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The Masterpiece Library of Islam (8 Vols.)

by Irving, Hugbes, Lammens, Fazl, Arnold and Enan, Nicholson,

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Islam has been a great force in world history. Within a few centuries after the death of Mohammed in A.D. 632 the Islamic creed had spread across half the world and obtained a powerful hold over millions of people. The present set published as a multivolume collection contains very rare and remarkable works on Islam. An attempt has been made to trace its origin and history. The endeavour is to elucidate the true place of Islam in the history of religions.

Contents:

  1. Vol. I. Mohammed and Islam/Washington Irving:
    1. Preface
    2. Origin of the Arabs
    3. Early life and times of Mohammed
    4. Mohammed's annunciation as Prophet
    5. His teaching and their opposition
    6. Prophet's journey from Mecca to the Seventh Heaven
    7. Mohammed's flight from Mecca to Madina and conversions
    8. The battle of Beder and after
    9. Death of the Prophet's daughter and after
    10. Growing power of Mohammed
    11. The battle of Ohod and treachery of certain Jewish tribes
    12. The battle of the Moat and defeat of Koreishites
    13. Mohammed's pilgrimage to Mecca
    14. Battle of Muta and its results
    15. The capture of Mecca
    16. Subjugation of the neighbouring provinces
    17. Prophet's Triumphal entry into Madina
    18. His valedictory pilgrimage to Mecca
    19. His last illness, Sermons in the mosque and his death
    20. Person and character of Prophet Mohammed.
    21. Appendix. The faith of Islam.
  2. Vol. II. Outlines of Islam/T.P. Hughes: Preface. Introduction by Syed Ameer Ali
    1. Muhammad
    2. Islam
    3. Rule of faith
    4. The Quran
    5. Inspiration
    6. The traditions
    7. Ijma
    8. Qias
    9. Faith
    10. Allah, or God
    11. Angels
    12. Prophets
    13. The day of resurrection and judgment
    14. Heaven
    15. Hell
    16. The decrees of God
    17. The five foundations of practical religion
    18. The recital of the creed
    19. Prayer
    20. Ramazan, or the month of fasting
    21. Zakat, or legal almsgiving
    22. Hajj, or pilgrimage of Mecca
    23. The law
    24. Sin
    25. Punishment
    26. Lawful food
    27. Farz-i-Kafai
    28. Fitrat
    29. Salutations
    30. Caliph
    31. Muhammadan clergy, scholars, and saints
    32. Theological literature
    33. Muharram and Ashuraa
    34. Akhiri Chahar Shamba
    35. Bara Wafat
    36. Shab-i-Barat
    37. 'Id-ul-Fitr
    38. 'Id-ul-Azha
    39. Nikah, or marriage
    40. Talaq, or divorce
    41. Janaza, or burial
    42. The Khutbah, or the Friday's Sermon
    43. Jihad, or religious war
    44. Martyrs
    45. The four Orthodox sects
    46. The Shia'hs
    47. The Wahhabis
    48. Sufiism, or mysticism
    49. Faqirs, or Darweshes
    50. Zikr, or the religious services of the Darweshes
    51. Index of technical terms.
  3. Vol. III. Islam Beliefs and Institutions/H. Lammens, S.J.: Foreword
    1. The cradle of Islam: pre-Islamite Arabia
    2. Muhammad: the founder of Islam
    3. The Qoran : the sacred book of Islam
    4. The 'Sunna', or tradition of Islam
    5. Jurisprudence and Islamic law
    6. Asceticism and mysticism of Islam
    7. The sects of Islam
    8. Reformists and modernists
    9. Bibliography. The Qoran, principal verses expounded or quoted
    10. Index.
  4. Vol. IV. Selections from the Quran/M. Abul Fazl: Preface
    1. The opening chapter
    2. The cow
    3. The family of Imran
    4. Women
    5. The table
    6. Cattle
    7. Al Araf
    8. The spoils
    9. Immunity
    10. Jonah
    11. Hud
    12. Joseph
    13. Thunder
    14. Abraham
    15. Hijr
    16. The Bee
    17. The children of Israel
    18. The cave
    19. Mary
    20. T.H
    21. The Prophets
    22. The pilgrimage
    23. The believers
    24. Light
    25. The distinction
    26. The poets
    27. The ant
    28. The story
    29. The spider
    30. The Greeks
    31. Lokman
    32. Adoration
    33. The confederates
    34. Saba
    35. The creator
    36. Y.S
    37. The ranks
    38. S
    39. The troops
    40. The faithful
    41. Worship
    42. Counsel
    43. Gold ornaments
    44. Smoke
    45. The kneeling
    46. The Ahkaf
    47. Mohammed
    48. The victory
    49. The apartments
    50. K
    51. The scattering
    52. The mountain
    53. The star
    54. The moon
    55. The merciful
    56. The inevitable
