The Saint and the Sultan

The Saint and the Sultan
Author: Paul Moses
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN 10: 030758951X
ISBN 13: 9780307589514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Saint and the Sultan Book Review:

An intriguing examination of the extraordinary–and little known meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Islamic leader Sultan Malik Al-Kamil that has strong resonance in today's divided world. For many of us, St. Francis of Assisi is known as a poor monk and a lover of animals. However, these images are sadly incomplete, because they ignore an equally important and more challenging aspect of his life -- his unwavering commitment to seeking peace. In The Saint and the Sultan, Paul Moses recovers Francis' s message of peace through the largely forgotten story of his daring mission to end the crusades. In 1219, as the Fifth Crusade was being fought, Francis crossed enemy lines to gain an audience with Malik al-Kamil, the Sultan of Egypt. The two talked of war and peace and faith and when Francis returned home, he proposed that his Order of the Friars Minor live peaceably among the followers of Islam–a revolutionary call at a moment when Christendom pinned its hopes for converting Muslims on the battlefield. The Saint and the Sultan captures the lives of St. Francis and Sultan al-Kamil and illuminates the political intrigue and religious fervor of their time. In the process, it reveals a startlingly timely story of interfaith conflict, war, and the search for peace. More than simply a dramatic adventure, though it does not lack for colorful saints and sinners, loyalty and betrayal, and thrilling Crusade narrative, The Saint and the Sultan brings to life an episode of deep relevance for all who seek to find peace between the West and the Islamic world. Winner of the 2010 Catholic Press Association Book Award for History

The Saint and the Sultan

The Saint and the Sultan
Author: Paul Moses
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 038552370X
ISBN 13: 9780385523707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Saint and the Sultan Book Review:

Documents a meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Islamic leader Sultan Malik al-Kamil to illuminate the saint's lesser-known efforts as a peacemaker, describing their discussions on behalf of ending the Crusades.

Saint Francis and the Sultan

Saint Francis and the Sultan
Author: John V. Tolan
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN 10: 0191567493
ISBN 13: 9780191567490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saint Francis and the Sultan Book Review:

In September, 1219, as the armies of the Fifth Crusade besieged the Egyptian city of Damietta, Francis of Assisi went to Egypt to preach to Sultan al-Malik al-Kâmil. Although we in fact know very little about this event, this has not prevented artists and writers from the thirteenth century to the twentieth, unencumbered by mere facts, from portraying Francis alternatively as a new apostle preaching to the infidels, a scholastic theologian proving the truth of Christianity, a champion of the crusading ideal, a naive and quixotic wanderer, a crazed religious fanatic, or a medieval Gandhi preaching peace, love, and understanding. Al-Kâmil, on the other hand, is variously presented as an enlightened pagan monarch hungry for evangelical teaching, a cruel oriental despot, or a worldly libertine. Saint Francis and the Sultan takes a detailed look at these richly varied artistic responses to this brief but highly symbolic meeting. Throwing into relief the changing fears and hopes that Muslim-Christian encounters have inspired in European artists and writers in the centuries since, it gives a uniquely broad but precise vision of the evolution of Western attitudes towards Islam and the Arab world over the last eight hundred years.

Daring to Cross the Threshold

Daring to Cross the Threshold
Author: Kathy Warren
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN 10: 1620324210
ISBN 13: 9781620324219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daring to Cross the Threshold Book Review:

September 11, 2001, highlighted the urgent need for greater understanding among religious traditions. Specifically, the lack of acceptance and appreciation between Muslims and Christians was suddenly catapulted into headlines around the world. Now, in the aftermath of war in Iraq, the need for understanding and respect among religious traditions and various cultures becomes ever more important. It is my hope that this book might nurture that mutual respect that fosters peace and justice, for they are God's desire for us, and gifts that all races and religions seek.

Reluctant Saint

Reluctant Saint
Author: Donald Spoto
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-09-30
ISBN 10: 9780142196250
ISBN 13: 0142196258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reluctant Saint Book Review:

Acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto strips away the legends from the life of Francis of Assisi to reveal the true story of a man who has too often been obscured by pious iconography. Drawing on unprecedented access to unexplored archives, plus Francis's own letters, Spoto places Francis within the context of the multifaceted ecclesiastical, political, and social forces of medieval Italy, casting new light on Francis and showing how his emphasis on charity as the heart of the Gospel's message helped him pioneer a new social movement. This nuanced portrait reveals the multifaceted character of a man who can genuinely be said to have changed the course of history.

