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  •  Wafayat al-Ayan (The Obituaries of Eminent Men) Part 3
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    Wafayat al-Ayan (The Obituaries of Eminent Men) Part 3

    Rate this post This is a monumental work of Ibn Khallikan, an eminent jurist consult and distinguished historian. The author had gained name and fame through this book because it attracted the attention of Orientalists in early nineteenth century. The translator, a well-known scholar, Mr. M.G. de Slane brought out its first edition in 1838. […]

  •  A Victim Lost in Saqifah Vol 2
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    A Victim Lost in Saqifah Vol 2

    Rate this post This is a recently written and published book in Iran. It is not a narrational book of the event of Saqifah but a scientific criticism, verification and a deep research. The first chapter is a scientific criticism on the calls for Islamic unity. The second chapter is a profound study on the […]

  •  Al-Ghazali’s Letter to a Disciple
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    Al-Ghazali’s Letter to a Disciple

    Rate this post ‘Work for your terrestrial life in proportion to your location in it, and work for your afterlife in proportion to your eternity in it.’ This is part of the advice that the great theologian and mystic Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111 AD) put down in his Letter to a Disciple. An old disciple […]

  •  Noble Dynasties – The History of Nur Ad-Din and Saladin
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    Noble Dynasties – The History of Nur Ad-Din and Saladin

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  •  Wafayat al-Ayan (The Obituaries of Eminent Men) Part 2
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    Wafayat al-Ayan (The Obituaries of Eminent Men) Part 2

    Rate this post This is a monumental work of Ibn Khallikan, an eminent jurist consult and distinguished historian. The author had gained name and fame through this book because it attracted the attention of Orientalists in early nineteenth century. The translator, a well-known scholar, Mr. M.G. de Slane brought out its first edition in 1838. […]

  •  A Victim Lost in Saqifah Vol 1
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    A Victim Lost in Saqifah Vol 1

    Rate this post This is a recently written and published book in Iran. It is not a narrational book of the event of Saqifah but a scientific criticism, verification and a deep research. The first chapter is a scientific criticism on the calls for Islamic unity. The second chapter is a profound study on the […]

  •  Wafayat al-Ayan (The Obituaries of Eminent Men) Part 1
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    Wafayat al-Ayan (The Obituaries of Eminent Men) Part 1

    Rate this post This is a monumental work of Ibn Khallikan, an eminent jurist consult and distinguished historian. The author had gained name and fame through this book because it attracted the attention of Orientalists in early nineteenth century. The translator, a well-known scholar, Mr. M.G. de Slane brought out its first edition in 1838. […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 40
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 40

    Rate this post This fortieth volume, the Index, compiled by Alex V. Popovkin under the supervision of Everett K. Rowson, serves as an essential reference tool. It offers scholars and general readers convenient access to the wealth of information provided by this massive work. The Index comprises not only all names of persons and places […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 39
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 39

    Rate this post In the introduction to his History, al-T’abari declared his intention to append to it a biographical work for the reader’s convenience. Only a collection of excerpts has survived, however. It was first published as part of the Leiden edition of the History and is now presented as a volume in the T’abari […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 38
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 38

    Rate this post The concluding pages of al-Tabari’s History cover the caliphates of al-Mu’tadid and al-Muktafi and the beginning of the reign of al-Muqtadir–altogether a period of 23 turbulent years in world history. Although al-Tabari has woven skillful narratives and quoted important documents verbatim, much of the information consists of brief notes jotted down by […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 37
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 37

    Rate this post This volume of Tabari’s annals deals almost exclusively with the final stages of the Zanj revolt, the most serious external challenge faced by the central authorities in the last half of the third/ninth century. The rebellion, which began as an ‘Alid uprising, but soon gave way to Kharijite influences, was a movement […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 36
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 36

    Rate this post The present volume of al-Tabari’s monumental history covers the years 255-265/869-878, the first half of the reign of the Abbasid caliph al-Mu’tamid in Samarra. Although the decade was one of relative calm in the capital, compared with the anarchy of the years immediately preceding, danger signals were flashing in territories adjacent to […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 35
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 35

    Rate this post The period covered in this volume is one of the most tumultuous periods of Islamic history. In it, al-Tabari details with great success the intricate events that shaped real political power in Samarra and Baghdad during the middle of the ninth century, laying bare the dynamics through which the army generals–who were […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 34
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 34

    Rate this post The events described in this volume took place during al-Tabari’s own time. Al-Tabari was thus writing “contemporary history,” and his narrative, often based on first-hand reports, is drawn in vivid and arresting detail. The volume portrays the summit of “the Samarra period,” following al-Mu’tasim’s transfer of the ‘Abbasid capital upstream from Baghdad […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 33
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 33

    Rate this post This section of al-Tabari’s History covers the eight-year reign of al-Mu’tasim (833-42), immediately following the reign of his elder brother al-Ma’mun, when the Islamic caliphate was once more united after the civil strife and violence of the second decade of the ninth century A.D. Al-Mu’tasim’s reign is notable for the transfer of […]

  •  History of Islam Volume 1
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    History of Islam Volume 1

    Rate this post History stands as the most effective and valuable source of putting nation on the course of progress and prosperity and saving them from the path of disgrace and degradation. At a time, when there is tough competition among the nations of the world to excel one another, the Muslim, despite having the […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 32
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 32

    Rate this post The 20 years’ caliphate of al-Ma’mum began as a stormy period in Middle Eastern history; after the comparatively peaceful reign of his father Harun al-Rashid, the caliphate was plunged into violent civil warfare in both Iraq and Arabia, involving the sons of al-Rashid, rivals for the supreme authority, and various other sectarian […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 31
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 31

    Rate this post This section of the History of al-Tabari covers the caliphate of Muhammad al-Amin, who succeeded his father, Harun al-Rashid on March 24, 809, and was killed on September 25, 813. The focus of this section is a single event, the civil war between al-Amin and his half-brother al-Ma’mun.  Al-Tabari’s history of these […]

  •  Refuting ISIS – A Rebuttal of its Religious and Ideological Foundations
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    Refuting ISIS – A Rebuttal of its Religious and Ideological Foundations

    Rate this post The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) constitutes the most serious threat Islam has ever faced. To justify its horrible crimes and appeal to Muslims around the world, ISIS has based its ideology on a superficial and literalist approach to the Sacred Texts of Islam – the Holy Qur’an and the […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 30
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 30

    Rate this post This volume of al-Tabari’s History covers nearly a quarter of a century, and after covering the very brief caliphate of al-Hadi, concentrates on that of Harun al-Rashid.

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