The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0199705461

Total Pages:256

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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.

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The First Muslim

Author:Lesley Hazleton

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101602007

Total Pages:384

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The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited—and remade. Lesley Hazleton's new book, Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto, is out now from Riverhead Books. Muhammad’s was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is not well known. In The First Muslim, Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life. Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, politics, religion, and psychology, she renders him as a man in full, in all his complexity and vitality. Hazleton’s account follows the arc of Muhammad’s rise from powerlessness to power, from anonymity to renown, from insignificance to lasting significance. How did a child shunted to the margins end up revolutionizing his world? How did a merchant come to challenge the established order with a new vision of social justice? How did the pariah hounded out of Mecca turn exile into a new and victorious beginning? How did the outsider become the ultimate insider? Impeccably researched and thrillingly readable, Hazleton’s narrative creates vivid insight into a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, nonviolence and violence, rejection and acclaim. The First Muslim illuminates not only an immensely significant figure but his lastingly relevant legacy.

The Messenger

Author:Resit Haylamaz,Y. A. Aslandogan

Publisher:Tughra Books

ISBN:159784974X

Total Pages:335

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This book narrates the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, shedding light upon segments of his life that are either neglected or glossed over in conflict-focused biographies. The narrations in this book revolve around the Prophet's various strategies of diplomacy and reconciliation to avoid conflicts. In narrating these events, the book helps the readers broaden their perspective on the life of the Messenger of God and better capture the ethos of his life. Indeed, both Muslims and non-Muslims may benefit from this understanding at a time when violent extremist groups such as ISIS are causing carnage with their brutality while dressing their totalitarian ideologies in Muslim garb. The book exposes the hypocritical and willful deception of these radical groups which cherry-pick incidents and sayings from the Prophet's life, decontextualize them, and abuse them to serve their perverted ideologies. The extensive evidence presented in this book will not only dispel many myths about the life and message of the Noble Prophet, but also show how through compassionate efforts he conquered the hearts of people around him and turned them from die-hard enemies to devoted faithful friends.

The Complete Life of Krishna

Author:Vanamali

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1594776903

Total Pages:488

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The first book to cover Krishna’s entire life, from his childhood pranks to his final powerful acts in the Mahabharata war • Draws from the Bhagavad Purana, the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabharata, and India’s sacred oral tradition • Shows how the stories of Krishna’s life are expressed with such simplicity and humor that they enable anyone--man, woman, or child--to see the wisdom of his teachings • Provides a valuable meditative tool that allows the lessons of these stories to illuminate from within Krishna, one of the most beloved characters of the Hindu pantheon, has been portrayed in many lights: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero, an exemplary ruler, and the Supreme Being. In The Complete Life of Krishna, Vanamali, a leading Krishna expert from a long line of prominent Krishna devotees, provides the first book in English or Sanskrit to cover the complete range of the avatar’s life. Drawing from the Bhagavad Purana, the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabharata, and India’s sacred oral tradition, Vanamali shares stories from Krishna’s birth in a dungeon and early days as a merry trickster in Vrindavana, through his time as divine ruler at Dwaraka, to his final powerful acts as the hero Arjuna’s charioteer and guru in the Kurukshetra war. She explains how Krishna became a mahayogi, the greatest of all yogis, and attained complete mastery over himself and nature. By integrating the hero-child with the mahayogi, the playful lover with the divine ruler, Vanamali shows how the stories of Krishna’s life are expressed with such simplicity and humor that they enable anyone--man, woman, or child--to see the wisdom of his teachings. This complete biography of the man who was also a god provides a valuable meditative tool allowing Krishna’s lessons to illuminate from within.

The Life of Muhammad

Author:Muhammad Husayn Haykal

Publisher:American Trust Publications

ISBN:0892591374

Total Pages:716

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In THE LlFE OF MUHAMMAD, Haykal achieves two objectives admirably: first, a biography which reveals the career of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the full light of historic reality; second, bringing out the essence of Islam, as exemplified in the life of the greatest Muslim. It includes complete coverage of the Prophet's life, a detailed analysis of pre-Islamic Arabia, the situational context of revelation, and a comparative study of the basics of lslamic and western civilizations. It is based upon a scholarly examination of all of the extant Sirah and Hadith literature (the Prophet's life, his sayings and narrations of his teachings by his contemporaries) with the eye of an objective, scientific and critical scholar who is well-versed in modern historical critical methodology. THE LlFE OF MUHAMMAD is an essential book for all English-speaking Muslims, as well as non-Muslims. This English version has been approved by the Supreme Council for lslamic Affairs, Cairo.

