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Our Decline: Its Causes and Remedies

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Seventy years after the author wrote it, this book is still relevant. The Islamic character as it exists today has changed relatively little since Shakib's time. Unjust and selfish Muslim leadership, degenerated ulama with selfish aims of protecting their own lives instead of correcting the errors of their kings and heads, the ultra moderns and the ultra-conservatives. The ...more
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Najibah Bakar
Syeikh Syakib Arslan, asal Syria, menulis buku ini pada tahun 1929 lagi - menjawab soalan seorang Syeikh berasal dari Sambas Indonesia, mengapa umat Islam tertinggal di belakang bangsa lain pada waktu itu?

Kedua-dua mereka dihubungkan oleh majalah al-Manar yang diredaksikan oleh Syeikh Rashid Ridha. Ini berlaku hampir 100 tahun yang lalu. Ketika Khilafah Uthmaniyah di Turki telah lima tahun berakhir. Buku ini menunjukkan keprihatinan para ulama' terhadap mundurnya umat.

Pada waktu itu kesatuan ne
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Bosnian23
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Written from strongly religious perspective, doesn't really explains that much.
One crucial point is that the reason for the downfall of the muslim world was the lack of education, unity and advances on the fields of technology and science caused by the lack of education.
Few chapters, such as those that speak about the Ottoman-Italian war in Libya are rather exaggarated on the behalf of Muslims, turning it into some prolonged bloody struggle between the two superpowers, far from reality.
It also m
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M. Azhaari Shah Sulaiman
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bibliofilia-2015
Buku yang hadir lebih dari 80 tahun ini masih relevan untuk kita baca dan ambil pedoman darinya. Syeikh Amir Syakib Arslan, anak kelahiran Lubnan ini yang mekar sebagai politikus dan ahli sejaraj yang terkemuka menjawab persoalan mengenai punca kemunduran Umat Islam hari ini, antaranya ialah Pengkhianatan umat islam sendiri terhadap agama mereka (kerana berpihak kepada penjajah dalam kempen menentang Uthmaniyyah), perpecahan orang islam sendiri kepada dua kelompok (yang satu ultra modern dan sat ...more
Ola
Jul 06, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Sometimes people find themselves in such a mess that the only consolation seems to be to relive the past. In fact so impotent are Muslims now that even their glorious past is relived through orientalist works. Thus we find hundreds of books on Muslim achievements of the so-called academic and objective bent, written by Muslims and non-Muslims, as if even the Muslim mind were colonised. Hundreds of books also flood libraries on Islamic laws and principles, ideals and beauty, without considering w ...more
M Nazir
Dec 25, 2016 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Saya harus membaca buku ini untuk menemukan jawaban atas kemerosotan ummat islam terlebih ummat ini sibuk berperang sesama muslim. bagi mereka yang membuat senjata peperangan diantara muslim menjadi tempat adu canggih senjata mereka dan juga mengambil keuntungan dari kebodohan ummat ini. mereka makin lama makin canggih dan semakin maju sebaliknya muslim makin terpuruk kedalam jurang kehancurannya.
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