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A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer

FINALIST FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 

In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith.

Praise for No god but God
 
“Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined . . . a literate, accessible introduction to Islam.”—The New York Times
 
“[Reza] Aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped Islam [in this] eloquent, erudite paean to Islam in all of its complicated glory.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review
 
“Wise and passionate . . . an incisive, scholarly primer in Muslim history and an engaging personal exploration.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Acutely perceptive . . . For many troubled Muslims, this book will feel like a revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried.”—The Independent (U.K.)
 
“Thoroughly engaging and excellently written . . . While [Aslan] might claim to be a mere scholar of the Islamic Reformation, he is also one of its most articulate advocates.”—The Oregonian
ಈ ಪುಸ್ತಕವು ನಮ್ಮ ಭಾರತದ ಇತಿಹಾಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಮರೆಮಾಚಲಾಗಿದ್ದ ಅಧ್ಬುತವಾದ ರೋಚಕ ನಮ್ಮ ಬೆನ್ನು ಹುರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಿಂಚಿನ ಸಂಚಾರವನ್ನು ತರುವ ಕಥೆಗಳ ಸಂಗ್ರಹವಾಗಿದೆ.

ಭಾರತಿಯ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಪಾಯಕಾರಿ ವಿಚಿತ್ರ ಸಂಗತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಎನ್ನುವ ತಲೆಬರಹದ ಹೆಸರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕಲಿಯುತ್ತಾರೆ. ನಾವು ಯಾರು ಎಂಬುವುದರ ಮಹಾಗಾಥೆಯೆಂದು ಹಿದುಗಳನ್ನು ಸಾವಿರ ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ಇಸ್ಲಾಂ ಆಕ್ರಮಣಕಾರಿಗಳು ಆಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎನ್ನುವ ಮಿಥ್ಯಾ ಗಾಥೆಯನ್ನು ನಮ್ಮ ಗಂಟಲಲ್ಲಿ ತುರುಕುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇಸ್ಲಾಮಿ ಆಕ್ರಮಣವನ್ನು ಅವರ ಆಳ್ವಿಕೆ ಎಂದೂ ಅವರ ಅತ್ಯಾಚಾರ ದುರಾಚಾರದ ಕಾಲವನ್ನು ಹಿಂದೂ ಮುಸ್ಲಿಂ ಸಂಯುಕ್ತ ನಾಗರಿಕತೆಯ ಉದಾಹರಣೆ ಎಂದೂ ವೈಭವಿಕರಿಸಿ ಪ್ರಸರಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಆಕ್ರಮಣಕಾರಿಗಳನ್ನು ರಕ್ಷಕರೆಂದೂ ಶೂರರೆಂದೂ ಬಿಂಬಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಸತ್ಯವಾಗಿ ನಾಡಿನ ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ದೇಶಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಆಕ್ರಮಣಕಾರಿಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ಹೋರಾಡಿದ ವೀರ ಶೂರರನ್ನು ನಮ್ಮ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳಿಂದ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ಅಳಿಸಿಹಾಕಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

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ಒಬ್ಬ ಹಿಂದೂ ಮಹಾರಾಣಿ ಮೊಹಮ್ಮದ್ ಘೋರಿಯನ್ನು ತನ್ನ ಜಿವ ಉಳಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಈಗ ಪಾಕಿಸ್ತಾನದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಮುಲ್ತಾನ್ ವರೆಗೆ ಓಡುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಳೆಂದು!!

ಮಹಾರಾಣಿ ಪದ್ಮಾವತಿಯ ಆಜ್ಞೆಯ ಮೇರೆಗೆ ಒಬ್ಬ ರಜಪೂತ ಸೇನಾನಿಯು ಏಕಾಂಗಿಯಾಗಿ ಅನೇಕ ಸಣ್ಣ ಯುದ್ಧಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಲ್ತಾನ್ ಅಲ್ಲಾ ಉದ್ದೀನ್ ಖಿಲ್ಜಿಯ ಅನೇಕ ಸೇನೆಯನ್ನು ಸೋಲಿಸಿದ್ದನು, ಕೊನೆಗೆ ಅಲ್ಲಾ ಉದ್ದೀನ್ ಖಿಲ್ಜಿಯು ನಗ್ನನಾಗಿ ಜಿವದಾನಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಭಿಕ್ಷೆ ಬೇಡುವಂತಾಯಿತು!!


