Prophet's answers are twenty-six sermons offering insights of profound wisdom which are universally true. The inclusion of sketches made by the author enhance the appeal of this book.
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Publisher: Rajpal & Sons
The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English in 1923 by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. An all time classic and world wide bestseller. Prophet, after twelve years of living in a foreign country, is about to set sail to go home when he is stopped by a group of people who ask him about the various aspects of life. Prophet's answers are twenty-six sermons offering insights of profound wisdom which are universally true. The inclusion of sketches made by the author enhance the appeal of this book.
In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever.
Author: Lesley Hazleton
In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked by power grabs, assassination, political intrigue, and passionate faith. Soon Islam was embroiled in civil war, pitting its founder's controversial wife Aisha against his son-in-law Ali, and shattering Muhammad’s ideal of unity. Combining meticulous research with compelling storytelling, After the Prophet explores the volatile intersection of religion and politics, psychology and culture, and history and current events. It is an indispensable guide to the depth and power of the Shia–Sunni split. From the Trade Paperback edition.
" "This book deals with issues of continuing and increasing relevance in the twenty-first century, when it is, perhaps, more important than ever to understand the early development of the Islamic world.
Author: Hugh N. Kennedy
Publisher: Pearson Education
Based on original Arabic sources, the new edition of this well-established text has been comprehensively revised. The book covers the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, through the great days of the Ummayad and Abbasid Caliphates (8th-10th centuries), to the period of political fragmentation which followed it when Islam lost its core unity, never to be recovered.
Five teenage cousins have returned home for another cousin's unveiling. Over the three days there, they begin to deal with the new roles they must accept as adults. The Prophet completes the trilogy of plays including Waiora and Home Fires.
Author: Hone Kouka
Publisher: Huia Publishers
Joshua was special, the chosen one, the prophet. Five teenage cousins have returned home for another cousin's unveiling. Over the three days there, they begin to deal with the new roles they must accept as adults. The Prophet completes the trilogy of plays including Waiora and Home Fires.
I therefore decided to devote to Trotsky two separate yet interconnected volumes: The Prophet Armed and The Prophet Unarmed, the first giving what might be
described as Trotsky's 'rise', the second his 'fall'. I have refrained from using these
Author: Isaac Deutscher
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This first volume of the trilogy traces Trotsky's political development.
Rainer Maria Rilke, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Emily Dickinson, Albert Camus, Sigmund Freud and the Tao Te Ching are just some of the influences evident in this book which brings poetry to bear on theology.
Author: Rubem A. Alves
Publisher: Scm Press
Rainer Maria Rilke, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Emily Dickinson, Albert Camus, Sigmund Freud and the Tao Te Ching are just some of the influences evident in this book which brings poetry to bear on theology. An atmosphere of wonder and vision is created - as when, for example, through the magic of Isak Dinesen's Babette's Feast, Alves evokes a picture of `words which are good to be eaten' - which in turn leads to a meditation on politics, prophecy and the theme of resurrection.
They occupy a position close to the prophets.” They are able to experience God's
splendor, glory, and magnificence.11 Anecdotal accounts of such mystical
experiences resonate closely with Otto's categorization of the experience of the ...
Author: Liyakat N. Takim
Publisher: SUNY Press
Looks at how various factions used the tradition that scholars were the “heirs of the Prophet” during the classical period of Islam (570–1258 CE).
Most of the prophets and apostles were restrained from their public employments,
shut up in prisons, banished or driven into corners; and that proves oft a great
saddening to ingenuous spirits, not so much in that they suffer, but because they
The Naqshbandis attempt to become shadows of the Prophet Muhammad, who is
considered to be “the Perfect Man.” To become a “shadow” of the Prophet, the
murid mimics in meticulous detail the dress, attitudes, and behaviour of the ...
Author: Douglas S. Farrer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
This is the first in-depth study of the Malay martial art, silat, and the first ethnographic account of the Haqqani Islamic Sufi Order. Drawing on 12 years of research and practice, the author provides a major contribution to the study of Malay culture.
This quotation is from p. 259. 2. David L. Petersen, "The Book of the Twelve/The
Minor Prophets," in The Hebrew Bible Today: An Introduction to Critical Issues,
ed. S. L. McKenzie and M. P. Graham, (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1998),
Author: M. Daniel Carroll R.
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
The book of Amos holds a unique and central place among the canonical prophetic literature and presents a special array of issues for scholarly discussion. This book provides a thorough and balanced overview of the history of scholarship on the book of Amos, two essays that trace the history of scholarship and offer promising lines for further inquiry, a substantial anthology of readings of the multiple ways Amos has been analyzed and appropriated, an extensive and current bibliography, and notes on doctoral dissertations conducted in recent years. The result is a comprehensive compendium of resources for scholarly writing on the book of Amos.
