Download E-books Islamic Imperialism: A History PDF

By Efraim Karsh

From the 1st Arab-Islamic Empire of the mid-seventh century to the Ottomans, the final nice Muslim empire, the tale of the center East has been the tale of the increase and fall of common empires and, no less significant, of imperialist goals. So argues Efraim Karsh during this hugely provocative ebook. Rejecting the normal Western interpretation of center jap historical past as an offshoot of worldwide strength politics, Karsh contends that the region’s event is the end result of long-existing indigenous developments, passions, and styles of habit, and that most popular between those is Islam’s millenarian imperial tradition.
The writer explores the background of Islam’s imperialism and the patience of the Ottoman imperialist dream that outlasted international warfare I to hang-out Islamic and heart japanese politics to the current day. September eleven might be obvious as easily the most recent expression of this dream, and such assaults have little to do with U.S. foreign habit or coverage within the heart East, says Karsh. the home of Islam’s battle for international mastery is conventional, certainly venerable, and it's a quest that's faraway from over.

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By Sheikh Sadooq - XKP


Al-Khisal is a suite of non secular and ethical precepts from trustworthy works at the topic compiled by means of Sheikh Sadooq. Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ali ibn al-Hussein ibn Musa ibn Babooyeh Al-Qumi nicknamed Sheikh Sadooq was once a jurist and a well-liked pupil on Shiite traditions. Sheikh Tousi in his Al-Istibsar that's one of many 4 significant Shiite reference books has nicknamed him Imad Al-Din that suggests the pillar of faith. approximately his date and place of origin there's no targeted details. Ibn Babooyeh was once cited in a discovered relatives in Qum and in his formative years was once proficient via recognized lecturers of town. On an unknown date Ibn Babooyeh left Qum for Ray which was once the capital of the Buwahids and settled in that urban. In 352 A.H. (963 A.D.) with the permission of Rukn ad-Dawlah the governor of Ray, he left for the holy urban of Mashhad to accomplish the pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (MGB[2] ). the most attribute of Ibn Babooyeh is that by way of stressing on traditions, he explains and proves theological arguments. His jurisprudence can be in keeping with traditions. He considers analogy and deduction no longer permissible.

Ibn Babooyeh traveled broadly to gather traditions. He met many masters of traditions and he has left at the back of many works in culture. His nickname ‘Sadooq’ was once as a result of his authenticity in narrating the traditions. the 1st one that nicknamed Ibn Babooyeh as ‘Sadooq’ was once Ibn Idris.

Ibn Babooyeh used to be a voluminous author. He himself mentions that he has compiled greater than 245 books. a few of his works are as follows: Al-Iteqadat, Al-Amali, guy l. a. Yahzaroh Al-Faqih, Uyun Akhbar Al-Reza, Al-Faqih, Al-Amali, Illal Ash-Sharayeh, Al-Tawhid, Thawab Al-Amaal va Uqab al-Amaal, Al-Khisal and some different manuscripts that are found in numerous libraries. approximately two hundred books ascribed to him are pointed out in Rijal-i-Najashi and the works of Tousi and Ibn Shahr Aashub.

Sheikh Al-Sadooq, who authored one of many 4 uncomplicated works on Shiite traditions, compiled dozens of authoritative collections of traditions, each one of which generally follows a specific topic. His Al-Tawhid collects traditions which illustrate the career of monotheism. His Uyun Akhbar Al-Reza gathers jointly every little thing that has been similar approximately Imam Reza (MGB); the 8th Imam, whose tomb in Mashhad is the holiest pilgrimage website in Iran. The paintings includes things like descriptions of the Imam's mom; motives of explanation why his identify was once selected; the entire sayings which were recorded from him; and traditions bearing on his loss of life and the miracles that have happened at his tomb.

The current paintings that's Sheikh Al-Sadooq's Al-Khisal demonstrates the significance of numbers within the traditions. This has ended in a helpful selection of traditions that's very fascinating to review. each one a part of this ebook comprises numerous traditions on quite a few matters. His major subject during this booklet is on ethics, manners and strong features. This ebook covers numbered features. It begins with one and ends with a million. The traditions are awarded with an entire list of transmission. this is often the 1st booklet of this type. Sheikh Sadooq himself offered his motivation for compiling Al-Khisal as follows, “I spotted that the former Sheikhs and students have already compiled books on numerous elements of information. despite the fact that, they've got missed to assemble a e-book on numbers and stable and undesirable features. when you consider that this subject is especially helpful in case you search wisdom, i made a decision to assemble this ebook in an effort to catch up with to God, reach divine rewards, prosperity and the Almighty God’s Mercy. I ask God to not flip my hopefulness into hopelessness, considering the fact that He has strength over all things.” Al-Khisal is a smart encyclopedia on Islamic wisdom, the forbidden and the allowed acts, historic themes, interpretations at the Holy Quran, philosophical issues and political concerns. it really is the most important resources of traditions from the participants of the Holy loved ones of the Prophet of God (MGB). it really is an genuine resource and plenty of authoritative works on Shiite traditions resembling Bihar Al-Anwar have mentioned it as a reference. we've got attempted to counterpoint it with many footnotes which clarify the innovations and phrases awarded within the textual content after doing loads of study in order that the readers can achieve as a lot enjoy the e-book as possible.

