Glimpses of Islamic History
Arabia Before Islam
A Well written concise work on the history of Islam up to the Abbasid Empire.
Translation of the Urdu original '
History of Islam
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.
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
This book covers the glorious Islamic past when Islam reached its peak in terms of Justice, Peace and Prosperity.
covers the following areas:
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
BY SEYYED HOSSEIN NASR
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.
Muslim Heritage and the 21st
A Young Muslim's Guide to the Modern World
BY SEYYED HOSSEIN NASR
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
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
‘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...’
Evolution Theory and Islam:
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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