Empires Between Islam and Christianity by Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Empires Between Islam and Christianity, 1500-1800 by Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Necessities: .ePUB reader, 4,2 Mb
Overview: A large-ranging consideration of early fashionable Muslim and Christian empires, protecting the Iberian, Ottoman and Mughal worlds, together with questions of political financial system, photos and representations, and historiography.
Style: Non-Fiction > Historical past

Continue reading “Empires Between Islam and Christianity by Sanjay Subrahmanyam”

DK Eyewitness Books: Islam (DK Eyewitness) by DK

DK Eyewitness Books: Islam (DK Eyewitness) by DK
Necessities: .PDF reader, 40.87 MB
Overview: Uncover Islam-the religion, tradition, and historical past which have formed the Islamic world.

Discover the world’s fastest-growing religion-from the Prophet Muhammad to Ramadan and the Qu’ran. Find out about conventional Islamic costume, feasts, and Islam’s wealthy custom of design.

Why do Muslims quick? What are the 5 pillars of Islam? What occurs in the course of the pilgrimage to Mecca? How did Islam unfold internationally, from Spain to China? Discover solutions to those questions and extra. Examine annual festivals within the Muslim calendar, together with Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. View the structure of a mosque and see Islam’s function in scholarly studying, from astronomy to arithmetic and medication. Study in regards to the faith’s first conquests and the arms and armor of the Islamic world. Examine Islam’s essential figures, together with the scholar Avicenna, the explorer Ibn Battuta, and the army chief Saladin.

DK Eyewitness Books: Islam is the proper information for teenagers who need to study this vibrant faith and tradition.
Style: Non-Fiction > Schooling

Continue reading “DK Eyewitness Books: Islam (DK Eyewitness) by DK”

Challenge of Modernizing Islam by Christine Douglass-Williams

The Challenge of Modernizing Islam: Reformers Speak Out and the Obstacles They Face by Christine Douglass-Williams
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3 MB
Overview: The entire foreign policy and much of the domestic policy of the United States and other Western governments are based on the proposition that the vast majority of Muslims are moderate and peaceful, including those who are emigrating in large numbers to Europe and North America.

But as Islamist groups and many mosques radicalize peaceful Muslims and appeal to the teachings of the Koran, Hadith, and Sunnah, it is imperative for moderates and reformists to articulate a vision of Islam and an exegesis of Islamic texts that can withstand the challenge of Islamists and the ulema who have declared the sanctity and immutability of the text. Instead, they must re-establish a firm foundation of Islam that is modernized, genuinely peaceful, tolerant, pluralistic, and compatible with secular governance, the freedom of speech, human rights, and equality.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

Continue reading “Challenge of Modernizing Islam by Christine Douglass-Williams”

Challenge of Modernizing Islam by Christine Douglass-Williams

The Challenge of Modernizing Islam: Reformers Speak Out and the Obstacles They Face by Christine Douglass-Williams
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3 MB
Overview: The entire foreign policy and much of the domestic policy of the United States and other Western governments are based on the proposition that the vast majority of Muslims are moderate and peaceful, including those who are emigrating in large numbers to Europe and North America.

But as Islamist groups and many mosques radicalize peaceful Muslims and appeal to the teachings of the Koran, Hadith, and Sunnah, it is imperative for moderates and reformists to articulate a vision of Islam and an exegesis of Islamic texts that can withstand the challenge of Islamists and the ulema who have declared the sanctity and immutability of the text. Instead, they must re-establish a firm foundation of Islam that is modernized, genuinely peaceful, tolerant, pluralistic, and compatible with secular governance, the freedom of speech, human rights, and equality.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

Continue reading “Challenge of Modernizing Islam by Christine Douglass-Williams”

Envisioning Islam by Michael Philip Penn

Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World by Michael Philip Penn
Requirements: .PDF reader, 3.5 mb
Overview: The first Christians to encounter Islam were not Latin-speakers from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speakers from Constantinople but Mesopotamian Christians who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Under Muslim rule from the seventh century onward, Syriac Christians wrote the most extensive descriptions extant of early Islam. Seldom translated and often omitted from modern historical reconstructions, this vast body of texts reveals a complicated and evolving range of religious and cultural exchanges that took place from the seventh to the ninth century.
The first book-length analysis of these earliest encounters, Envisioning Islam highlights the ways these neglected texts challenge the modern scholarly narrative of early Muslim conquests, rulers, and religious practice. Examining Syriac sources including letters, theological tracts, scientific treatises, and histories, Michael Philip Penn reveals a culture of substantial interreligious interaction in which the categorical boundaries between Christianity and Islam were more ambiguous than distinct. The diversity of ancient Syriac images of Islam, he demonstrates, revolutionizes our understanding of the early Islamic world and challenges widespread cultural assumptions about the history of exclusively hostile Christian-Muslim relations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

Continue reading “Envisioning Islam by Michael Philip Penn”