Hadith

Author:Jonathan A.C. Brown

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1786073080

Total Pages:368

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Contrary to popular opinion, the bulk of Islamic law does not come from the Quran but from hadith, first-hand reports of the Prophet Muhammad’s words and deeds, passed from generation to generation. However, with varying accounts often only committed to paper a century after the death of Muhammad, Islamic scholars, past and present, have been faced with complex questions of historical authenticity. In this wide-ranging introduction, Jonathan A. C. Brown explores the collection and criticism of hadith, and the controversy surrounding its role in modern Islam. This edition, revised and updated with additional case studies and attention to the very latest scholarship, also features a new chapter on how hadiths have been used politically, both historically and in the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Informative and accessible, it is perfectly suited to students, scholars and general readers interested in this critical element of Islam.

Muhammad the Liberator of Women

Author:Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad

Publisher:Islam International Publications Ltd

ISBN:1848808542

Total Pages:17

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Throughout history, women have been powerless and weak. Before the Holy Prophet Muhammad's arrival, a woman was regarded as man's slave and property, and no religion or nation could offer the woman rights and freedom. When their husbands died, they were forced to marry relatives or sold for money. There was no law that could protect them. Prophet Muhammad proclaimed in the name of God that men and women are equal. He declared that a man does not own his wife. He may not sell or force her into slavery. The teaching of the Holy Prophet raised the status of women as being not only equal to men, but also gave them freedom for social, physical and spiritual development. This book is about women's rights and freedom in Islam and shows that Holy Prophet Muhammad was indeed the liberator of women.

Misquoting Muhammad

Author:Jonathan A.C. Brown

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1780744218

Total Pages:384

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AN INDEPENDENT BEST BOOKS ON RELIGION 2014 PICK Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Prophet Muhammad. Modern media are replete with alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the threat of amputation or stoning under Shariah law. Sometimes rumor, sometimes based on fact and often misunderstood, the tenets of Islamic law and dogma were not set in the religion’s founding moments. They were developed, like in other world religions, over centuries by the clerical class of Muslim scholars. Misquoting Muhammad takes the reader back in time through Islamic civilization and traces how and why such controversies developed, offering an inside view into how key and controversial aspects of Islam took shape. From the protests of the Arab Spring to Istanbul at the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and from the ochre red walls of Delhi’s great mosques to the trade routes of the Indian Ocean world, Misquoting Muhammad lays out how Muslim intellectuals have sought to balance reason and revelation, weigh science and religion, and negotiate the eternal truths of scripture amid shifting values.

After the Prophet

Author:Lesley Hazleton

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0385532091

Total Pages:304

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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.

Memories of Muhammad

Author:Omid Safi

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061959715

Total Pages:352

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In Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters, leading Islamic scholar Omid Safi presents a portrait of Muhammad that reveals his centrality in the devotions of modern Muslims around the world. This religious biography offers new insights into Islam, covering such hot button issues such as the spread of Islam, holy wars, the role of women, the significance of Jerusalem, tensions with Jews and Christians, wahabbi Islam, and the role of cyberspace in the evolution of the religion.

The 9/11 Commission Report

Author:National Commission O Terrorist Attacks

Publisher:Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN:1616402199

Total Pages:588

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It has, improbably, been called uncommonly lucid, even riveting by The New York Times, and it was a finalist for the 2004 National Book Awards nonfiction honor. It is a literally chilling read, especially in its minute-by-minute description of the events of the morning of 9/11 inside the Twin Towers.It is The 9/11 Commission Report, which was, before its publication, perhaps one of the most anticipated government reports of all time, and has been since an unlikely bestseller. The official statement by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States-which was instituted in late 2002 and chaired by former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean-it details what went wrong on that day (such as intelligence failures), what went right (the heroic response of emergency services and self-organizing civilians), and how to avert similar future attacks.Highlighting evidence from the day, from airport surveillance footage of the terrorists to phone calls from the doomed flights, and offering details that have otherwise gone unheard, this is an astonishing firsthand document of contemporary history. While controversial in parts-it has been criticized for failing to include testimony from key individuals, and it completely omits any mention of the mysterious collapse of WTC 7-it is nevertheless an essential record of one of the most transformational events of modern times.

