The Crisis of Islamic Civilization

By Ali A. Allawi

Islam as a faith is principal to the lives of over one thousand million humans, yet its outer expression as a particular civilization has been present process a huge quandary. Buffeted by means of strong opposed currents, Islamic civilization this present day is a shadow of its former self. the main worrying and probably deadly of those currents—the imperial growth of the West into Muslim lands and the blast of modernity that observed it—are now compounded via a 3rd titanic wave, globalization.

These forces have more and more verified Islam and Islamic civilization for validity, adaptability, and the facility to carry directly to the loyalty of Muslims, says Ali A. Allawi in his provocative new publication. whereas the religion has proved resilient within the face of those demanding situations, different facets of Islamic civilization have atrophied or died, Allawi contends, and Islamic civilization is now present process its final crisis.

The publication explores how Islamic civilization started to resolve less than colonial rule, as its associations, legislation, and economies have been frequently changed through insufficient glossy equivalents. Allawi additionally examines the backlash expressed during the expanding religiosity of Muslim societies and the mind-blowing upward push of political Islam and its terrorist offshoots. Assessing the prestige of every of the construction blocks of Islamic civilization, the writer concludes that Islamic civilization can't live to tell the tale with out the very important spirituality that underpinned it long ago. He identifies a key set of rules for relocating ahead, rules that might shock a few and anger others, but essentially has to be considered.

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State of Terror: The War Against ISIS (Kindle Single)

They've got taken over a sector the dimensions of the uk, and sparked one of many nice humanitarian crises of our time. Now, with coordinated assaults in Paris and the downing of a Russian passenger airplane, the Islamic nation (ISIS) has declared struggle at the wider international, galvanizing new demands an intensified international response.

The Pope, the King of Jordan, and different foreign leaders say that ISIS has prompted a “Third global War.”

The Washington put up has spent a 12 months monitoring the political and armed forces unfold of ISIS—investigating its roots, and chronicling what lifestyles is admittedly like for the folks lower than its rule. Kevin Sullivan, a Senior Correspondent for The Washington submit, carried out a sequence of interviews, usually in mystery, with those that have fled the "Caliphate." different correspondents, together with Souad Mekhennet and Loveday Morris, spoke with these nonetheless inside of. What he stumbled on is that, whereas international leaders watched, the Islamic kingdom instituted a brutal, tiered society, within which the devoted are given keep watch over, during which girls are in consistent chance, and in which dissent is met with speedy and lethal retribution.

This is the interior tale of ways ISIS mixed the bloodiest points of faith, terrorism and statehood into turning into an international possibility.

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Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law

By Nonie Darwish

Nonie Darwish lived for thirty years in a majority Muslim country. every little thing approximately her life?family, sexuality, hygiene, enterprise, banking, contracts, economics, politics, social matters, everything?was dictated by way of the Islamic legislations code often called Sharia.

But Sharia isn't really staying in majority Muslim international locations. Darwish now lives within the West and brings a caution; the objective of radical Islam is to carry Sharia legislations to your kingdom. If that occurs, the material of Western legislation and liberty can be ripped in . lower than Sharia legislation:

  • A girl should be crushed for speaking to males who're no longer her family members and flogged for no longer donning a headdress
  • Daughters, sisters, and other halves could be legally killed by way of the boys of their family
  • Non-Muslims will be beheaded, and their Muslim killers won't obtain the demise penalty
  • Certain sorts of baby molestation are allowed
  • The husband of a "rebellious" spouse can deny her treatment or position her less than apartment arrest

Think it cannot ensue? In 2008, England?once the seat of Western liberty and now the house of many Muslim immigrants?declared that Sharia courts in Britain have the strength of law.

When Muslim populations succeed in as low as 1 or 2 percentage, says Darwish, they start making calls for of the bigger neighborhood, reminiscent of foot-level taps for laundry ahead of praying in public colleges, companies, and airports. "Airports in Kansas urban, Phoenix, and Indianapolis are between those that have already put in foot baths for Muslim cab drivers," writes Darwish. those calls for try out how a long way Westerners will cross in accommodating the Muslim minority. How a long way will they push? The association of the Islamic convention works to Islamize foreign human rights legislation and practice Sharia "standards" for blasphemy to all international locations. The penalty for blasphemy? Death.

Weaving own event including broad documentation and learn, Darwish exposes the proof and divulges the worldwide possibility posed by way of Sharia legislation. a person keen on Western rights and liberties ignores her caution and research at their peril.

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Infidel

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

One in all today’s so much fashionable and arguable political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into foreign headlines following the homicide of Theo van Gogh via an Islamist who threatened that she will be subsequent. She made headlines back whilst she was once stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament.

Infidel shows the arrival of age of this unusual political star and champion of unfastened speech in addition to the advance of her ideals, iron will, and striking choice to struggle injustice. Raised in a strict Muslim relatives, Hirsi Ali survived civil struggle, woman mutilation, brutal beatings, early life as a religious believer through the upward push of the Muslim Brotherhood, and existence in 4 , risky nations governed principally by way of despots. She escaped from a pressured marriage and sought asylum within the Netherlands, the place she earned a faculty measure in political technology, attempted to aid her tragically depressed sister comply with the West, and fought for the rights of Muslim girls and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. below consistent probability, demonized through reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by means of her father, and expelled from family members and extended family, she refuses to be silenced.