Research and Translation by:ALI PEIRAVI, PH.D. - TALAT JUNE PEIRAVI, B.A. Edited by means of: LISA ZAYNAB MORGAN, M.A.



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Download E-books Taqwacores: A Novel PDF

By Michael Muhammad Knight

Set in a Muslim punk-house in Buffalo, manhattan, this novel explores the dual identities of punk and Islam of their many sorts and levels of orthodoxy. the tale this is basically with the characters — Umar, the straight-edge Sunni; Rabeya, the burqa-clad rebel grrl; Jehangir, the dope-smoking mohawked Sufi (who performs rooftop calls-to-prayer on his electrical guitar) — and their collective articulation of a heresy-friendly, pluralist Islam. packed with punk references (real and invented) and sufficient Arabic words to completely deck out your skateboard, The Taqwacores is a smart creation to the cracks within the floor of mainstream Islam with a particularly American face.

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Download E-books We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope PDF

Listed below are Afghan ladies of their personal phrases. phrases which are by way of turns inspiring, relocating, brave, and heartbreaking. Their strong tales create a compelling portrait of the lives, struggles, and successes of this striking state and its terribly resilient ladies. With an advent through Laura Bush, honorary founding co-chair of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council.

Afghanistan has been defined as “the worst kingdom on the earth to be a woman.” greater than fifty percentage of women who're pressured into marriage are 16 or more youthful. Too many ladies dwell in worry and in lots of components, schooling and employment for ladies are nonetheless condemned. the ladies featured in We Are Afghan ladies are scuffling with to alter all that. From rug weavers to family violence counselors to company vendors, educators, and activists, those brave girls are charting a brand new course for themselves, their households, their groups, and their state. advised of their personal voices, their tales vividly catch a rustic undone through a long time of conflict and now suffering to construct a long-lasting peace.

Meet Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, who ran underground faculties for women till the Taliban fell, and at the present time has confirmed academic facilities throughout Afghanistan to educate girls and women simple literacy. Or Freshta Hazeq, who as a feminine company proprietor, has confronted demise threats, sabotage, or even kidnapping threats opposed to her teenagers. Naheed Farid is the youngest girl member of Afghanistan’s parliament. in the course of her crusade, rivals lower Naheed’s face out of crusade posters and her family members risked whole break, yet her husband and spouse's father by no means wavered, encouraging her to persevere. the following, too are compassionate girls akin to Masooma Jafari, who began a countrywide midwives organization. Her personal mom was once pressured into marriage at age twelve and gave delivery to her first baby at age thirteen.

With an creation via former First girl Laura Bush, We Are Afghan Women chronicles the lives of old and young, daughters and moms, knowledgeable, and people who are nonetheless studying. those decided girls are defying the chances to guide Afghanistan to a greater destiny. Their tales are a stark reminder that during a few corners of the realm the fight keeps and that women’s growth in society, company, and politics can't be taken without any consideration. Their eloquent phrases problem we all to respond to: What does it really suggest to be a lady within the twenty-first century?

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Download E-books Commentary - Tafsir of Suratul Jinn PDF

By Ayatullah Nasir Makarim Shirazi - XKP

Written through a gaggle of Muslim students lower than the Supervision of: Ayatullah al-`Uzma al-Hajj ash-Shaikh Nasir Makarim Shirazi

In this publication, the authors clarify intimately the that means, benefits and traditions relating to Suratul Jinn. between different issues they talk about the presence of believing and non-believing jinns and their trust in Prophet Mohammad (S) and the Day of Judgment.



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Download E-books Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam PDF

By Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Writer Sumbul Ali-Karamali deals her own account, discussing the numerous and sundry questions she fielded from curious buddies and schoolmates whereas becoming up in Southern California—from nutrition, to decorate, to prayer and vacation trips and every little thing in among. She additionally presents an academically trustworthy advent to Islam, addressing its inception, improvement and present demographics.

