Download E-books Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West's Past PDF

By John M. Owen

Political Islam has usually been in comparison to ideological events of the earlier akin to fascism or Christian theocracy. yet are such analogies legitimate? How should still the Western global at the present time reply to the demanding situations of political Islam? Taking an unique method of resolution this question, Confronting Political Islam compares Islamism's fight with secularism to different lengthy ideological clashes in Western heritage. via analyzing the earlier conflicts that experience torn Europe and the Americas--and how they've been supported by way of underground networks, fomented radicalism and revolution, and prompted overseas interventions and foreign conflicts--John Owen attracts six significant classes to illustrate that a lot of what we expect approximately political Islam is incorrect.

Owen makes a speciality of the origins and dynamics of twentieth-century struggles between Communism, Fascism, and liberal democracy; the past due eighteenth- and nineteenth-century contests among monarchism and republicanism; and the 16th- and seventeenth-century wars of faith among Catholics, Lutherans, Calvinists, and others. Owen then applies rules realized from the successes and blunders of governments in the course of those conflicts to the modern debates embroiling the center East. He concludes that ideological struggles last more than most folks presume; ideologies aren't monolithic; overseas interventions are the norm; a country could be either rational and ideological; an ideology wins whilst states that exemplify it outperform different states throughout various measures; and the ideology that wins could be a surprise.

Looking on the background of the Western global itself and the fraught questions over how societies will be ordered, Confronting Political Islam upends a number of the traditional knowledge concerning the present upheavals within the Muslim world.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Islam (Encyclopedia of World Religions) PDF

By Juan Eduardo Campo

That includes greater than seven-hundred A-to-Z entries, this name presents entry to the recommendations, personalities, old occasions, and associations that contributed to shaping the historical past of Islam and how it really is practiced. It comprises an creation that gives readers with an outline of Islam, a chronology, a bibliography, and 89 black-and-white images.

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Download E-books The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam (No-Nonsense Guides) PDF

By Ziauddin Sardar

This consultant explains Islamic historical past, the Qur’an, sharia legislation, and Islam’s dating with the West. It analyzes the fight in the religion for a extra humane interpretation of the faith, concerns surrounding girls, democracy, and financial improvement, and the outlook post-9/11 and the Iraq war.

Merryl Wyn Davies is a author, anthropologist, and television manufacturer. the writer of Knowing each other: Shaping an Islamic Anthropology, she additionally co-authored the overseas bestseller Why Do humans Hate America?

Ziauddin Sardar is a author, broadcaster, and cultural critic. His works comprise Postmodernism and the opposite, Orientalism, and Why Do humans Hate America?, written with Merryl Wyn Davies.

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Download E-books My Guantanamo Diary: The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me PDF

Mahvish Khan is the single Afghan-American to stroll into Guantanamo of her personal accord. This particular ebook is her tale, and the tale of the lads she grew to understand uniquely good contained in the cages of Guantanamo. Mahvish Khan is an American legal professional, born to immigrant Afghan mom and dad. She used to be outraged that her nation, the us, looked as if it would have suspended its culture of equality for all less than the legislations with reference to these imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, and so she volunteered to translate for the legal professionals - together with British attorney and founding father of Reprieve Clive Stafford Smith - performing professional bono for the prisoners. simply because she spoke their language, understood their customs and taken them Starbucks chai, the nearest on hand drink to the type of tea they'd drink at domestic, they quick befriended her, providing fatherly suggestion in addition to a uniquely own perception into their plight, and that in their households millions of miles away at domestic. a few at Guantanamo are terrorists who need to be convicted and sentenced as such. a few are paediatricians and college academics. we won't inform the variation till we see them as people with their very own certain tales. They deserve that a lot. No different author has had entry to the detainees. This e-book is a testomony to their captivity. It records the voices of guys who've been tortured and held in a black gap of indefinite detention with out felony recourse for years. It exhibits who they're and likewise permits readers to work out that those males are extra just like us than they're different.

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Download E-books Ibn 'Arabi: Heir to the Prophets (Makers of the Muslim World) PDF

By William C. Chittick

The significance of Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi (1165-1240) for Islamic mysticism lies within the incontrovertible fact that he was once a speculative philosopher of the top order, albeit diffuse and tough to appreciate. His vital doctrine is the team spirit of all lifestyles. during this textual content, William Chittick explores how, during the paintings of Ibn Al-Arabi, Sufism strikes clear of anguished and ascetic searchings of the center and moral sense and turns into an issue of speculative philsophy and theosophy.

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Download E-books Mecca: The Sacred City PDF

By Ziauddin Sardar

Mecca is, for lots of, the center of Islam. it's the birthplace of Muhammad, the course to which Muslims flip after they pray, and the positioning of pilgrimage that every year attracts a few 3 million Muslims from all corners of the area. but the importance of Mecca is greater than simply spiritual. What occurs in Mecca and the way Muslims take into consideration the political and cultural background of Mecca has had and maintains to have a profound effect on global occasions to this day.

during this insighful e-book, Ziauddin Sardar unravels the that means and importance of Mecca. Tracing its heritage, from its origins as a "barren valley" within the desolate tract to its evolution as a buying and selling city and surprising emergence because the non secular middle of a global empire, Sardar examines the non secular struggles and rebellions in Mecca that experience considerably formed Muslim tradition. An illuminative, lyrical, and witty combination of historical past, reportage, and memoir, Mecca reflects all that's profound and enlightening, curious and fun approximately Mecca and takes us in the back of the closed doorways to at least one of crucial locations on the earth today.

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Download E-books Islamic History (The Islamic World) PDF

By Britannica Educational Publishing

What are the percepts of Shari'ah legislations? What position did Genghis Khan play in Islamic historical past? How do the lessons of the Qur'an mesh with these of alternative non secular texts? Islamic heritage is a part of a three ebook sequence. during this robust, probing, and thought-provoking sequence, the area of Islam is explored and defined. With assurance from worldwide and around the centuries, each one e-book presents a radical inspect the faith with approximately billion adherents world wide. Readers will improve a complete figuring out of this exceedingly wealthy religion and its contributions to international tradition and heritage. they are going to achieve entry to actual rules and ideas, which regrettably were a bit distorted by way of contemporary occasions that have been conducted within the identify of Islam.

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Download E-books Parents and Children PDF

By Al Balagh Foundation - XKP

Topics like baby needs vs Father Wishes,

one of the error of the Parents

1 - crucial Differences

2- choice and Strictness

three- Spying and Monitoring

four- Guardiahip and Protection

five- Independence and Separation

issues of transformations among the 2 Generatio

mom and dad and academic Affairs of youngsters are mentioned during this brief publication a needs to read!

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Download E-books THE QUR'AN - Translation Br. Shakir - Editing Br. Yasin PDF

By Yasin T Al Jibouri - XKP

TRANSLATED by means of M.H. SHAKIR; EDITED by way of YASIN T. AL-JIBOURI

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If the reader, although, is surely attracted to tracing Shakir’s actual identification, he can seek advice one or all of those references: 1) Islam on-line – biography of a translator; 2) advent to a number of Translations of the Qur’ān; three) the Ahmadiyya stream posts an editorial on the web suggesting that “M.H. Shakir” is a “fraud”; four) “Shakir Identified” by way of the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat-e-Islam Lahore (AAIIL), united states of america, and five) A file into a number of translations of the Holy Qur’ān by means of John Olsson.

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