Ultimately a party of overcome adversity, Hirsi Ali’s tale tells how a vivid little lady evolves out of dutiful obedience to turn into an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments fight to stability democratic beliefs with non secular pressures, no different publication will be extra well timed or extra major.

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THE PROMISED ONE IN QURAN

By Islamic Mobility - XKP

It is central that the routes of the enterprise ideals and understandings of Islam needs to be inside the Holy Ouran, the phrases of God. it's with the explanation, the fundamental trust of ‘MAHDAVIYAT is noticeable within the ayats of Quran in totality (that is the society, from each point) achieving to the heights of justice and reasonable place.

Apart from this a few Ouranic ayats were commented upon by way of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)and his pious vicegerents at the matters of ‘MAHDAVIYAT. those that own the information of Quran. have raised convinced issues from its that means in this type of method that the root of this topic is proved besides its numerous points past doubt.

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STATUS OF WOMEN AS SEEN FROM THE QURAN

By Unknown - XKP

The Qur'an announces that the male and the feminine are equivalent in prestige and software as either were created through Allah. in contrast to the Bible, which states that Eve (woman) used to be made from Adam's rib (See Genesis 2:4, 3:24), the Qur'an informs us that either the male in addition to the feminine have been created out of 1 unmarried resource fabric referred to as "Nafsin wahida".

"O Mankind! be cautious of (your accountability to) your Sustainer, Who created you (all people, males in addition to ladies) from a unmarried Self and made from it, its complimentary pair and unfold from those , many women and men; and be cautious of (your accountability to) Allah, by way of Whom you call for certainly one of one other (your rights), and (to) the binds of courting; absolutely Allah ever watches over you." (4:1) "He it truly is Who created you (o humans) from a unmarried self , and made up of her, her complimentary pair, that she may possibly locate peace in her.." (7:189)

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Qalbe Saleem - Immaculate Conscience

By Ayatullah Dastghaib Shirazi - XKP

An tricky textual content that describes broadly the sins and ailments of the guts, as visible during the gentle of the Qur'an and the narrations (ahadith) of the Ahlulbayt ('a).

This guide will get us towards Allah SWT and explains the features that take us clear of Him.

Published by way of: Ansariyan Publications

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Character of Ali Ibn Abi Talib

By Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari - XKP

The legislation of "attraction and repulsion" is a legislations which holds sway in the course of the complete order of production. From the viewpoint of the medical tuition of at the present time, guy is kind of certain that no longer a unmarried atom of the realm of lifestyles is outdoors the governance of common allure, and none can get away it. From the most important of the world's our bodies and much to the smallest of its atoms, all own this enigmatic strength known as the strength of charm, and all are, in a roundabout way, stimulated by means of it. learn more..

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After Khomeini: Iran Under His Successors

By Said Amir Arjomand

For lots of american citizens, Iran is our most threatening enemy--part of George W. Bush's "axis of evil" even prior to the looks of Ahmadinejad. yet what's the truth? How did Ahmadinejad upward thrust to energy, and what sort of energy does he relatively have? What are the probabilities of normalizing family with Iran?

In After Khomeini, Saïd Amir Arjomand paints a sophisticated and perceptive portrait of latest Iran. This paintings, a sequel to Arjomand's acclaimed The Turban for the Crown, examines Iran less than the successors of Ayatollah Khomeini as much as the current day. He starts, because the Islamic Republic did, with Khomeini, delivering an excellent pill biography of the guy who masterminded the revolution that overthrew the Shah. Arjomand attracts transparent differences among the moderates of the preliminary word of the revolution, radicals, pragmatists, and hardliners, the latter most sensible exemplified by means of Mahmud Ahmadinejad. Taking a chronological and thematic method, he lines the emergence and consolidation of the current process of collective rule by way of clerical councils and the peaceable transition to twin management through the ayatollah because the ideal consultant and the subordinate president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He explains the inner political quarrels between Khomeini's heirs as a fight over his progressive legacy. And he outlines how the ruling clerical elite and the nation's safety forces are interdependent politically and economically, speculating at the strength destiny position of the innovative Guards. Bringing the paintings as much as present political occasions, Arjomand analyzes Iran's international coverage besides, together with the impression of the autumn of Communism on Iran and Ahmadinejad's nuclear policy.

Few nations loom greater in American international family members than Iran. during this wealthy and insightful account, knowledgeable on Iranian society and politics untangles the complexities of a country nonetheless driving the turbulent wake of 1 of history's nice revolutions.

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Understanding the Uniqueness of the Qur'an

By Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari - XKP

Translated from the Persian by means of Mahliqa Qara'i

Vol I No. 1-3 (Muharram - Rajab 1404 AH)

Tawhid magazine - al-islam.org

The research and data of the Qur'an is vital for each realized individual in addition to for all trustworthy believers. it truly is especially crucial for these students who're drawn to the research of guy and society, due to the fact this booklet has been successfully instrumental not just in moulding the destinies of Islamic societies, but in addition in shaping the future of the human race as a complete. a short look over heritage will be adequate to supply enough evidence of the declare that there was no such publication that has ever motivated human societies to the importance of the Qur'an. it truly is for a similar cause that the Qur'an instantly steps into the precincts of sociological discussions, and turns into the fundamental constituent of the themes of study during this self-discipline. which means any deep learn and profound examine within the box of global historical past of the final fourteen hundred years, is very unlikely with no the data of the Qur'an.

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