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Month: December 2016

Download E-books The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam PDF

By Bernard Lewis

The background of an extremist Islamic sect within the 11th-12th centuries whose terrorist tools gave the English language a brand new notice: assassin.

The observe 'Assassin' used to be introduced again from Syria through the Crusaders, and in time got the which means of assassin. initially it was once utilized to the participants of a Muslim non secular sect - a department of the Ismailis, and the fans of a pace-setter often called the outdated guy of the Mountain. Their ideals and their equipment made them a by-word for either fanaticism and terrorism in Syria and Persia within the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and the topic of a luxuriant development of fable and legend.

In this publication, Bernard Lewis starts by means of tracing the improvement of those legends in medieval and glossy Europe and the slow percolation of exact wisdom in regards to the Ismailis. He then examines the origins and actions of the sect, at the foundation of up to date Persian and Arabic assets, and opposed to the heritage of center jap and Islamic historical past. In a last bankruptcy he discusses a number of the political, social and monetary implications of the Ismailis, and examines the importance of the Assassins within the background of innovative and terrorist movements.

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Download E-books Investing In Islamic Funds: A Practitioner's Perspective (Wiley Finance) PDF

By Noripah Kamso

A advisor to Islamic funding possibilities from the CEO of the world's top Islamic finance bank
Offering an insider's standpoint on a speedily turning out to be area of the monetary undefined, making an investment in Islamic money information the fundamental rules of Islamic making an investment for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It explains how Islamic fairness and fixed-income items fluctuate from conventional money, and the way they bring first-class effects whereas nonetheless conforming to Sharia rules. utilizing difficult facts from the final six years, the ebook additionally unearths how Islamic money have provided predictable, trustworthy returns in unstable markets and turbulent monetary instances. For institutional traders in addition to refined person traders, the publication serves as a very good creation to the topic and surveys the total variety of goods on hand. also, the booklet will arm monetary providers execs with the data they should clarify this new funding chance to clients.

One of the few books on hand that gives accomplished facts at the functionality of Islamic cash as well as the underlying conception that governs them
Written via the CEO of CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset administration, the world's prime Islamic finance bank
Features charts, case experiences, comparative research, and a tabular information format
Debunks the misconceptions conventional traders can have in regards to the profitability Islamic funds
For specialist and institutional traders, in addition to deepest traders trying to find new possibilities, making an investment in Islamic money deals a much-needed primer in this fast-growing marketplace.

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Download E-books Islam in Liberalism PDF

In the preferred mind's eye, Islam is usually linked to phrases like oppression, totalitarianism, intolerance, cruelty, misogyny, and homophobia, whereas its presumed antonyms are Christianity, the West, liberalism, individualism, freedom, citizenship, and democracy. within the such a lot alarmist perspectives, the West’s so much adored values—freedom, equality, and tolerance—are acknowledged to be endangered by means of Islam around the world.  

Joseph Massad’s Islam in Liberalism explores what Islam has turn into in today’s international, with complete awareness to the multiplication of its meanings and interpretations. He seeks to appreciate how anxieties approximately tyranny, intolerance, misogyny, and homophobia, visible within the politics of the center East, are projected onto Islam itself. Massad exhibits that via this projection Europe emerges as democratic and tolerant, feminist, and pro-LGBT rights—or, briefly, Islam-free. Massad files the Christian and liberal concept that we must always missionize democracy, women’s rights, sexual rights, tolerance, equality, or even remedies to healing Muslims in their un-European, un-Christian, and intolerant methods. alongside the best way he sheds mild on a number of arguable themes, together with the meanings of democracy—and the ideological assumption that Islam isn't appropriate with it whereas Christianity is—women in Islam, sexuality and sexual freedom, and the belief of Abrahamic religions valorizing an interfaith agenda. Islam in Liberalism is an unflinching critique of Western assumptions and of the liberalism that Europe and Euro-America blindly current as one of those salvation to an assumingly unenlightened Islam.

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Download E-books Faith and Power: Religion and Politics in the Middle East PDF

By Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis is well-known worldwide as one of many prime experts on Islam. Hailed as "the world's ideal Islamic pupil" (Wall highway magazine ), as "a towering determine between specialists at the tradition and faith of the Muslim global" (Baltimore sunlight ), and as "the doyen of heart japanese reviews" (New York occasions ), Lewis is not anything lower than a countrywide treasure, a relied on voice that politicians, reporters, historians, and most people have all became to for perception into the center East.

Now, Lewis has introduced jointly writings on faith and executive within the heart East, so diversified than within the Western global. the gathering contains formerly unpublished writings, English originals of articles released ahead of merely in overseas languages, and an creation to the booklet by way of Lewis.

approval for What Went Wrong?