In the Spirit of St Francis the Sultan

In the Spirit of St  Francis   the Sultan
Author: George Dardess,Marvin L. Krier Mich
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1570759073
ISBN 13: 9781570759079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Spirit of St Francis the Sultan Book Review:

Here, two practitioners of interfaith dialogue provide readers with a guide for Catholics and Muslims to reach greater mutual understanding and work for social justice.

St Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims

St  Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims
Author: Frank M. Rega
Publsiher: TAN Books
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 161890910X
ISBN 13: 9781618909107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

St Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims Book Review:

Describes in gripping detail St. Francis’ historic efforts to convert the Sultan of Egypt to the Catholic faith. Discusses St. Francis’ approach to ecumenism and the conversion of other religions to Catholicism. Also includes a comprehensive biography of St. Francis and his dynamic reform of the Church.

The Sultan and the Queen

The Sultan and the Queen
Author: Jerry Brotton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 0698191633
ISBN 13: 9780698191631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sultan and the Queen Book Review:

The fascinating story of Queen Elizabeth’s secret outreach to the Muslim world, which set England on the path to empire, by The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps We think of England as a great power whose empire once stretched from India to the Americas, but when Elizabeth Tudor was crowned Queen, it was just a tiny and rebellious Protestant island on the fringes of Europe, confronting the combined power of the papacy and of Catholic Spain. Broke and under siege, the young queen sought to build new alliances with the great powers of the Muslim world. She sent an emissary to the Shah of Iran, wooed the king of Morocco, and entered into an unprecedented alliance with the Ottoman Sultan Murad III, with whom she shared a lively correspondence. The Sultan and the Queen tells the riveting and largely unknown story of the traders and adventurers who first went East to seek their fortunes—and reveals how Elizabeth’s fruitful alignment with the Islamic world, financed by England’s first joint stock companies, paved the way for its transformation into a global commercial empire.

Life of St Francis of Assisi

Life of St  Francis of Assisi
Author: Paul Sabatier
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1894
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UGA:32108004366335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Risala Roohi Sharif The Divine Soul

Risala Roohi Sharif   The Divine Soul
Author: Sultan ul Arifeen Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo
Publsiher: Sultan ul Faqr Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 969979528X
ISBN 13: 9789699795282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risala Roohi Sharif The Divine Soul Book Review:

Risala Roohi Sharif is one such Divine Message; concise, comprehensive and complete conveyed to us through the mosteminent Sufi Saint of the Sub Continent, Sultan Bahoo. He has written 140 books, of which Risala Roohi Sharif is the most popular and is the essence of all his teachings.

Realm of the Saint

Realm of the Saint
Author: Vincent J. Cornell
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2010-06-28
ISBN 10: 029278970X
ISBN 13: 9780292789708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Realm of the Saint Book Review:

In premodern Moroccan Sufism, sainthood involved not only a closeness to the Divine presence (walaya) but also the exercise of worldly authority (wilaya). The Moroccan Jazuliyya Sufi order used the doctrine that the saint was a "substitute of the prophets" and personification of a universal "Muhammadan Reality" to justify nearly one hundred years of Sufi involvement in Moroccan political life, which led to the creation of the sharifian state. This book presents a systematic history of Moroccan Sufism through the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries C.E. and a comprehensive study of Moroccan Sufi doctrine, focusing on the concept of sainthood. Vincent J. Cornell engages in a sociohistorical analysis of Sufi institutions, a critical examination of hagiography as a source for history, a study of the Sufi model of sainthood in relation to social and political life, and a sociological analysis of more than three hundred biographies of saints. He concludes by identifying eight indigenous ideal types of saint that are linked to specific forms of authority. Taken together, they define sainthood as a socioreligious institution in Morocco.

