By Roger Crowley
Now in exchange paperback, a gripping exploration of the autumn of Constantinople and its connection to the realm we are living in today
the autumn of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in background, and the tip of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's readable and complete account of the conflict among Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium, illuminates the interval in historical past that was once a precursor to the present jihad among the West and the center East.
By Azadeh Moaveni
Azadeh Moaveni, longtime heart East correspondent for Time journal, returns to Iran to hide the increase of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. residing and dealing in Tehran, she reveals a state that overtly yearns for freedom and get in touch with with the West yet whose monetary grievances and nationalist spirit locate an outlet in Ahmadinejad’s strident pronouncements. after which the unforeseen occurs: Azadeh falls in love with a tender Iranian guy and comes to a decision to get married and begin a family members in Tehran. all of sudden, she reveals herself navigating an altogether varied facet of Iranian existence. As girls are arrested for “immodest gown” and the professionals unharness a crusade of intimidation opposed to newshounds, Azadeh is pressured to make the challenging choice that her family’s destiny lies open air Iran. robust and poignant, Honeymoon in Tehran is the harrowing tale of a tender woman’s tenuous existence in a rustic she suggestion she might switch.
By Ian Johnson
In the wake of the scoop that the Sept. 11 hijackers had lived in Europe, journalist Ian Johnson questioned how this type of radical team may possibly sink roots into Western soil. so much debts reached again 20 years, to U.S. help of Islamist combatants in Afghanistan. yet Johnson dug deeper, to the beginning of the chilly struggle, uncovering the untold tale of a bunch of ex-Soviet Muslims who had defected to Germany in the course of global struggle II. There, that they had been shaped right into a well-oiled anti-Soviet propaganda computer. As that warfare ended and the chilly warfare begun, West German and U.S. intelligence brokers vied for keep an eye on of this influential workforce, and on the middle of the covert tug of warfare was once a quiet mosque in Munich—radical Islam’s first beachhead within the West.
Culled from an array of resources, together with newly declassified files, A Mosque in Munich interweaves the tales of numerous key avid gamers: a Nazi pupil grew to become postwar spymaster; key Muslim leaders around the globe, together with individuals of the Muslim Brotherhood; and naïve CIA males wanting to struggle communism with a brand new weapon, Islam. a unprecedented ground-level examine chilly struggle spying and a revelatory account of the West’s first, disastrous come upon with radical Islam, A Mosque in Munich is as attractive because it is important to our realizing the error we're nonetheless making in our courting with Islamists at the present time
This provocative and annoying publication is ready the transformation of Europe into "Eurabia," a cultural and political appendage of the Arab/Muslim international. Eurabia is essentially anti-Christian, anti-Western, anti-American, and antisemitic, whereas striving for Israel's disappearance and the vilification and isolation of the US. The establishment accountable for this modification, and that keeps to propagate its ideological message, is the Euro-Arab discussion, built by means of eu and Arab politicians and intellectuals during the last thirty years. With all of the drama of a grasp author, Bat Ye'or offers quite a lot of ancient and modern files and evidence to inform the tale of ways the eu Union is being subverted by way of Islamic hostility to the very ethics and values of Europe itself. Readers who search a good solution of the Arab-Israel clash could be stunned by means of the facts produced in those pages of unfair pressures and planned distortions. Europe's independence of spirit is proven within the strategy of being undermined. This e-book demanding situations the present demonization of Israel and will be crucial interpreting for everybody drawn to precise peace within the heart East
By Al Balagh Foundation - XKP
From the time guy is born in this earth, his age starts to diminish progressively. which means on a daily basis that falls clear of his age, is indifferent from the calendar of his realistic the pages that cave in one after the other until eventually the time which the tree of his development might be stripped out of its final leaves.
Indeed, our age decreases, now not raises, as, in our estimation, it it seems that turns out to do. The burning hours of age are like a candle losing its melted tears. What burns of it, warns of the method of its finish until it reaches the instant at which it emits its final breath.
What is Age?
Age seems like a temporal vessel, containing the times of our lifestyles. Its caliber and how it's stuffed is in our fingers, no longer within the arms of others. humans fluctuate; a few fill it up with honey, others fill it with poison, nonetheless others combine those jointly whereas but others, go away it empty....
By Juan Eduardo Campo
That includes greater than seven hundred A-to-Z entries, this identify offers entry to the options, personalities, ancient occasions, and associations that assisted in shaping the background of Islam and how it really is practiced. It comprises an advent that offers readers with an summary of Islam, a chronology, a bibliography, and 89 black-and-white pictures.
By Dr Ali Shariati - XKP
Underlying philosophy of each level of Hajj. a superb non secular coaching for these aspiring to practice the Pilgrimage.
By Sayed Ali Asgher Razwy - XKP
This is a brand new tale of Islam. it's the tale of the move which was once introduced by means of Muhammad, the Messenger of God, in A.D. 610 in Makkah, and was once consummated with the aid of his cousin, collaborator and vicegerent, Ali ibn Abi Talib, in A.D. 632 in Medina. It covers a interval of 90 years from A.D. 570 while he was once born in Makkah, to A.D. 661 while his successor, Ali ibn Abi Talib, was once assassinated in Kufa.
Countless histories of Islam were written long ago and should be written sooner or later. The marvelous develop of Islam within the missionary box in our personal occasions; the renaissance of the Muslim international locations after many centuries of shut eye; the obtrusion of oil as a brand new consider international politics during this century; yet mainly and so much lately, the good fortune of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, all are appearing, either within the east and within the west, as catalysts of a brand new curiosity in Islam. The Revolution in Iran, has, actually, caused a world-wide explosion of curiosity in Islam, and lots of new books are being written at the topic – either through Muslims and non-Muslims...
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By Dilip Hiro
This publication presents the ancient and political context to give an explanation for acts of terror, together with the September eleventh, and the bombing of yankee Embassies in Nairobi and Dar as Salaam and the West's responses. Providing a quick heritage of Islam as a faith and as socio-political ideology, Dilip Hiro is going directly to define the Islamist events that experience thrived in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, and their altering courting with the United States. it truly is inside of this framework that the emerging risk of Osama bin weighted down and his Al Qaida community is discussed.
The Pentagon's amazingly quick victory over the Taliban in Afghanistan is tested besides implications of the Bush Doctrine, encapsulated in his statement, 'so lengthy as anyone is terrorizing confirmed governments, there should be a struggle' - a recipe for struggle with no end.
By Allamah Muhammad Hussein Tabatabai - XKP
Complete Tafseer of the 1st 2 Surah of Quran.
Surah Fatiha and Surah Al Baqarah
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