Short Description: During the annual event of Eid al-Adha, millions of Muslims join together in similar act of performing the Udhiyah, so what are the Ruling of al-Udhiyah? What are the Conditions of al-Udhiyah? What should the Muslim avoid in the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah if he wants to offer a sacrifice?. These questions and more pertaining this great act of worship are getting answered in this book.
IN the year 1132 a broken army, flying before its pursuers, reached the left bank of the Tigris. On the other side, upon a steep cliff, stood the impregnable Fortress of Tekrit, defended landwards by a deep moat and accessible only by secret steps cut in the rock and leading from the heart of the citadel to the water’s edge. The one hope of the fugitives was to attain the refuge of the castle, and their fate turned upon the disposition of its warden. Happily he chose the friendly part, and provided a ferry by which they crossed to safety. The ferry boats of the Tigris made the fortunes of the house of Saladin. The flying leader who owed his life to their timely succour was Zengy, the powerful lord of Mosil; and in later days, when triumph returned to his standards, he did not forget the debt he owed Tekrit, but, ever mindful of past services, carried its warden onward and upward on the wave of his progress. This warden was Saladin ‘s father.
THIS volume presents, for the first time, an English version of a notable work which has remained for half a century the standard authority upon an important and fascinating branch of medieval history.
Notwithstanding an assertion to the contrary which has found its way into several leading works of reference, Reinhart Dozy’s Histoire des Musulmans d’Espagne — originally published in 1861 — has never been reprinted, and, having consequently become scarce and costly, is little known except to historical specialists. The reason why no second edition was issued of a book at once so brilliant and so profound will be made apparent in the Biographical Introduction ; it is here only necessary to record the fact.
In 1874, however, a German translation of the Histoire was made under the direction of Dr. Wolf Wilhelm, Graf von Baudissin, and this version, to which Dozy contributed some emendations of the original, has frequently been consulted during the preparation of the present volume : a Spanish version (by F. de Castro, late Professor of Spanish History in the University of Seville), pub- lished in 1877, has also occasionally been found useful for purposes of reference.
Stanley Lane Poole charts the history of Cairo, from its middle age inception , and the tale of the two cities, through the periods of Salah ud din, the mamluks, and the Ottomans. Describing its people and way of life at the turn of the 20th century under Ottoman rule. A must read about this great City.
This valuable work tells the story of what happened to the north africans after the loss of spain, it follows the course of turkeys rise in naval power, it also sheds light on the power of the north african sea faring nations from the 15th century onwards. A valuable bookFor more than three centuries the trading nations of Europe were suffered to pursue their commerce or forced to abandon their gains at the bidding of pirates. From the days when Barbarossa defied the whole strength of the Emperor Charles V., to the early part of the present century, when prizes were taken by Algerine rovers under the guns, so to say, of all the fleets of Europe, the Corsairs were masters of the narrow seas, and dictated their own terms to all comers. Nothing but the creation of the large standing navies of the present age crippled them ; nothing less than the conquest of their too convenient coasts could have thoroughly suppressed them. During those three centuries they levied blackmail upon all who had any trading interest in the Mediterranean. The Venetians, Genoese, Pisans in older days ; the English, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and American Governments in modern times,
This books records the travels of Emilie Jane Butterfield through the lands of Islam, through North Africa and the Maghreb to Egypt and on to Jerusalem. A fascinating account of the muslim interaction with Christianity during these times of coloniziation.
From one of the authorities on Ottoman History, Stanley Lane Pooles Turkey brings you in from the origins of the ottomans as the steppe people pushed out of Central Asia by the Monguls, to the power house of the ottoman empire.
THE national Turkish traditions preserved by the Persian historians Rashid-ed-Din and Jowaini from Uigurian books, now lost, point to the region watered by the Selenga and its affluents, the Orkhon and the Tugela, as the primitive seat of the Turkish people. But already as early as the sixth century A.D. the Turks had their traditional hero in Khan Disabul, the ” Master of the Seven Races, and Lord of the Seven Climates of the World,” who exchanged embassies with Justinian, and whose friendship the Roman Emperor desired in order that in the words of his Ambassador to the Golden Mountain “a strict alliance, without envy or deceit, might for ever be maintained between the two most powerful nations of the earth.” 1 Somewhere about the second decade of the thirteenth century, the little Turkish tribe destined in due course to found the Ottoman Empire was driven by invading Mongols from its original home, and, passing through Persia, entered Armenia under the leadership of Suleyman Shah, its hereditary chief. His son and successor, Erto- ghrul, while wandering with his warriors over those wide Asian lands, came one day upon two armies engaged in desperate conflict. Riding at once to the assistance of what appeared to be the weaker party, their assailants a horde of Mongols who had invaded the territories of Ala-ed-Din, Sultan of Konieh, the ancient Iconium.
This book is a translation of the al-Balashuri’s “Futuh al-Buldan”. who is considered one of Islams pre eminant Historians. Al Baladhuri was one of the cheif authorities for the period during which the Arab state was in process of formation. This is an important non orientalist work, and al Balashuri uses chains of narration in his work, so that the source is very much part of this historic work. The book covers the formation of the Arabic State , from Medina to the Maghreb, to Andalusia, Persia, Sicily, Rhodes and Crete by the Early Arabs.
THE history of Spain offers us a melancholy contrast. Twelve hundred years ago, Tarik the Moor added the land of the Visigoths to the long catalogue of kingdoms subdued by the Moslems. For nearly eight centuries, under her Mohammedan rulers, Spain set to all Europe a shining example of a civilized and enlightened State. Her fertile provinces, rendered doubly prolific by the industry and engineering skill of her conquerors, bore fruit an hundredfold. Cities innumerable sprang up in the rich valleys of the Guadelquivir and the Guadiana, whose names, and names only, still commemorate the vanished glories of their past. Art, literature, and science prospered, as they then prospered nowhere else in Europe. Students flocked from France and Germany and England to drink from the fountain of learning which flowed only in the cities of the Moors. The surgeons and doctors of Andalusia were in the van of science : women were encouraged to devote themselves to serious study, and the lady doctor was not unknown among the people of Cordova.