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.
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However, no doubt the biggest turning point so far as relations between Muslims and non-Muslims are concerned is when on September 11, 2001, the twin towers of the World Trade Center were attacked and destroyed.
The Ottoman challenge that, in 1529, led to Suleiman's (also an entry in this book) army at the gates of Vienna, was a genuine concern and fear for the world of Christendom, and this was reflected in the Western literature at the time.
Similarly, the concern that Islamic 'fundamentalism' is a threat has its basis in the fear that was prevalent in Western Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I for one do not uphold the 'clash of civilisations' thesis.
... becoming increasingly concerned over what he saw as the low level of moral and social ethic in Mecca where society seemed to be permeated by class distinctions, poverty and the accumulation of wealth among a small elite.
... such as the day of judgement, resurrection and of mankind 'transgressing', a reference specifically to some of the people of Mecca who, at this time, were largely pagan and more concerned with material wealth than spiritual matters.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
Ali ibn Abi Talib c 596661
Rabia of Basra c 717801
Muhammad ibn Abd alWahhab 17031792
Yaqub ibn Ishaq alKindi Alkindus c 801873
Abu Nasr alFarabi Avennasar c 870950
Abu Ali ibn Sina Avicenna 9801037
Abu alWalid Muhammad ibn Rushd Averroes 11261198
Shah WaliAllah 17031762
Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan 18171898
Sir Muhammad Iqbal 18731938
Hasan alBana 19061949
Hasan AlTurabi b 1932
Rachid Ghannoushi b 1941
alFarabi Abu Nasr Avennasar c 870950
Salah alDin Saladin 11381193
Muhammad ibn Arabi 11651240
Ibn Taymiyya 12631328
Suleiman the Magnificent c 14941566
Iqbal Muhammad 18731938
Mulla SadraSadr alDin Shirazi c 15721640
alShafii Muhammad 768820