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Glimpses of Islamic History 
By Irfan Faqih 

HB, 315pp, Kazi Publication, Lahore Pakistan

Arabia Before Islam
The Period of the Prophet Of Islam 
The Period of the four Rightly guided Khulafa
The Umayyad Caliphate
The Abbasid Khaliphate

A Well written concise work on the history of Islam up to the Abbasid Empire.


Translation of the Urdu original '
by Maulana Akbar Shah Khan Najeebabadi
Hardback, Three Volumes, 1714 Pages
Translated by Prof Nooruddin
Published by Darul Ishat, Karachi, Pakistan



History of Islam 
Translation of the Urdu original 'Tarikhe Islam
by Maulana Akbar Shah Khan Najeebabadi
Hardback, Three Volumes, 1714 Pages
Translated by Prof Nooruddin
Published by Darul Ishat, Karachi, 

A comprehensive history of Islam from Arabia before the time of the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam till the Uthmanis. Including the life of the four Caliphs, the Ummayyads, the Abbasids, Salah al-Din and the Crusades, the Muslim rule in Andalus [Spain], the Qaramita, Fatimids, Tatars and Mongols, Roman Empire, and those who came in between. .' Definitely a comprehensive work on Islamic history.
One of the very few Available History Books which has relied mostly on Classical Islamic Sources only, 





The Islamic Civilization
Dr. Mustafa Siba'i
Hardback, 220pp

Awakening Publications
Translated and Revised by S.M. Hasan Al-Banna
ISBN 0953758265

For a thousand years the Islamic civilization was the central light whose rays illumined the world. It was the mother of European culture, for men reared in this civilization were the masters in the Middle Ages at whose feet the Spaniards, the French, the English, the Italians and the Germans sat to learn philosophy, science of mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, physics, medicine and industrial techniques.
This book was first translated into English by the International Islamic Federation of Student Organisations (IFSO ) in 1984, but the translation was incomplete and required revision to bring it closer to the Original Arabic.

This book covers the glorious Islamic past when Islam reached its peak in terms of Justice, Peace and Prosperity.

 It covers the following areas:
Racial Equality
Religious Tolerance
Morality in War
Compassion and Kindness to Animals
Welfare Institutions
Schools and Educational Institutions
Hospitals and Medical Institutions
Private and Public Libraries
Capitals and Large Cities.

Dr. Mustafa As-Siba'i was born in 1915 in the city of Hams, Damascus. He memorized the Qur'an at a very young age. His primary and secondary studies were completed in the Masudiyyah School. He always excelled in studies and was known for his intelligence and academic brilliance. He studied the Islamic Sciences with his father Shaykh Hasani Sibai and in circles with great scholars and jurists of Hams. His teachers included Shaykh Tahir Al-Atasi (Mufti of Hams at the time), Shaykh Zahid Al-Atasi, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yasin, Shaykh Anis Kalalib and others. From the young age of eighteen he used to deliver the Friday khutbahs in the absence of his father. In 1933, he went to Egypt and enrolled at the University of Al-Azhar to study fiqh. Upon completing his studies of fiqh, he enrolled at the Usul al-Deen Faculty of Al-Azhar and excelled in his studies. In 1949, he completed his Ph.D. on the theme of 'The Position of Sunnah in Legislation'. In 1950 he was appointed Professor of Law at the University of Damascus and in 1955, he established the Faculty of Shariah at the same university. He established the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria in 1945. Dr Sibai was elected to the Syrian Parliament from 1949-1954. He passed away in 1964

Science & Civilisation in In Islam

xvi 388 pp. Bibliography. Index. 216 x 134 1987 (first published 1968)
ISBN 0 946621 11 X Cloth £14.95 Paperback

Science and Civilisation in Islam has remained unsurpassed as the authoritative statement on its subject. With his characteristic breadth of learning, clarity of exposition and insight, Seyyed Hossein Nasr presents here for the first time a full picture of Islamic science, not as a chapter in the history of Western science, but as an integral aspect of Islamic civilisation and the Islamic intellectual tradition.
By means of an historical presentation, an analysis of its forms, including the use of passages from the writings of many Muslim scientists and philosophers, the author is able not only to convey a sense of the operative context of Islamic science but demonstrate its interrelatedness with the sapiential wisdom on which it is based. An introductory chapter provides the reader with a necessary orientation to the subject according to the principles of Islam, while subsequent chapters survey the whole spectrum of the individual sciences from cosmology, philosophy, theology to alchemy, physics, mathematics astronomy and medicine concluding with a chapter on the gnostic tradition.
For this edition, Dr Nasr has written a Preface surveying the fields covered in the book since its first appearance in 1968, and has provided a supplement which brings the Bibliography up to date.


