Fifty Key Figures in Islam
Routledge, 27/09/2006 - 280 من الصفحات
The perfect resource for those wishing to learn more about the Muslim culture, its people and its teachings, Fifty Key Figures in Islam explores the lives and thoughts of fifty influential individuals in Islam and surveys a heritage that spans 1,500 years.
Covering key figures such as the Prophet Muhammad, Suleiman 'the Magnificent' and El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), the entry for each figure includes:
Fully cross-referenced for ease of use, this clearly presented work is ideal for those interested in or studying the area, and could not have come at a more fascinating time in history for Islam.
This is one thing that vir- tually all the entries in this book have in common, if very little else! In 1980 came the Iran–Iraq war which lasted eight years, at the cost of a million deaths and, in the following year, in xi PREFACE.
Muslims remained in the news during the 1990s: the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina; the Gulf War and the arms inspection crisis in Iraq; civil strife and violence in Algeria; famine in Sudan; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; ...
During his reign, Muslim forces conquered Syria, Jerusalem, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, and the armies of Persia. Umar was born in Mecca around 581 to the Adi clan of the Quraysh tribe. He belonged to a family of average class, ...
Now all Iraq West of the River Tigris was in Muslim hands. The Persian forces fled across the river, leaving behind the likes of treasure Arabs had never seen before in their lives. If there had been any doubt concerning the need for ...
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