Through this enticing paintings, readers will achieve a greater realizing of the standard facets of Muslim American existence, to dispel the various misconceptions that also stay and open a discussion for tolerance and recognition.

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Download E-books Feeling Betrayed: The Roots of Muslim Anger at America PDF

By Steven Kull

Though it's been approximately a decade because the assaults of September eleven, the specter of terrorism emanating from the Muslim international has now not subsided. U.S. troops struggle opposed to radical Islamists abroad, and every day, american citizens go through physique scanners as a part of the hassle to protect opposed to one other assault. evidently, many american citizens ask yourself what's happening in Muslim society that breeds such hostility towards the United States.

Steven Kull, a political psychologist and stated authority on overseas public opinion, has sought to appreciate extra deeply how Muslims see the US. How common is hostility towards the USA within the Muslim international? And what are its roots? How a lot aid is there for radical teams that assault americans, and why? Kull performed concentration teams with consultant samples in Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, Jordan, Iran, and Indonesia; carried out a variety of in-depth surveys in 11 majority-Muslim international locations over a interval of a number of years; and comprehensively analyzed information from different businesses comparable to Gallup, international Values Survey and the Arab Barometer. He writes:

"A premise of this ebook is that the matter of terrorism doesn't easily lie within the small variety of those who subscribe to terrorist companies. really, the lifestyles of terrorist organisations is a symptom of a pressure within the greater society that unearths a very virulent expression in yes participants. The hostility towards the U.S. within the broader society performs a severe position in maintaining terrorist teams, whether so much disapprove of these teams' strategies. the fundamental 'problem,' then, is one in every of America's dating with the society as a whole."

Through rates from concentration teams in addition to survey information, Kull digs less than the skin of Muslim anger at the United States to bare the underlying narrative of the United States as oppressing— and at a deeper point, as having betrayed—the Muslim humans. With the subtlety of a psychologist he exhibits how this anger is fed through an "inner conflict of civilizations," among Muslims' wish to hook up with the US and all that it represents, and their worry that the US will weigh down and wreck their conventional Islamic culture.

Finally, Kull maps out the results of those findings for U.S. overseas coverage, displaying what percentage U.S. activities antagonize the bigger Muslim inhabitants and support al Qaeda by way of enhancing their capability for recruitment. He specifies steps that may mitigate Muslim hostility and draw on a number of the underlying shared values which could help extra respectful and, potentially, even amicable Muslim-American relations.

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Download E-books The Crisis of Islamic Civilization PDF

By Ali A. Allawi

Islam as a faith is primary to the lives of over 1000000000 humans, yet its outer expression as a particular civilization has been present process a enormous challenge. Buffeted by way of strong hostile currents, Islamic civilization at the present time is a shadow of its former self. the main traumatic and probably deadly of those currents—the imperial growth of the West into Muslim lands and the blast of modernity that observed it—are now compounded by means of a 3rd massive wave, globalization.

These forces have more and more demonstrated Islam and Islamic civilization for validity, adaptability, and the facility to carry directly to the loyalty of Muslims, says Ali A. Allawi in his provocative new e-book. whereas the religion has proved resilient within the face of those demanding situations, different features of Islamic civilization have atrophied or died, Allawi contends, and Islamic civilization is now present process its final crisis.

The publication explores how Islamic civilization started to resolve lower than colonial rule, as its associations, legislation, and economies have been frequently changed by means of insufficient sleek equivalents. Allawi additionally examines the backlash expressed throughout the expanding religiosity of Muslim societies and the excellent upward thrust of political Islam and its terrorist offshoots. Assessing the prestige of every of the construction blocks of Islamic civilization, the writer concludes that Islamic civilization can't live on with no the important spirituality that underpinned it long ago. He identifies a key set of rules for relocating ahead, rules that would shock a few and anger others, but in actual fact has to be considered.

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Download E-books The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) PDF

By Robert Spencer

Islam professional Robert Spencer unearths Islam's ongoing, unshakable quest for worldwide conquest and why the West at the present time faces a similar possibility because the Crusaders did--and what we will be able to research from their experience.

A clarion demand the security of the West prior to it's too late." -- Ibn Warraq, author

"A much-needed antidote to the toxic propaganda that compromises our present conflict opposed to jihadist murder." -- Bruce Thornton, historian

"An huge, immense volume of well-researched fabric. Throws the ball again into the camp of Arabist historians." -- Walid Phares, terror analyst

"Assails, with a lot erudition, the taboos imposed by means of the Politically right League." -- Bat Ye’or, historian

"The brave Robert Spencer busts myths and tells truths approximately jihadists that nobody else will tell." -- Michelle Malkin, bestselling writer and columnist

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