What is islam the history of islam: pre-islamic the arabian peninsula the birthplace of islam is one of the hottest and driest regions in the world, consisting mainly of deserts. Islam : a short history [karen armstrong] -- this book begins with the flight of muhammad and his family from medina in the seventh century and the subsequent founding of the first mosques it recounts the origins of the split between shii and. Karen armstrong's short history offers a vital corrective to this narrow view the distillation of years of thinking and writing about islam, it demonstrates that the world's fastest-growing faith is a much richer and more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest. Islam: a short history is a book for those already familiar with islam, as it is written from a highly biased and rose-colored perspective armstrong's readable summation of islamic history, however, helps one understand the numerous muslim sects that developed as they tried to follow muhammad's example, interpret the qur'an, and develop. Audio: karen armstrong in conversation on the bbc world service discussion programme the forum, bbccouk appearances on c-span booknotes interview with armstrong on islam: a short history , 22 september 2000.
Islam: a short history is a 2000 book by the british writer karen armstrong, a former roman catholic nun and author of popular books about the history of religion armstrong condemns the west for being prejudiced about islam since the crusades , yet writing about present-day muslims. Islam a short history by karen armstrong karen armstrong is popular british writer who published many books on religion she is former roman catholic nun and published this book islam a short history in 2000. History by definition denotes all the events that happened in the past but recorded, as winston churchill puts it, by the victors when we look back at history, we see that not all the victors. In islam: a short history, karen armstrong provides a useful and concise guide to the origin, establishment, and expansion of islam as a faith and cultural-political entity over 1,400 years she cogently explains key aspects of this history, such as the background of the great schism that divided muslims into two major sects, sunni and shi'a.
Islam: a short history, like bruce lawrence's shattering the myth and mark huband's warriors of the prophet, introduces us to a faith that beckons like a minaret to those who dare to venture beyond the headlines. Islam : a short history [karen armstrong] -- no religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as islam it haunts the popular western imagination as an extreme faith that promotes authoritarian government, female oppression, civil. Islam a short history after reading this book i can see where a way was needed for an individual from the arab perspective could draw closer to god this book gives a clearer look and a good understanding into the islamic religion.
Islam a short history [pdf][free] by karen armstrong download the book from the link under the description below alternatively you can choose to click buy now and go through the checkout process to get the free books emailed to you. Readers seeking a quick but thoughtful introduction to islam will want to peruse armstrong's latest offering in her hallmark stylish and accessible prose, the author of a history of god takes. Karen armstrong talked about her book islam: a short history, published by modern librarythe book traces the origins and growth of the islamic faith from the revelations muhammad received in the.
Islam, a short history contains a first-class 275-entry () chronology, a listing of 118 historical figures () from the history of islam, a very exhaustive listing of additional readings (bibliography), and a good index. Islam: a short history by karen armstrong in chm, djvu, txt download e-book welcome to our site, dear reader all content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by us and international copyright laws. Traces the history of islam, from the flight of prophet muhammad(peace be on him) and the founding of the first mosques to the development of the modern muslim state, and examines its present beliefs and practices.
In a vital revision of this narrow view of islam and a distillation of years of thinking and writing about the subject, karen armstrong's short history demonstrate it haunts the popular imagination as an extreme faith that promotes terrorism, authoritarian government, female oppression, and civil war. Islam: a short history begins with the flight of muhammad and his family from medina in the seventh century and the subsequent founding of the first mosques it.
David berlinski on islam a short history in islam, muslims have looked for god in history their sacred scripture, the quran, gave them a historical mission.