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Umar: Makers of Islamic Civilization

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Honored by Muslims as the epitome of the just ruler, 'Umar, or Omar--the second caliph--is one of the greatest figures in early Islamic history. His rule (634-44 CE) laid the foundations of an empire that has since defined, both culturally and geographically, the heartlands of the Islamic world. Shibli Numani's classic account links the military conquests of the period wit ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 6th 2004 by I. B. Tauris (first published 2003)
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An excellent introduction into the life and times of the second Caliph of Islam, Umar, may Allah be well pleased with him, presenting him within his capacity as a Just Ruler, highlighting the various reforms and policies adopted by him vis-à-vis his administration and in particular a section of the book deals with his treatment of non-Muslim subjects. The text is designed to be read as a first point of contact for readers/researchers and leaves the reader with an annotated further reading list -
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Shibli Nomani was an islamic scholar from Indian subcontinent during British Raj. He was born at Bindwal in Azamgarh district of present-day Uttar Pradesh.

He is best known for his deeply researched books on Islamic history, including renowned biographies on Islam's holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Omar the Great (RA), and other significant muslims.

While working on his masterwork, Sirat-Un-Nabi (one
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