Chanfi Ahmed shows how West African Ê¿ulamÄÊ¾, who fled the European colonization of their region to settle in Mecca and Medina, helped the regime of King Ibn Sa'ud at its beginnings in the field of teaching and spreading the Salafá¿‘-Wahhabá¿‘'s Islam both inside and outside Saudi Arabia. This is against the widespread idea of considering the spread of the Salafá¿‘-WahhÄbá¿‘ doctrine as being the work of Ê¿ulamÄÊ¾ from Najd (Central Arabia) only. We learn here that the diffusion of this doctrine after 1926 was much more the work of Ê¿ulamÄÊ¾ from other parts of the Muslim World who had already acquired this doctrine and spread it in their countries by teaching and publishing books related to it. In addition Chanfi Ahmed demonstrates that concerning Islamic reform and mission (daÊ¿wa), Africans are not just consumers, but also thinkers and designers.
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Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant: The Holiest Cities of Islam
Manufacturer: Tuttle Publishing
Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant is an unprecedented photographic exploration of the most holy cities of Islam and the hajj, or annual pilgrimage during Ramadan, when more than a million faithful journey to Mecca's Great Mosque to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur'an (Koran).This book allows both Muslims and those unfamiliar with the Islamic faith complete access to the holiest sites of one of the world's major religions, practiced by a quarter of the world's population but often misunderstood in the west.Photographer Ali Kazuyoshi Namachi, a Muslim convert from Japan, garnered the full support of Saudi Arabian authoritiesâ€”rarely givenâ€”to shoot in cities where photography is strictly controlled and non-Muslims are not allowed.An expansive work of photojournalism, Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant includes:140 full-color, never-before-seen photographsMystical places and scenes of IslamBreathtaking aerial photographs of the Arabian terrainVistas of teeming crowds of worshippers ...
Forging Islamic Power and Place: The Legacy of Shaykh Daud bin â€˜Abd Allah al-Fatani in Mecca and Southeast Asia (Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory)
Manufacturer: University of Hawaii Press
Forging Islamic Power and Place charts the nineteenth-century rise of a vast network of Islamic scholars stretching across Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean to Arabia. Following the political and military collapse of the tiny Sultanate of Patani in what is now southern Thailand and northern Malaysia, a displaced community of scholars led by Shaykh DÄâ€™Å«d bin â€˜Abd AllÄh al-Faá¹ÄnÄ« regrouped in Mecca. In the years that followed, al-Faá¹ÄnÄ« composed more than forty works that came to form the basis for a new, text-based type of Islamic practice. Via a network of scholars, students, and scribes, al-Faá¹ÄnÄ«â€™s writings made their way back to Southeast Asia, becoming the core texts of emerging pondok (Islamic schools) throughout the region. Islamic scholars thus came to be the primary power brokers in the construction of a new moral community, setting forth an intellectual wave that spurred cultural identity, literacy, and a religious practice that grew eve...
Ibn al-Arabi On the Mysteries of the Purifying Alms (Futuhat Al-Makkiyya (Meccan Revelations))
Manufacturer: Kazi Publications, Inc.
Translated from Chapter 70 of the Futuhat al-Makkiyya by Aisha Bewley, Ibn al-Arabi explains the mysteries of the Islamic practice of the purifying alms in a way no other scholar every has. He opens up doors of intuition to the astute reader.
Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah (Classic Reprint)
Manufacturer: Forgotten Books
Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to A l-M adinah &M eccah was written by Richard Francis Burton in 1906. This is a 502 page book, containing 173474 words and 28 pictures. Search Inside is enabled for this title.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org
Manufacturer: Oxford University Press
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The changes to U.S. immigration law that were instituted in 1965 have led to an influx of West African immigrants to New York, creating an enclave Harlem residents now call ''Little Africa.'' These immigrants are immediately recognizable as African in their wide-sleeved robes and tasseled hats, but most native-born members of the community are unaware of the crucial role Islam plays in immigrants' lives. Zain Abdullah takes us inside the lives of these new immigrants and shows how they deal with being a double minority in a country where both blacks and Muslims are stigmatized. Dealing with this dual identity, Abdullah discovers, is extraordinarily complex. Some longtime residents embrace these immigrants and see their arrival as an opportunity to reclaim their African heritage, while others see the immigrants as scornful invaders. In turn, African immigrants often take a particularly harsh view of their new neighbors, buying into the worst stereotypes about American-born blacks being lazy and incorrigible. A...
When her husband dies, aging Miss Helen begins to fill her home in the remote South African bush with strange sculptures made from beer cans and old headlights. A local clergyman and a young woman visitor try to decide whether Miss Helens peculiar art is an outpouring of creativity or an outbreak of madness. An incandescent drama by South Africas most celebrated playwright. A L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Julie Harris, Amy Irving, Harris Yulin
The first complete translation of the masterpiece of Ali Shariati, it is not a treatise on the hajj, but a reflection by the astute haji on what the hajj means as it is performed and includes the meaning behind each and every ritual of the hajj based on the Arabic language and traditional sources.
*Includes pictures *Includes footnotes and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "There is no doubt in the sanctity of Mecca, but a donkey won't become a Hajj pilgrim by just going through the motions.â€ - Rahman Baba The reason for the existence of most of the world's cities is obvious to the student of geography. New York and Shanghai control deep ports and straddle great rivers bringing trade from the interior; Paris and London are at the crossing points of major cross-country rivers; Johannesburg sits atop a great mountain of gold ore; and Moscow and Madrid are at the heart of their great nations, easily able to control even the more distant corners of the land. Mecca, however, is different, as the city exists solely because it is holy. Even centuries before the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, the leaders of Mecca established that their city was the pre-eminent holy site in western Arabia and established a truce for pilgrims to the city. In the process, one effect of th...