Essays On The Origins Of Islamic Civilization,
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by Dr M.A.J Beg.
Anyone attempting to study the origins of Islamic Civilisation must first ask How Islam originated. Orientalists contend that it owed its origin to Judaism and Christianity. This theory is critically analysed.
Attention is also focussed on the origins of the Islamic State with special reference to the constitution of Madinah. The rights of women and their role in society are discussed under the new dispensation of Islam.
Dr M.A.J. Beg ; Born in Gachahar, Dinajpur, in British India in 1944 and brought up and educated in East Pakistan, Dr Muhammad Beg obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Islamic history from Rajshahi University before he proceeded to Christ’s College, Cambridge University, where he obtained a doctorate in Middle Eastern history in 1971. With the assistance of the late Dr Martin Lings (Abu Bakr Siraj al-Din), the famed author of The Life of Muhammad, he was able to obtain temporary work at the British Museum in London and in 1972 he became a British citizen. Then he moved to Malaysia where he taught Islamic history at the National University of Malaysia for more than a decade. Thereafter, he moved to the University of Brunei Darussalam as an Associate Professor of Islamic history and civilization, and lectured there for four years.