ಇನ್ನೊಬ್ಬ ಮಹಾರಾಣಿಯು ಸುಲ್ತಾನ್ ಷಹಜಹಾನ್ ನ್ನು ಮತ್ತೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಸೋಲಿಸಿ ಮೊಘಲರ ಸೈನಿಕರ ಮೂಗು ಕತ್ತರಿಸಿ ಕಳುಹಿಸಿದ್ದಳು !!


ಒಬ್ಬ ರಜಪೂತನು ತನ್ನ ರಾಣಿ ಮತ್ತು ರಾಜಕುಮಾರರ ಬೆಂಗಾವಲಾಗಿ ಹೋಗಿದ್ದು ಹಿಂದಿರುಗುವಾಗ ಔರಂಗಜೇಬ್ ನ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಸೇನೆಯನ್ನು ಕೇವಲ ಮುನ್ನೂರು ಯೋಧರು ಗ್ರೀಸ್’ನ ‘ಸ್ಪಾರ್ಟನ್’ಗಳಿಗೆ ನಾಚಿಕೆಯಾಗುವಂತೆ ಸೋಲಿಸಿದ್ದರೆಂದು.....


ಮೊಘಲರ ಸೇನೆ ಭೂತವನ್ನು ಕಂಡಂತೆ ಹೆದರುತ್ತಿದ್ದ, ಅಲ್ಲಾ’ನ ಇಚ್ಛೆಗೆ ವಿರುದ್ಧವಾಗಿ ಎಲ್ಲ ಯುದ್ಧಗಳನ್ನೂ ಗೆಲ್ಲುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಒಬ್ಬ ಹಿಂದೂ ಸೇನಾಪತಿ ಇದ್ದನೆಂದು

ಮೊಘಲರು ಅವನ ದೇಹ ಧಾರ್ಢ್ಯತೆಗೆ ಹೆದರಿ ಆ ಒಬ್ಬ ರಜಪೂತನನ್ನು ಸಿಂಹದ ಪಂಜರದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಬಂಧಿಸಬೇಕಾಯಿತು ಎಂದು .....


ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಪಠಾಣರ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ಸೈನ್ಯವೂ ಹಿಂದೂ ಖಾಲ್ಸ ಸೇನಾಪತಿ ಎದುರು ಕತ್ತಿಯನ್ನೂ ಎತ್ತದೆಲೇ ಶರಣಾಯಿತು ಎಂದು...


ಹತ್ತೊಂಭತ್ತನೆಯ ಶತಮಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿಂದೂ ಖಾಲ್ಸಾ ಸೇನಾಪತಿಯು ಆಫ್ಘಾನಿಸ್ತಾನದ ವರೆಗಿನ ಆಕ್ರಮಣಕಾರಿಗಳ ಎಲ್ಲ ಗಡಿಯನ್ನೂ ಗೆದ್ದಿದ್ದನೆಂದು .......


ಬ್ರಿಟಿಷರು ಬಂದಮೇಲೂ ಲಾಹೋರ್, ಪೆಶಾವರ್, ರಾವಲ್ಪಿಂಡಿ ಮತ್ತು ಇಂದು ಪಾಕಿಸ್ತಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವ ಅನೇಕ ಭಾಗಗಳೂ ಹಿಂದೂ ಆಳ್ವಿವಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿತ್ತು ಎಂದು....

ಮತ್ತು ಇನ್ನೂ ಅನೇಕ ವಿಚಾರಗಳಿವೆ.


