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The Crucible of Islam
by G. W. Bowersock

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English

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240

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April 10, 2017

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Little is known about sixth-century Arabia. Yet from this distant time and place emerged a faith and an empire that stretched from Iberia to India. G. W. Bowersock illuminates this obscure yet most dynamic period in Islam, exploring why arid Arabia proved to be fertile ground for Muhammad’s message and why it spread so quickly to the wider world.
One hundred virtues of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib and his sons, the I...
by Abul Hassan Muhammad Al-Q...

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English

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April 23, 2017

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This book talks about the virtues and morales of the twelve Shia'h Imams (AS) through what has been narrated about them by their companions.
-40- Sufi Comics
by Mohammed Ali Vakil

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English

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April 23, 2017

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Sufi comics and stories compiled from Sufi Scholars who taught beautiful stories from history and sacred tradition.<br />
Peter's Tomb Recently Discovered in Jerusalem: With Forward by Ja...
by , Jason Kerrigan

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English

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April 24, 2017

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A Reprint of Peter's Tomb Recently Discovered with a Forward by Jason Kerrigan
A Short Introduction to Martin Luther
by John Lord

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English

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27

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April 22, 2017

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Among great benefactors, Martin Luther is one of the most illustrious. He headed the Protestant Reformation. This movement is so completely interlinked with the literature, the religion, the education, the prosperity—yea, even the political history—of Europe, that it is the most important and interesting of all modern historical changes. It is a subject of such amazing magnitude that no one can claim to be well informed who does not know its leading issues and developments, as it spread from Germany to Switzerland, France, Holland, Sweden, England, and Scotland.<br />The central and prominent figure in the movement is Luther; but the way was prepared for him by a host of illustrious men, in different countries,—by Savonarola in Italy, by Huss and Jerome in Bohemia, by Erasmus in Holland, by Wyclif in England, and by sundry others, who detested the corruptions they ridiculed and lamented, but could not remove...
A Short Introduction to Pope Leo the Great
by John Lord

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English

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28

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April 22, 2017

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With the great man who forms the subject of this Lecture are identified those principles which lay at the foundation of the Roman Catholic power for fifteen hundred years. I do not say that he is the founder of the Roman Catholic Church, for that is another question. Roman Catholicism, as a polity, or government, or institution, is one thing; and Roman Catholicism, as a religion, is quite another, although they have been often confounded. As a government, or polity, it is peculiar,—the result of the experience of ages, adapted to society and nations in a certain state of progress or development, with evils and corruptions, of course, like all other human institutions. As a religion, although it superadded many dogmas and rites which Protestants do not accept, and for which they can see no divine authority,—like auricular confession, the deification of the Virgin, indulgences for sin, and the infallibility of the Pope,—still, it has at the same time defended the cardinal principles of Christian faith and morality; such as the personality and sovereignty of God, the divinity of Christ, salvation in consequence of his sufferings and death, immortality, the final judgment, the necessity of a holy life, temperance, humility, patience, and the virtues which were taught upon the Mount and enforced by the original disciples and apostles, whose writings are accepted as inspired.<br />In treating so important a subject as that represented by Leo the Great, we must bear in mind these distinctions. While Leo is conceded to have been a devout Christian and a noble defender of the faith as we receive it,—one of the lights of the early Christian Church, numbered even among the Fathers of the Church, with Augustine and Chrysostom,—his special claim to greatness is that to him we trace some of the first great developments of the Roman Catholic power as an institution. More than any other one man, he laid the foundation-stone of that edifice which alike sheltered and imprisoned the European nations for more than a thousand years. He was not a great theologian like Augustine, or preacher like Chrysostom, but he was a great bishop like Ambrose,—even far greater, inasmuch as he was the organizer of new forces in the administration of his important diocese. In fact he was a great statesman, as the more able of the popes always aspired to be. He was the associate and equal of princes...
The Pope, the Kings and the People: A History of the Movement to ...
by William rthur