Synagogues in the Islamic World

Author:Gharipour Mohammad Gharipour

Publisher:Edinburgh University Press

ISBN:1474468438

Total Pages:352

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This beautifully illustrated volume looks at the spaces created by and for Jews in areas under the political or religious control of Muslims. Covering regions as diverse as Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Spain, it asks how the architecture of synagogues responded to contextual issues and traditions, and how these contexts influenced the design and evolution of synagogues. As well as revealing how synagogues reflect the culture of the Jewish minority at macro and micro scales, from the city to the interior, the book also considers patterns of the development of synagogues in urban contexts and in connection with urban elements and monuments.

A Journey of Discovery for an Extraordinary Treasure

Author:Ediz SÖZÜER

Publisher:Ediz Sözüer

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Total Pages:691

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Important Information and Presentation: Our book is free. The whole book can be read in “Free Sample” section. It is not necessary to give your credit card information. You can download our book in word or pdf format from the following web addresses: goo.gl/hNIUou or yadi.sk/d/09r41tL9ecYUA You can download the text of our book and its visual/interactive versions from the folder of “Basic-Resource Book” in “English Books and Risale-i Nur Training Program Presentations/English Books-Risale-i Nur Training Program” section in this address. Besides, you can view or download the files of all of our books, and videos, texts and PowerPoint presentations of our seminars altogether or one by one, from these storage spaces where all of our work on Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light) are uploaded. In Google Books and Google Play, it is not possible to open and view the links and videos just by clicking them. We suggest that you download the Pdf files from the address we provide before or from Google Books and read them. Our Website for Journeys of Discovery Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light) Training Program http://www.kesifyolculuklari.com http://www.risaleinuregitimprogrami.com Alternative Website: http://www.risaleinuregitimprogramidotcom.wordpress.com Web address of our YouTube Video Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/EdizSözüer BOOK PRESENTATION: A Journey of Discovery for an Extraordinary Treasure Risale-i Nur (The Treatise of Light) Training Program (Text Version) Basic/Resource and Academic Course Curriculum An Imaginary and Mental Journey of Discovery You are Invited to the Adventure Discovering the high truths about the humanity, life, universe and religion… Advancing along the way of progress for mind, soul and heart… Making sense of the world in which we exist… Obtaining an awareness that is more amazing than ever before… Understanding the working mechanisms of the divine technology… A Wonderful Mental journey… Amazing Facts… All These and Even More are Waiting for You! Come With Us for This Extraordınary Journey of Discovery! Let’s Get Acquainted With the Books Discoverıng the Secret of the Universe! This book is penned down in order to introduce you a piece of work, that is so unbelievably and astonishingly perfect that it will surprise you with the high truths and grand scientific discoveries contained therein and will make some of you say “How come I have never heard of it until now!” (Or could not really discover it). The main subject of study of these books is the following: To give correct answers to three basic questions of existence, which have remained as the unknown secrets of the universe that have been always wondered by the humanity. The discovery of the right answers in these areas has been possible not only with the use of the mind/intellect which is incapable of reaching to the truth on its own but rather with the common guidance of divine revelation and the mind. Nevertheless, the answers to the questions that were asked have been discovered solely with rational inferences and logical evidences. These three questions are: “Where did this universe and those within it come from? Where will they go? And Why are they here, what is their mission? That is to ask “What are we doing here?” High truths, which the whole humanity needs and which are appealing to all those who look for the explanation of the basic reality of existence and which is more interesting