    57. Iron
    58. She who pleaded
    59. The emigration
    60. She who is tried
    61. Battle array
    62. The assembly
    63. The hypocrites
    64. Mutual deceit
    65. Divorce
    66. Prohibition
    67. The kingdom
    68. The pen
    69. The inevitable
    70. The steps
    71. Noah
    72. The Jinn
    73. The wrapped up
    74. The enwrapped
    75. The judgment day
    76. Man
    77. The sent
    78. The news
    79. Who tear forth
    80. He frowned
    81. The folding up
    82. The rending asunder
    83. Those who stint
    84. The splitting asunder
    85. The celestial signs
    86. The night-comer
    87. The most high
    88. The overwhelming
    89. The daybreak
    90. The soil
    91. The sun
    92. The night
    93. The brightness
    94. The opening
    95. The fig
    96. Thick blood
    97. Power
    98. Clear evidence
    99. The earthquake
    100. The chargers
    101. The striking
    102. Desire
    103. The afternoon
    104. The slanderers
    105. The elephant
    106. The Koreish
    107. Religion
    108. The abundance
    109. The unbelievers
    110. Help
    111. Abu Lahab
    112. The unity
    113. The daybreak
    114. Men. Addenda.
  5. Vol. V. The Preaching of Islam (A History of the Propagation of the Muslim Faith)/T.W. Arnold:
    1. Introduction
    2. Study of the life of Muhammad considered as a preacher of Islam
    3. The spread of Islam among the Christian nations of Western Asia
    4. The spread of Islam among the Christian nations of Africa
    5. The spread of Islam among the Christians of Spain
    6. The spread of Islam among the Christian nations in Europe under the Turks
    7. The spread of Islam in Persia and Central Asia
    8. The spread of Islam among the Mongols and Tatars
    9. The spread of Islam in India
    10. The spread of Islam in China
    11. The spread of Islam in Africa
    12. The spread of Islam in the Malay Archipelago
    13. Conclusion. Appendices. Titles of works cited by abbreviated references. Index.
  6. Vol. VI. The History of Islam--Decisive Moments/M.A. Enan: Preface. Preliminary:
    1. The Arab outburst
    2. Religious policy of the Arabs. Decisive moments--I:
    3. Arab siege of constantinople
    4. The pavement of the martyrs
    5. The Muslims--masters of the sea
    6. The Muslim invasion of Rome
    7. The battle of Manzikert
    8. The idea of the Crusades
    9. The Greek fire : its origin and development
    10. The battle of Mansura
    11. De Joinville's memoirs of the Seventh Crusade
    12. The battle of Ain Jalut. Miscellaneous studies--I:
    13. Diplomacy in Islam; Charlemagne and Al-Rashid
    14. Slavery in the middle ages : its rules and development in Muslim countries
    15. Chivalry : its history, principles and conventions. Decisive moments--II:
    16. The Cid El Campeador and the history of the kingdom of Valencia
    17. The fall of Toledo
    18. The battle of Al-Zallaka
    19. The fall of Granada
    20. Fall of the Moorish civilization and the tragedy of the Moriscos
    21. Intellectual legacy of Muslim Spain in the Escurial. Miscellaneous studies--II:
    22. Marco Polo
    23. Ibn Batuta
    24. Some religious legends which directed the course of history. Bibliography. Index.
  7. Vol. VII. Sufism : The Mystical Doctrines and the Idea of Personality/William Stoddart and R.A. Nicholson: I. The mystical doctrines and methods of Islam:
    1. Introduction
    2. The religion of Islam
    3. Islamic esoterism
    4. The mystical path. II. The idea of personality in Sufism:
    5. Personality in Sufism. Lecture I-III. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.
  8. Vol. VIII. Islamic Mysticism/R.A. Nicholson:
    1. I. Abu Sa'id Ibn Abi 'L-Khayr.
    2. II. The perfect man:
      1. Essence, attribute, and name
      2. The descent of the absolute
      3. The essence as God
      4. The heavenly man
      5. The macrocosm
      6. The return to the essence
      7. Religion, revelation, and prophecy.
      8. Appendices.
    3. III. The odes of Ibnu 'L-Farid.
    4. Index of names and titles
    5. Index of subjects
    6. Index of technical terms, etc.

 

 

 

 





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Title: The Masterpiece Library of Islam (8 Vols.)
Author(s): Irving, Hugbes, Lammens, Fazl, Arnold, Enan, Nicholson,
ISBN: 8173051453
Year of Publication: 1998
Bibliographic Information: 2400p. (Set)
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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