The Crisis of Islam

The Crisis of Islam
Author: Bernard Lewis
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0812967852
ISBN 13: 9780812967852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis of Islam Book Review:

Traces the history of conflict between Islam and the West, exploring the meaning of the Islamic doctrine of jihad, the rise of militant Islam, and the impact of Saudi proselytizing and oil money on the rest of the Islamic world.

The Crisis of Islam

The Crisis of Islam
Author: Bernard Lewis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780753817520
ISBN 13: 0753817527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis of Islam Book Review:

President Bush has made it clear that we are engaged in a war against terrorism. But for Usama bin Laden and his followers this is religious war, a war for Islam against infidels, especially the United States, the greatest power in the world of the infidels. In this book Bernard Lewis shows us where the anger and frustration have come from, and the extent to which almost the entire Muslim world is affected by poverty and tyranny. He looks at the influence of extreme Wahhabist doctrines in the Saudi kingdom, where custodianship of Islam's holy places and the revenues of oil have given worldwide impact to what would otherwise have been an extremist fringe in a marginal country. He looks at American double standards, which have long caused Muslim anger, and tells us the real meaning of `Islamic fundamentalism', `jihad' and `fatwa', and why the peoples of the Middle East are conscious of history in a way most Americans find difficult to understand.

The Crisis of Muslim History

The Crisis of Muslim History
Author: Mahmoud M. Ayoub
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 1780746741
ISBN 13: 9781780746746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This is a detailed yet accessible guide to the way in which religion and politics interacted during the earliest years of Islam. It focuses on the period of the first four caliphs, untangling the crisis of sucession and the subsequent schism between the Sunni and Shi'i movements in Islam, and drawing on a combination of primary documents and scholarship in the field. It includes two appendices featuring original English translations of key source material.

The Crisis of Kingship in Late Medieval Islam

The Crisis of Kingship in Late Medieval Islam
Author: Christopher Markiewicz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2019-08-31
ISBN 10: 1108492142
ISBN 13: 9781108492140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis of Kingship in Late Medieval Islam Book Review:

In the early sixteenth century, the political landscape of West Asia was completely transformed: of the previous four major powers, only one - the Ottoman Empire - continued to exist. Ottoman survival was, in part, predicated on transition to a new mode of kingship, enabling its transformation from regional dynastic sultanate to empire of global stature. In this book, Christopher Markiewicz uses as a departure point the life and thought of Idris Bidlisi (1457-1520), one of the most dynamic scholars and statesmen of the period. Through this examination, he highlights the series of ideological and administrative crises in the fifteenth-century sultanates of Islamic lands that gave rise to this new conception of kingship and became the basis for sovereign authority not only within the Ottoman Empire but also across other Muslim empires in the early modern period.

Journey Into Islam

Journey Into Islam
Author: Akbar Ahmed
Publsiher: Penguin Books India
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780670081417
ISBN 13: 0670081418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey Into Islam Book Review:

Why? Years After September 11, We Are Still Looking For Answers. Internationally Renowned Islamic Scholar Akbar Ahmed Knew That This Question Could Not Be Answered Until Islam And The West Found A Way Past The Hatred And Mistrust Intensified By The War On Terror And The Forces Of Globalization. Seeking To Establish Dialogue And Understanding Between These Cultures, Ahmed Led A Team Of Dedicated Young Americans On A Daring And Unprecedented Tour Of The Muslim World. Journey Into Islam: The Crisis Of Globalization Is The Riveting Story Of Their Search For Common Ground. From The Mosques Of Damascus To The Madrassas Of Karachi And Deoband, Ahmed And His Companions Met With Muslims From All Walks Of Life. They Listened To Students And Professors, Presidents And Prime Ministers, Sheikhs And Cab Drivers, Revealing Muslim Hopes And Frustrations As The West Has Never Heard Before. They Returned From Their Groundbreaking Journey With Both Cause For Concern And Occasion For Hope. Rejecting Stereotypes And Conventional Wisdom About Islam And Its Encounter With Globalization, This Important Book Offers A New Framework For Understanding The Muslim World. As Western Leaders Wage A War On Terrorism, Ahmed Offers Insightful Suggestions On How The United States Can Improve Relations With Islamic Nations And Peoples. Written With Equal Parts Compassion And Urgency, Journey Into Islam Makes A Powerful Case For Forming Bonds Across Religion, Race, And Tradition To Create Lasting Harmony Between Islam And The West. It Is Essential Reading In An Era Of Mistrust And Misunderstanding.