for the world of science and the scientists and which is brought by divine revelation, are discovered once again and proved with rational methods in these works. Especially today, while quantum physics, astronomy and astrophysics have reached to such advanced levels, common answers are looked for these three questions on matter, universe and human being; the science and these works study the same subjects and share a common ground of work. Here you are: The work, which contains in itself a spiritual/immaterial treasury for people who have an irresistible interest and passion for science and learning, is called RISALE-I NUR (TREATISE OF LIGHT). The content of the book is composed of 19 basic epistles selected from the Collection of Risale-i Nur. Some selected parts related to the subject from 23rd Word Epistle of Nature, Epistle of Resurrection, first eight Words and some other epistles are included in our book. The main texts from Risale-i Nur are placed in the beginning, the words and concepts are explained in the footnotes and the explanatory texts are provided afterwards. In addition, occasionally, as the need arises, explanatory texts are included within the text of the book in the form of an intermediary note. The first part of our book, which consists of two main sections is entitled as “Discovering the Value of the Treasure of Faith.” In this section, the following is presented: the meaning and the importance of the faith and worship, which are proposed by the Religion to the man; how the hidden secret of the universe is solved by the religion; the beauty of faith and how the true value of man comes to light with faith, and the levels of Qur’an and philosophy in terms of understanding the Secret of the Universe. Finally, we are trying to look closely at the great good news and the remedy for death brought by the religion through prophets and we are looking for the answer to this question: “What are the characteristics of true faith that will enable us to earn the eternal life?” We can regard this first part as the understanding of how great and precious a treasure is. The second part of the book is entitled as ” Proving the Existence of the Treasure of Faith with Evidences”. In this section, six pillars of faith are proved with detailed evidences. In other words, in the second section, the existence of the treasure sought to be achieved, whose value is understood/appreciated in the first section, is proved; its place is discovered, and this great and magnificent treasure is acquired. Primarily understanding that faith is such a great blessing and a treasure with a great value would determine the importance that we would give to that treasure and its evidences. Nevertheless, you will also observe that in the first part, a serious effort has also been made to search for the truth and evidences. Once you complete the book, you will have completed an important reading that could be considered as a brief summary of the Risale-i Nur collection and taken a serious step in studying the high knowledge of faith that is taught by these works. In “The Journeys of Discovery Risale-i Nur Training Program”, you are invited for an adventure of looking for and finding out the truth. We have a very strong reason to begin this journey: to witness the magnificent details of the divine technology and uniqueness of the artful creation and hence, to take a big step on the way of achieving the true faith that was demanded from us by Allah. We would like you to accompany us in this imaginary and mental journey of discovery. There is only one fixed price for a ticket of the Journey: A strong sense of wonder in the search for truth. BOOK INDEX * Journeys of Discovery Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light) Training Program, Based on Academic Work and Supported by Visuals * Declaration on Copyright All Kinds of Free Usage, the Right to Print and Publish * Let’s Get Acquainted with the Books Discovering The Secret of The Universe! A Journey of Discovery for an Extraordinary Treasure: Risale-i Nur (The Treatise of Light) Training Program FIRST MAIN SECTION: DISCOVERING THE VALUE OF THE TREASURE OF FAITH 1.Discovery: Discovering the High Truth of Belief, Worship and Salaat (Prayer) * Telling and Remembering the name of Allah (1. Word) * The Universe is a Place of Festivity (2. Word) * Discovering the High Truth of Worship (3. Word) * Exploring the Truth of Salaah/Prayer (4. Word) * Irresponsible Doctor, Mentally Ill Soldier (5. Word) * The World's Most Profitable Trade Agreement (6.Word) 2.Discovery: The