This move became a crucial event in the history of Islam and came to be known as Hijra. The. Muslim .. ( Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam. 4. The Dimensions of Islam. 5. Islamic Practices, Ethics, and Institutions. 6. A Brief Journey Through Islamic History. We are presenting before you the History of Islam in three volumes. This book was originally written in the Urdu language in ( AH) by Akbar Shah.

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movement emerged; one that would change the course of history in the Arabian. Peninsula .. It marked a turning point in early Islamic history and is used to this. 2. A Brief History of Islam. (part 1 of 5): The Prophet of Islam. مﻼﺳﻹا ﻦﻋ ﺔﻴ رﺎﺗ ﺔﺤﻟ.) ءﺰﻟا. 1. ﻦﻣ. ( world's great religions, Islam, was born into a family belonging to. A reader taking up a work entitled The Cambridge history of Islam may reasonably ask, 'What Africa) there has also been throughout Islamic history an internal.

From preface, 'The fifteenth of May marked the fifty eighth anniversary of the catastrophe, which has brought about the worst calamity that could befall a nation in the whole history, namely the tragedy of the Palestinian people.

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Fifty years, during which Israel has implemented its plots and schemes to force itself as a reality in the region, where it worked on embedding its institutions on the Arabic lands and building settlements for the Jewish immigrants there.

To achieve this, it has usurped the Arabic lands, forcing out the Palestinians from their home and uprooting them from their own lands.

Despite all this the Palestinian preserved his entity and instilled patriotism deep in his sons' hearts, passing on the flag of the nation from the elder, whom the enemies wanted him to perish, to the youngster, whom they wanted him to sink into oblivion.

Such flag together with devotion and love to one's homeland remained alive, purified and kneaded with the martyrs' blood. This Palestinian will always stand firm before all the sufferings, pains, massacres, conspiracies, he will always come out stronger, because he is the Palestinian.

Author's Introduction, 'The contents of this booklet are glad tidings to the oppressed people of the occupied territories particularly, and to all Muslims in general. However, it was not written to give them glad tidings, the Qur'an and the Sunna are sufficient for that purpose.

Any other source has limits to its reliability and therefore cannot be the basis of Muslim belief, in contrast to what is supposed by some Christians, Jews and Muslims. No, this booklet was written only to outline terms for engagement with the theoretical foundations of Zionism in its two facets: Even the spread of papermaking from China to the Near East is instructive in this context: our sources tell us that Muslims defeated a Chinese army in , capturing papermakers in the process from whom they learned the techniques themselves.

What is interesting is that such hostile circumstances — a bloody battle in Central Asia — did little to hinder cross-cultural interaction and the spread of commodities, people, and ideas. Muslims in this period had active frontiers in 20 Spain, southern Europe, Central Asia, India, and Africa, affording both rulers and individuals the opportunity to derive kudos from waging jihad.

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The equilibrium was disturbed from the second half of the 9th century onwards and the conditions for Abbasid globalization would never recover. The wealth brought in through trade and taxation began to diminish for a number of reasons. And governors in distant regions began to invest taxation revenues locally instead of sending the money to the capital, with economic independence often being followed by political independence.

To make matters worse, what was left in the coffers was quickly frittered away by a spendthrift court that expanded well beyond its capabilities and needs, creating new ruling elites who were often costlier than they were functional.

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It is in this period that the Abbasids came to lose political, military, and religious authority, as follows. Islamic History seek a measure of independence.

When the Abbasids transferred power and attention to the east, the western provinces of the caliphate gradually broke away: Morocco under the Idrisids — , the rest of North Africa under the Aghlabids — , Egypt under the Tulunids — and Ikhshidids —69 , to be followed by the Fatimid caliphs in North Africa, Egypt, and Syria — Even the eastern provinces sought a measure of independence, with the Tahirids ruling in Khurasan —73 , followed there by the Samanids — and the Ghaznavids — , who were based in eastern Afghanistan.

With one or two exceptions such as the Saffarids in eastern Iran, — these eastern dynasties tended to cooperate with and formally recognize the Abbasid authorities; western dynasties such as the Idrisids, Andalusian Umayyads, and Fatimids did not. In practice, however, for purely geographical reasons, the Abbasids often had more interaction — both positive and negative — with disloyal Egypt and Syria than with nominally loyal eastern Iran and Central Asia.

Militarily, in the early 9th century the Abbasids began to replace the army that brought them to power with Turkish slave-soldiers mamluks or ghulams downloadd or captured from Central Asia. First, being outsiders, they were not concerned with local allegiances or popular pressures; their loyalty was to the caliph himself.

Second, they were excellent mounted archers who had military advantages over the Khurasani troops whom 22 they replaced. In theory, slave-soldiers were a great idea; in practice, they quickly got out of hand.

Eventually they came to wrest effective power from freeborn Muslims all over the Muslim world, acting as kingmakers from the mid-9th century onwards when they assassinated the caliph al-Mutawakkil and his three successors. Still, they were the ones who managed to take charge and that in itself was worth something.

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The problem with deriving legitimacy and prestige from Muhammad was that in doing so the Abbasid caliphs were elevating the Prophet to a higher status than that enjoyed previously, leaving little room for Abbasid claims to religious authority.

By the midth century, the Abbasid caliphs had only a vestige of power in Iraq itself.

Even there, they were humiliated by the arrival in the capital of the Shiite downloadids, rugged invaders from northern Iran, who revived some Sasanid traditions but kept the Abbasids on the caliphal throne. From this point on, with few exceptions, the Abbasid caliphs were at best spiritual heads of the Islamic world.

The downloadids ruled Iraq and western Iran for over a century — , and were ousted by the Sunni Saljuqs c. The spread of Islam beyond its traditional boundaries in the Great Arid Zone was enabled by the actions of regional rulers; the Fatimids and Berbers in North Africa made inroads into sub-Saharan Africa, just as the Ghaznavids did in India, with the sultan Mahmud r.

Africa, India, and Southeast 24 Asia were thus softened up for the large-scale conversion of their populations to Islam that would take place in subsequent centuries. The rivalry between the Shiite downloadids and Fatimids on the one hand, and the Sunni Saljuqs and Ghaznavids on the other, had an ideological, sectarian edge to it.

The Shiism they spread was different from that espoused by the downloadids or, for that matter, by most Shiites in the modern world. Under Fatimid patronage, Ismaili Shiism and under the downloadids, Twelver Shiism was thoroughly systematized, and the Fatimids challenged their Sunni rivals to the east at all levels.

By this time, however, Sunnism and Shiism were set on their respective paths and were less reliant on state patronage than before. Moreover, by the end of this period, Muslims outnumbered non-Muslims in Islamic lands: Islam had thus reached its age of majority in both senses. And although modern Islamists those for whom Islam is a political as well as a religious system shine their spotlight on the age of the Prophet and Rashidun caliphs, it is in response to the events of this period that Islamist movements emerged.

Here is what happened.Free Islamic Books On History. If the methods of scientific research along with the new approaches of historical scrutiny available Review of Islamic History: On Islamic Historiography.

Among the features of the Qur nic methodology in The stories recalled therein were not intended for mere history is the unity of time.

It has filled minds with histories designed and symbols of humanity. Your Lord is Most Bountiful: Many historians have been caught chronicled the Abbasid Caliph and his niggardliness up in the trap of sectarianism and the inclination towards towards his soldiers along with his extravagant spending their respective communities.

The caliph, for and judges historical material according to fixed norms example, is not only a ruler who sits on the throne and and standards. Translated By Heba Samir Hendawi A historical book, detailing the "openings" or liberations of key Islamic cities in the glorious history of Islam.