Prophet. Checkmated: The. Political. Opposition. and. the. Low-Intensity. War.
against. Aristide. THE ROOTS OF THE POLITICAL CRISIS On May 21 , 2000.
Haiti held legislative, municipal, and local elections to fill approximately 7.500
Author: Alex Dupuy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book traces the rise and fall of Jean-Bertrand Aristide twice removed president of Haiti, one time priest and champion of the poor, and exiled authoritarian leader whose failed claim to power galvanized world politics. Centered on his political career, the book explores power and hierarchy in the capitalist world-system, as different political actors use them to achieve their objectives. Alex Dupuy offers a thought-provoking critique of a system that maintains the dominance of core powers and international institutions - the UN, the OAS, the World Bank, IMF, IADB - over peripheral societies, particularly social forces struggling for and against social change in small, underdeveloped, dependent, and impoverished countries like Haiti.
The man who claimed to be a prophet was asked for miracles and tangible
evidence. People questioned God's choice in electing a man who held no
particular power, who went about in marketplaces without any sign setting him
apart from ...
Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim scholar, with a large following especially among young European and American Muslims. Now, in his first book written for a wide audience, he offers a marvelous biography of the Prophet Muhammad, one that highlights the spiritual and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human history. In the Footsteps of the Prophet is a fresh and perceptive look at Muhammad, capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged. Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. More important, Ramadan presents the main events of the Prophet's life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophet's example for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions. Selecting those facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid spiritual picture, the author asks how can the Prophet's life remain -- or become again -- an example, a model, and an inspiration? And how can Muslims move from formalism -- a fixation on ritual -- toward a committed spiritual and social presence? In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Ramadan offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad's life and he introduces non-Muslims not just to the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam.
THE PLACE OF THE BOOK IN THE OLD TESTAMENT The book of Isaiah is the
first of the 'Major Prophets', so called because like the books of Jeremiah and
Ezekiel, it is greater in length than the shorter 'Minor Prophets' (called “The
Author: A. S. Herbert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Comments on the oracles of a prophet who lived in the closing half of the 8th century B. C. and whose interest in contemporary politics and international affairs was the product of his faith in the Holy God, who rules in and over all history.
This is a major contribution that opens new lines of inquiry and will quickly become a classic.”—Asma Sayeed, Associate Professor and Director of the Islamic Studies Program, UCLA
Author: Joel Blecher
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Hadith commentary in Andalusia in the last days of Umayyads -- Hadith commentary in Egypt and Syria under the Mamluks -- Hadith commentary in early modern India and beyond -- Epilogue : Islamism, ISIS, and the politics of interpretation
Chapter the Prophet ran about stark - naked , such a Sight being XX . apt to make
one suspect the soundness of a Man ' s Intelleet , rather than give Attention to
what he says : Which inakes some think the Prophet only put off his upper ...
Release on 2003 | by Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzīyah
The Prophet ordered that the hands and feet of the aggressors be cut off, as a
punishment from Allāh for their audacious raid and aggression. They were also
killed because they had killed the shepherd. Also, the Hadith indicates that when
Author: Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzīyah
Ayesha Irani The first biography of the Prophet Muƒammad to be composed in
Bengali, Saiyad Sultān's Nabīva£śa, “The Prophet's Lineage,” is an epic work
from around the turn of the seventeenth century.1 The author was a noted Sufipīr
Author: Christiane J. Gruber
Publisher: Indiana University Press
The tales of the mi'raj describe the prophet Muhammad's journey through the heavens, his encounters with prophets and angels, and his visit to heaven and hell. The tales are among Islam's most popular, appearing in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish literature, and in later adaptations throughout the Muslim world. Often serving as narratives designed to promote the worldview of particular Muslim groups, the tales were also a means for communities to construct rules of normative behavior and ritual practices, and were used to assert the superiority of Islam over other religions. The essays in this collection discuss the formation of this narrative, the mi'raj as a missionary text, its various adaptations, its application to esoteric thought, and its use in performance and ritual. -- Book jacket.
... and strengthen Egyptian- Arab nationalism. This was made clear in the Draft
Charter promulgated in 1962, In the history of Islam, the Egyptian people, guided
by 60 The Receding Shadow of the Prophet Nasser and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Author: Ray Takeyh
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
An overview of predominantly Muslim societies that argues that Islamism has failed to provide Islamic societies with any feasible alternative to undertaking fundamental political and social reforms.