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 July 2020Description
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
- ***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.
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.
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.