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By Firas Alkhateeb

Islam has been essentially the most robust non secular, social, and political forces in historical past. during the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires accelerated to manage territories and peoples that finally stretched from southern France, to East Africa to South East Asia.

Yet the various contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists, and theologians, let alone rulers, statesmen and infantrymen, were occluded. This ebook rescues from oblivion and overlook a few of these personalities and associations whereas supplying the reader a brand new narrative of this misplaced Islamic heritage. The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans characteristic within the tale, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa and the Mughal Empire, in addition to the later eu colonization of Muslim lands and the improvement of contemporary realms within the Muslim international. all through, the impression of Islamic trust on medical development, social buildings, and cultural improvement is given due prominence, and the textual content is complemented via photographs of key personalities, innovations and little identified ancient nuggets. The heritage of Islam and of the world's Muslims brings jointly assorted peoples, geographies, and states, all interwoven into one narrative that starts off with Muhammad and keeps to this day.

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By Firas Alkhateeb

Islam has been essentially the most robust non secular, social, and political forces in historical past. during the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires accelerated to manage territories and peoples that finally stretched from southern France, to East Africa to South East Asia.

Yet the various contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists, and theologians, let alone rulers, statesmen and infantrymen, were occluded. This ebook rescues from oblivion and overlook a few of these personalities and associations whereas supplying the reader a brand new narrative of this misplaced Islamic heritage. The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans characteristic within the tale, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa and the Mughal Empire, in addition to the later eu colonization of Muslim lands and the improvement of contemporary realms within the Muslim international. all through, the impression of Islamic trust on medical development, social buildings, and cultural improvement is given due prominence, and the textual content is complemented via photographs of key personalities, innovations and little identified ancient nuggets. The heritage of Islam and of the world's Muslims brings jointly assorted peoples, geographies, and states, all interwoven into one narrative that starts off with Muhammad and keeps to this day.

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