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Twilight of a World - The Signs of the Times at the Approaches of the Hour according to Islam
5.00
it was amazing

'Cometh the hour, cometh the book!' - this is a very useful and accessible presentation on the subject matter, and is highly recommended.


Feb 23, 2017
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Feb 21, 2017
 
The Four Imams And Their Schools: Abu Hanifa, Malik, Al Shafi'i, Ahmad
4.00
it was amazing
This is unlike your regular book on the Four Imams and their Schools and if you are expecting such, you're only setting yourself up for the fall (like ...more
Jul 16, 2015
Jan 08, 2011
 
Wahhabism: A Critical Essay
3.44
really liked it

I've seen references to this work in various places, thought i'd give this short book (essay) a read. The author runs through in a cursory manner the
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Sep 20, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
 
Said Nursi: Makers of Islamic Civilization
4.58
really liked it


This is a 4.5 star-rating. A very readable and accessible introduction to the life, works and thoughts of Said Nursi - famous turkish thinker.
Oct 14, 2015
Oct 13, 2015
 
History of the Umayyad Caliphs from Tarikh al-Khulafa by Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti
4.00
really liked it

This book contains brief biographical sketches of all of the Umayyad Caliphs. The most fascinating being that of Umar bin Abdul Aziz - considered to b
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Jul 24, 2015
Jul 28, 2015
 
Art of Islam, Language and Meaning
4.28
really liked it

An insightful read on it's subject matter: Art and Islam. This book is perhaps one of those books which deserves a re-read in order to be more fully a
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Mar 21, 2015
Mar 07, 2015
 
The Excellence of Syro-Palestine Al-Sham & its People : Forty Hadiths
4.00
it was amazing

[Referring to the Second Edition as published by Remembrance Publications, UK.]

Once again, Shaykh G. F. Haddad has produced another stellar work, this
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Jan 2017
Dec 31, 2016
 
The First Muslims: History and Memory
3.79
it was ok

By in large this is a well-written and readable introduction to the early Muslims, as conceived by the author. However, one is left lacking from one c
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Oct 03, 2016
Oct 02, 2016
 
Anvari's Divan: A Pocket Book for Akbar
4.50
really liked it

A glimpse into a bygone world; this Akbarian (ref. Mughul Emperor) manuscript of Anvari's Divan contains some rather delightful Mughul miniatures, pai
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Mar 13, 2017
Mar 13, 2017
 
The Light of the Eyes a concise biography of the Trustworthy and Reliable Prophet  - Nur al-Uyun fi talkhis Sirat al-Amin al-Ma'mun
4.00
it was amazing

This is a rather short work which is perfect for young adults as a first introduction and those who wish to gleam the key facts from the Prophetic Bio
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Jan 14, 2017
Jan 13, 2017
 
Muhammad's Birthday Festival: Early History in the Central Muslim Lands and Development in the Muslim West Until the 10th/16th Century
4.75
really liked it

The dissertation was originally written in Dutch in 1989 and later translated into English and published. The thesis is dated, as better works have co
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Oct 07, 2015
Oct 05, 2015
 
Umar: Makers of Islamic Civilization
4.29
liked it



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 c
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Mar 04, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
 
A Sufi Saint of the Twentieth Century: Shaikh Ahmad al-Alawi
4.21
liked it
From a literary point of view a very-well written piece explicating the Spiritual Way and Doctrine of Shaykh Ahmed al-Alawi, from the lenses of an adh ...more
Apr 08, 2015
Mar 29, 2015
 
Islam in India and Pakistan (Iconography of religions, Section XXII, Islam; fasc. 9. )
4.33
really liked it

At best a sketch; an enjoyable read but all too brief.
Oct 21, 2015
Oct 21, 2015
 
Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader (1808-1883)
4.18
really liked it

An informative read notwithstanding the usual orientalist assumptions and underpinnings which taint a work of this nature. The work seemingly sponsore
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Mar 29, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
 
A History of the Prophets of Islam, Volume 2: Derived from the Quran, Ahadith and Commentaries
4.50
liked it

A very simple read, relying heavily on the Qur'anic narrative of the Prophets. A major drawback of this work is the repetitive nature of the material
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Mar 24, 2015
Feb 12, 2014
 
Muslims in Non-Muslim Lands: A Legal Study with Applications
3.67
really liked it
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Feb 17, 2015
Jan 22, 2015
 
Saladin: The Triumph of the Sunni Revival
4.16
really liked it
None
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
 
Early Sufi Women: Dhikr an-niswa al-muta 'abbidat as sufiyyat
3.93
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Jul 26, 2014
 
Nizam Al-Mulk Tusi (His contribution to Statecraft, Political Theory, and the Art of Government)
4.00
really liked it
None
Aug 08, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
 
Companions of the Prophet - Book 1
4.51
really liked it
None
Aug 15, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
 
Companions of the Prophet - Book 2
4.50
really liked it
None
Aug 24, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
 
A Social History of Education in The Muslim World (From the Prophetic Era to Ottoman Times)
2.00
it was ok
None
Aug 2014
Jul 31, 2014
 
The Empire of the Great Mughals: History, Art and Culture
3.91
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Jun 27, 2014
 
1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World
4.58
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Feb 15, 2015
 
The Life, Personality and Writings of Al-Junayd
4.00
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Feb 18, 2014
 
The Blessed Imam & The Wretched Yazeed - An Analysis of the Two Characters in the Tragedy of Karbala
2.50
liked it
None
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
 
Ancient Prophets of Arabia
4.71
it was amazing
None
Feb 26, 2014
Nov 09, 2013
 
The Sabres of Paradise: Conquest and Vengeance in the Caucasus
4.29
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Apr 02, 2015
 
A History of the Prophets of Islam: Derived from the Quran, Ahadith and Commentaries, Vol. I
4.44
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Feb 12, 2014
Oct 28, 2013
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