Insight into the Covered Truth of the Religion and the Universe * The Insight into the Covered Hidden Truth of Religion and the Universe (7.Word) * Down the Rabbit Hole! (8.Word) Sub Headings: A Critical Assessment of the Law of Attraction and Quantum Thinking Technique Down the Rabbit Hole! 3.Discovery: Man’s High Value That Becomes Apparent with Faith And the Beauties of the Being Faithfull - Picasso’s Painting -The Real Truth, Which Is Brilliant and Beautiful, of the Universe - The Source of An Amazing Feeling of Confidence - The Difference of the Man - Discovery of the Subtle Secret of Supplication/Prayer -‘On the Concept of “Self Confidence/Reliance” - Small Targets, Low Tastes - Big Target, High Tastes - Being Suspicious of Our Lifestyle - A Tremendous Truth Worth Being Discovered - For Those Who Wonder About the Secret of the Universe 4.Discovery: The comparison of Qur'an, Philosophy and Modern Science in Understanding the Secret of the Universe * The Story of the Creation of Our Universe (11. Word) * A Gift Package (12. Word-First Principle) * To Graduate from the Academy of Universe (A chapter taken from the Thirteenth Word) 5.Discovery: The Solution for Death * Looking at Death and Life Under a Different Kind of Light (Introductory Text) * The Gallows and the Lottery Office (From 11th Ray - The Treatise of Fruits) * Being Sentenced to Death * The Difference that A Muslim Makes (The Second Station of the Thirteenth Word) * How Do We Deceive Ourselves? * The Concept of Saving the Faith SECOND MAIN SECTION: PROVING THE EXISTENCE OF THE TREASURE OF FAITH WITH EVIDENCES 1.Truth: The Proof of The Truth of Faith in Allah (New Perspectives of The Treatise of Nature) * Looking at the Matters of Faith from the Right Side (Introduction to New Perspectives of The Treatise of Nature) * The Effort to Make Sense out of This World and Magnificent Skies * An Imaginary and Mental Journey of Discovery in The Depths of Divine Technology (23rd Flash, Treatise of Nature) Subheadings : -Thoughts over Existence -What is Nature? -What are Laws of Nature? -Intelligent Design -Coincidence and Material Reasons -A Fantastic Science-Fiction Story -Amazing Discoveries on The Existence of The Universe -What Happens when There Are Multiple-Universes? -Grand Design and Theory of Everything - A Different Perspective on Big Bang -The Impossible Scenarios of the Formation of the Matter/Objects, Formation Due to Causes and Self-creation -The Miracle of a Fly -Production of Living Beings from a Single Centre -Miracle of the Eye -The Thousand-Domed Palace The Concept of Irreducible Complexity -No Production Is Possible without Moulds! (Alternatives for Production of Living Things) -Journey to the Land of Miracles -Fantastic Data Stores: Brain and DNA -Looking at the Reality from a Blind-Spot -A Question That Will Open The Mysterious Door of The Universe -Interwoven Spiral Order -Getting Wet in The Ocean of the Cosmos -The Laws of Nature and Quantum Universe -Law of Atraction and A Critical Evaluation of Quantum Thinking -Design Signature over The Matter/Objects -Looking at Allah from the Right Side -Our World: A spaceship in the Sea of Sky -How Is Everything Taking Place with Divine Power -Is the Movement of Particles an Explanation for Everything? Additional Sections * Discussion Notes from Our Seminars on “The New Perspectives from The Treatise of Nature” - Scientific Findings about Evolution and the Miracles of Quran - About Quantum Approach and Divine Truths - Important Points on Evolution, Atheism and Creation 2.Truth: (Believing in Angels) Proof of the Existence of Angels * We Are Not Alone! (Introductory Text) * Why Does Life Exist? * What is the Meaning and Value of the Existence without Life? * Angels’ Truth * The Roles Shared in a Perfect Ecosystem 3.Truth: (Faith in the Divine Books) The Truth of Revelation and the Proof of the Coming of Qur'an from Allah It is Completely Different Word! (The Truth of Revelation and the Proof of the Coming of Qur'an from Allah) Sub Headings: * Extraordinary Spiritual Mastery of a Wonderful Book * An Unprecedented Challenge * Understanding the Environment in Which and the Persons against whom The Quran Made This Unprecedented Challenge * Uniqueness of Quran’s Style * A Spiritual Transformation Beyond Every Imagination * Quran’s Amazing Influence * Good News from the Holly Books * Quran: A Miracle Beyond the Capabilties of The Human Being * Scientific Miracles of Quran 4.Truth: (Belief in Prophets) Proof of the Truth of Prophethood and Proof of Prophethood of Muhammad (PBUH) Spiritual Sun