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Lost Islamic History

Firas Alkhateeb

Paperback

9781849046893

 

Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past

Revised and Expanded Edition

 

Over the last 1,400 years, a succession of Muslim polities and empires expanded to control territories and peoples stretching from southern France to East Africa and South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists and theologians, not to mention statesmen and soldiers, have been overlooked. The bestselling Lost Islamic History, now in a new updated edition, rescues from oblivion a forgotten past, charting its narrative from Muhammad s.a.w. to modern-day nation-states.

 

From Abbasids and Ottomans to Mughals and West African kings, Firas Alkhateeb sketches key personalities, inventions and historical episodes to show the monumental impact of Islam on global society and culture.

 

Contents:

 

1. Pre-Islamic Arabia

2. The Life of the Prophet

3. The Rightly Guided Caliphs

4. The Establishment of the Muslim State

5. Intellectual Golden Ages

6. Islamic Sciences

7. Upheaval

8. Al-Andalus

9. The Edge

10. Rebirth

11. Decline

12. Old and New Ideas