Download E-books A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West PDF

By Ian Johnson

In the wake of the inside track that the 9-11 hijackers had lived in Europe, journalist Ian Johnson questioned how any such radical crew may well sink roots into Western soil. such a lot debts reached again two decades, to U.S. help of Islamist combatants in Afghanistan. yet Johnson dug deeper, to the beginning of the chilly warfare, uncovering the untold tale of a gaggle of ex-Soviet Muslims who had defected to Germany in the course of global conflict II. There, that they had been formed right into a well-oiled anti-Soviet propaganda computer. As that warfare ended and the chilly battle begun, West German and U.S. intelligence brokers vied for keep watch over of this influential team, and on the heart of the covert tug of warfare used to be a quiet mosque in Munich—radical Islam’s first beachhead within the West.

Culled from an array of resources, together with newly declassified records, A Mosque in Munich interweaves the tales of a number of key gamers: a Nazi pupil grew to become postwar spymaster; key Muslim leaders around the globe, together with participants of the Muslim Brotherhood; and naïve CIA males desirous to struggle communism with a brand new weapon, Islam. a unprecedented ground-level examine chilly conflict spying and a revelatory account of the West’s first, disastrous come upon with radical Islam, A Mosque in Munich is as desirable because it is essential to our figuring out the blunders we're nonetheless making in our dating with Islamists at the present time

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Download E-books Tenets of Islam PDF

By Shaykh Abu Jafar Muhammad bin Hasan Tusi - XKP

Short passages to provide an explanation for the younger readers in regards to the various Islamic ideals, together with attributes of God, monotheism, will of Allah, Justice, Grace of Allah, Seal of Prophet, Rasul, Nabi, Superiority of Prophets, Infallibility of Imam, Imamate, prior faith, heritage of islam, ancestors, Mahdi, awaited imam and the Day of Judgement.

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Download E-books The Venture of Islam, Volume 3: The Gunpower Empires and Modern Times PDF

By Marshall G. S. Hodgson

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1974
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The enterprise of Islam has been venerated as a magisterial paintings of the brain on account that its e-book in early 1975. during this three-volume learn, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson lines and translates the ancient improvement of Islamic civilization from sooner than the start of Muhammad to the center of the 20th century. This paintings grew out of the recognized direction on Islamic civilization that Hodgson created and taught for a few years on the college of Chicago.

"This is a nonpareil paintings, not just as a result of its command of its topic but additionally since it demonstrates how, preferably, heritage may be written."— The New Yorker

In this concluding volume of The enterprise of Islam, Hodgson describes the second one flowering of Islam: the Safavi, Timuri, and Ottoman empires. the ultimate a part of the amount analyzes the frequent Islamic background in today's international.

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Download E-books East and West: Allama Jafari on Bertrand Russell PDF

By Seyed Javad Miri, Dustin Byrd

This e-book is an research of an Iranian philosopher’s engagement with a British thinker. the writer compares the tips of those philosophers in the context of ecu and Iranian highbrow traditions. this can be the 1st ebook of its variety, as nobody has but checked out Allama Jafari’s notion on the subject of Sir Bertrand Russell’s. East and West might be an invaluable paintings for somebody who's attracted to comparative philosophical and sociological studies.

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Download E-books The Collection and Preservation of the Qur'an PDF

By Ayatullah Sayyid Abul Qasim Al Khui - XKP

Gives facts of the way the Quran has remained natural because the time it used to be published and never passed through any tahrif (additions or omissions).

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Two very important Chapters from AL BAYAN FI TAFSIRIL QUR'AN Translated from the Arabic by

(late) Mulla Asghar Ali M.M Jaffer

Published via: Madrasa As Syed al Khui Stanmore, Middlesex, united kingdom

Written by way of; Ayatullah Syed Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei

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Download E-books No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam PDF

By Reza Aslan

A attention-grabbing, available advent to Islam from the writer of the number 1 New York instances bestseller Zealot

Though it's the fastest-growing faith on the planet, Islam is still shrouded in lack of knowledge and worry for a lot of the West. In No god yet God, Reza Aslan, an across the world acclaimed pupil of religions, explains this religion in all its good looks and complexity. starting with a shiny account of the social and non secular milieu during which the Prophet Muhammad cast his message, Aslan paints a portrait of the 1st Muslim neighborhood as an intensive scan in non secular pluralism and social egalitarianism. He demonstrates how, after the Prophet’s demise, his successors tried to interpret his message for destiny generations–an overwhelming activity that fractured the Muslim group into competing sects. ultimately, Aslan examines how, within the shadow of eu colonialism, Muslims built conflicting recommendations to reconcile conventional Islamic values with the realities of the trendy international, therefore launching what Aslan phrases the Islamic Reformation. well timed and persuasive, No god yet God is an elegantly written account of a powerful but misunderstood religion.

