Download E-books Terror and Toleration: The Habsburg Empire Confronts Islam, 1526-1850 PDF

Many damaging stereotypes of Muslims should be traced to the clashes among the Ottoman Empire and Christian Europe within the heart a long time. Paula Sutter Fichtner explores right here the actual dynamics among the Ottoman and Austrian Habsburg empires and chronicles the evolution of a political courting that shifted from hatred to understanding.
In the fourteenth century, Ottoman armies swept westward around the Danube Valley sooner than confronting the Habsburgs, who governed relevant and japanese Europe, and in Terror and Toleration, Fichtner charts the non secular and political conflicts that fueled three hundred years of warfare. She finds how ruling powers in Vienna and the church unfold propaganda approximately Muslims that also lingers at the present time. however the Habsburgs dramatically reversed their attitudes towards Muslims within the 17th century, and during this tale, Fichtner explains how you can realize an enemy whereas adjusting one’s perspectives approximately them.
A attention-grabbing learn, Terror and Toleration sheds new gentle at the deep roots of the usually contentious courting among Islam and the West.

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Download E-books Dialogue with an Atheist, 2nd PDF

By Mostafa Mahmoud

Discussion with an Atheist is a booklet which might actually help to elucidate many issues coming up within the minds of individuals this present day. Dr. Mostafa Mahmoud, addresses a complete diversity of present concerns in a complete demeanour with direct connection with Qur'an and Sunnah. difficulties equivalent to the facts of the lifestyles of God, why God created evil, Paradise and Hell and will the Prophet Muhammad be the writer of the Qur'an are tackled either truly and logically.

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Download E-books The Cross and The Crescent: The Dramatic Story of the Earliest Encounters Between Christians and Muslims PDF

During this immensely readable background that couldn’t be extra well timed, award-winning historian Richard Fletcher chronicles the connection among Islam and Christianity from the time of Muhammad to the Reformation. With lucidity and sound scholarship, Fletcher demonstrates that notwithstanding there have been fruitful buying and selling and cultural interactions among Muslims and Christians throughout the interval while the Arabs managed lots of the Mediterranean international, each one staff considered the other’s faith from the start as essentially diversified and suspect. Eschewing ethical judgments and straightforward generalizations, The go and the Crescent permits readers to attract their very own conclusions and discover the consequences for the current day.

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Download E-books The Heirs of the Prophets PDF

The Heirs of the Prophet is a unprecedented booklet representing one of many many streams of conventional Islamic scholarship. as well as large multi-volume compendiums, many students additionally composed shorter treatises that targeted, for instance, on one specific assertion (hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad. This quantity is one of these paintings. Imam Ibn Rajab, who's one of the major specialists of Prophetic culture of his day, wrote this deeply inspiring statement on one hadith of the Prophet during which he stated, 'The students are the heirs of the Prophets.' Ibn Rajab used to be capable of compile the ethics, real tales, and penetrating insights that relate to the noble company of actual studying.

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Download E-books The Gospel of Barnabas PDF

The Gospel of Barnabas, to not be burdened with both the Epistle of Barnabas or the Acts of Barnabas, is another Gospel of Jesus Christ which contradicts the Biblical New testomony view of Jesus. This model is translated from the Italian manuscript, yet there has been additionally a Spanish manuscript, misplaced someday within the eighteenth century till a replica used to be stumbled on within the Nineteen Seventies. either manuscripts have been supposedly taken from an unique Arabic textual content. The Gospel aligns itself with an Islamic view of Christianity, and claims that Jesus predicts the arriving of the Messiah Muhammad. It doesn't ascertain Jesus' crucifixion or deity, and plenty of ponder it to be a pseudographical, overdue textual content. LONSDALE RAGG and LAURA RAGG have been a husband and spouse crew who edited and translated the Italian manuscript of The Gospel of Barnabas and wrote an in depth creation to the ebook which raised a number of convincing arguments as to why such a lot students regard the record as fake.

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Download E-books Power in the Portrayal: Representations of Jews and Muslims in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Islamic Spain (Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World) PDF

By Ross Brann

Power within the Portrayal unveils a clean and very important standpoint on strength kin in 11th- and twelfth-century Muslim Spain as mirrored in ancient and literary texts of the interval. utilising the tools of the hot ancient literary learn in taking a look at a variety of texts, Ross Brann unearths the paradoxical kinfolk among the Andalusi Muslim and Jewish elites in an period whilst lengthy sessions of tolerance and admire have been punctuated by way of outbreaks of anxiety and hostility.

