Muhammad and the Believers

Muhammad and the Believers
Author: Fred M. Donner
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-05-07
ISBN 10: 0674064143
ISBN 13: 9780674064140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muhammad and the Believers Book Review:

Looks at the history of Islam, arguing that its origins began with the "Believers" movement that emphasized strict monotheism and righteous behavior that included both Christians and Jews in its early years.

Muhammad and the Believers

Muhammad and the Believers
Author: Fred M. Donner,Professor of Near Eastern History in the Oriental Institute and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Fred M Donner
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010-05
ISBN 10: 9780674050976
ISBN 13: 0674050975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muhammad and the Believers Book Review:

Traces the history of Islam back from the twentieth century to its origins, discussing the faith-based "Believers' movement" started by the prophet Muhammad, and explaining how this led to the separation of Muslims from Christians and Jews as monotheists.

Mother of the Believers

Mother of the Believers
Author: Kamran Pasha
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2009-04-14
ISBN 10: 9781416580690
ISBN 13: 1416580697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother of the Believers Book Review:

Deep in the heart of seventh-century Arabia, a new prophet named Muhammad has arisen. As his message of enlightenment sweeps through Arabia and unifies the warring tribes, his young wife Aisha recounts Muhammad's astonishing transformation from prophet to warrior to statesman. But just after the moment of her husband's greatest triumph -- the conquest of the holy city of Mecca -- Muhammad falls ill and dies in Aisha's arms. A young widow, Aisha finds herself at the center of the new Muslim empire and becomes by turns a teacher, political leader, and warrior. Written in beautiful prose and meticulously researched, Mother of the Believer is the story of an extraordinary woman who was destined to help usher Islam into the world.

Among the Believers

Among the Believers
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-03-23
ISBN 10: 0307789306
ISBN 13: 9780307789303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Believers Book Review:

Naipaul's controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world was hailed by The New Republic as "the most notable work on contemporary Islam to have appeared in a very long time."

The Mothers of the Believers Wives of Prophet Muhammad saw

The Mothers of the Believers   Wives of Prophet Muhammad  saw
Author: Halime Demiresik
Publsiher: Dar UL Thaqafah
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2005-10-05
ISBN 10: 9789388850636
ISBN 13: 9388850637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mothers of the Believers Wives of Prophet Muhammad saw Book Review:

One of the most important characteristics which form a perfect and concrete example of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) is the way he lived his family life. He established a superior, most virtuous and happiest home with his wives who had different ages, cultures, abilities and characters. That home that he established was so full of patience and beauty that the scent of happiness covered them even though, for days, they were not able to cook a single hot meal (due to lack of food). In addition, in that holy home, the room of each wife was merely a place to lay one's head. However, in that home the most delicious provisions were acceptance, patience, and submission. His education method that he practiced in his family life filled their hearts with a limitless devotion and affection. No wife can love their husband to the degree that the Holy Mothers loved the Prophet (saw). No husband can love his wife to the degree of the Messenger's love for his holy wives. No child can love his or her father to the degree that Hz. Fatima loved her father. No father can love their child as much as Allah's Messenger loved Hz. Fatima. This is also true for grandchildren... Our mother Hz. Fatima, the apple of the eye of the Ehl- Bayt, who was one of the rare roses of this exceptional rose garden, means many things to the mothers and fathers these days: her life was short but adorned with taqwa, the awareness of Allah (swt). She shows them, in a lively way, that raising a child required a big effort and responsibility and that the children's futures were in Allah's hands. The only purpose in that spiritual home; which had between its members a sense of deep affection, sacrifice, and attachment; was the reaching of Allah's acceptance. in that home the biggest worry was about losing Allah's (swt) and His Messenger's (saw) affection and acceptance. The Prophet's (saw) exceptional wives, were the recipient of the honor of being the "Mothers of the Believers" by Allah's command. They observed the Prophet (saw) as he received the inspirations of Quran, and while he was praying, while he was reading Quran, eating, speaking, and sleeping: shortly, in every point of life, they were cognizant of his spiritual mysteries which were far from all other eyes. They past their lives with the sensitivity of deserving this big honor and virtue and they became, to the women of the ummah (community), the best guides and teachers. Thousands of hadiths were reported from them which explain the characteristics, attitude and sunnet (actions and sayings) of the Prophet (saw).