ಈ ಪುಸ್ತಕವು ಶಾಲೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಳಿಸಿದ ಸುಳ್ಳು ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಕಥೆಯಿಂದ ನೀವು ಕಳೆದುಕೊಂಡ ಹಿಂದಿನ ವೈಭವ ಮತ್ತು ಆತ್ಮವಿಶ್ವಾಸಗಳನ್ನು ಮರಳಿ ಗಳಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ಕಥೆಗಳನ್ನು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಅವರನ್ನು ಶತಮಾನಗಳಿಂದಲೂ ಗುಲಾಮರಾಗಿದ್ದವರು ಎಂದೇ ನಂಬಿಸಿ “ಪ್ರೊಗ್ರಾಮ್” ಮಾಡಿ ಬಿಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಮೊದಲೇ ಓದಿ ಹೇಳಿ. ಅವರನ್ನು ಶಾಲೆಯ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳು ಸುಳ್ಳು ಕಥೆಗಳಿಂದ ಮಾನಸಿಕವಾಗಿ ಗುಲಾಮರನ್ನಾಗಿಸುವ ಮೊದಲೇ ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ಸತ್ಯಕಥೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಳಿ ಧೈರ್ಯವಂತರನ್ನಾಗಿಸಿ.

വിസ്മരിക്കപ്പെട്ട ഭാരതചരിത്രത്തിൽ നിന്നുമെടുത്ത, ആരെയും ഭയവിഹ്വലരാക്കുന്ന ഉജ്ജ്വലമായ ചെറുകഥകളുടെ ഒരു സമാഹാരമാണിത്.


ചരിത്രം എന്ന പേരിൽ ഇന്ന് വിദ്യാലയങ്ങളിൽ കുട്ടികൾ പഠിക്കുന്നത് അപകടകരവും വിചിത്രങ്ങളുമായ കാര്യങ്ങളാണ്. ഭാരതം ആയിരം വർഷത്തോളം ഇസ്‌ലാമിക ഭരണത്തിനു കീഴിലായിരുന്നു എന്നത് നമ്മെ ഏവരെയും നിർബന്ധിതപൂർവ്വം വിശ്വസിപ്പിച്ചിരിക്കുന്ന ഒരു ആഖ്യാനമാണ്. ഇസ്ലാമിക കയ്യേറ്റക്കാരുടെ ആക്രമണത്തെ ഇസ്‌ലാമിക ഭരണം എന്ന് തെറ്റായാണ് വിശേഷിപ്പിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്‌. അതുപോലെ തന്നെ അവരുടെ നിഷ്‌ഠുരമായ വാഴ്ചയെ ഹിന്ദു-മുസ്ലിം സംസ്കാര സംയോജനത്തിന്റെ മകുടോദാഹരണങ്ങളായി ശ്‌ളാഘിക്കുകയും ചെയ്തിരിക്കുന്നു . ആക്രമികളെ രക്ഷകരായി ചിത്രീകരിച്ചിരിക്കുമ്പോൾ യഥാർത്ഥ ധീരന്മാർ - ഇസ്‌ലാമിക അക്രമികളെ തുരത്തിയോടിച്ച ഭാരതത്തിന്റെ പുത്രന്മാർ ചരിത്രത്താളുകളിൽ നിന്നും തുടച്ചു നീക്കപ്പെടുകയാണ്.


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ഒരു ഹിന്ദു ഖൽസ സൈന്യാധിപന്റെ മുൻപിൽ യുദ്ധം ചെയ്യാതെ തന്നെ ഒരിക്കൽ പഠാൻ സൈന്യം മുഴുവൻ സമ്പൂർണ്ണമായി അടിയറവുപറയുകയുണ്ടായി!


ഇരുപതാം നൂറ്റാണ്ടിൽ അക്രമികളുടെ അധീനതയിൽ ഉണ്ടായിരുന്ന ഇന്നത്തെ അഫ്ഘാനിസ്ഥാൻ വരെയുള്ള എല്ലാ പ്രദേശങ്ങളും ഒരു ഹിന്ദു ഖൽസ സൈന്യാധിപൻ തിരിച്ചു പിടിച്ചു!


ബ്രിട്ടീഷുകാർ വന്നപ്പോഴേക്കും ലാഹോർ, പെഷാവർ, റാവൽപ്പിണ്ടി തുടങ്ങി ഇന്നത്തെ പാകിസ്ഥാന്റെ ഭൂരിഭാഗം പ്രദേശവും ഹിന്ദു ഭരണത്തിന് കീഴിൽ ആയിരുന്നു!


