Islam is among the most powerful social, religious and political forces of the past. Since the past 1400 years, starting in Arabia, an array of Muslim governments and empires expanded to include the territories and peoples that spread across south France across East Africa and South East Asia.Yet many of the works of Muslim scientists, thinkers and theologians, as well as the statesmen, rulers and military personnel, are ignored.
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This book aims to save from the ashes and ignores the names of these people and institutions, while giving the reader a new account of the lost Islamic history. There are three main characters: the Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans are included in the tale and so do Muslim Spain as well as the kingdoms of the savannah in West Africa and the Mughal Empire, as well as the more recent European occupation of Muslim areas and the creation of modern nation states in all over the Muslim world.
In all the chapters, the influence of Islamic beliefs on advancement in science as well as social structures and cultural advancement is given a prominent place as well as the text is enhanced by images of important people in the field, as well as a few obscure historical details. The story of Islam and the world’s Muslims is a fusion of diverse cultures, states, peoples, and geographies and is interwoven with a story that starts in the time of Muhammad and continues through
Today is a good day.
- Publisher :Hurst Edition Revised
- Language : English
- Paperback :248 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1849046891
- ISBN-13 : 978-1849046893
- Items Weight :12 ounces
- Dimensions :7.7 x 0.9 * 5.1 inches
Firas Alkhateeb has Firas Alkhateeb holds a Masters qualification with a focus on Middle Eastern Studies with a concentration of Islamic intellectual history at the University of Chicago.
He was previously a teacher of Islamic history at the Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois and is currently teaching as well as is studying in Darul Qasim in Chicago. He founded and writes the website lostislamichistory.com.