Lost Islamic History : New,
Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past,
*[A5] Paperback - 288 pages, Revised 2nd Edition,
by *Firas Al-Khateeb,
Published by Hursts Publishers.
Back in Stock January 2022
Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social, and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France, to East Africa to South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists, and theologians, not to mention rulers, statesmen and soldiers, have been occluded.
- ***A lively and eye-opening popular history of Islamic civilisation,
- ***Many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists, and
theologians, not to mention rulers, statesmen and soldiers, have
been left out of the history books-this book seeks to redress that,
- ***Includes portraits of key personalities, inventions and little-known
This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of these personalities and institutions while offering the reader a new narrative of this lost Islamic history. The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans feature in the story, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa and the Mughal Empire, along with the later European colonisation of Muslim lands and the development of modern nation-states in the Muslim world. Throughout, the impact of Islamic belief on scientific advancement, social structures, and cultural development is given due prominence, and the text is complemented by portraits of key personalities, inventions and little known historical nuggets.
The history of Islam and of the world’s Muslims brings together diverse peoples, geographies, and states, all interwoven into one narrative that begins with Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and continues to this day.
Firas Alkhateeb is an American researcher, writer and historian who specialises in the Islamic world. He completed his BA in history from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2010 and has since been teaching Islamic history at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois.
Table of Contents :
---. Pre-Islamic Arabia,
---. The Life of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
---. The Rightly Guided Caliphs,
---. The Establishment of the Muslim State,
---. Intellectual Golden Ages,
---. The Islamic Sciences
---. The Edge,
---. Old and New Ideas.
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*Dimensions : 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4cm.
*NON ASWJ Author.