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Download E-books After Khomeini: Iran Under His Successors PDF

By Said Amir Arjomand

For plenty of american citizens, Iran is our most deadly enemy--part of George W. Bush's "axis of evil" even prior to the looks of Ahmadinejad. yet what's the fact? How did Ahmadinejad upward thrust to strength, and what kind of strength does he rather have? What are the probabilities of normalizing relatives with Iran?

In After Khomeini, Saïd Amir Arjomand paints a sophisticated and perceptive portrait of up to date Iran. This paintings, a sequel to Arjomand's acclaimed The Turban for the Crown, examines Iran less than the successors of Ayatollah Khomeini as much as the current day. He starts off, because the Islamic Republic did, with Khomeini, delivering an excellent tablet biography of the fellow who masterminded the revolution that overthrew the Shah. Arjomand attracts transparent differences among the moderates of the preliminary word of the revolution, radicals, pragmatists, and hardliners, the latter top exemplified by way of Mahmud Ahmadinejad. Taking a chronological and thematic method, he lines the emergence and consolidation of the current method of collective rule by way of clerical councils and the peaceable transition to twin management via the ayatollah because the superb consultant and the subordinate president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He explains the interior political quarrels between Khomeini's heirs as a fight over his progressive legacy. And he outlines how the ruling clerical elite and the nation's safety forces are interdependent politically and economically, speculating at the capability destiny position of the progressive Guards. Bringing the paintings as much as present political occasions, Arjomand analyzes Iran's overseas coverage to boot, together with the impression of the autumn of Communism on Iran and Ahmadinejad's nuclear policy.

Few international locations loom better in American overseas family members than Iran. during this wealthy and insightful account, a professional on Iranian society and politics untangles the complexities of a kingdom nonetheless driving the turbulent wake of 1 of history's nice revolutions.

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Download E-books Reflections on the Revolution In Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West PDF

By Christopher Caldwell

In gentle of cultural crises reminiscent of the Danish caricature controversy and the terrorist assault at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris, Christopher Caldwell’s incisive point of view hasn't ever been extra well timed or indispensible. Reflections at the Revolution in Europe is destined to turn into the vintage paintings on how Muslim immigration completely reshaped the West.
 
This provocative and unflinching research of Europe’s unforeseen inflow of immigrants investigates the more and more sought after Muslim populations actively shaping the way forward for the continent. Muslims dominate or approximately dominate many vital ecu towns, together with Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Strasbourg and Marseille, the Paris suburbs and East London, and in these towns Islam has challenged the ecu lifestyle at each flip, changing into, in impression, an “adversary culture.” In Reflections at the Revolution in Europe, Caldwell examines the anger of natives and newbies alike. He exposes the unusual ways that welfare states have interaction with 3rd international customs, the anti-Americanism that brings ecu natives and Muslim rookies jointly, and the arguments over girls and intercourse that force them aside. He considers the attraction of sharia, “resistance,” and jihad to a moment iteration that's extra alienated from Europe than the 1st, and addresses a difficulty of religion between local Europeans that leaves them with a vulnerable hand as they confront the claims of rookies.

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Download E-books The life of Imam Ali Bin Musa al-Rida PDF

By Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi - XKP

This is an inquiry into the lifetime of Imām ‘Ali b. Mūsā al-Rida, peace be on him, the 8th Imām from the family of the Prophet. he's Allah’s gentle, His reward, and His treasure. He and his fathers, the leaders of Islamic idea, are in no use of praisers’ compliment and descripers’ description, for Allah, the Exalted praised them, took away uncleanness from them, and purified them from deviation. relating to them He, the Exalted, has acknowledged: “Verily Allah intends to maintain off from you each form of uncleanness and to purify you humans of the home with an intensive purification.[1]” He has additionally imposed love for them on all of the childrens of Islam. furthermore He, the Exalted, has stated: “Say: I call for no longer of you any present for it (the toils of preaching) other than the affection of my relations.[2]”

Their grandfather the Messenger, may perhaps Allah bless him and his relations, linked them to the Qur’ān while he stated: “I am going to go away between you the thaqalayn. for those who cleave to them, you are going to by no means move off course after me; certainly one of them is larger than the opposite ¾that is the publication of Allah that's a twine stretching from the sky to the earth and my offspring from my kinfolk. they are going to by no means scatter (from one another) until eventually they arrive to me on the Pool (hawd). consequently, imagine! how are you going to deal with them after me?[3]” additionally he, may well Allah bless him and his relations, looked them because the life-ships of this neighborhood. He has stated:

[1] Qur'ān, 33, 22.

[2] Ibid., forty-one, 23.

[3] Al-Tirmidhi, Sahih, vol. 2, p. 308. Asad al-Ghāba, vol. 2, p. 12.

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