 ................. അങ്ങനെ ഒരുപാട് വസ്തുതകൾ...


 വിദ്യാലയങ്ങളിൽ പഠിപ്പിക്കുന്ന തെറ്റായ ചരിത്രം മൂലം നഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടുപോയ ശോഭയും ആത്മാഭിമാനവും വീണ്ടെടുക്കാൻ ഈ ഗ്രന്ഥം നിങ്ങളെ സഹായിക്കും. ആയിരം വർഷങ്ങൾ അടിമയായിരുന്നു എന്ന തെറ്റായ ചരിത്രം പഠിപ്പിക്കപ്പെടുന്നതിനു മുൻപ് തന്നെ നിങ്ങളുടെ കുട്ടികളെ ഈ കഥകൾ വായിച്ച് കേൾപ്പിക്കൂ. സത്യം ഞെട്ടിപ്പിക്കുന്നതാണ്. തെറ്റായ ചരിത്രം കുട്ടികളെ മാനസികമായി അടിമകൾ ആക്കുന്നതിനു മുൻപേ തന്നെ യഥാർത്ഥ ചരിത്രത്തെ പറഞ്ഞു കൊടുത്തുകൊണ്ട് അവരെ ധീരരാക്കൂ.


 Al-Qur'an, the Guidance for mankind, is a unique translation of the Holy Qur'an in contemporary American English. It includes the Biography of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, his mission as a Prophet, his ranking as in the human history. Text is paragraphed by theme and theme is written in the margins on each page for easy reference. Its features include - 

(1) Field Testing the Communication of Divine Message: The unique feature of this translation is its field testing for over 3 1/2 years to improve the communication and understanding of the Divine Message. Translation passages were given to the New Muslim and Non-Muslim high school and college students for reading under the supervision of various Ulema (scholars). After reading, the person was asked to explain as to what he/she understood from the passage. If his/her understanding was the same as is in the Arabic Text of the Holy Qur'an then we concluded that we have been successful in conveying the Divine Message properly. If his/her understanding was different than what the Qur'anic verses were stating, we kept on rewording the translation until those verses were understood properly. It was tremendous patience on part of the participants. May Allah reward them all. 

(2) Simplicity: In this translation Simple Language and Direct Approach is used for appealing to the common sense of scholars and common people. 

(3) Understandability: There are no foot notes to refer and no commentary or lengthy explanations to read. All necessary explanations have been incorporated right there in the text with italic type setting to differentiate from the translation of the meanings of Qur'anic Arabic Text. 

(4) Outline of Pertinent Information: Before the start of each Srah, information relating to its Period of Revelation, Major Issues, Divine Laws and Guidance has been presented as an outline. Then a summary of the preceding events has been tabulated for the reader to understand the histo! rical background to grasp the full meaning of the Divine Message. 

(5) Reviews, Input and Approvals: This project was started in 1991 and initial draft completed in 1994. Then the Translation was sent to different Ulema (Scholars) in Town and throughout United States for their review and input. After their reviews and input it was sent to Jme Al-Azhar Al-Sharif in Egypt, Ummal Qur in Saudi Arabia and International Islamic University in Pakistan for their review, input and approval. This translation was published after their reviews and approvals.

This is a collection of short cinematic stories from forgotten history of India, that would send chills down the spine.

An Indian kid learns dangerously strange things in name of history in schools. A narrative that is shoved down their throats is that Hindus were ruled by Islamic invaders for 1000 years. Invasion of Islamic attackers has been termed as their rule and their tyrant regimes have been glorified as great examples of Hindu-Muslim composite culture. While the invaders are presented as saviours, the real heroes – the children of soil who fought the former out all along to regain freedom have been wiped off completely from history books.

Did you know

1. A Hindu queen made Muhammad Ghori ‘the conquerer’ run for his life till Multan, today’s Pakistan!

2. On Maharani Padmavati’s orders, a Rajput Commander single-handedly defeated mini-army of Sultan Aladdin Khilji before latter begged him naked for life!

3. Another Hindu queen defeated Sultan Shah Jahan repeatedly and sent the defeated Mughal armies back with cut-noses!

4. A Rajput escorted his Prince and queens to Jodhpur defeating Aurangzeb’s massive armies on his way back from Delhi putting 300 Spartans of ancient Greece to shame!

