eBook Category Archive: ISLAMIC HISTORY


This book exposes indictment of Islam by both Jews & Christians. The author conveys much of her points by the very words of the people she talks about. To avoid quoting out of context, she uses many lengthy extracts. The result is a very fair, balanced and objective presentation. None can deny that this is …

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The author Badee-u-Zaman: I say that just as the garments of a delinquent do not suit a respectable gentleman, so also the culture and way of life of Europe do not suit the people of Istanbul. Glory to Allah and victory to Islam!” He was tried and because of loud popular protest, in the end …

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The Only Son offered for Sacrifice Isaac or Ishmael?

The relation of Umm al-Qura# [Makkah] with Abraham (pbuh) is a significant theme of the Qur’anic Da‘wah. The Prophet of Isla#m (pbuh) was raised from among Bani Ishma‘el, a branch of the descendants of Abraham (pbuh). They were settled in Makkah. Abraham (pbuh) had himself settled this branch of his descendants at this place. This …

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A Reappraisal of Attitudes to the ‘People of the Book’ in the Qur’an and hadith, with articular Reference to Muslim Fiscal policy and the Covenant of ‘Umar

This thesis is a study of the references in the Qur’an to the People of the Book which, for Muslims, represent the theoretical groundwork of relations with them. It also considers the practical aspect of such relations as reflected in the Prophet’s relationship with the People of the Book during his life. In this way, …

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Impact of Islamic Civilization & Culture in Europe During the Crusades

Crusades occurred between Muslims and Christians in 1097 to 1291, which its main aim was to recapture Jerusalem by the Christians. During this time, Europeans had enough opportunity to learn about Islamic civilization and its cultural and economic benefits. Although these were ended with the political and military victory of Muslims enabling them to keep …

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The Preaching Of Islam

It is the spirit of truth in the hearts of believers which cannot rest, unless it manifests itself in thought, word and deed, which is not satisfied till it has carried its message to every human soul, till what it believes to be the truth is accepted as the truth by all members of the …

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Qiblah Change

Hundreds of millions of Muslims turn their faces towards this sacred, blessed point on earth at least five times a day. The Ka`bah, the most remarkable symbol of Islam, is the qiblah, the direction to which every Muslim should face during prayers and around which millions gather during the rituals of Hajj. The Ka`bah and …

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Dialogue Between Pharaoh & a Believer

Script of a dialogue between Pharaoh and a Believer.

Ancient Kingdom of Israel – An Islamic Perspective

The Children of Israel enter a new era. Tests and trials mould a fighting force. David Kills Goliath and Gains a Kingdom. God granted Prophets David and Solomon with wisdom. All power and strength is from God alone. An army marches and King Solomon encounters Queen Bilqis (Sheba).

Commanders Of The Muslim Army:

This book is about the lives of those pre-eminent and noble Companions of the Prophet who led the forces of Islam in the violent and strife-torn arenas of conflict against the Kuffar or disbelievers. These were the warriors who after a vigorous training had turned to pure gold after being trained by the supreme Commander, …

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The Dead Sea Scrolls

Jordan has asked Canada to seize Israel’s 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls that are currently on display in Toronto. Jordan claims that the scrolls were found in “disputed territory” that Israel captured from Jordanian control in 1967, and asks Canada to hold them until the question of their ownership is settled. Jordan’s control of Judea, Samaria …

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Between Yesterday And Today

This universal mission marked the boundary for all of creation between a dark, oppressive past and a brilliant, shining future, as well as a prosperous and exuberant present A clear announcement of a new order decreed by Allah, the all knowing, the all Wise. Its herald was Mohammed, the bringer of glad tidings and a …

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The History of the Quranic Text from Revelation to Compilation

The author said in his introduction: This work comprises a short introduction to the history of the Quran, its recording and its collection. The reader may therefore be puzzled as to why one third of the material in this book tackles the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT), wondering what significance this has …

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The Islamic Openings

This books cover the historical events of the Islamic Openings through which the word of Islam reached out the whole world. It represents the real Islamic attitude during the war, and real intentions of those openings. It covers incidents and occasions of the beginning where Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) participated and commanded the Muslim Armies.

The History Of Muhammad (PBUH) The Prophet And Messenger

To approach the stories of kings and potentates, as well as the movements and vicissitudes of tribes, nations, and masses from a proper historical perspective seems to be an unattainable objective. Something is needed more than human intelligence, empirical method, and rigid scientific criteria: and the only possible source for undefiled knowledge is through religious …

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The History of the Khalifahs

Taken from Tarikh al-Khulafa, this classical work presents authentic hadith about the first four Khalifahs of Islam, may Allah be pleased with them, illustrating both the integrity and wisdom that they displayed in governance. This book also highlights their contributions to that body of practice which is known as the Sunnah.

Guidance to The Uncertain – Reply to the Jews and the Nazarenes

Doctrines that are the expression of the spiritual outlook of an enemy fostered among the Greeks whom the Arab armies conquered when they occupied Syria… St John of Dainascus, born fifty years after the Hijrah (precedented) The severe attitude of condemning whatever Muslims believe in. In this Byzantine polemic, the Anatrope, Niceta of Byzantium does …

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The Myth of Muslim Barbarism and its Aims

The cultural, scientific and economic achievements of Islamic civilisation over the last 1400 years could be a great inspiration to humanity today. Unfortunately, for centuries, the impact of Islamic civilisation has been obscured and its appeal has been countered by the creation and repetition of the myth of the Barbaric Muslim. From the Pope’s imaginative …

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History of Palestine by Fawzy al-Ghadiry

This study of the History of Palestine stresses on the right of every human being to return back to his homeland, and to stress that the right of return and ownership of lands and homes is an eternal, individual and collective right that no occupation, state, treaty, agreement can gainsay, as every occupation no matter …

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A Response to Patricia Crone’s Book – Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam

Patricia Crone’s book Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam, Oxford, 1987 grabbed my attention, because it tackled an era connected with “The History of the Arabs before Islam”, a course I am teaching to female students at the Department of History, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah. It is noteworthy that when I started reading through …

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People of the Ditch

By Shaykh Rifae Surur. An excellent book on remaining steadfast in the face of oppression, tyranny and trials with evidences from Quran and Sunnah.

Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi

Talking about the lives of our great figures in history, leader in jihad and men in the field of reformation in the best talk and the most beloved remembrance because they were the guiding lights for people. Salah ad-Din was one of those who guided people to the right path. One may ask why the …

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The Two Holy Mosques

A brief book on the two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia, the Holy Mosque in Makkah is the most revered place of worship for Muslims around the world. At the center of the Mosque is the Ka’aba, which literally means ‘cube’ in Arabic. All Muslims are required to face in the direction of the Ka’aba …

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Ibn Taymeeyah’s Letters From Prison

Letter One The letter of Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah to his mother Letter Two This is the first of two letters especially written for the benefit of his students and brothers in Damascus The letter of Shaykh ul Islam from his prison in Alexandria to his companions Letter Seven: The letter of the Imaam of …

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