islam a short history

Book Title : Islam
Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2011-05-12
Pages : 224
ISBN : 9781780220659
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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One of the world's foremost commentators on religious affairs on the history (and destiny) of the world's most misunderstood religion. In the public mind, Islam is a religion of extremes: it is the world's fastest growing faith; more than three-quarters of the world's refugees are Islamic; it has produced government by authoritarian monarchies in Saudi Arabia and ultra-republicans in Iran. Whether we are reading about civil war in Algeria or Afghanistan, the struggle for the soul of Turkey, or political turmoil in Pakistan or Malaysia, the Islamic context permeates all these situations. Karen Armstrong's elegant and concise book traces how Islam grew from the other religions of the book, Judaism and Christianity; introduces us to the character of Muhammed; and demonstrates that for much of its history, the religion has been a force for enlightenment that promoted liberties for women and allowed the arts and sciences to flourish. ISLAM shows how this progressive legacy is today often set aside as the faith struggles to come to terms with the economic and political weakness of most of its believers and with the forces of modernity itself.

Book Title : Islam
Author : William Montgomery Watt
Publisher : Oneworld Pubns Ltd
Release Date : 1999-07-01
Pages : 159
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028488380
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The purpose of this book is to provide the Western reader with a positivenderstanding of Islam, of its origins, its history and its beliefs; but its hoped that there may also be something of value in it for the Muslimeader. It is based on the belief that Muhammad was a prophet chosen by Godor a particular task, and also that God was behind the spread of Islamhroughout the world. At the same time, this book accepts the main principlesf the western intellectual outlook, including its historical criticism; andonsequently departs from some of the traditional ideas of Muslims about theistory of their religion. Contents include coverage of the beginnings ofslam, the political history of the Islamic world, the teachings of theur'an, Islamic theology and the role of Islam in the modern world.

Book Title : Islam in South Asia
Author : Jamal Malik
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2008
Pages : 520
ISBN : 9789004168596
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Islamic South Asia has become a focal point in academia. Where did Muslims come from? How did they fare in interacting with Hindu cultures? How did they negotiate identity as ruling and ruled minorities and majorities? Part I covers early Muslim expansion and the formative phase in context of initial cultural encounter (app. 700-1300). Part II views the establishment of Muslim empire, cultures oscillating between Islamic and Islamicate, centralised and regionalised power (app. 1300-1700). Part III is composed in the backdrop of regional centralisation, territoriality and colonial rule, displaying processes of integration and differentiation of Muslim cultures in colonial setting (app. 1700-1930). Tensions between Muslim pluralism and singularity evolving in public sphere make up the fourth cluster (app. 1930-2002).

Book Title : Islam
Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher :
Release Date : 2002-06-01
Pages : 349
ISBN : 078624187X
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Traces the history of Islam, from the flight of Muhammad and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern Muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.

Book Title : Islam
Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher : Phoenix
Release Date : 2006-06-01
Pages : 224
ISBN : 0753821435
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Islam A Short History
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date : 2002-08
Pages : 230
ISBN : 1417647906
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Traces the history of Islam, from the flight of Muhammad and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern Muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.

Book Title : A Short History of Islam
Author : Mazhar-ul-Haq
Publisher :
Release Date : 1977
Pages : 787
ISBN : UVA:X030125957
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Book Title : Islam
Author : Tamara Sonn
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2010
Pages : 226
ISBN : 9781405180948
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Reflecting recent global developments, the second edition of thisilluminating introduction to Islamic history expands its coverageof the Qur’an, Sufism, and Muslim views on human rights,including the rights of women. An expanded new edition of this concise, illuminatingintroduction to Islam, written by one of the field’s leadingscholars Spans Islamic history from the life of Muhammad and the birthof Islamic ideals, through Islam’s phenomenal geographicalexpansion and cultural development, to the creation of modernstates and its role in today’s global society Features expanded coverage of the Qur’an, Sufism, andMuslim views on human rights, including the rights of women Includes fascinating vignettes of Islamic life, representingmainstream Muslim viewpoints on issues of global concern Explores the complex interrelationships of cultural, political,and ideological developments woven throughout Islamic history,drawing on specific examples including current developments inPakistan

Book Title : A Short History of Myth Myths series
Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release Date : 2010-10-29
Pages : 168
ISBN : 9780307367297
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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What are myths? How have they evolved? And why do we still so desperately need them? A history of myth is a history of humanity, Karen Armstrong argues in this insightful and eloquent book: our stories and beliefs, our attempts to understand the world, link us to our ancestors and each other. This is a brilliant and thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense – from Palaeolithic times to the “Great Western Transformation” of the last 500 years – and why we dismiss it only at our peril. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : Muhammad Prophet for Our Time
Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release Date : 2009-10-15
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9780007347599
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From the bestselling writer of ‘The History of God’ and the widely acclaimed ‘Islam – A Short History’ comes Karen Armstrong's ‘Muhammad’.