oppression. and they launched into a yearlong trip in the course of the debatable text.

A journalist who grew up within the Midwest and the center East, strength bargains her targeted vantage element at the Quran's such a lot provocative verses as she debates with Akram at cafes, kin gatherings, and packed lecture halls, conversations jam-packed with either solid humor and robust insights. Their tale takes them to madrasas in India and pilgrimage websites in Mecca, as they come across politicians and jihadis, feminist activists and conservative students. Armed with a brand new figuring out of every other's worldviews, strength and Akram provide eye-opening views, damage long-held myths, and exhibit startling connections among worlds that experience appeared hopelessly divided for much too long.

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“A bright story of a friendship.... If the Oceans have been Ink is a welcome and nuanced examine Islam [and] is going a ways towards struggling with the dehumanizing stereotypes of Muslims which are all too common…. If the Oceans have been Ink may be crucial interpreting for the fifty two percentage of usa citizens who admit not to figuring out sufficient approximately Muslims.”―The Washington Post

“Journalist strength writes approximately her 12 months learning the Quran with a Muslim student she befriended whereas operating at a imagine tank in London. For a few, it will be a powerful advent to Islam. To others, it really is fodder for dialogue at the Sheikh's perspectives, how Westerners (such as energy) interpret these perspectives and the interaction of tradition and religion.” The Denver put up

“For all those that ask yourself what Islam says approximately conflict and peace, women and men, Jews and gentiles, this is often the e-book to learn. it's a dialog between well-meaning friends―intelligent, compassionate, and revealing―the type that should be occurring round the world.”―Fareed Zakaria, writer of The Post-American World

“Carla Power’s intimate portrait of the Quran, advised with nuance and nice beauty, captures the intense, dwelling debate over the Muslim holy book’s very essence. A lively, compelling read.”―Azadeh Moaveni, writer of Lipstick Jihad

“An inspiring tale of 2 [people] from varied worlds who refuse to allow non secular and cultural ameliorations, prejudice, and lack of understanding get in the way in which in their friendship, If the Oceans have been Ink is as thought-provoking because it is elegantly written. It takes a tricky, hugely charged subject and places it into phrases that aren't in basic terms comprehensible and eye-opening, yet beautiful.”―Bustle (11 fantastically Written Memoirs via Women)

“Unique, masterful, and deeply attractive. Carla strength takes the reader on a rare trip in interfaith realizing as she debates and discovers the Quran’s message, which means, and values on peace and violence, gender and veiling, spiritual pluralism and tolerance.”―John L. Esposito, collage Professor and Professor of Islamic stories, Georgetown college, and writer of The way forward for Islam

“A considerate, provocative, clever book.”―Diana Abu-Jaber, writer of Birds Of Paradise and The Language of Baklava

With a journalist’s brain for the tale, a born traveler’s middle for the journey of crossing borders, and a seeker’s yen for the poetry and mysticism of trust, strength creates an excellent checklist of a undying quest.”―Merritt Tierce, a countrywide publication beginning “5 below 35” honoree and writer of Love Me Back

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