Islam Is a Foreign Country

Islam Is a Foreign Country
Author: Zareena Grewal
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2013-12-02
ISBN 10: 1479800562
ISBN 13: 9781479800568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Is a Foreign Country Book Review:

In Islam Is a Foreign Country, Zareena Grewal explores some of the most pressing debates about and among American Muslims: what does it mean to be Muslim and American? Who has the authority to speak for Islam and to lead the stunningly diverse population of American Muslims? Do their ties to the larger Muslim world undermine their efforts to make Islam an American religion? Offering rich insights into these questions and more, Grewal follows the journeys of American Muslim youth who travel in global, underground Islamic networks. Devoutly religious and often politically disaffected, these young men and women are in search of a home for themselves and their tradition. Through their stories, Grewal captures the multiple directions of the global flows of people, practices, and ideas that connect U.S. mosques to the Muslim world. By examining the tension between American Muslims’ ambivalence toward the American mainstream and their desire to enter it, Grewal puts contemporary debates about Islam in the context of a long history of American racial and religious exclusions. Probing the competing obligations of American Muslims to the nation and to the umma (the global community of Muslim believers), Islam is a Foreign Country investigates the meaning of American citizenship and the place of Islam in a global age.

The Crisis in Islam

The Crisis in Islam
Author: Dr Abdul-Haq Al-Ani Author
Publsiher: Middle East Book Review
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2016-03-14
ISBN 10: 9780993572005
ISBN 13: 0993572006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis in Islam Book Review:

In order to understand the current violence in the Arab/Muslim world it is necessary to go back to its roots. This book sets out to show that the roots of Islamic terror dates back to the day the Prophet died on which an Islamic State was set up. Qur'anic Islam, which declares that the Prophet was only sent as 'Mercy to all Mankind', was from that day politicized, misinterpreted and used as means and justification for invasion, killing and pillage. The book establishes, relying on the Qur'an, the fact that Islam was meant for the Arabs alone and thus there was no mission to spread it by the sword. Muslims in general and clerics in particular must accept this Qur'anic fact and reread their history and accept it for its success and failures. The only out of this quagmire is to acknowledge that some of the practices of the 'Guided Predecessors' were un-Islamic and stop teaching them to young Muslims as the right path to follow. Western Imperialists need to stop attacking Muslim land as they have been doing for two centuries if they genuinely want to avoid encouraging the recruitment, by Muslim fundamentalists, of young Muslims from among their citizens who see the invasion and subjugation of Muslim land, by the West, as an attack on their existence and identity.

The Crisis of Islamic Civilization

The Crisis of Islamic Civilization
Author: Ali A. Allawi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780300139310
ISBN 13: 0300139314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis of Islamic Civilization Book Review:

Islam as a religion is central to the lives of over a billion people, but its outer expression as a distinctive civilization has been undergoing a monumental crisis. Buffeted by powerful adverse currents, Islamic civilization today is a shadow of its former self. The most disturbing and possibly fatal of these currents—the imperial expansion of the West into Muslim lands and the blast of modernity that accompanied it—are now compounded by a third giant wave, globalization. These forces have increasingly tested Islam and Islamic civilization for validity, adaptability, and the ability to hold on to the loyalty of Muslims, says Ali A. Allawi in his provocative new book. While the faith has proved resilient in the face of these challenges, other aspects of Islamic civilization have atrophied or died, Allawi contends, and Islamic civilization is now undergoing its last crisis. The book explores how Islamic civilization began to unravel under colonial rule, as its institutions, laws, and economies were often replaced by inadequate modern equivalents. Allawi also examines the backlash expressed through the increasing religiosity of Muslim societies and the spectacular rise of political Islam and its terrorist offshoots. Assessing the status of each of the building blocks of Islamic civilization, the author concludes that Islamic civilization cannot survive without the vital spirituality that underpinned it in the past. He identifies a key set of principles for moving forward, principles that will surprise some and anger others, yet clearly must be considered.

Crisis in the Muslim Mind

Crisis in the Muslim Mind
Author: AbdulHamid AbuSulayman
Publsiher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crisis in the Muslim Mind Book Review:

Across the Muslim world today, if anything is self-evident across the Muslim world today it is that the Ummah is badly in need of reform. On this point it can be stated with confidence that Muslims are agreed. Poverty and injustice characterize the face of Muslim lands from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Pollution and corruption are the order of the day in the societies where the gulf between them and the developed countries of the world has never been wider. Politics in the Muslim world are all too often the politics of deprivation, and culture the culture of despair. “Crisis in the Muslim Mind” examines the intellectual and historical roots of the malaise that has encompassed the Ummah and threatens to efface its identity. Firs published in Arabic in 1991, this important work (in an abridged English translation) is designed to familiarize educated and concerned Muslims with the nature of the crisis confronting them, and to suggest the steps necessary to overcome it.