of the Universe Sub Headings: * Spiritual Sun of the Universe * How Could It Be Understood That A person Is A (Real) Prophet? * The Most Brilliant Evidence of the Existence of Allah 5.Truth: Evidence for the Existence of Resurrection after Death * An Invaluable Truth: Eternal Life (Introductory Text) Sub Headings: - Rehearsal Scene - Banquet Table for Tasting - Magnificent Cinema House - Divine Information Repository - Dominoes - Great Show Centre, the Universe and the Cosmic Calendar - Union of Opposites - Missing Part of the Puzzle - Babies in Their Mother’s Womb - Drawing Conclusions Coherent with Most Basic Truths - Learning the Truth from Its Source - The Gate to Eternity Opened for the Human Being - Divine Causes Connected to the Human Being - Unknown Breakfast - Film without A Final - Privileged Planet - The Prayer Opening the Gate of Eternal Life - The Way to Salvation from A Paradoxical Situation - An Illogical Fiction - He will Do it if He Promised - Reviving Earth - Would the One Doing the Difficult, Be Unable To Do the Thing Which Is Easier? - The Truest News in the World - Secret Plan - Desolate Festival - A Truth As Unshakable As the Existence of the Earth - An Eternal Life Where Death Is Killed 6.Truth: The Truth of the Divine Determining and Free Will (Belief in Fate, Qadar) Sub Headings: * A Healthy Approach to the Matters of Qadar and Free Will * How can We Reconcile Divine Determining with Free Will? * Nature of Free Will * What is the Meaning of Everything Being Determined by Allah’s Will? * What Does It Mean If Everything about Divine Determining is Good and Beautiful? SPECIAL SECTIONS * The Life of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and Risale-i Nur * An Attempt to Make Risale-i Nur the Property of Humanity: Explanatory Works Sub Headings: * Why and How of Risale-i Nur Explanatory Works * A Realistic and Alternative Model in Risale-i Nur Works, That Meets the Needs * An Attempt to Make Risale-i Nur the Property of Humanity: Explanatory Works * Our Responsibilities in the Service of Risale-i Nur * Quran, Risale-i Nur and the Place of the Explanation of Risale-i Nur From the Perspective of Religious Sciences * How shall the dream of Medresetüzzehra be realized? * How Could It Be Possible To Teach Risale-i Nur As A Textbook? * Applied Model of Medresetüzzehra * Analysis of Methods for Introduction of Risale-i Nur and Its Integration into Education System * The Analysis of Religion Lesson’s Text Book Which is Based on Risale-i Nur * Could Loyalty to Islam and to the Science Ever Be Considered As Betrayal to Risale-i Nur? * For A Positive Transformation in Education, Which Method Is Realistic and of Top Priority? * A Style of Explanatory Lecturing For Risale-i Nur, Which is Not Either Exaggerated nor Understated * Risale-i Nur, Civilization of Islam/Quran and Philosophy of Science * How will the Civilization of Islam/Quran be built? What does the Dream of Medresetüzzehra Express? * Your Journey Just Begins Now! THE COMPANIES OF ROAD FOR YOUR PERSONAL VOYAGE * Seminar Texts, Presentations and Videos* Our Website for The Journeys of Discovery * Our Books on Explanatory Notes for Risale-i Nur (Texts and Visuals/Interactive) * Our Video Channel for The Journeys of Discovery * Suggested Websites * The Opportunity to Read and Listen Risale-i Nur Round The Clock Wherever You Are * Locations Where You Can Participate in Risale-i Nur Conversations and Classes * Other Academic Training Activities * Author’s Contact Address

The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade

Author:Susan Wise Bauer

Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:9780393078176

Total Pages:640

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A masterful narrative of the Middle Ages, when religion became a weapon for kings all over the world. From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T’ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled. In her earlier work, The History of the Ancient World, Susan Wise Bauer wrote of the rise of kingship based on might. But in the years between the fourth and the twelfth centuries, rulers had to find new justification for their power, and they turned to divine truth or grace to justify political and military action. Right thus replaces might as the engine of empire. Not just Christianity and Islam but the religions of the Persians and the Germans, and even Buddhism, are pressed into the service of the state. This phenomenon—stretching from the Americas all the way to Japan—changes religion, but it also changes the state.