Rabu, 03 Juli 2013

History Of Islam - The Wives Of Prophet

Khadija was Muhammad’s first and only wife for the first twenty-five years that he was a married man. Traditional stories of Khadija portray her as calm, fearless, loving, and free of doubt. According to Tamam Kahn, author of Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad, Khadija was “the rock upon which Muhammad built his family and religion.” She was older than Muhammad. She was a wealthy businesswoman and widow, having borne children with her previous husbands.

Khadija and Muhammad had four daughters. The youngest, and favorite, was Fatima. They also had one or possibly two sons who died very young.

The open hand symbol we call hamsa — which means five in Arabic — is, according to Kahn, a defining symbol of protection for Muslim women, who call it “The Hand of Fatima.”

Khadija died at sixty-five and her death was closely followed by the death of Abu Talib, Muhammad’s uncle who loved him like a son. Muhammad’s relationship with Abu Talib was especially important because Muhammad’s father died before he was born, and his mother died while he was very young. After Khadija died, Muhammad took twelve more wives. Ten were also widows. According to Kahn, being a widow in Arabia was difficult, and marriage to Muhammad gave each woman protection, affection, and spiritual community.

Untold employs prose and short lyric poems to bring the wives of Muhammad into a new light. The format — called prosimetrum — includes prose narrative with poems embedded in it. Kahn’s prose carries authentic historical information from traditional Muslim sources, while her poetry adds texture and imagination. “Tamam Kahn has created a new genre of Islamic literature,” writes Islamic scholar Arthur Buehler. Her poetry gives us reason to linger, while the prose keeps us on the information highway. READ MORE AT HERE.....

History Of Islam - Religion, History, and Civilization

In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth:

•What Is Islam?

•The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam

•Islamic Practices and Institutions

•The History of Islam

•Schools of Islamic Thought

•Islam in the Contemporary World

•Islam and Other Religions

•The Spiritual and Religious Significance of Islam

Finally, a good, up-to-date introduction to Islamic faith and history. Providing compelling analysis of contemporary Islam and its conflicts without overwhelming the reader with information, Nasr, one of the most admired Islamicists, introduces all the important movements and beliefs of Islam in broad, sweeping sections on the history of Islam, the schools of Islamic thought, and other topics. Whereas most introductions breeze past the diversity within Islam to focus on the common ground, Nasr proves himself equal to the challenge of distilling 1,400 years of faith and history by discussing and lauding Islamic diversity in some detail; for instance, he treats Sufism and Shi'ism in general and also historic and contemporary sects within those traditions. Even readers of Karen Armstrong's Islam (2000), by far the most popular introduction to Islam, will learn a lot here, although Nasr lacks the compelling narrative voice that makes Armstrong so popular. His is a deep, thoughtful, sympathetic introduction to the diversity and history of Islamic faith and practice. READ MORE AT HERE ...

History Of Islam - 1001 Inventions

More than 1.5 billion cups of coffee are drunk worldwide every day—enough to fill nearly 300 Olympic-size swimming pools. If you do not have
a jar of coffee in your kitchen, you are in a minority. Coffee is a global industry and the second largest commodity-based product; only oil beats it.

More than 1,200 years ago hardworking people fought to stay awake without this stimulant until, as the story goes, a herd of curious goats and their watchful master, an Arab named Khalid, discovered this simple, life- changing substance. As his goats grazed on the Ethiopian slopes, he noticed they became lively and excited after eating a particular berry. Instead of just eating the berries, people boiled them to create al-qahwa.

Sufis in Yemen drank al-qahwa for the same reasons we do today, to stay awake. It helped them to concentrate during late night Thikr (prayers in remembrance of Allah). Coffee was spread to the rest of the Muslim world by travelers, pilgrims, and traders, reaching Mecca and Turkey in the late 15th century and Cairo in the 16th century.

It was a Turkish merchant named Pasqua Rosee who first brought coffee to England in 1650, selling it in a coffeehouse in George-yard, Lombard Street, London. Eight years later, another coffeehouse called Sultaness Head was opened in Cornhill. Lloyd’s of London, today a famous insurance company, was originally a coffee shop called Edward Lloyd’s Coffee House. By 1700, there were about 500 coffeehouses in London, and nearly 3,000 in the whole of England. They were known as “penny universities” because you could listen and talk with the great minds of the day for the price of a coffee.