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English

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April 24, 2017

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This vintage book from 1903 has been digitally converted to downloadable format. A great classic for the home or classroom, an interesting old-fashioned reference book, and an outstanding find.<br /><br />EDITOR'S PREFACE:<br /><br />Though I am named as the Editor of the present edition of the late Rev. Wm. Arthur's The Pope, the Kings, and the People, it is right to say that, by a restriction of my own choosing—for the publishers were good enough to leave me a considerable discretion,—my editorial care has been limited to the work of abridgment. It was clear from the first that in the short time at my disposal no attempt could be made to verify the multitude of Mr. Arthur's references and quotations, drawn as they were with a lavish hand from the contemporary literature of half Europe. Happily, all his readers must recognise how intelligent, laborious and scrupulous he has been. On the other hand, I had hoped to add a certain number of footnotes explanatory of allusions to events and circumstances that are much less fresh in the public memory to-day than they were twenty-six years ago. I should also greatly have liked to point out the extent, sometimes remarkable, to which Mr. Arthur's forecasts have been already verified. But I soon found that if I were to introduce fresh matter it must be at the expense of portions of the original edition that were not to be lightly discarded. I have therefore directed my efforts to adapting the book as far as possible to the requirements of the present time by the process of simple retrenchment.<br /><br />This process I have carried out most scrupulously. Every word in the abridgment is Mr. Arthur's own, and in Mr. Arthur's order. I have not even allowed myself to supply insignificant connecting words, however convenient they might have been, or however plainly they might be implied in the original work. This rule has entailed extra labour, but the gain seems to me immense. Every reader of this abridgment may know that he is reading Mr. Arthur's ipsissima verba, and that he may safely quote them as such. Not one word is mine.<br /><br />And here I may perhaps be allowed to express my opinion that Mr. Arthur's words deserve to be very widely read and quoted. It would be hard to find a book that would shed more light on many of the most urgent questions of to-day. As an annus mirabilis of history, 1870 may yet take its place with 1453 or 1789. It was the year in which the Jesuits signalized the triumphant consummation of a struggle, waged during more than three centuries, for the capture of the Papacy. It was the year in which the new Vaticanism was formally constituted, and in which it gave the world notice, plainly and ostentatiously, of the policy to which it held itself committed. It was also the year of the Franco-Prussian war, a mighty convulsion which was after all but an incident in the great drama of Vaticanism, as Mr. Arthur, amongst others, has clearly shown.<br /><br />I have said elsewhere that "the Jesuits, who brought France to the verge of ruin in 1870, seemed on the very point of completing their work of destruction a year or two since; and [that] he would be a very bold man who would dare to say that the peril had passed even yet." The writer who makes such a statement assumes a grave responsibility; but if any one wishes to know how abundantly the statement can be justified he has only to turn to Mr. Arthur's pages. Mr. Arthur demands[Pg vii] from us no confiding trustfulness. Even at some expense to the flow of his narrative, he wisely made his work a repertory of contemporary documents, either transcribed entire or quoted with great fulness. Without resort to ex parte representations of adversaries, we may thus learn from the Vatican's own organs that clerical education, which has so signally proved itself the bane of modern France, is the very groundwork of Vaticanism. (continued)
The Bagavad Gita: by C.Rajagopalachari
by C. Rajagopalachari

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English

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April 24, 2017

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THE BAGAVAD GITA<br /><br />ABRIDGES AND EXPLAINED SETTING FORTH THE HINDU CREED DISCIPLINE AND IDEALS<br /><br /><br /><br />BY<br />C.RAJAGOPALACHARI<br /><br />Pages - 126<br /><br />Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, popularly known as "Rajaji" or "C.R" was a great patriot, astute politician, incisive thinker, great visionary and one of the greatest statesmen of all time. He was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, hailed as conscience-keeper of the Mahatma. As an ardent freedom- fighter, as Chief Minister of Madras, as Governor of West Bengal, as Home Minister of India and as the first Indian Governor General of India, he rendered yeoman service to the nation and left an indelible impression on our contemporary life. <br />Rajaji was closely associated with Kulapati Munshiji and he was among the distinguished founder members of the Bhavan. The Bhavan had the privilege of publishing 18 books (see page ii) authored by 'him so far, the copyright of which he gifted to the Bhayan. <br />All of Rajaji's works, especially on Marcus Aurelius, the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads are popular. In Mahabharata and Ramayana he has displayed his inimitable flair for story- telling and the applying moral of stories to the. needs of modern times. In the present book Kural are given selections from the living ver.ses of the immortal Tamil Poet-Saint Tiru-Valluar. The selection are made with the acumen native to Rajaji and are explained in the English which is his own. They are sure to enrich the reader's mind. <br />Rajaji passed away in 1972 at the age of 94.<br />
சித்தர் பாடல்கள்: by Praveen Kumar ...
by Praveen Kumar G

