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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christia...
by Nabeel Qureshi

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

August 21, 2018

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<p>In <em>Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus</em>, now expanded with new bonus content, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way.</p><p>Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the world’s greatest religions.</p><p>Engaging and thought-provoking, <em>Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus</em> tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man’s heart--and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.</p><p>The <em>New York Times </em>bestselling <em>Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus </em>has been expanded to include:</p><ul><li>A revised foreword and introduction</li><li>A new afterword by Mark Mittelberg and reflection by Nabeel's wife</li><li>A substantially extended epilogue that shares how Nabeel told his friend David of his decision to follow Christ, how his parents found out, and much more</li><li>Expert contributions from scholars and ministry leaders on each section of the book, contributions previously included only in the ebook edition</li><li>An appendix with a topical table of contents (for teaching from <em>Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus</em>)</li><li>An appendix tackling the objection that Ahmadi Muslims are not true Muslims</li><li>And a sneak peek prologue from Nabeel’s book, <em>No God but One: Allah or Jesus</em>?</li></ul>
Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and t...
by Raymond Ibrahim

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

August 28, 2018

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<b>A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities</b><br /><br /> The West and Islam--the sword and scimitar--have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Roman emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom.<br /><br /> <i>Sword and Scimitar</i> chronicles the decisive battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian land in 636, through the Muslim occupation of nearly three-quarters of Christendom which prompted the Crusades, followed by renewed Muslim conquests by Turks and Tatars, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, when Islam largely went on the retreat--until its reemergence in recent times. Using original sources in Arabic and Greek, preeminent historian Raymond Ibrahim describes each battle in vivid detail and explains how these wars and the larger historical currents of the age reflect the cultural fault lines between Islam and the West.<br /><br /> The majority of these landmark battles--including the battles of Yarmuk, Tours, Manzikert, the sieges at Constantinople and Vienna, and the crusades in Syria and Spain--are now forgotten or considered inconsequential. Yet today, as the West faces a resurgence of this enduring Islamic jihad, <i>Sword and Scimitar</i> provides the needed historical context to understand the current relationship between the West and the Islamic world--and why the Islamic State is merely the latest chapter of an old history.<br /><br />
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by MALCOLM X

Language

English

Pages

527

Publication Date

August 25, 2015

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<b><b>Now available as an eBook for the very first time! • </b>ONE OF <i>TIME</i>’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY</b><br /> <b> </b><br />In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. <i>The Autobiography of Malcolm X </i>stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.<br /> <br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Autobiography of Malcolm X</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br />“Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.”<b>—Barack Obama, <i>Dreams from My Father</i></b><br /><br />“Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.”<b>—<i>The Nation</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br />“The most important book I’ll ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn’t know I had inside me. I’m one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better.”<b>—Spike Lee</b><br /> <br />“This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.”<b>—I. F. Stone</b>
The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary
by , Mohammed Rustom

Language

English

Pages

2048

Publication Date

November 17, 2015

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<p>An accessible and accurate translation of the Quran that offers a rigorous analysis of its theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and includes extensive study notes, special introductions by experts in the field, and is edited by a top modern Islamic scholar, respected in both the West and the Islamic world.</p><p>Drawn from a wide range of traditional Islamic commentaries, including Sunni and Shia sources, and from legal, theological, and mystical texts, <em>The Study Quran</em> conveys the enduring spiritual power of the Quran and offers a thorough scholarly understanding of this holy text.</p><p>Beautifully packaged with a rich, attractive two-color layout, this magnificent volume includes essays by 15 contributors, maps, useful notes and annotations in an easy-to-read two-column format, a timeline of historical events, and helpful indices. With <em>The Study Quran</em>, both scholars and lay readers can explore the deeper spiritual meaning of the Quran, examine the grammar of difficult sections, and explore legal and ritual teachings, ethics, theology, sacred history, and the importance of various passages in Muslim life.</p><p>With an introduction by its general editor, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, here is a nearly 2,000-page, continuous discussion of the entire Quran that provides a comprehensive picture of how this sacred work has been read by Muslims for over 1,400 years.</p>
The Book of Rumi: 105 Stories and Fables that Illumine, Delight, ...
by Rumi

