Looking for a book : Islamic History book???
Posted 17 March 2008 - 05:52 PM
assalamu aliakum wa rahmatullah
Does anyone know of a good book of Islamic History (other than the one that Dar-us-Salam) publishes?
Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:27 AM
Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:03 PM
I don't own the book by Dar-us-Salam but I was told that in that book some of the sahaba were spoken of in not the best manner..wa Allahu alim....so I am hesitant to purchase it...and again Allah knows Best.
As-salamu aleykum - I too look for a book like this. Do you have the one from darussalam or is it because you don't like it? I read somewhere that it was not accurate? which I doubt, darussalam is usually good.
Posted 20 March 2008 - 03:00 PM
I have just finished a book entitled: Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists by Michael Hamilton Morgan. It was published by National Geographic and gives alot of really nice information in a very neutral stance (after reading the book, I questioned why I never had learned these things in school). I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for, but the book was very well written and researched (the author made a point to specify that he wasn't trying to pit one side versus the other, just reporting the facts which was a nice change!). Perhaps it is something that might help you. If you can't find it locally, I know the national geographic website sells it from their online store (I had to fight with my local library to get a copy brought in so I could read it). Hope it helps.
Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:08 PM
asslamu alaikum wa rahmatullah
Oh! That sounds nice...jazakum Allahu khayran. I'll try to see if our local library has it....if not then maybe like you said I can get it from National Geo.'s website insha'Allah.
jazakum Allahu Khayran again
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