Muslim Heritage and the 21st Century
by Muhammad  Ahsan
112 pages Paperback A5 ISBN 1 842000 33 0
Published by Taha Publishers, London UK

This book represents a significant contribution towards a better understanding of the Muslim world 
The contribution of the Muslim World to a wide range of sciences and academic disciplines is often overlooked or taken for granted. This book provides a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage within the Muslim World and the significant role that Muslims have played in the advancement of knowledge.

A Young Muslim's Guide to the Modern World

270 pp. 230 x 153 1994
ISBN 0 946621 51 9 Paper  Back 
Ref: 78i Price: £12.50

A Young Muslim's Guide to the Modern World, by one of Islam's most prominent contemporary scholars, was written specifically for Muslims, and in particular young Muslims, urging them to become familiar with their religion and gain an understanding of the modern world from the Islamic point of view in order to respond positively to its challenges. This guide, the first of its kind in any language, presents an exposition of the teachings of Islam as revealed in the Qur'an, explained in the Hadith and Sunna of the Prophet (s) and commented upon by Muslim scholars and thinkers, as well as outlining the Western religious and intellectual tradition.

'Of all the books Seyyed Hossein Nasr has written, this is the most elegant and informative. It is an extremely valuable and highly commendable introduction to the Message of Islam and the contemporary world.' The Muslim News

'Packed full of information on the modern world and the world of Islam...There is much of interest for the non-Muslim readers as well who feel intrigued, fascinated, and threatened by Islam as a potent force in the modern world.' Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs


Classification of Knowledge in Islam : A Study in Islamic Philosophies of Science
By Osman Bakar Foreword by Seyyed Hussein Nasr
Paper Back 330  Pages 
Published by The Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge UK

The classification of knowledge is a recurring theme in Islamic scholarship. Successive generations of Muslim scholars, from al-Kindi in the ninth century to Shah Waliallah of Delhi in the eighteenth century, have devoted considerable efforts to the exposition of this theme. The lives and the ideas of the three thinkers discussed in Classification of Knowledge in Islam - al-Farabi (870-950AD), al-Ghazzali (1058-1111AD) and Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236-1311AD) - cover the pivotal period of Islamic history from the first flourishing of the philosophical sciences to the sacking of Baghdad by the Mongols. In addition, each of these three thinkers was either a founder or an eminent representative of a major intellectual school in Islam. Al-Farabi was the founder and one of the most prominent representatives of the mashsha’i (Peripatetic) school of philosopher-scientists. Al-Ghazzali is still recognised as the most famous theologian/sufi of Islam. Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi represents the ishraqi (Illuminationists) school of philosophy. Prof. Osman Bakar’s Classification of Knowledge in Islam is the first work of its kind in the English language and is based on extensive scholarships and reference to the original texts.

Professor Dato’ Dr Osman Bakar is Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the University of Malaya, Malaysia and an authority on Islamic science. He has published several books both in English and in Malay.

Table of Centents:

Part One: Al-Farabi


The Life, Works and Significance of al-Farabi.


Al-Farabi’s Psychology in its Relation to the Hierarchy of the Sciences.


The Methodological Basis of the Hierarchy of the Sciences.


The Ontological and Ethical Bases of the Hierarchy of the Sciences.


Classification and Description of Linguistic Science and Logic.


Classification and Description of the Philosophical Sciences.

Part Two: Al-Ghazzali


The Life, Works and Significance of al-Ghazzali.


Al-Ghazzali’s Classification of Seekers after Knowledge.


Al-Ghazzali Classification of the Sciences.

Part Three: Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi


The Life, Works and Significance of Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi.


Qutb al-Din’s Classification of the Sciences.

‘This book must be considered as an important contribution to a better understanding of certain significant aspects of classical Islamic thought. The work is also an important contribution to the Islamic philosophy of science...’
From the Foreword by Seyyed Hossein Nasr


Evolution Theory and Islam: 
Letter to Suleman Ali 
By Nuh Ha Mim Keller 
M.A.T. Papers (Muslim Academic Trust)

Paperback , 14 Pages
August 1999
Dear Suleman 'Ali: 

Thank you for your fax of 27 June 1995 which said, in part: 

"Recently a pamphlet has been circulated around Oxford saying that evolution is synonymous with kufr and shirk. I myself am a biologist and am convinced by the evidence which supports the theory of evolution. I am writing to ask whether the Quranic account of Creation is incompatible with man having evolved. Are there any books which you would recommend on the subject?" 
During my "logic of scientific explanation" period at the University of Chicago, I used to think that scientific theories had to have coherence, logicality, applicability, and adequacy, and I was accustomed to examine theory statements by looking at these things in turn. Perhaps they furnish a reasonable point of departure to give your question an answer which, if cursory and somewhat personal, may yet shed some light on the issues you are asking about. 

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