5. There was a Hindu commander whom Mughals feared as ghost who could win battles against Allah’s will!

6. There was a Rajput whom Mughals had to capture in lion’s cage because his built scared Mughals!

7. Whole Pathan army once surrendered to a Hindu Khalsa commander without even fighting!

8. A Hindu Khalsa commander won all territory dominated by invaders till Afghanistan in 19th century!

9. When British came, Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and most of today’s Pakistan were under Hindu rule!

and lot more…

This book will restore the glory and self-esteem that you might have lost thanks to the wrong history taught in schools. Read these stories to your kids before they are programmed to believe themselves as slaves of centuries. Truth is shockingly different. Make them brave with true history before false school history makes them mental slaves.

 For first time, complete refutation of every point a Jihadi thinks to justify his hate against non-believers. The only book of its kind to solve the problem of brainwashing and self-radicalization. 
Zakir Naik's rise has been significantly correlated with rise of terror-attacks across the globe. The terrorists involved in Dhaka siege, the ISIS Hyderabad Module Chief, Areeb Majeed who fled from India to join ISIS - all had one trait in common. Zakir Naik was their mentor. 

Anyone from Indian subcontinent who has been active on terror-related issue would have definitely come across hundreds of fanatic young Muslims who believe that Allah will grant them 72 virgins in Heaven if they convert non-Muslims and hate idol-worshipping Hindus. 

The vulnerable Muslim youth from Indian sub-continent, who does not know Arabic, relies on his interpretation of Quran and Hadiths as authentic Islam. Now his spread has reached weak minds in other countries as well. 

They quote verbatim from lectures and writings of Zakir Naik that are sure-shot recipe for breeding terrorists. These fanatics would turn violent if you counter-question. The situation is indeed terrifying. Unless we do something, vast number of terrorists are already breeding worldwide who would conduct another Florida attack or Dhaka killing - lone-wolf or planned - as a religious duty. 

The fanatic belief-set comprises following 
- Only Muslims will go to Heaven. All non-Muslims will burn forever in Hell. Even if she is Mother Teresa or Gandhi. 
- Among Muslims, only those who have converted non-Muslims will go to Heaven 
- Jihad against non-Muslims is gateway to Heaven 
- Osama Bin Laden was not a terrorist. America is a terrorist 
- Sharia Law must be implemented worldwide. 
- As per Sharia Law, those who leave Islam must be killed 
- In Muslim rule, non-muslims must not be allowed to preach. But Muslims must preach in non-Muslim countries 
- Those who worship graves - like Sufis - are worst of creatures 
- Hindus deserve to be called Kafirs - the worst of creatures 

Agniveer raised alarm against Zakir Naik 8 years ago and has been working relentlessly against radical Islam. Several youth who came back from clutches of Zakir Naik have narrated shocking details of his brainwashing cartel. 

To fight this rise of terror, Agniveer created detailed rebuttals to Zakir's speeches and articles that saved vast number of youths from adopting the path of hatred. It exposed the workings of Islamic Research Foundation formed by Zakir Naik that funded and promoted people who instigated genocide and war against India. 

Many of these exposes had to be withdrawn because government underestimated the threat Zakir posed to world peace and instead Agniveer had to face security threats. 

In this book, we bring together all those writings that establish the threat that Zakir Naik poses. And soundly thrashes his every radical argument. 

Not just Zakir Naik, the book soundly answers every radical argument of every fanatic who instigates people to adopt hate as religion. 

This book can save the world if translated in major languages and circulated among vulnerable youth. And will equip non-Muslims to not fall trap to his promise of false Heaven by hating non-Muslims. It has already saved thousands and prevented many terror attacks. 

The only way to counter self-redicalization is to destroy the source - those fanatics who breed hatred against non-Muslims in name of Islam that means Peace. 

Funds from the book will be used to fight terrorism and prevent the next attacks.
BONUS: This eBook includes downloadable videos and a Q&A with Nabeel Qureshi that are not found in the print edition.