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English

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April 24, 2017

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சித்தர் பாடல்கள்<br /><br />Pages - 725<br /><br />சித்தர்களால் இயற்றப்பெற்ற பாடல்கள் சித்தர் பாடல்கள் ஆகும். இவற்றைப் பின்வருமாறு வகைப்படுத்தலாம்.<br /><br />வேதியியல், மருத்துவம், வானியல் போன்ற துறைசார் தகவல்கள் அடங்கிய பாடல்கள்.<br />சமூக சீர்சிருத்த கருத்துக்கள் தாங்கிய பாடல்கள்.<br />ஆன்மீகப் பாடல்கள்.<br /><br />சித்தர் பாடல்கள் பெரிய இலக்கிய சாகரம். இந்த சாகரத்தில் நமக்குக் <br />கிடைத்திருப்பவை கையளவு தண்ணீரே. இந்தக் கையளவுத் தண்ணீரும் <br />சிறுகச் சிறுகத் துளித் துளியாய் சேமித்தவையே. இதற்கே இத்துணை சிறப்பு <br />என்றால் முழுவதையும் சுவைக்கும் சந்தர்ப்பம் ஏற்படுமானால் எத்துணை <br />அகப்பெரு இன்பமாயிருக்கும், ஒரே மலைப்பாக இருக்கிறதல்லவா?<br /><br />சித்தர் பாடல்கள் அனைத்தும் கரடுமுரடான சொற்களைக் கொண்டவை. <br />மறைபொருள் நிறைந்தவை. பாடல்கள் தங்கு தடையின்றிப் படிப்பதற்கே <br />பெரும் சிரமமாயிருக்க இதில் அவர்கள் கூறும் கருத்துக்களை உணர்ந்து <br />கொள்வது சாதாரணச் செயலா என்ன?
Understanding the Hadeeth: Its History and Compilation
by IDP Research Division

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English

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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The Muslims agree that the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (S) is the second of the two revealed fundamental sources of Islam, after the Glorious Qur'an. The authentic Sunnah is contained within the vast body of Hadeeth literature.<br /><br />Unfortunately however, statements will continue to be attributed to the Prophet (S) although the person quoting them may have no idea what the people of knowledge of Hadeeth have ruled regarding those Ahadeeth, thus ironically being in danger of contravening the Prophet's widely-narrated stern warnings about attributing incorrect/unsound statements to him.<br /><br />Similarly, just as Allah preserved the Qur'an, he preserved the Sunnah by enabling the Companions and those after them (may Allah be pleased with them) to memorise, write down and pass on the statements of the Messenger (S) and the descriptions of his Way, as well as to continue the blessings of practising the Sunnah. Later, as the purity of the knowledge of the Sunnah became threatened, Allah caused the Muslim nation to produce outstanding individuals of incredible memory-skills and analytical expertise, who journeyed tirelessly to collect hundreds of thousands of narrations and distinguish the true words of precious wisdom of their Messenger (S) from those corrupted by weak memories, from forgeries by unscrupulous liars, and from the statements of the enormous number of 'ulama', the Companions and those who followed their way, who had taught in various centres of learning and helped to transmit the legacy of Muhammad (S) - all of this achieved through precise attention to the words narrated and detailed familiarity with the biographies of the thousands of reporters of Hadeeth. Action being the best way to preserve teachings, the renewers of Islam also revived the practice of the blessed authentic Sunnah.<br /><br />The methodology of the expert scholars of Hadeeth in assessing such narrations and sorting out the genuine from the mistaken/fabricated etc., forms the subject-matter of a wealth of material left to us by the muhaddithun (scholars of Hadeeth, "traditionists"). This short treatise is a humble effort to introduce this extremely wide subject to English readers. Great benefit has been derived from the outstanding scholarly work in this field, Muqaddimah Ibn al-Salah.<br /><br />ADD IT TO YOUR CART NOW<br /><br />TIP: Type in IDP Research Division in the Search Tab to see all current available titles from the same Publisher.

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