The House of Islam

The House of Islam
Author: Ed Husain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 1632866412
ISBN 13: 9781632866417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House of Islam Book Review:

“Ed Husain has become one of the most vital Muslim voices in the world. The House of Islam could very well be his magnum opus.” -Reza Aslan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot “This should be compulsory reading.” -Peter Frankopan, author of the international bestseller The Silk Roads Today, Islam is to many in the West an alien force, with Muslims held in suspicion. Failure to grasp the inner workings of religion and geopolitics has haunted American foreign policy for decades and has been decisive in the new administration's controversial orders. The intricacies and shadings must be understood by the West not only to build a stronger, more harmonious relationship between the two cultures, but also for greater accuracy in predictions as to how current crises, such as the growth of ISIS, will develop and from where the next might emerge. The House of Islam addresses key questions and points of disconnection. What are the roots of the conflict between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims that is engulfing Pakistan and the Middle East? Does the Koran encourage the killing of infidels? The book thoughtfully explores the events and issues that have come from and contributed to the broadening gulf between Islam and the West, from the United States' overthrow of Iran's first democratically elected leader to the emergence of ISIS, from the declaration of a fatwa on Salman Rushdie to the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. Authoritative and engaging, Ed Husain leads us clearly and carefully through the nuances of Islam and its people, taking us back to basics to contend that the Muslim world need not be a stranger to the West, nor our enemy, but our peaceable allies.

This is Islam

This is Islam
Author: Jamal J. Elias
Publsiher: Berkshire Publishing Group LLC
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781933782812
ISBN 13: 1933782811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This is Islam Book Review:

"This Is Islam" presents a lively introduction to a religion that has a dramatic history and plays a crucial role in the world today. Designed for people unfamiliar with Islamic beliefs, rituals, and customs, it explains the history of Islam, the importance of Islamic law, and major sects including Sunnism, Shi'ism, and Sufism. "It is vital for our schools to teach what the religion of Islam is like and how it agrees and differs from Judaism, Christianity and other world religions. 'This Is Islam' serves that purpose with calm, cool, brief and authoritative explanations of the Islamic religion and of Muslim societies with all their variations." -William McNeill, professor emeritus of history, University of Chicago; author of 'The Rise of the West' (National Book Award) and 'The Human Web.'

Muhammad and the Empires of Faith

Muhammad and the Empires of Faith
Author: Sean Anthony
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0520340418
ISBN 13: 9780520340411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muhammad and the Empires of Faith Book Review:

"This work offers a fresh assessment of the sources for the prophet Muhammad's life, integrating the earliest non-Muslim and documentary sources with the earliest prophetic biographies written in Arabic during the eighth-ninth centuries C.E. By placing these sources within the intellectual and cultural world of Late Antiquity, the author carves out a methodological approach to studying the historical Muhammad that, though reliant on the methods of critical historical scholarship, strikes a balance between revisionist historical skepticism and naïve historical realism"--

Kitab Al mumin

Kitab Al mumin
Author: Al-Husayn ibn Sa`id al-Kufi al-Ahwazi
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-09-28
ISBN 10: 1312522267
ISBN 13: 9781312522268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kitab Al mumin Book Review:

This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Ahlulbayt Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Ahlulbayt Organization is a registered Organisation that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims. For a complete list of our published books please refer to our website or send us an email .

Through the Narrow Gate

Through the Narrow Gate
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-11-05
ISBN 10: 0307368335
ISBN 13: 9780307368331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Through the Narrow Gate Book Review:

Available in Canada for the first time since its initial publication in 1981, this is acclaimed author Karen Armstrong’s classic memoir of her life as a young woman in a convent — the precursor to the bestseller The Spiral Staircase. Through the Narrow Gate is Karen Armstrong’s intimate memoir of life inside a Catholic convent. With honesty and clarity, she explains what drove her at age seventeen to devote herself to God. Over the next seven years, she endures the difficulties of convent life — the enforced silence, the lack of friendship and family, her own guilt at not being able to stifle her voracious intelligence — and unveils the secrets of religious life during the post–Vatican II years. Through the Narrow Gate is a moving account of a young woman’s search for God and the experiences that put Karen Armstrong on her way to becoming one of the most admired and most respected interpreters of religious faith.