The consumption of coffee in Europe was largely based on the traditional Muslim preparation of the drink. This entailed boiling the mixture of coffee powder, sugar, and water together, which left a coffee residue in the cup because it was not filtered. However, in 1683, a new way of preparing and drinking coffee was discovered, and it became a coffeehouse favorite.

Cappuccino coffee was inspired by Marco d’Aviano, a priest from the Capuchin monastic order, who was fighting against the Turks besieg- ing Vienna in 1683. Following the retreat of the Turks, the Viennese made coffee from abandoned sacks of Turkish coffee. Finding it too strong for their taste, they mixed it with cream and honey. This made the color of coffee turn brown, resem- bling the color of the Capuchins’ robes. Thus, the Viennese named it cappuccino in honor of Marco D’Aviano’s order. Since then, cappuccino has been drunk for its enjoyable, smooth taste.  READ MORE HERE ......

History Of Islam - A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years.

In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and beyond. He clarifies why our civilizations grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe—a place it long perceived as primitive and disorganized—had somehow hijacked destiny.

Tamim Ansary's 'History of the World through Islamic Eyes' is purposefully reminiscent of H.G. Wells's 'Outline of History' or of Will Durant's many volumes, or of any high school textbook of Western Civilization, meaning implicitly everything worth recording. Ansary declares as much in his preface. He intends to write a universal history from the point of view of the 'Middle World', in which Europe will be peripheral until the final chapters. No, not Jung Gwo, the "Middle Realm" of China! In fact, China will be even more peripheral than Europe in Ansary's textbook. His Middle World will be Islam, as a culture and a civilization, and his middle point in geography, Mecca, will also be his starting point in time.

The European outline of history has always been the westward succession of leadership, from Greece to Rome to northern Europe to America, a viewpoint of manifest destiny that has justified much imperialism and jingoism. An Islamic history, Ansary says, would be an expansion from a center, rather like ripples spreading from the event of the Hijra in 622 AD, an expansion that should have been destined to encompass the whole world. For the first thousand years of this history, it was perfectly plausible for the most educated classes of Islamic societies to maintain such a viewpoint, Ansary maintains. But then that 'destiny' was disrupted by the unforeseen economic and technological revolutions of the rude barbarians of Europe. Such a perception of history, as a calamitous disruption of the proper order of things, underlies the resentment and hostility of Muslims throughout the Middle World toward the West.

Ansary writes very simply. His prose would pass muster for a high school textbook. But his simplicity is eloquent and lucid. Even when events force him to pass harsh judgements on any party to any controversy, his words are never strident. It would be hard to take offense at what he writes unless, of course, the reader is passionately committed to one point of view and intolerant of any other. In short, this is a book that will infuriate bigots and outrage ideologues. All the more reason why it should be widely read!


History Of Islam - The Life of the Prophet Muhammad

The Life of the Prophet Muhammad by ibn Kathir Vol I: 1 873938 16 0

Ibn kathir's the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is one of the celebrated works in the respective field. As a Muslim theologian, he successfully captures various events unfolding in the Arabian Peninsula that necessitates the advent of a messenger from God. He then goes into sketching the Prophet's life before he is endowed with the mission to establish the religion of God. This volume (which is the first of a four-volume series) comes to an end when the Prophet starts preaching the new faith to the polytheistic Arab and some of them start listening to him.

Even though the book is very informative, ibn kathir, resorting to the practice of his era, provides as many narrations as possible to relate a single anecdote. He even mentions the chain of narrators from whom he related the story. Though his style is an indispensable tool for a Muslim scholar to discern the authentic reports from the false ones, it, however, affects the smooth reading of the material. In addition, ibn Kathir often leaves the reader in the darkness regarding the authenticity of a story being told; thus, making it accessible to a scholar only.

There are a number of works on the life of the Prophet (PBUH) that relate the authentic stories alone. Ar-Raheeq al-Makhtum and When the Moon Split - both by Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri are some good references on this subject.

Anyway, this book is worth having in your library as a reference to the life of a great Prophet!