Taken Hostage

Taken Hostage
Author: David Farber
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-01-10
ISBN 10: 9781400826209
ISBN 13: 1400826209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taken Hostage Book Review:

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans captive. Thus began the Iran Hostage Crisis, an affair that captivated the American public for 444 days and marked America's first confrontation with the forces of radical Islam. Using hundreds of recently declassified government documents, historian David Farber takes the first in-depth look at the hostage crisis, examining its lessons for America's contemporary War on Terrorism. Unlike other histories of the subject, Farber's vivid and fast-paced narrative looks beyond the day-to-day circumstances of the crisis, using the events leading up to the ordeal as a means for understanding it. The book paints a portrait of the 1970s in the United States as an era of failed expectations in a nation plagued by uncertainty and anxiety. It reveals an American government ill prepared for the fall of the Shah of Iran and unable to reckon with the Ayatollah Khomeini and his militant Islamic followers. Farber's account is filled with fresh insights regarding the central players in the crisis: Khomeini emerges as an astute strategist, single-mindedly dedicated to creating an Islamic state. The Americans' student-captors appear as less-than-organized youths, having prepared for only a symbolic sit-in with just a three-day supply of food. ABC news chief Roone Arledge, newly installed and eager for ratings, is cited as a critical catalyst in elevating the hostages to cause célèbre status. Throughout the book there emerge eerie parallels to the current terrorism crisis. Then as now, Farber demonstrates, politicians failed to grasp the depth of anger that Islamic fundamentalists harbored toward the United States, and Americans dismissed threats from terrorist groups as the crusades of ineffectual madmen. Taken Hostage is a timely and revealing history of America's first engagement with terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism, one that provides a chilling reminder that the past is only prologue.

The Trouble with Islam

The Trouble with Islam
Author: Irshad Manji
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0679312501
ISBN 13: 9780679312505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trouble with Islam Book Review:

This "call for reform" reads like an open letter to the Muslim world. Irshad Manji, a Toronto-based television journalist, was born to Muslim parents in South Africa. Her family eventually fled to Canada when she was two years old. Manji shares her life experiences growing up in a Western Muslim household and ask some compelling questions from her feminist-lesbian-journalist perspective. It is interesting to note that Manji has been lambasted for being too personal and not scholarly enough to have a worthwhile opinion. Yet her lack of pretense and her intimate narrative are the strengths of this book. For Muslims to dismiss her opinions as not worthy to bring to the table is not only elitist; it underscores why she feels compelled to speak out critically. Intolerance for dissent, especially women's dissent, is one of her main complaints about Islam. Clearly, her goal was not to write a scholarly critique, but rather to speak from her heartfelt concern about Islam.

Islam and the Crisis of the Modern World

Islam and the Crisis of the Modern World
Author: Muhammad Qutb
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 20
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:613875406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Arab Nationalism

Arab Nationalism
Author: B. Tibi,ed,trans Marion Farouk-Sluglett,Peter Sluglett
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1990-06-29
ISBN 10: 1349208027
ISBN 13: 9781349208029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arab Nationalism Book Review:

In this new edition Professor Tibi analyses the impact and function of nationalism and its contribution to social and political change in the Third World, taking the rise of nationalism in the Middle East as a historical example. He concentrates on the period after the First World War, when many Arab intellectuals became disillusioned with Britain and France as a result of the occupation of their countries. Professor Tibi's careful study of the writings and influence of Sati' al-Husri illustrates the connection between modern Arab nationalism and nineteenth century German Romantic nationalism, which will be of particular interest to the English reader. Professor Tibi concludes that while nationalism has played a necessary and important role in the movement for national independence in the Middle East, it has since developed into an ideology which seems to obstruct further social and political emancipation. This book will be of particular interest to historians and social scientists as well as to specialists in the area itself.

Being Human in Islam

Being Human in Islam
Author: Damian Howard
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-03-08
ISBN 10: 1136820272
ISBN 13: 9781136820274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Human in Islam Book Review:

Islamic anthropology is relatively seldom treated as a particular concern even though much of the contemporary debate on the modernisation of Islam, its acceptance of human rights and democracy, makes implicit assumptions about the way Muslims conceive of the human being. This book explores how the spread of evolutionary theory has affected the beliefs of contemporary Muslims regarding human identity, capacity and destiny. In his systematic treatment of the impact of evolutionary ideas on modern Islam, Damian Howard surveys several branches of Muslim thought. Muslim responses to the crisis of the religious imagination presented by the evolutionary worldview fall into four different forms, incorporating traditional and modern notions. The book evaluates the content, influence and success of these four forms, asking how Muslims might now proceed to address the profound challenges which evolutionary theory poses to the effective reconstruction of their religious thought. Drawing fascinating parallels with developments in the world of Christian theology which will help understanding between people of the two religions, the author reflects on the question of how Muslims can come to terms with the modern world. A valuable addition to the literature on contemporary Islamic thought, this book will also interest students and scholars of religion and modernity, the history and philosophy of science, and evolutionary theory.