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

November 01, 2018

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<P>Philip Pullman, author of 'His Dark Materials' trilogy, has remarked that "after nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." This new collection of Rumi stories fills that need.</P><P>This fresh prose translation of 105 short teaching stories by Rumi, which form the core of the six-volume Masnavi, explores the hidden spiritual aspects of everyday experience. Rumi transforms the seemingly mundane events of daily life into profound Sufi teaching moments. These prose gems open the mystical portal to the world of the ancient mystic.</P><P>These stories include well-known and popular tales such as "Angel of Death," "The Sufi and His Cheating Wife," "Moses and the Shepherd," "Chickpeas," and "The Greek and Chinese Painters" as well as the less commonly quoted parables: "The Basket Weaver," "The Mud Eater," and "A Sackful of Pebbles."</P><P>Rumi's voice alternates between playful and authoritative, whether he is telling stories of ordinary lives or inviting the discerning reader to higher levels of introspection and attainment of transcendent values. Mafi's translations delicately reflect the nuances of Rumi's poetry while retaining the positive tone of all of Rumi's writings, as well as the sense of suspense and drama that mark the essence of the Masnavi.</P>
The Three Fundamental Principles & Their Evidences: Workbook for ...
by Shaykhul-Islam Muhammad I...

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English

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Publication Date

June 13, 2019

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NOT for self-study, this workbook is your study guide for the summer seminar at Masjid as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah in Germantown, Philadelphia (USA) this year (2019). The workbook includes the Arabic text of Thathaatul-Usool wa Adillatuhaa (The Three Fundamental Principles and Their Evidences), translated into English, and spread out over 92 points. The full text of the translation, as well as the complete original Arabic text (both vowelled and unvowelled) are also included as appendixes, as well as a chain of transmission and a manuscript of the text. This allows beginner students to begin reading a basic text, vowelled for beginners, and continue their studies all the way to proficiency in reading Arabic manuscripts! A unique learning opportunity awaits you this summer, in shaa' Allah. 1: An Introduction to the Text and its Author 2: Four Essential Matters We Must learn 3: One Short Soorah as Comprehensive Proof 4: Knowledge Precedes Statements and Actions 5: The Purpose of Mankind's Creation 6: Messengers Must be Obeyed: The Proof 7: Allah is not Pleased with Shirk 8: The Absolute Prohibition of Shirk 9: Religious Loyalty Must be for Allah's Sake Alone 10: True Believers and Their Religious Loyalty 11: The Religion of Ibraaheem: Islamic Monotheism 12: Allah Created Mankind to Worship Him 13: The Greatest of All Obligations 14: The Most Severely Forbidden Sin 15: A Specific Order and a Broad Prohibition 16: What are the Three Fundamental Principles? 17: The First of the Three Fundamental Principles 18: The One True Lord, Creator, and Sustainer 19: How a Worshipper Knows about his lord 20: Among the Greatest of Allah's Signs 21: The Creation and the Command Belong to Allah 22: The Lord and Creator Alone Deserves Worship 23: The Three Levels: Islam, Eemaan, and Ihsaan 24: All Acts of Worship are Due to Allah Alone 25: Places of Prostration are for Allah Alone 26: Directing Worship to Other than Allah 27: Calling Upon False Deities is Disbelief 28: Supplication is the Core of Worship 29: Allah Refers to Supplication as Worship 30: Fearing Allah Alone is a Form of Worship 31: The Worship of Hope and Aspiration 32: The Worship of Trust and Reliance 33: Hope and Fearful Awe are Forms of Worship 34: Knowledge-based Fear is a Form of Worship 35: Repentance is a Form of Worship 36: Seeking Help as a Form of Worship 37: Seeking Allah's Help in All Affairs 38: Seeking Refuge as a Form of Worship 39: Seeking Relief as a Form of Worship 40: Slaughtering Sacrificial Animals is Worship 41: Sacrificing Animals to Other than Allah 42: Taking a Vow is a Form of Worship 43: The Second of the Three Fundamental Principles 44: The Three Levels of the Religion 45: The Five Pillars of Islam 46: Allah Himself Testifies to His Oneness 47: The Meaning of the Testimony of Towheed 48: A Fine Example of Implementation of Towheed 49: Another Quranic Explanation of Towheed 50: Testifying to the Messengership of Muhammad 51: The Meaning of the Testimony to His Messengership 52: The Upright Religion of Towheed, Prayer, & Zakaat 53: Fasting is an Act of Worship 54: Hajj (Pilgrimage): An Act of Worship 55: THe Second Level of the Religion: Eemaan 56: The Six Pillars of Eemaan (Faith) 57: Five Pillars of Eemaan in a Quranic Verse 58: Belief in Qadar, the Sixth Pillar of Eemaan 59: The One Singular Pillar of Ihsaan 60: Allah is with the People of Ihsaan 61: The All-Seeing, All-Hearing, All-Knowing 62: Allah Witnesses Whatever We Do, Always 63: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part One) 64: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part Two) 65: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part Three) 66: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part Four) 67: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part Five) 68: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part Six) 69: The HAdeeth of Jibreel (Part Seven) 70: THE Lineage of the Prophet Muhammad 71: 23 Years as a Prophet and Messenger 72: The Opening Verses of...
The Essential Rumi - reissue: New Expanded Edition
by , Coleman Barks

