01. The Battles Of The Prophet by Ibn Kathir [download]
This Book is extracted from the Book of Imam Ibn Kathir ‘Al-Bidayah Wan-Nihayah’ one of the most important texts written about the History of the World until the time of the author. As with many Translation of Ibn Kathirs Works this is an Abridged version without impairing the contents of the book. All of the Prophet’s battles occurred after the Hijrah, within a span of ten years. The Prophet sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam had to fight in many of these battles. This book has a description of the Battles of Badr, ‘Uhud, al Ahzab, Banu Quraizah, Al-Muraisi, Khaibar, Mu’tah, Conquest of Makkah, Hunain and Tabuk.
02. The Prophet Jesus by Harun Yahya [download]
Each prophet possesses virtues that are praised in the Qur’an. Therefore, believers must carefully study every detail of these Qur’anic accounts so that they can take these men’s lives, moral virtues, and deep devotion to Allah as models for themselves. Each prophet was sent to his own tribe, experienced different situations, and used various methods to explain Allah’s existence. For that reason, the natures of the prophets’ tribes, and their reactions to the prophets, as well as the difficulties experienced by those who became believers and the prophets themselves, provide us with important information about how we can please Allah.
03. A Hypothetical Reconstruction Of The Islamic City Of Banten Indonesia by Halwany [download]
This thesis concerns the hypothetical reconstruction of the Islamic city of Banten, Indonesia. For more than one hundred years this site lay deserted, abandoned even be-fore the end of the Sultanates of Banten. A minor port of the north coast of Java brought to life by conquering Moslem merchant-evangelists coming from the more eastern parts of the island, Banten flourished with the spice trade during the early European expansion overseas. But its greatness was short-lived. Old Banten is a lost city, and most of its monuments are buried and covered with grass. Unfortunately, there are very few published accounts describing Banten, especially after it was conquered by Maulana Hasanuddin 1525 A.D. It quickly became the principal port in western Java, replacing Sunda Kalapa (now Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia). As the sixteenth century passed, Banten surpassed the other competing market places along Java’s north coast, and by 1596 it was the largest and most prosperous of them all. There are also very few published accounts during the critical 70 years of its development from its founding as an Islamic city to the arrival of the first fleets from northern Europe, and they are brief.
04. Islam In China by Marshall Broomhall [download]
Nineteen years ago, the writer, in the course of a long overland journey across China, came for the first time into personal contact with the Chinese Moslems. A prolonged visit, one Sabbath day, in company with Mr. John Brock, to a mosque in a city on the borders of the provinces of Honan and Anhwei, gave rise to many reflections con- cerning the followers of Mohammed residing so far away from the prophet’s sacred city of Mecca. The first sight of a Moslem place of prayer, so clean and well-kept, in con- trast with the dirty condition of an ordinary Chinese temple; the absence of all images in a land given to idolatry ; the ornamental inscriptions in Arabic in preference to the Chinese character, so honoured by the Confucian scholar ; and the conversation with a Mullah on lines quite other than those generally followed by the ordinary Chinese, could hardly fail to make a lasting impression.
05. Saladin And The Fall Of The Kingdom Of Jerusalem by Stanley Lane-Poole [download]
In the year 1132 a broken army, flying before its pursuers, reached the left bank of the Tigris. On the other side, upon a steep cliff, stood the impregnable Fortress of Tekrit, defended landwards by a deep moat and accessible only by secret steps cut in the rock and leading from the heart of the citadel to the water’s edge. The one hope of the fugitives was to attain the refuge of the castle, and their fate turned upon the disposition of its warden. Happily he chose the friendly part, and provided a ferry by which they crossed to safety. The ferry boats of the Tigris made the fortunes of the house of Saladin. The flying leader who owed his life to their timely succour was Zengy, the powerful lord of Mosil; and in later days, when triumph returned to his standards, he did not forget the debt he owed Tekrit, but, ever mindful of past services, carried its warden onward and upward on the wave of his progress. This warden was Saladin ‘s father.
06. Spanish Islam A History Of Moslems In Spain by Dozy, Reinhart Pieter Anne [download]
THIS volume presents, for the first time, an English version of a notable work which has remained for half a century the standard authority upon an important and fascinating branch of medieval history.