Signs on the Earth

Signs on the Earth
Author: Fazlun Khalid
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN 10: 9781847740755
ISBN 13: 1847740758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signs on the Earth Book Review:

The magnum opus of the West's leading Muslim environmentalist.

Islam Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment

Islam  Authoritarianism  and Underdevelopment
Author: Ahmet T. Kuru
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN 10: 1108419097
ISBN 13: 9781108419093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment Book Review:

Analyzes Muslim countries' contemporary problems, particularly violence, authoritarianism, and underdevelopment, comparing their historical levels of development with Western Europe.

Islam IS and the Fragmented State

Islam  IS and the Fragmented State
Author: Anoushiravan Ehteshami,Amjed Rasheed,Juline Beaujouan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2020-07-02
ISBN 10: 100009782X
ISBN 13: 9781000097825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam IS and the Fragmented State Book Review:

This book provides a pioneering and original study of the regional effects of political Islam. It sets out the multifaceted interactions between Islam and politics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, focussing in particular on the so-called Islamic State (IS) organization in its broad discussion of political Islam. Utilizing a trans-disciplinary perspective, the book interacts with social constructivism and complex realism theories to analyse the clash between the modern notion of the state and that of identity in the region. Looking at issues such as the rise of IS and its attempts to establish a caliphate, the book offers three different, yet complementary, levels of analysis for its discussion. These being: Regional (dis)order, the erosion of state power and its boundaries, and the role of non-state actors in shaping the politics of the MENA region. Each of these levels are addressed in detail in turn in order to build a comprehensive picture of state and political Islam in the Arab core of the MENA region. What emerges is a comprehensive analysis of the interlinked relationships between political and Islamic elements of Arab polities and societies. As such, this book will be of great interest to academics and policymakers focusing on matters relating to the study of Islam, Islam and politics, study of religion more broadly, and security studies and area studies, particularly in the MENA region.

The Closing of the Muslim Mind

The Closing of the Muslim Mind
Author: Robert R. Reilly
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1497620732
ISBN 13: 9781497620735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Closing of the Muslim Mind Book Review:

The book you must read to understand the Islamist crisis—and the threat to us all Robert R. Reilly’s eye-opening book masterfully explains the frightening behavior coming out of the Islamic world. Terrorism, he shows, is only one manifestation of the spiritual pathology of Islamism. Reilly uncovers the root of our contemporary crisis: a pivotal struggle waged within the Muslim world nearly a millennium ago. In a heated battle over the role of reason, the side of irrationality won. The deformed theology that resulted, Reilly reveals, produced the spiritual pathology of Islamism, and a deeply dysfunctional culture. The Closing of the Muslim Mind solves such puzzles as: · Why the Arab world stands near the bottom of every measure of human development · Why scientific inquiry is nearly dead in the Islamic world · Why Spain translates more books in a single year than the entire Arab world has in the past thousand years · Why some people in Saudi Arabia still refuse to believe man has been to the moon

World Crisis and the Pathway to Peace

World Crisis and the Pathway to Peace
Author: Mirza Masroor Ahmad
Publsiher: Islam International Publications Limited
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN 10: 1301156299
ISBN 13: 9781301156290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Crisis and the Pathway to Peace Book Review:

The world is passing through very turbulent times. The global economic crisis continues to manifest newer and graver dangers almost every week. The similarities to the period just before the Second World War continue to be cited and it seems clear that events are moving the world at an unprecedented pace towards a horrific Third World War. In this book, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community warns the world of the fast approaching dangers and how it can avert disaster and chart a course to peace.

The Islamists

The Islamists
Author: Nafi, Basher M.
Publsiher: Afro-Middle East Centre
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-08-09
ISBN 10: 0994682530
ISBN 13: 9780994682536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Islamists Book Review:

Today’s Islamists are not a reproduction of an ancient legacy, but are modern political actors defined by modern discourses, argues Basheer Nafiin The Islamists. He examines the emergence and development of political Islam in the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century, discussing the historical context within which political Islam arose, and relating it to the social movements and political parties that lead the phenomenon today. On questions concerning the state, economics and law, the differences among Islamists are no less than their agreements. Nafit eases out some of these agreements and differences relating to governance, citizenship, pluralism, unity, revivalism, and truth. This very accessible work, intended for both an academic and general audience, highlights these matters by examining the groups and individuals that constitute the broad category of political Islam, considering how they have developed over time, and how they have impacted on the countries in which they operate.