Having shared his journey of faith in the New York Times bestselling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi now examines Islam and Christianity in detail, exploring areas of crucial conflict and unpacking the relevant evidence.

In this anticipated follow-up book, Nabeel reveals what he discovered in the decade following his conversion, providing a thorough and careful comparison of the evidence for Islam and Christianity--evidence that wrenched his heart and transformed his life.

In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi recounted his dramatic journey, describing his departure from Islam and his decision to follow Christ. In the years that followed, he realized that the world’s two largest religions are far more different than they initially appeared.

No God but One: Allah or Jesus? addresses the most important questions at the interface of Islam and Christianity: How do the two religions differ? Are the differences significant? Can we be confident that either Christianity or Islam is true? And most important, is it worth sacrificing everything for the truth?

Nabeel shares stories from his life and ministry, casts new light on current events, and explores pivotal incidents in the histories of both religions, providing a resource that is gripping and thought-provoking, respectful and challenging.

Both Islam and Christianity teach that there is No God but One, but who deserves to be worshiped, Allah or Jesus?

This eBook includes the full text of the book plus bonus content not found in the softcover! Bonuses include a Q&A with Nabeel Qureshi and downloadable videos that answer important questions about Islam and Christianity. Please note that some e-reader devices do not accommodate video play. You can still access the bonus videos by copying the web address provided into an internet browser on a device or computer that accommodates video content.

“A welcome expansion of the fragile territory known as common ground.” —The New York Times

When Reza Aslan’s bestseller Zealot came out in 2013, there was criticism that he hadn’t addressed his Muslim faith while writing the origin story of Christianity. In fact, Ross Douthat of The New York Times wrote that “if Aslan had actually written in defense of the Islamic view of Jesus, that would have been something provocative and new.”

Mustafa Akyol’s The Islamic Jesus is that book.

The Islamic Jesus reveals startling new truths about Islam in the context of the first Muslims and the early origins of Christianity. Muslims and the first Christians—the Jewish followers of Jesus—saw Jesus as not divine but rather as a prophet and human Messiah and that salvation comes from faith and good works, not merely as faith, as Christians would later emphasize. What Akyol seeks to reveal are how these core beliefs of Jewish Christianity, which got lost in history as a heresy, emerged in a new religion born in 7th Arabia: Islam.

Akyol exposes this extraordinary historical connection between Judaism, Jewish Christianity and Islam—a major mystery unexplored by academia. From Jesus’ Jewish followers to the Nazarenes and Ebionites to the Qu’ran’s stories of Mary and Jesus, The Islamic Jesus will reveal links between religions that seem so contrary today. It will also call on Muslims to discover their own Jesus, at a time when they are troubled by their own Pharisees and Zealots.

As the specter of religious extremism has become a fact of life today, the temptation is great to allow the evil actions and perspectives of a minority to represent an entire tradition. In the case of Islam, there has been much recent confusion in the Western world centered on distorted portrayals of its core values. Born of ignorance, such confusion feeds the very problem at hand.

In The Heart of Islam one of the great intellectual figures in Islamic history offers a timely presentation of the core spiritual and social values of Islam: peace, compassion, social justice, and respect for the other. Seizing this unique moment in history to reflect on the essence of his tradition, Seyyed Hossein Nasr seeks to "open a spiritual and intellectual space for mutual understanding." Exploring Islamic values in scripture, traditional sources, and history, he also shows their clear counterparts in the Jewish and Christian traditions, revealing the common ground of the Abrahamic faiths.

Nasr challenges members of the world's civilizations to stop demonizing others while identifying themselves with pure goodness and to turn instead to a deeper understanding of those shared values that can solve the acute problems facing humanity today. "Muslims must ask themselves what went wrong within their own societies," he writes, "but the West must also pose the same question about itself . . . whether we are Muslims, Jews, Christians, or even secularists, whether we live in the Islamic world or in the West, we are in need of meaning in our lives, of ethical norms to guide our actions, of a vision that would allow us to live at peace with each other and with the rest of God's creation." Such help, he believes, lies at the heart of every religion and can lead the followers of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) as well as other religious and spiritual traditions to a new future of mutual respect and common global purpose.

The Heart of Islam is a landmark presentation of enduring value that offers hope to humanity, and a compelling portrait of the beauty and appeal of the faith of 1.2 billion people.