Fratelli Tutti

Fratelli Tutti
Author: Pope Francis
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-11-05
ISBN 10: 1608338886
ISBN 13: 9781608338887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi
Author: Augustine Thompson
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-03-21
ISBN 10: 0801464269
ISBN 13: 9780801464263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Francis of Assisi Book Review:

Among the most beloved saints in the Catholic tradition, Francis of Assisi (c. 1181-1226) is popularly remembered for his dedication to poverty, his love of animals and nature, and his desire to follow perfectly the teachings and example of Christ. During his lifetime and after his death, followers collected, for their own purposes, numerous stories, anecdotes, and reports about Francis. As a result, the man himself and his own concerns became lost in legend. In this authoritative and engaging new biography, Augustine Thompson, O.P., sifts through the surviving evidence for the life of Francis using modern historical methods. The result is a complex yet sympathetic portrait of the man and the saint. Francis emerges from this account as very much a typical thirteenth-century Italian layman, but one who, when faced with unexpected crises in his personal life, made decisions so radical that they challenge his own society-and ours. Unlike the saint of legend, this Francis never had a unique divine inspiration to provide him with rules for following the teachings of Jesus. Rather, he spent his life reacting to unexpected challenges, before which he often found himself unprepared and uncertain. The Francis who emerges here is both more complex and more conflicted than that of older biographies. His famed devotion to poverty is found to be more nuanced than expected, perhaps not even his principal spiritual concern. Thompson revisits events small and large in Francis's life, including his troubled relations with his father, his contacts with Clare of Assisi, his encounter with the Muslim sultan, and his receiving the Stigmata, to uncover the man behind the legends and popular images. A tour de force of historical research and biographical writing, Francis of Assisi: A New Biography is divided into two complementary parts-a stand alone biographical narrative and a close, annotated examination of the historical sources about Francis. Taken together, the narrative and the survey of the sources provide a much-needed fresh perspective on this iconic figure. "As I have worked on this biography," Thompson writes, "my respect for Francis and his vision has increased, and I hope that this book will speak to modern people, believers and unbelievers alike, and that the Francis I have come to know will have something to say to them today."

The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin

The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin
Author: Jonathan Phillips
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 0300249063
ISBN 13: 9780300249064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin Book Review:

An engaging biography that offers a new perspective on one of the most influential figures of the Crusades In 1187, Saladin marched triumphantly into Jerusalem, ending decades of struggle against the Christians and reclaiming the holy city for Islam. Four years later he fought off the armies of the Third Crusade, which were commanded by Europe’s leading monarchs. A fierce warrior and savvy diplomat, Saladin’s unparalleled courtesy, justice, generosity, and mercy were revered by both his fellow Muslims and his Christian rivals such as Richard the Lionheart. Combining thorough research with vivid storytelling, Jonathan Phillips offers a fresh and captivating look at the triumphs, failures, and contradictions of one of the Crusades’ most unique figures. Bringing the vibrant world of the twelfth century to life, this book also explores Saladin’s complicated legacy, examining the ways Saladin has been invoked in the modern age by Arab and Muslim leaders ranging from Nasser in Egypt, Asad in Syria, and Saddam Hussein in Iraq to Osama bin Laden, as well as his huge appeal across popular culture in books, drama, and music.

Medicine and the Saints

Medicine and the Saints
Author: Ellen J. Amster
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 0292745443
ISBN 13: 9780292745445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicine and the Saints Book Review:

The colonial encounter between France and Morocco in the late nineteenth century took place not only in the political realm but also in the realm of medicine. Because the body politic and the physical body are intimately linked, French efforts to colonize Morocco took place in and through the body. Starting from this original premise, Medicine and the Saints traces a history of colonial embodiment in Morocco through a series of medical encounters between the Islamic sultanate of Morocco and the Republic of France from 1877 to 1956. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources in both French and Arabic, Ellen Amster investigates the positivist ambitions of French colonial doctors, sociologists, philologists, and historians; the social history of the encounters and transformations occasioned by French medical interventions; and the ways in which Moroccan nationalists ultimately appropriated a French model of modernity to invent the independent nation-state. Each chapter of the book addresses a different problem in the history of medicine: international espionage and a doctor's murder; disease and revolt in Moroccan cities; a battle for authority between doctors and Muslim midwives; and the search for national identity in the welfare state. This research reveals how Moroccans ingested and digested French science and used it to create a nationalist movement and Islamist politics, and to understand disease and health. In the colonial encounter, the Muslim body became a seat of subjectivity, the place from which individuals contested and redefined the political.