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

September 14, 2010

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<p>This revised and expanded edition of <em>The Essential Rumi</em> includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems.</p><p>Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi more popular than ever.</p><p><em>The Essential Rumi</em> continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry.</p>
Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Language

English

Pages

656

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<DIV><B>A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone</B><BR /><BR /> This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of the Arabic language, rather than the advent of Islam, Tim Mackintosh-Smith begins his narrative more than a thousand years before Muhammad and focuses on how Arabic, both spoken and written, has functioned as a vital source of shared cultural identity over the millennia.<BR />  <BR /> Mackintosh-Smith reveals how linguistic developments—from pre-Islamic poetry to the growth of script, Muhammad’s use of writing, and the later problems of printing Arabic—have helped and hindered the progress of Arab history, and investigates how, even in today’s politically fractured post–Arab Spring environment, Arabic itself is still a source of unity and disunity.</DIV>
The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)
by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem

Language

English

Pages

507

Publication Date

April 17, 2008

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'Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know.'<br /><br />The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching; it is a sacred text and a book of guidance, that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of the Islamic religion. It has been one of the most influential books in the history of literature. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to<br />understand in its English translations. This new translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to read while retaining its powers of eloquence. Archaisms and cryptic language are avoided, and the Arabic meaning preserved by respecting the context of the<br />discourse. The message of the Qur'an was directly addressed to all people regardless of class, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone.<br />ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
No God but One: Allah or Jesus? (with Bonus Content): A Former Mu...
by Nabeel Qureshi

Language

English

Pages

294

Publication Date

August 30, 2016

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<p>BONUS: This eBook includes downloadable videos and a Q&A with Nabeel Qureshi that are not found in the print edition.</p><p><strong>Having shared his journey of faith in the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling <em>Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus</em>, Nabeel Qureshi now examines Islam and Christianity in detail, exploring areas of crucial conflict and unpacking the relevant evidence.</strong></p><p>In this anticipated follow-up book, Nabeel reveals what he discovered in the decade following his conversion, providing a thorough and careful comparison of the evidence for Islam and Christianity--evidence that wrenched his heart and transformed his life.</p><p>In <em>Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus</em>, Nabeel Qureshi recounted his dramatic journey, describing his departure from Islam and his decision to follow Christ. In the years that followed, he realized that the world’s two largest religions are far more different than they initially appeared.</p><p><em>No God but One: Allah or Jesus?</em> addresses the most important questions at the interface of Islam and Christianity: How do the two religions differ? Are the differences significant? Can we be confident that either Christianity or Islam is true? And most important, is it worth sacrificing everything for the truth?</p><p>Nabeel shares stories from his life and ministry, casts new light on current events, and explores pivotal incidents in the histories of both religions, providing a resource that is gripping and thought-provoking, respectful and challenging.</p><p>Both Islam and Christianity teach that there is <em>No God but One</em>, but who deserves to be worshiped, <em>Allah</em> or <em>Jesus</em>?</p><p><em>This eBook includes the full text of the book plus bonus content not found in the softcover! Bonuses include a Q&A with Nabeel Qureshi and downloadable videos that answer important questions about Islam and Christianity. Please note that some e-reader devices do not accommodate video play. You can still access the bonus videos by copying the web address provided into an internet browser on a device or computer that accommodates video content.</em></p>

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