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Among the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers. Now, in a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world.

This valuable work tells the story of what happened to the north africans after the loss of spain, it follows the course of turkeys rise in naval power, it also sheds light on the power of the north african sea faring nations from the 15th century onwards. A valuable bookFor more than three centuries the trading nations of Europe were suffered to pursue their commerce or forced to abandon their gains at the bidding of pirates. From the days when Barbarossa defied the whole strength of the Emperor Charles V., to the early part of the present century, when prizes were taken by Algerine rovers under the guns, so to say, of all the fleets of Europe, the Corsairs were masters of the narrow seas, and dictated their own terms to all comers. Nothing but the creation of the large standing navies of the present age crippled them ; nothing less than the conquest of their too convenient coasts could have thoroughly suppressed them. During those three centuries they levied blackmail upon all who had any trading interest in the Mediterranean. The Venetians, Genoese, Pisans in older days ; the English, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and American Governments in modern times,

This books records the travels of Emilie Jane Butterfield through the lands of Islam, through North Africa and the Maghreb to Egypt and on to Jerusalem. A fascinating account of the muslim interaction with Christianity during these times of coloniziation.

Hero of the Battle of Hattin & Liberator of Jerusalem from Crusaders (532-589 AH), Paperback, 208pp,By Abdullah Nasih Ulwan, Translated By Khalifa Ezzat Abu Zeid, Published by Dar Al- Salam, Egypt (Not to be confused with Dar-Us-Salam Saudi Arabia)

Stanley Lane Poole charts the history of Cairo, from its middle age inception , and the tale of the two cities, through the periods of Salah ud din, the mamluks, and the Ottomans. Describing its people and way of life at the turn of the 20th century under Ottoman rule. A must read about this great City.

These inspirational accounts are of those Companions who were at first unreceptive to Islam, and how their beings were transformed when Allah opened their hearts to the message. Stories include those of Abu Hurayrah, Abu Sufyan, Tufail ibn Amr and many more.

When we consider that Islamism is so much mixed up with the British Empire, and the many milHons of Moslem fellow subjects who live under the same rule, it is very extraordinary that so little should be generally known about this religion, its history, and that of its followers ; and consequently the gross ignorance of the masses on the subject allows them to be easily deceived, and their judgment led astray by any preten- der striving to raise up an excitement against those of that persuasion. If, however, it be the duty of mankind to live at peace together, and do each other all the good, instead of all the evil, in their power, we cannot inform ourselves too much on this and kindred subjects.

In this book, the stories of the prophets have been compiled from ‘Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah’ (The Beginning and the End) which is a great work of the famous Muslim exegete and historian Ibn Kathir and has a prominent place in the Islamic literature. The stories of the prophets and all the events in their lives have been supported by the Qur’anic Verses and the Sunnah (traditions) of the Prophet (S). Wherever it was necessary, other sources have also been reported for the sake of historical accounts, but on such places a comparative study has been made to prove the authenticity of the sources. Ibn Kathir has reproduced the views and interpretations of all the great exegetes of the Qur’an of his time. The systemic narratives of the Stories of the Prophets have been written in chronological order which renders a historical style to the book.

THIS volume presents, for the first time, an English version of a notable work which has remained for half a century the standard authority upon an important and fascinating branch of medieval history.

Notwithstanding an assertion to the contrary which has found its way into several leading works of reference, Reinhart Dozy’s Histoire des Musulmans d’Espagne — originally published in 1861 — has never been reprinted, and, having consequently become scarce and costly, is little known except to historical specialists. The reason why no second edition was issued of a book at once so brilliant and so profound will be made apparent in the Biographical Introduction ; it is here only necessary to record the fact.

In 1874, however, a German translation of the Histoire was made under the direction of Dr. Wolf Wilhelm, Graf von Baudissin, and this version, to which Dozy contributed some emendations of the original, has frequently been consulted during the preparation of the present volume : a Spanish version (by F. de Castro, late Professor of Spanish History in the University of Seville), pub- lished in 1877, has also occasionally been found useful for purposes of reference.