eBook Category Archive: HISTORY

Tarikh al-Rusul wa’l muluk ‘Annals of the Apostles and Kings’

Tarikh al-Rusul wa’l muluk ‘Annals of the Apostles and Kings’ Tarikh al-Rusul wa’l muluk ‘Annals of the Apostles and Kings’ ,by Abu Ja’far Muhammad b Jarir al-Tabri (839-923), is by common consent the most important universal history produced in the world of Islam. This monumental work explores the history of the ancient nations, the prophets, …

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The Alhambra by Washington Irving

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 fairy tale structure, which he then deliciously demolishes. Includes a detailed floor plan, sketches and aerial photographs.

Saladin And The Fall Of The Kingdom Of Jerusalem

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 …

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Story Of The Moors In Spain

THE history of Spain offers us a melancholy contrast.

Twelve hundred years ago, Tarik the Moor added the land of the Visigoths to the long catalogue of kingdoms subdued by the Moslems. For nearly eight centuries, under her Mohammedan rulers, Spain set to all Europe a shining example of a civilized and enlightened State. …

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Spanish Islam A History Of Moslems In Spain

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 …

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Historical Atlas Of Islam by Malise Ruthven

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. From the birth of the Prophet Muhammad to the independence of post-Soviet Muslim states in Central Asia, this …

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Moorish Remains In Spain by Albert F. Calvert

Architectural presentation of the legacy of Islam in Andulisia.

Including details of the great mosque in Cordoba and also architectural gems from Seville. The book also includes a historical account of the Muslim presence in Spain.

THE inception of my work on The Alhambra, to which this book is designed to be the …

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The Story Of Cairo

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 …

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Islam Under The Khalifs Of Baghdad



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The Story Of The Barbary Corsairs

This valuable work tells the story of what happened to the north africans after the loss of spain, it follows the course of turkeys rise in naval power, it also sheds light on the power of the north african sea faring nations from the 15th century onwards. A valuable book For more than three centuries …

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From one of the authorities on Ottoman History, Stanley Lane Pooles Turkey brings you in from the origins of the ottomans as the steppe people pushed out of Central Asia by the Monguls, to the power house of the Ottoman Empire.


In the month of Ramadan of the year eight hundred and ninety-nine [June, 1494], I became King of Farghdna.’ Such are the opening words of the celebrated Memoirs of Barbar, first of the ‘Moghul’ Emperors of Hindistan.

Babar is the link between Central Asia and India, between predatory hordes and imperial government, between Tamerlane …

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Aurangzib And The Decay Of The Mughal Empire

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 …

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Arabs And Young Turks

Arabs and Young Turks provides a detailed study of Arab politics in the late Ottoman Empire as viewed from the imperial capital in Istanbul. In an analytical narrative of the Young Turk period (1908-1918) historian Hasan Kayali discusses Arab concerns on the one hand and the policies of the Ottoman government toward the Arabs on …

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The Arab Conquests in Central Asia

This work was presented to the University of London in December 1921, under the title of “The Arab Conquest of Transoxania “, as a thesis for the degree of Master of Arts, and was approved by the Senate in January 1922, for publication as such. During the year my attention was taken up in other …

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If we leave the pre-earthly image as something beyond the scope of the history of Man on this earth, we get the image of the first man and his wife, Adam and Eve, and his children. Adam is a completely new creation endowed with spiritual knowledge and blessed with the duty of a Prophet ~ …

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Keys to Jerusalem

This book seeks to provide a brief overview of the history and religious significance of the City of Jerusalem as a background to understanding the current legal and political status of the city. Its rich history, its location as meeting-point between the three continents of Asia, Africa and Europe, and its spiritual wealth make Jerusalem …

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Ever since Greek and Roman tiшез, European thinkers and historians have Ьееп prone to contemplate the history of the wюгld from the standpoint and in terms of Еurореап history and ‘Western cultural experiences alone. Non-Westem civilizations enter the picture only in so far аs their exis1ence, оf particular movements within them, have or had а …

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When many historians analyze African and African American religions. they usually concentrate on indigenous African religions and the conversion of Africans in America to Christianity. Included in the discussion is the establishment and development of the Black church in America. Themes usually not mentioned are a few Africans were already Christians before their capture, some …

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History of Palestine

‘The fifteenth of May 2006 marked the fifty eighth anniversary of the catastrophe, which has brought about the worst calamity that could befall a nation in the whole history, namely the tragedy of the Palestinian people. Fifty years, during which Israel has implemented its plots and schemes to force itself as a reality in the …

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Raid of The Mongols

In the seventh century of Islamic history an event occurred that changed the world. Had this episode of history not been documented they say it would not have been believed! The Mongol army headed west into the Muslim lands and Baghdad and attacked the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Among the many incidents that occurred …

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1066 – How Islamaphobia Came To The British Isles

At the beginning of the 21st centuary, Britain was engaged in its Fourth Afghan Crusade. No other country has attacked Afghanistan as many times as Britain. In addition Britain has been instrumental in supporting despots and dictatorships in the Muslim World and has contributed to the deaths of half a million Iraqi children. During the …

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Signs of ar-Rahman in Jihad of Afghan

This book was written by Shaykh Abdullah Azzam during the Afghan-Soviet Jihad in the 1980’s. It deals specifically with first hand accounts of the miracles that occurred during this Jihad. Shaykh Abdullah Azzam writes, ‘These incidents which are going to be narrated are, in reality, more extraordinary than one can possibly imagine, and appear to …

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The Secret World

The Confrontation between the forces of this world plays itself out in the complex story of the events that unfold through the many machinations that men create, by their various endeavours, composed of all sorts of intention. To the public in general, things do not seem to have any particular pattern, nor dopes there seem …

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