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.
Recent years have witnessed a number of historical turning points in the Islamic world, some of which have had a significant impact on the non-Islamic world. I can recall quite vividly the events in Iran in early 1979 as the pro-Western ...
Until the nineteenth century, the military (as distinct from the commercial) advance of the West into the Islamic world was limited to the areas of the Balkans and along the northern and eastern shores of the Black Sea.
by stating that there are a number of other figures that could be included, but at the sacrifice of certain others and I wanted to present to the reader as broad a sweep of the Islamic world as possible. This is not a work of merely ...
... helps the reader gain a picture of the world of the time and the main themes of the teaching. There are good translations (or 'interpretations' as many Muslims prefer to call them) by, for example, Yusuf Ali and N.J. Dawood.
Hodgson, Marshall, The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, vol. 1 of The Classical Age of Islam, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977. Hourani, Albert, A History of the Arab Peoples, London: Faber and ...