History Of Islam - Muhammad: His Life

A reconsidered release of the globally acclaimed life story of the prophet

• Contains unique English interpretations from eighth and ninth century accounts, exhibited in definitive dialect

• Represents the last redesigns made on the content after the creator's demise in 2005

Martin Lings' account of Muhammad is a globally acclaimed, thorough, and legitimate record of the life of the prophet. In light of the sira, the eighth-and ninth-century Arabic accounts that describe various occasions in the prophet's existence, it holds unique English interpretations of numerous significant sections that uncover the expressions of men and ladies who caught Muhammad talk and saw the occasions of his existence.

Trustworthy and exhaustive in its constancy to its sources, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources is put forth in an account style that is effortlessly intelligible, yet legitimate and motivating in its utilization of dialect, reflecting both the effortlessness and magnificence of the story it tells. This overhauled release incorporates new segments enumerating the prophet's unfolding impact and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states. It stands for the last upgrades made to the content after the creator's passing in 2005. The book has been distributed in 12 dialects and has appropriated various honors, incorporating acknowledgment as ideally life story of the prophet in English at the National Seerate Conference in Islamabad.


What is Islam?

Islam is the quickest developing religion on the planet. Undoubtedly, one out of each five persons on this earth is a Muslim. There are practically 3 million Muslims living in United Kingdom and the number is developing. Yet, lamentably, Islam is additionally the most misjudged religion. Muslims live in diverse parts of the planet going from China to Argentina, Russia to South Africa. The nation with the biggest Muslim populace is Indonesia.

Islam implies the dynamic submission to the one God. It is strictly a monotheistic religion since it confines love to the one matchless Lord who is the Originator and Creator of the universe. Peace (the root from which the saying Islam is inferred) is accomplished through complete compliance to the rules of God, for God is the wellspring of all peace. Muslims are those who trust in one God and in Muhammad as the last Prophet of God. They commit their lives to the administration of God, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe.

Islam shows that God (called Allah in Arabic) is the wellspring of all creation and that individuals are the best of His creation. He conveys by moving them towards goodness and by sending Prophets who convey God's message. Muslims accept that the first Prophet was Adam accompanied by a long tie of Prophets to guide humankind. The Qur'an, consistent with Muslim conviction, is the expressions of God uncovered to Prophet Muhammad. It says numerous different Prophets like Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Moses, Jacob, Joseph and Jesus. All the Prophets carried the same message, i.e., confidence in one God, upright human conduct and faith in the responsibility of human acts at the finish of time.

Islam is the last religion uncovered to mere mortals through the final Prophet who was called Muhammad. He was conceived in Mecca (in Saudi Arabia) in the year 570 A.d. Muhammad was an exceptionally truthful and trustworthy individual. He was additionally extremely devout and hated the ethical debauchery of his social order. At the age of forty, God asked him, through the holy messenger Gabriel, to declare the religion of Islam freely. God's message to mankind was conveyed in the Qur'an which was uncovered to Muhammad. The Qur'an, which is the blessed book for Muslims, holds 114 sections (called Suras). Muslims accept that it is the immaculate expressions of God, unadulterated in excess of 14 centuries. It manages issues that influence homo sapiens in their natural lives; issues like devotion, upright human conduct, revere, the making of a fair and highminded social order and the act of morals.

Islam has two major schools of thought – the Shi'a and the Sunni. The Sunnis accept that the group chose its own particular pioneer after Prophet Muhammad's demise though the Shi'as accept that the Prophet had delegated 'ali, by celestial will, to be his successor. Administration is along these lines perfectly designated. It is to be noted that both the Sunnis and the Shi'as are united in their major convictions i.e., they put stock in the same God, the same book, the same Prophets and implore in the same course. The distinctions are fundamentally religious and jurisprudential.

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Senin, 01 Juli 2013

Astonishing Facts about The Quran

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Main exemplary For Muslim Women - Khadijah

She's still got wonderfulness, brains, and an enthusiasm for design -yet since tolerating Islam, her existence has undoubtedly altered. In "Khadijah's Life in Motion", Khadijah needs to face challenges that will destroy her discernment of the planet she supposed she knew. Dull mysteries lie ahead when she supposes she's overcome even her greatest obstacles. With Allah as her guide and petition to God as her weapon, she rapidly figures out that losing what she once had just makes space for that which is greater and superior to she ever envisioned of. Travel with her down a street loaded with affection, disdain, development, misfortune, enthusiasm, double-crossing, reinvention, and delight; discover why her existence is without a doubt in movement.

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