The Sultan and His Subjects

The Sultan and His Subjects
Author: Richard Davey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 507
Release: 1907
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101027740933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kashf ul Asrar Revelation of The Divine Secrets

Kashf ul Asrar  Revelation of The Divine Secrets
Author: Sultan Bahoo
Publsiher: Sultan ul Faqr Publications
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9699795255
ISBN 13: 9789699795251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kashf ul Asrar Revelation of The Divine Secrets Book Review:

Kashf-ul-Asrar, literally means “Revelation of The Divine Secrets”. As the title implies, this subtle treatise is a collection of revealed Divine Secrets, described in a very precise and compact manner. This small but great book by the most eminent Saint of Punjab, Pakistan, Hazrat Sakhi Sultan Bahoo is a proof of his literary faculty and command over words in addition to his expertise as a Divine Scholar.

Islam Literature and Society in Mongol Anatolia

Islam  Literature and Society in Mongol Anatolia
Author: A. C. S. Peacock
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2019-10-17
ISBN 10: 1108499368
ISBN 13: 9781108499361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Literature and Society in Mongol Anatolia Book Review:

From a Christian, Greek- and Armenian-speaking land to a predominantly Muslim and Turkish speaking one, the Islamisation of medieval Anatolia would lay the groundwork for the emergence of the Ottoman Empire as a world power and ultimately the modern Republic of Turkey. Bringing together previously unpublished sources in Arabic, Persian and Turkish, Peacock offers a new understanding of the crucial but neglected period in Anatolian history, that of Mongol domination, between c. 1240 and 1380. This represents a decisive phase in the process of Islamisation, with the popularisation of Sufism and the development of new forms of literature to spread Islam. This book integrates the study of Anatolia with that of the broader Islamic world, shedding new light on this crucial turning point in the history of the Middle East.

Heart Deeper than Ocean

Heart Deeper than Ocean
Author: Dr. Z. A. Awan
Publsiher: MUSLIM Institute
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2017-03-24
ISBN 10: 9699290153
ISBN 13: 9789699290152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart Deeper than Ocean Book Review:

Abyat-e-Bahoo (Sultan Bahoo's Sufi Poems) is considered a master piece amongst the seekers of Sufi teachings, written originally in Saraiki (dialect of Punjabi) and now exquisitely translated into English by Dr. Z. A. Awan. The reality of soul and spirit is described in most eloquent manner for the people seeking Sufi path and spiritual satisfaction of the inner most. There are sections in the book which describe key concepts of spiritualism which will also elucidate Wahdaniyat (Oneness), Risalat (the messenger's following is obedience to Allah), and other perquisites for awakening your soul-sprit to be His best friend i.e. Faqr-Faqeer (code of contentment by a contended person): Dhikr-Fikr (Remembrance, Contemplation, Love of Allah), Murshid-Mureed , Language-literature. These concepts will certainly facilitate the respected readers in understanding these deliberations. This is important for a reader to be fully familiar with terminology and concepts of Abyat . The reason for this renewed format about Sultan Bahoo's valuable contribution (Abyat) is to develop an invigorating interest for international academia.

The Sultan s Eyes

The Sultan s Eyes
Author: Kelly Gardiner
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 0730499847
ISBN 13: 9780730499848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sultan s Eyes Book Review:

THE SULTAN'S EYES is the sequel to ACT OF FAITH. the year is 1648 and life in Venice is serene for Isabella Hawkins and her friends Willem, Al-Qasim and Signora Contarini. together they publish fine books like the controversial encyclopaedia, the Sum of All Knowledge. When a new Inquisitor declares war on free speech however, they are forced to flee across the seas to the wondrous capital of the Ottoman Empire, Constantinople, which is ruled by the infamous Sultanate of the Women. Old friends and new, including the boy Sultan and his sister, welcome them to the world's greatest city. But Isabella is soon entangled in poisonous palace intrigues, while her friends secretly play perilous games of their own. the fascinating and page-turning sequel to Act of Faith, which was shortlisted for the 2012 NSW Premier's Literary awards, the 2012 Gold Inky awards and highly commended in the 2012 Barbara Jefferis Awards. Praise for Act of Faith: the novel is expansive and impressive, and with Gardiners eloquent words and literary flair she acts as fictional tour-guide breathing life into these cobblestoned walkways and Ghetto communities... a divine story, dripping in history and delivering a wonderful message of freedom, loyalty and bravery. the Alpha Reader Highly recommended... It is fast paced and the intriguing and well researched detail of life on the Continent in the 17th Century will be enjoyed by readers.' ReadPlus