A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities

The West and Islam--the sword and scimitar--have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Roman emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom.

Sword and Scimitar chronicles the decisive battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian land in 636, through the Muslim occupation of nearly three-quarters of Christendom which prompted the Crusades, followed by renewed Muslim conquests by Turks and Tatars, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, when Islam largely went on the retreat--until its reemergence in recent times. Using original sources in Arabic and Greek, preeminent historian Raymond Ibrahim describes each battle in vivid detail and explains how these wars and the larger historical currents of the age reflect the cultural fault lines between Islam and the West.

The majority of these landmark battles--including the battles of Yarmuk, Tours, Manzikert, the sieges at Constantinople and Vienna, and the crusades in Syria and Spain--are now forgotten or considered inconsequential. Yet today, as the West faces a resurgence of this enduring Islamic jihad, Sword and Scimitar provides the needed historical context to understand the current relationship between the West and the Islamic world--and why the Islamic State is merely the latest chapter of an old history.

Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction contains essential insights into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and the central importance of the Shar'ia (Islamic law) in Islamic life. It also offers fresh perspectives on contemporary questions: Why is the greatest 'Jihad' (holy war) now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil? Can women find fulfilment in Islamic societies? How must Islam adapt as it confronts the modern world? In this new edition, Ruthven brings the text up-to-date by reflecting upon some of the most significant changes in the Muslim world in recent years; from the emergence of al-Qaeda and the attacks on New York and Washington on 9/11 and the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. Ruthven includes new material surrounding the concept of a globalized Islam, bringing into question the effects of economic globalization, the effect of international events in Middle Eastern countries, the issues surrounding Islam and democracy, and the reception and perception of Islam in the West. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Beginning in December 2010 popular revolt swept through the Middle East, shocking the world and ushering in a period of unprecedented unrest. Protestors took to the streets to demand greater freedom, democracy, human rights, social justice, and regime change. What caused these uprisings? What is their significance? And what are their likely consequences? In an engaging question-and-answer format, The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know® explores all aspects of the revolutionary protests that have rocked the Middle East. Historian James Gelvin begins with an overview--What sparked the Arab uprisings? Where did the demands for democracy and human rights come from? How appropriate is the phrase "Arab Spring"?--before turning to specific countries around the region. He looks at such topics as the role of youth, labor, and religious groups in Tunisia and Egypt and discusses why the military turned against rulers in both countries. Exploring the uprisings in Libya and Yemen, Gelvin explains why these two states are considered "weak," why that status is important for understanding the upheavals there, and why outside powers intervened in Libya but not in Yemen. Next, Gelvin compares two cases that defied expectations: Algeria, which experts assumed would experience a major upheaval after Egypt's, and Syria, which experts failed to foresee. He then looks at the monarchies of Morocco, Jordan, and the Gulf, exploring the commonalities and differences of protest movements in each. The final chapter discusses the implications of the uprisings. What do they mean for the United States? For Iran? Has al-Qaeda been strengthened or weakened? What effects have the uprisings had on the Israel-Palestine conflict? What conclusions might we draw from the uprisings so far? For anyone wishing to understand the dramatic events in the Middle East, The Arab Uprisings is the place to turn. What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.
Despite President George W. Bush's assurances that Islam is a peaceful religion and that all good Muslims hunger for democracy, confusion persists and far too many Westerners remain convinced that Muslims and terrorists are synonymous. In the aftermath of the attacks of 9/11, the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the recent bombings in London, an unprecedented amount of attention has been directed toward Islam and the Muslim world. Yet, even with this increased scrutiny, most of the public discourse regarding Islam revolves around the actions of extremist factions such as the Wahhabis and al-Qa'ida. But what of the Islam we don't hear about?

As the second-largest and fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam is deemed by more than a billion Muslims to be a source of serenity and spiritual peace, and a touchstone for moral and ethical guidance. While extremists have an impact upon the religion that is wildly disproportionate to their numbers, moderates constitute the majority of Muslims worldwide. It is this rift between the quiet voice of the moderates and the deafening statements of the extremists that threatens the future of the faith.