Muhammad

Muhammad
Author: Juan Cole
Publsiher: Bold Type Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 1568587821
ISBN 13: 9781568587820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muhammad Book Review:

In the midst of the dramatic seventh-century war between two empires, Muhammad was a spiritual seeker in search of community and sanctuary. Many observers stereotype Islam and its scripture as inherently extreme or violent-a narrative that has overshadowed the truth of its roots. In this masterfully told account, preeminent Middle East expert Juan Cole takes us back to Islam's-and the Prophet Muhammad's-origin story. Cole shows how Muhammad came of age in an era of unparalleled violence. The eastern Roman Empire and the Sasanian Empire of Iran fought savagely throughout the Near East and Asia Minor. Muhammad's profound distress at the carnage of his times led him to envision an alternative movement, one firmly grounded in peace. The religion Muhammad founded, Islam, spread widely during his lifetime, relying on soft power instead of military might, and sought armistices even when militarily attacked. Cole sheds light on this forgotten history, reminding us that in the Qur'an, the legacy of that spiritual message endures. A vibrant history that brings to life the fascinating and complex world of the Prophet, Muhammad is the story of how peace is the rule and not the exception for one of the world's most practiced religions.

The Great Caliphs

The Great Caliphs
Author: Amira K. Bennison
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN 10: 0300154895
ISBN 13: 9780300154894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Caliphs Book Review:

This endlessly informative history brings the classical Islamic world to lifeIn this accessibly written history, Amira K. Bennison contradicts the common assumption that Islam somehow interrupted the smooth flow of Western civilization from its Graeco-Roman origins to its more recent European and American manifestations. Instead, she places Islamic civilization in the longer trajectory of Mediterranean civilizations and sees the ‘Abbasid Empire (750–1258 CE) as the inheritor and interpreter of Graeco-Roman traditions.At its zenith the ‘Abbasid caliphate stretched over the entire Middle East and part of North Africa, and influenced Islamic regimes as far west as Spain. Bennison’s examination of the politics, society, and culture of the ‘Abbasid period presents a picture of a society that nurtured many of the “civilized” values that Western civilization claims to represent, albeit in different premodern forms: from urban planning and international trade networks to religious pluralism and academic research. Bennison’s argument counters the common Western view of Muslim culture as alien and offers a new perspective on the relationship between Western and Islamic cultures.

The Making of the Medieval Middle East

The Making of the Medieval Middle East
Author: Jack Tannous
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN 10: 0691203156
ISBN 13: 9780691203157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the Medieval Middle East Book Review:

A bold new religious history of the late antique and medieval Middle East that places ordinary Christians at the center of the story In the second half of the first millennium CE, the Christian Middle East fractured irreparably into competing churches and Arabs conquered the region, setting in motion a process that would lead to its eventual conversion to Islam. Jack Tannous argues that key to understanding these dramatic religious transformations are ordinary religious believers, often called “the simple” in late antique and medieval sources. Largely agrarian and illiterate, these Christians outnumbered Muslims well into the era of the Crusades, and yet they have typically been invisible in our understanding of the Middle East’s history. What did it mean for Christian communities to break apart over theological disagreements that most people could not understand? How does our view of the rise of Islam change if we take seriously the fact that Muslims remained a demographic minority for much of the Middle Ages? In addressing these and other questions, Tannous provides a sweeping reinterpretation of the religious history of the medieval Middle East. This provocative book draws on a wealth of Greek, Syriac, and Arabic sources to recast these conquered lands as largely Christian ones whose growing Muslim populations are properly understood as converting away from and in competition with the non-Muslim communities around them.

Muhammad Prophet of God

Muhammad  Prophet of God
Author: Daniel C. Peterson
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2007-02-26
ISBN 10: 0802807542
ISBN 13: 9780802807540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muhammad Prophet of God Book Review:

Peterson engagingly tells the tale of this prophet, blending the texts of traditional sources into a clear narrative that opens a window on the life and influence of the first Muslim.

Koran Curious a Guide for Infidels and Believers

Koran Curious   a Guide for Infidels and Believers
Author: C. J. Werleman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780956427663
ISBN 13: 0956427669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Koran Curious a Guide for Infidels and Believers Book Review:

'Koran Curious' is arguably the most concise examination of the Islamic faith on bookshelves today. Werleman bravely goes where only angels dare tread, and he does so in a manner that Muslims will find revealing in regards to the historical origins of their own faith. An end-to-end read of 'Koran Curious' will leave you with not only a deep-level understanding of Islam, it will also explain why the world's fastest growing religion has indeed been hijacked and misinterpreted by Islamic extremists and Christian-Jewish influences alike.

