5 edition of A short history of Islam found in the catalog.
A short history of Islam
S. F. Mahmud
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Readers seeking a quick but thoughtful introduction to Islam will want to peruse Armstrong's latest offering. In her hallmark stylish and accessible prose, the author of A History of God takes readers.
Nov 09, · A List of Books on Islamic History. Do You want to read Books on Islamic History and you are confused?Here is a list of famous books on Islamic history and a little intro of the Book to help you decide the Book you may Want to Read. Aug 06, · Islam a Short History After reading this book I can see where a way was needed for an individual from the Arab perspective could draw closer to God.
This book gives a clearer look and a good understanding into the Islamic religion. I see a people who have /5(53). Karen Armstrong talked about her book Islam: A Short History, published by Modern maisonneuve-group.com book traces the origins and growth of the Islamic faith from the revelations Muhammad received in the.
The history of Islam concerns the political, social, economic and developments of Islamicate maisonneuve-group.com historians believe that Islam originated in Mecca and Medina at the start of the 7th century CE, approximately years after the founding of Christianity.
Muslims, however, believe that it did not start with Muhammad, but that it was the original faith of others whom they regard as. Jan 01, · Karen Armstrong, Islam: A Short History (New York: The Modern Library, ). Paperback $ I was going through used bookstores in Omaha last week and I came across this book.
It was a decent price, and I’ve been looking for a book about the history of the Middle East.4/5. Islam A Short History Book Summary: Traces the history of Islam, from the flight of Muhammad and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern Muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.
No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular Western imagination as an extreme faith that promotes authoritarian government, female oppression, civil war, and terrorism. Karen Armstrong's short history offers a vital corrective to this narrow view.
The distillation of years of thinking and writing about Islam, it demonstrates that the world's /5(22). Islam: A Short History is a book by the British writer Karen Armstrong, a former Roman Catholic nun and author of popular books about the history of religion.
Armstrong condemns the West for being prejudiced about Islam since the Crusades, yet writing about present-day maisonneuve-group.com: Karen Armstrong.
Sep 14, · Islam A Short History Karen Armstrong. Topics Islamic History. Collection opensource Language English. Traces the history of Islam, from the flight of Prophet Muhammad(peace be on him) and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern Muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.
Get this from a library. Islam: a short history. [Karen Armstrong] -- No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular Western imagination as an extreme faith that promotes authoritarian government, female oppression, civil.
Islam: A Short History Book Summary and Study Guide. The 14th century Crusades led to the Muslim subjugation to the Mongols, but prepared Muslims for the imperial Islam of the Ottoman Empire.
Armstrong concludes by introducing the modern democracies of the Western world and their influence on Islam. She discusses the modern Islamic state. secondary interest, since one of the chief characteristics of Islam has been its sacralization of history.
-Karen Armstrong, Islam: A Short History. Attractively packaged; moderately priced, mercifully brief; written by a much ballyhooed "expert" on religion, an ex-nun no less: where better to turn for an overview of Islam, right.
Wrong. That, needless to say, is what her book sets out to accomplish, and its readers will indeed be introduced to the persistent Muslim effort to make their society both just and holy. Other aspects of Muslim history -- economic, military, scientific, artistic and the like -- are almost entirely excluded.
William Montgomery Watt was a Scottish historian, an Emeritus Professor in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Watt was one of the foremost non-Muslim interpreters of Islam in the West, was an enormously influential scholar in the field of Islamic studies and a much-revered name for many Muslims all over the world."/5.
Oct 13, · Karen Armstrong's book is nothing short of excellent. If you are looking for a short introduction to Islam written from a relatively neutral perspective I would defiantly recommend this book. It follows the history of Islam from its conception to the modern day and writes in a compelling way that holds your interest/5(70).
Islam A Very Short Introduction Book Summary: Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant forms, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand its nature. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction, offers essential insights into the big issues, provides fresh perspectives on contemporary questions, and guides us through the complex debates.
Nov 09, · Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version? Of course not. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of Islam: A Short History.
Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience%().I'm posting the answer that I gave to a similar question: * The Venture of Islam (3 volumes) by Marshall G.S.
Hodgson - an incredibly detailed and fascinating set of 3 books. The first book is quite heavy on language and academic material, a.The author's short history offers a vital corrective to this narrow view.
The distillation of years of thinking and writing about Islam, it demonstrates that the world's fastest-growing faith is a much richer and more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest.