Description : For thousands of years, the people who did not have the knowledge of the person, or reality of God, worshipped their own ideas of God. He has been made like many things other than what He really is.... We therefore can reason that if we don't know the Creator, then we don't understand His Creation or the laws and principles that govern it. All prophets, sages, gurus and persons of knowledge was, is and shall be governed and subject to these laws; this should clue us in on the fact that these same natural laws of the Creator can serve as a criteria or standard of judgment. If what you believe doesn't correspond to this standard - which transcends time and geography - it has no place in it. In other words, the only way a person can walk on water is symbolically or the water would have to be ice; otherwise, it doesn't correspond to the Creator's law governing this creation. It then fits into the category of untruths. This book teaches you about the house rules.
Description : In A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States, Volume 2: The African American Islamic Renaissance, 1920-1975 Patrick D. Bowen offers an account of the diverse roots and manifestations of African American Islam as it appeared between 1920 and 1975.
Description : "In 'The Islamic Antichrist', Richardson exposes Western readers to the traditions of Islam and predicts that the end times may not be far away. His book will stun readers unaware of the similarities between the Antichrisst and the "Islamic Jesus." His research on the relationship between Christian end-time prophecy and Islamic expectations of world domination will shock readers and shape the debate over radical Islam for years to come. This is the book to read to understand Islam's potential role in fulfilling the prophecies of the Bible" --Cover, p. 2.
Description : This book analyzes the political economy of the MENA region with a focus on pre-revolutionary political and economic conditions, the 2011 revolution itself, and post-revolutionary political processes in Tunisia. The author places particular emphasis on the political role of women, Islam, and democracy after the revolution, and argues that post-Revolution Tunisia serves as an ideal model for the MENA region to follow. This volume will interest scholars, students, researchers, and everyone who is interested in the politics of MENA and political economy. Hayat Alvi is Associate Professor at the US Naval War College, USA.
Description : At its core, Islam is a religion of peace. Its very name implies Salaam, Shalom, and Peace. In its first 100 years Islam controlled Spain, all of North Africa, Arabia, and much of the Middle East. Most of its development was peaceful and centered on a "Most Merciful Creator of All Things" emphasis. Europe would have become Islamic if Charles Martel of France in the West and the City of Vienna in the East, had not halted the spread of Islam. Extremists in the Twenty-First Century have too often wrapped themselves in the flag of Islam while they have repeatedly violated many of the teachings of the Qur'an and of the Hadith. You will find that the stories in this book rarely appear in the headlines of Western news media. These stories and their knowledge will help you find peace. Armed with these facts and this inner peace and knowledge, may you help bring more peace to our planet. The vast majority of the followers of Islam want to live in peace and prosperity. Prosperity can only come through understanding and through peace. May the peace of the Loving Creator be with you always on your spiritual journey through life.
Description : The book examines the Hezbollah movement from a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, historical, and systematic perspective to explain how it has evolved since its inception in the early 1980s to the present.
Description : There was a time when Muslim warriors were the symbol of terror for the enemies of Islam and humanity; though they were also considered as the protectors of righteous, surrenders and aged. Even the women and children of enemies use to feel safe under their canons. This is why Islam spread rapidly on the earth because these leaders were trained by the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him). This book will tell you about the life stories, moderation, significance, valour, eloquence, faith, steadfastness, sense of justice and winning strategies of more than twenty five (25) brave commanders of Muslims. Who fought for Islam with less soldiers and arms but their strategies made them able to raise their flags against their huge enemies even ten (10) times greater in number than them. These commanders includes: 1) Khalid Bin Waleed 2) Abdur Rahman Bin Auf 3) Zaid Bin Harithah 4) Asim Bin Thaabit 5) Sa’d Bin Abi Waqas and many other… Mahmood Ahmad Ghadanfar the writer of the book has quoted the incidents, Ahadiths and strategies in a thrilling way that motivates the Muslims. As one of them is here for your reference: Once during the training when the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) asked about the strategy to adopt in the battle, one of his Companion, 'Asim bin Thabit (May Allah be pleased with him) had stood up with his bow in his hand and replied: "When the enemy is a hundred yards away, we will use our bows and arrows; when the enemy comes closer, we will fight with our spears; when the spears break, we will have a hand to hand combat with our swords." When the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) heard this, he said: "Doubtless this was the way to fight a battle. Whoever wishes to take part in a battle should adopt the strategy of 'Asim bin Thabat."
Description : This book examines the cultural responses of Muslims to the transformations, contradictions and challenges confronting contemporary Islam as it moves towards the twenty-first century. The diffusion of populations, the globalization of culture and the forces of postmodernity have shaken the world like never before. These developments have generated a debate among Muslims which, as the contributors to this volume show, will have far-reaching consequences not just for the Muslim world, but for relations between Islam and the West more generally.
Description : Many national flags display astronomical features – Sun, Moon, stars – but are they really based on existing astronomical objects? The United States flag sports 50 stars, one for each state, however none of them are linked to real stars. Further, the lunar crescent is often shaped like the Sun being eclipsed by the Moon. At times, stars are seen right next to the crescent, where the darkened disc of the moon should be! This book will present true astronomical objects and patterns highlighted on national flags and link informative capsules about these objects to the political reasons why they were chosen to adorn such an important symbol.
Description : Although over eighty percent of the country is Muslim, Indonesia is marked by an extraordinary diversity in language, ancestry, culture, religion and ways of life. This book focuses on the Christian Dani of West Papua, providing a social and ethnographic history of the most important indigenous population in the troubled province. It presents a fascinating overview of the Dani’s conversion to Christianity, examining the social, religious and political uses to which they have put their new religion. Based on independent research carried out over many years among the Dani people, the book provides an abundance of new material on religious and political events in West Papua. Underlining the heart of Christian-Muslim rivalries, the book questions the fate of religion in late-modern times.