Notwithstanding an assertion to the contrary which has found its way into several leading works of reference, Reinhart Dozy’s Histoire des Musulmans d’Espagne — originally published in 1861 — has never been reprinted, and, having consequently become scarce and costly, is little known except to historical specialists. The reason why no second edition was issued of a book at once so brilliant and so profound will be made apparent in the Biographical Introduction ; it is here only necessary to record the fact.
07. The Arab conquests in Central Asia by Gibb, H. A. R. Sir [download]
A valuable study of the early conquest of Central Asia , known as Transoxia. Whilst the Ummayads where busy conquering the Maghrib and Andalusia, Persia, and the Sudan , they also brought Islam to the Turkic dominated Central Asia. This would have far reaching consequences in the development of the islamic empires. With the conversion to Islam of the Turkic People , Islam would find a new beacon. From the Turkic Slave empires in India and egypt, to the Defence of Islam against the Monghul Hordes, at Ain Jalot, to the founding of the Delhi and subsequent Mughal Dynasties in India. This conversion of Central Asia would also give rise to central asian dynasties such as the Seljuk Dynasty, the Timurid Dynasty and ultimately the Ottomans.
08. The Story Of Cairo by Stanley Lane-Poole [download]
Stanley Lane Poole charts the history of Cairo, from its middle age inception , and the tale of the two cities, through the periods of Salah ud din, the mamluks, and the Ottomans. Describing its people and way of life at the turn of the 20th century under Ottoman rule. A must read about this great City.
09. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley [download]
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (ISBN 0-345-35068-5) was written by Alex Haley between 1964 and 1965, as told to him through conversations with Malcolm conducted shortly before Malcolm X’s death (and with an epilogue after it), and published in 1965. The book was named by Time magazine as one of the ten most important nonfiction books of the 20th century.
10. The letters of the Prophet Muhammad [download]
Prophet Muhammad’s letters to Emperor Heraclius, Chosroes II, Muqawqis, Negus, Governor of Syria and Ruler of Bahrain.
11. The Alhambra by Washington Irving [download]
In this brief, indispensable guide, Irwin introduces the stunning Moorish palace and fortress complex, revealing its mysteries, myths and significance with wit and insight. He opens with a romantic description of the fairytale structure, which he then deliciously demolishes. Includes a detailed floor plan, sketches and aerial photographs.
12. Aurangzib And The Decay Of The Mughal Empire by Stanley Lane-Poole [download]
THE most important contemporary European authority for the early part of Aurangzib’s reign is the French physician Bernier, who lived in India from 1659 to 1666, and whoso Travels have recently bean admirably edited by Mr. Constable. Bernier writes as a philosopher and man of the world : his contemporary Tavernier (1640-1667) views India with the professional eye of a jeweller; nevertheless his Travels, of which Dr. Ball has produced a scientific edition, contain many valuable pictures of Mughal life and character.
13. The Origins Of The Islamic State by Al-Baladhuri [download]
This book is a translation of the al-Balashuri’s “Futuh al-Buldan”. who is considered one of Islams pre eminant Historians. Al Baladhuri was one of the cheif authorities for the period during which the Arab state was in process of formation. This is an important non orientalist work, and al Balashuri uses chains of narration in his work, so that the source is very much part of this historic work. The book covers the formation of the Arabic State , from Medina to the Maghreb, to Andalusia, Persia, Sicily, Rhodes and Crete by the Early Arabs.
14. Commanders Of The Muslim Army by Mahmood Ahmad Ghadanfar [download]
This book is about the lives of those noble Companions and Commanders who led the Islamic forces in the violent and strife-torn arenas of conflict against the Kuffar (disbelievers). They struck terror in the hearts of the enemy and the strong forts and palaces of Caesar and Chosroes trembled before their might. However in this compilation, there are not only the stories of the battlefields but also the stories of bravery and courage, valor and piety, austerity and simplicity. These stones describe the true circumstances that led the Muslims to fight snore powerful enemies than they were at that time.
15. Historical Atlas Of Islam by Malise Ruthven [download]
Among the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers. Now, in a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world.