In The Great Theft, Khaled Abou El Fadl, one of the world's preeminent Islamic scholars, argues that Islam is currently passing through a transformative period no less dramatic than the movements that swept through Europe during the Reformation. At this critical juncture there are two completely opposed worldviews within Islam competing to define this great world religion. The stakes have never been higher, and the future of the Muslim world hangs in the balance.

Drawing on the rich tradition of Islamic history and law, The Great Theft is an impassioned defense of Islam against the encroaching power of the extremists. As an accomplished Islamic jurist, Abou El Fadl roots his arguments in long-standing historical legal debates and delineates point by point the beliefs and practices of moderate Muslims, distinguishing these tenets from the corrupting influences of the extremists. From the role of women in Islam to the nature of jihad, from democracy and human rights to terrorism and warfare, Abou El Fadl builds a vital vision for a moderate Islam. At long last, the great majority of Muslims who oppose extremism have a desperately needed voice to help reclaim Islam's great moral tradition.

America’s leading religious scholar and public intellectual introduces lay readers to the Qur’an with a measured, powerful reading of the ancient text

Garry Wills has spent a lifetime thinking and writing about Christianity. In What the Qur’an Meant, Wills invites readers to join him as he embarks on a timely and necessary reconsideration of the Qur’an, leading us through perplexing passages with insight and erudition. What does the Qur’an actually say about veiling women? Does it justify religious war?

     There was a time when ordinary Americans did not have to know much about Islam. That is no longer the case. We blundered into the longest war in our history without knowing basic facts about the Islamic civilization with which we were dealing. We are constantly fed false information about Islam—claims that it is essentially a religion of violence, that its sacred book is a handbook for terrorists. There is no way to assess these claims unless we have at least some knowledge of the Qur’an.

     In this book Wills, as a non-Muslim with an open mind, reads the Qur’an with sympathy but with rigor, trying to discover why other non-Muslims—such as Pope Francis—find it an inspiring book, worthy to guide people down through the centuries. There are many traditions that add to and distort and blunt the actual words of the text. What Wills does resembles the work of art restorers who clean away accumulated layers of dust to find the original meaning. He compares the Qur’an with other sacred books, the Old Testament and the New Testament, to show many parallels between them. There are also parallel difficulties of interpretation, which call for patient exploration—and which offer some thrills of discovery. What the Qur’an Meant is the opening of a conversation on one of the world’s most practiced religions.
In this impressive synthesis, William Harris narrates the history of the sectarian communities of Mount Lebanon and its vicinity. He offers a fresh perspective on the antecedents of modern multi-communal Lebanon, tracing the consolidation of Lebanon's Christian, Muslim, and Islamic derived sects from their origins between the sixth and eleventh centuries. The identities of Maronite Christians, Twelver Shia Muslims, and Druze, the mountain communities, developed alongside assertions of local chiefs under external powers from the Umayyads to the Ottomans. The chiefs began interacting in a common arena when Druze lord Fakhr al-Din Ma'n achieved domination of the mountain within the Ottoman imperial framework in the early seventeenth century. Harris knits together the subsequent interplay of the elite under the Sunni Muslim Shihab relatives of the Ma'ns after 1697 with demographic instability as Maronites overtook Shia as the largest community and expanded into Druze districts. By the 1840s many Maronites conceived the common arena as their patrimony. Maronite/Druze conflict ensued. Modern Lebanon arose out of European and Ottoman intervention in the 1860s to secure sectarian peace in a special province. In 1920, after the Ottoman collapse, France and the Maronites enlarged the province into the modern country, with a pluralism of communal minorities headed by Maronite Christians and Sunni Muslims. The book considers the flowering of this pluralism in the mid-twentieth century, and the strains of new demographic shifts and of social resentment in an open economy. External intrusions after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war rendered Lebanon's contradictions unmanageable and the country fell apart. Harris contends that Lebanon has not found a new equilibrium and has not transcended its sects. In the early twenty-first century there is an uneasy duality: Shia have largely recovered the weight they possessed in the sixteenth century, but Christians, Sunnis, and Druze are two-thirds of the country. This book offers readers a clear understanding of how modern Lebanon acquired its precarious social intricacy and its singular political character.
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