Narratives of Islamic Origins

Narratives of Islamic Origins
Author: Fred M. Donner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9783959941105
ISBN 13: 3959941102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narratives of Islamic Origins Book Review:

No god but God Updated Edition

No god but God  Updated Edition
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN 10: 067964377X
ISBN 13: 9780679643777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No god but God Updated Edition Book Review:

A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer FINALIST FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith. Praise for No god but God “Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined . . . a literate, accessible introduction to Islam.”—The New York Times “[Reza] Aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped Islam [in this] eloquent, erudite paean to Islam in all of its complicated glory.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Wise and passionate . . . an incisive, scholarly primer in Muslim history and an engaging personal exploration.”—The New York Times Book Review “Acutely perceptive . . . For many troubled Muslims, this book will feel like a revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried.”—The Independent (U.K.) “Thoroughly engaging and excellently written . . . While [Aslan] might claim to be a mere scholar of the Islamic Reformation, he is also one of its most articulate advocates.”—The Oregonian

Meeting Islam

Meeting Islam
Author: George Dardess
Publsiher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000058194454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meeting Islam Book Review:

Islam's key facts, chief concepts, and practices are shared through the author's own failings and successes in a guide that explores the rewards and dangers of venturing outside the boundaries of one's faith. Original.

Understanding Islam and Christianity

Understanding Islam and Christianity
Author: Josh McDowell,Jim Walker
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 0736949917
ISBN 13: 9780736949910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Islam and Christianity Book Review:

For years, international apologist Josh McDowell has been alert to the challenge of Islam—and how Muslims’ objections to Christianity can raise deep doubts in believers’ minds. His recent on-the-ground research with Muslims in the Middle East has crystallized into this practical resource focusing on Jesus and the gospel. Aided by Islam expert Jim Walker, McDowell lays out the evidence on the crucial issues: What kind of prophet was Jesus? Was he the Messiah? “Son of God”? “Son of Man”? What’s that about? How are God and Jesus related? Can they both be God? The gospel—how could God dishonor his Son by letting him die horribly? What good did his death do? Aren’t the Bible’s accounts of Jesus corrupt? With all this, as well as backgrounder appendixes on the basics, believers will have authoritative evidence from Scripture and history to intelligently deal with Muslims’ questions about and challenges to Christianity.

The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World

The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World
Author: John Andrew Morrow
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781597314657
ISBN 13: 159731465X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World Book Review:

The Prophet Muhammad s treaties with the Christians of his time, which John Andrew Morrow has rediscovered in obscure collections and often newly translated, uniformly state that Muslims are not to attack peaceful Christian communities, but defend them until the End of the World. Authored by the Prophet himself, they represent a third foundational pillar for Islam outside of Qur an and hadith. The Covenants Initiative within the book represents a movement by Muslims, both prominent and unknown, in support of Christians under attack. These treaties desperately need to be better known among Christians, Muslims, and the general public. For scholars, this book provides much difficult-to-obtain material: facsimiles of primary sources in Arabic and Persian; corrected versions in modern Arabic typescript; and alternate translations. They now have all they need to study the covenants in depth. "This narrative has the power to unite Muslim and Christian communities. A work of scholarship, its release is timely, and its content critical in fostering mutual respect and religious freedom."--IMAM FEISAL ABDUL RAUF, Chairman, Cordoba Initiative "In his indispensable contribution to the study of the Abrahamic faiths, John Andrew Morrow tells the story of how the Prophet Muhammad used his desert experiences of hospitality and protection to bring Muslims and Christians together."--JOSEPH HOBBS, University of Missouri "These letters from the Prophet Muhammad to Christian communities can serve to inspire both Muslims and Christians about our ability to live together as God's people, as friends, as neighbors, and as custodians of the same small planet."--OMID SAFI, University of North Carolina "With painstaking effort and much dedication invested in this groundbreaking work, Professor Morrow will surely manage to attract the attention of Islamic studies students and specialists."--AMAR SELLAM, Mohamed I University "This book documents what is possibly the third foundational source of Islam: the Prophet's treaties and covenants among people of the Abrahamic faiths. Dr. Morrow brings forth exceptionally important findings that dictate peaceful coexistence among Jews, Christians, and Muslims."--BRIDGET BLOMFIELD, University of Nebraska