The tested Arabic texts exhibit a fragmented notion of the Jew in eleventh-century al-Andalus. They depict likely contradictory figures at whose poles are an clever, expert, and noble Jew deserving of homage and a vile, silly, and fiendish enemy of God and Islam. for his or her half, the Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic texts exhibit a deep-seated reluctance to painting Muslims in any mild in any respect. Brann cogently demonstrates that those representations of Jews and Muslims--each of that's all in favour of problems with sovereignty and the workout of power--reflect the moving, fluctuating, and ambivalent family among elite participants of 2 of the ethno-religious groups of al-Andalus.

Brann's obtainable prose is enriched via his fabulous translations; the unique texts also are incorporated. This publication is the 1st to check the development of social that means in Andalusi Arabic, Judeo-Arabic, and Hebrew literary texts and ancient chronicles. the radical strategy illuminates nuances of appreciate, disinterest, contempt, and hatred mirrored within the courting among Muslims and Jews in medieval Spain.

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Download E-books Islam: Past, Present and Future PDF

For greater than 20 years the area religions were a significant subject for Hans Küng. In books that have encouraged hundreds of thousands all through human society, he has pioneered paintings in the direction of a brand new discussion among cultures. during this terribly accomplished ebook, he supplies an in-depth account of Islam, the second one biggest international faith after Christianity. Describing paradigm shifts in its 1400-year heritage, outlining a number of the currents and surveying the positions of Islam at the pressing questions of the day, few present-day theologians may have written the sort of whole research. As in Küng’s previous stories on Judaism (1991) and Christianity (1994), he specializes in the valuable rules within the religion and seeks to teach the parallels among the monotheistic international religions. With designated research of the contents and which means of the Koran, he demanding situations the proposal that individuals of alternative religions are intrinsically adversarial. certainly, within the advent of this thought-provoking and strong ebook, he explicitly offers its message as being the antithesis of that of the influential conflict of Civilisations (1993), through Samuel Huntington. rather than proposing Islam because the new ‘enemy’ in a submit chilly struggle international, and in regards to the present foreign scenario as a choice for additional rearmament and hatred, he means that a "peace among religions" is a prerequisite for "peace among nations". Informative, opinionated and awfully well-constructed, this can be a masterpiece by means of the major student in his box. In an international the place figuring out of worldwide politics calls for a data of Islam, there is not any larger position to begin. Dr. Küng is President of the basis for a world Ethic (Weltethos). From 1960 until eventually his retirement in 1996, he used to be Professor of Ecumenical Theology and Director of the Institute for Ecumenical examine on the collage of Tübingen. he's a pupil of theology and philosophy and a prolific author. He used to be lately named between international Affairs 100 Public Intellectuals

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Download E-books The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria (Oxford Oriental Monographs) PDF

This available learn is the 1st serious research of the cult of saints between Muslims and Jews in medieval Syria and the close to East. via case reports of saints and their devotees, dialogue of the structure of monuments, exam of devotional gadgets, and research of rules of "holiness", Meri depicts the practices of dwelling faith and explores the typical history of those faiths.

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Download E-books The Zahiris: Their Doctrine and Their History, a Contribution to the History of Islamic Theology (Brill Classics in Islam) PDF

Ignaz Goldziher wrote his publication Die Zahiriten in 1883. The English translation of this regular paintings on Islamic jurisprudence seemed in 1971. The e-book has been in print ever due to the fact. This re-creation within the Brill Classics in Islam sequence exhibits that "The hir s" has now not misplaced any of its reality. the person who adheres to the foundations of madhhab al- hir, the Islamic felony college, is named hir . Goldziher supplies an in depth presentation of the hir te institution, its doctrine and the location of its representatives inside of orthodox Islam. hirism accepts in basic terms the proof truly published via good, rational and linguistic intuitions, managed and corroborated through Qur nic revelation. This heritage of Islamic theology sheds gentle at the hir te criminal interpretation vis-a-vis different criminal colleges and provides an engaging perception in questions like are all prescriptions and prohibitions in Islamic legislation commanded or forbidden? "

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