A New York Times Bestseller

"Replete with the outstanding old perception that one has come to anticipate from the world's preferable Islamic scholar."
--Karen Elliott apartment, Wall highway Journal

Lewis has performed us all--Muslim and non-Muslim alike--a outstanding service.... The book's nice power, and its declare upon our realization, [is that] it bargains an extended view in the middle of loads non permanent and complicated punditry on tv, within the op-ed pages, on campuses and in strategic reports imagine tanks."
--Paul Kennedy, The ny occasions publication Review

approval for From Babel to Dragomans

"Lewis has lengthy been thought of the West's top interpreter of Mideast tradition and historical past, and this assortment basically solidifies his reputation."--National Review

"For greater than 4 a long time, Lewis has been essentially the most revered students and prolific writers at the background and politics of the center East. during this compilation of greater than 50 magazine articles and essays, he screens the whole variety of his eloquence, wisdom, and perception concerning this pivotal and unstable region."--Booklist

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Download E-books Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In PDF

By Robert Spencer

Overlooked by means of our media, purposely obscured through our personal executive, and neglected through nearly all of americans, the turmoil of the Islamic world’s “Arab Spring” has develop into an “Arab Winter,” bringing new threats of terror to the US. manhattan occasions bestselling writer Robert Spencer, knowledgeable on Islam and terrorism, finds why the United States is shockingly unequipped to stand this danger. In Arab wintry weather involves the USA: the reality concerning the conflict We’re In, you’ll study why the Obama management has opted to assuage instead of confront Islamic extremists within the usa; how Muslim companies are pressuring witnesses to terror crimes to not cooperate with gurus; why the Justice division has buried choose information tales; and lots more and plenty, a lot more.

The “Arab Spring” uncorked a jihadist genie in North Africa and the center East. it's approximately to wreak its mayhem right here, with renewed terrorism. american citizens have to tell themselves of the threat—and make sure that their elected govt in Washington takes motion. Robert Spencer’s Arab wintry weather involves America sounds the alarm and indicates what should be performed. it really is crucial reading.

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By Kazim Mudir Shanehchi - XKP

This article seemed within the magazine Mishkat (No four, spring 1363 H. Sh.), released by means of Idareh-ye Umur-e Farhangi, an instructional and examine establishment connected to Astaneh-ye Quds-a Radawi, that's, Imam Rida's Shrine at Mashhad. the writer is a widely known Iranian scholar.

Undoubtedly, no different e-book has been the topic of dialogue to the level of the Qur'an, the variety of treatises, books and exegeses written on which a ways exceeds these written approximately the other booklet. even though the Torah and the Gospel were translated into extra languages, the Qur'an has a lead over different scriptures in recognize of the diversity of reports, the variety of exegeses and a number of the facets of it that experience considering that lengthy been the subject of dialogue and writing.


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Download E-books Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books PDF

By Azar Nafisi

Each Thursday morning for 2 years within the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafisi, a daring and encouraged instructor, secretly collected seven of her so much dedicated girl scholars to learn forbidden Western classics. a few got here from conservative and spiritual households, others have been revolutionary and secular; a few had frolicked in penal complex. They have been shy and uncomfortable at the beginning, unaccustomed to being requested to talk their minds, yet quickly they got rid of their veils and commenced to talk extra freely–their tales intertwining with the novels they have been interpreting by means of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, as fundamentalists seized carry of the schools and a blind censor stifled inventive expression, the ladies in Nafisi’s lounge spoke not just of the books they have been interpreting but additionally approximately themselves, their goals and disappointments.

Azar Nafisi’s luminous masterwork provides us an extraordinary glimpse, from the interior, of women’s lives in progressive Iran. Reading Lolita in Tehran is a piece of serious ardour and poetic good looks, a amazing exploration of resilience within the face of tyranny, and a party of the freeing energy of literature.

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Download E-books Europe, Globalization, and the Coming of the Universal Caliphate PDF

The scope and the subject of the publication is to research the fashionable political tendencies and methods which are resulting in significant adjustments in Western civilization, the United States incorporated, because the OIC approach objectives the US additionally. studying from the eu event is essential for american citizens. in addition this evolution is inscribed within the historic circulate of Islamic theology and expansionism. it isn't fortuitous however it has its personal theological and political constitution that has to be identified within the West if we want to dwell in a calm international.

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Download E-books What Do Muslims Believe?: The Roots and Realities of Modern Islam PDF

By Ziauddin Sardar

A attention-grabbing and concise primer on one of many world's so much common religions.
Islam is without doubt one of the nice monotheistic religions of the realm. Its teachings emphasize solidarity, humility, forgiveness, and love of God. The Qur'an sings the virtues of data and rationality. The lifetime of Muhammad demonstrates the significance of tolerance, social justice and brotherhood. So why is Islam so frequently linked to hatred, violence, obstinacy, and bigotry?
What Do Muslims Believe? provides readers with an obtainable and incisive clarification of the roots and ideology of Islam, released at a time whilst greater than ever we'd like an goal view of this frequently misinterpreted religion.
Parsing truth from misstatement in dependent prose, Ziauddin Sardar supplies a clear-eyed view of what makes a Muslim; the place Muslims come from and who they're this day; what, precisely, they suspect and the way they replicate these ideals; the place Islam is headed; and the way you could practice Islam on your lifestyles. With an invaluable chronology of Islamic heritage from A.D. 632 to the current, a thesaurus of phrases, choices from either the Qur'an and the Hadith, in addition to a listing of additional studying, What Do Muslims Believe? is a perfect primer for someone who desires to comprehend what it quite potential to stick with Islam.

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