Sharing Your Faith With A Muslim: Abdiyah Akbar Abdul-Haqq
Religion and Politics in Muslim Society:Order and Conflict in Pakistan Akbar S. Ahmed
Muslim Scholars and Islamic Studies in the Balkans:History and Culture of the Albainans and the Bosnians The land of Eagles and the Land of Golden Lilies Dr. Ali Akbar Ziaee/ Ali A. Ziaee
That he was a medieval king who, with a progressive bent of mind, dared to look ahead to find that common ground for all his people to stand together. That he was a medieval king who is today tempting us to look back into the past to see our future through his eyes. Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government came to power in 2014 with Narendra Modi as the prime minister, an organised campaign began to vilify Emperor Akbar and the Mughals. While there were always voices that tried to project the Mughals as just another ´Islamic empire´, ignoring the civilisational impact they had on India, even for them Akbar was a shining light in an otherwise era of darkness. Those talking in terms of easy binaries always found a ´good Muslim´ in Akbar and a ´bad Muslim´ in Aurangzeb. Academics and other liberals who could have countered this incorrect portrayal did not do it, dismissing such claims as mere screeches by the fringe that do not deserve any attention. But with the Hindu Right assuming political power, the fringe today has become the mainstream. And Akbar is no longer the ´good Muslim´. Why is there such hatred for Akbar, once the most loved king in India? What was the journey like, from being great to not-so-great? And how is this India different from Akbar´s Hindustan? Has he become irrelevant in an India where growing Hindu nationalism threatens to alter the nature of the Indian state from a secular republic to a theocracy? Or is Akbar even more relevant today given the backdrop of hate that we all find ourselves in? Allahu Akbar seeks to find answers to these questions while providing a profile sketch of the emperor, his empire and his times.
Journalist M.J. Akbar. He is founder and editor-in- chief of The Asian Age, an English language newspaper published in India. He´s a Muslim. And he´s the author of five books, including his latest The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the conflict between Islam & Christianity. (Broadcast Date: September 17, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020917/rt_whyy_020917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born into a prominent Shia Muslim family in Pakistan, Ali had it all - prestige, security, wealth, social status. The Cost is the extraordinary story of his dramatic encounter with Jesus that would change everything. That life-altering choice to follow Jesus would turn Ali from a typical teenager into a target of a terrorist organization based in his hometown - a target they would soon act on. The Cost is the riveting and remarkable journey of a young man who left everything behind to follow the one thing he knew to be true. Through excommunication from his home and family, near-death experience, a miraculous healing, and a cross-continental chase for his life, Ali´s faith sustained him while also compelling him to bring the gospel to Muslims - no matter the cost. This modern epic is a must-listen for anyone who wants to be informed about the state of Christian-Muslim relations today and inspired by just how much a single light in the darkness can make a difference. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Akbar Shah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001633/bk_zond_001633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the thoughtful, comprehensive, extraordinarily well-taught course on Islam you´ve always wanted. In these 12 erudite lectures, renowned Islamic scholar Akbar Ahmed introduces you to the Islamic world, an exploration few Westerners have experienced. Through this unique lecture series, you´ll explore the life of the Prophet of Islam as well as the Quran´s five pillars, which govern the beliefs and behavior of Muslims everywhere. Learn how the incredible legacies of the great Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires still influence the Arab world, Iran, and South Asia while exploring Islam in other parts of the world. The current Muslim struggle to preserve tradition in an age of globalization and ethnic and religious strife are examined in detail. Professor Ahmed explores all these issues with insight and sympathy, penetrating beyond stereotypes to the realities of Islamic life. Professor Ahmed offers a message of hope and reconciliation between the Western world and the Islamic world by leveraging the power of dialogue to build bridges across ethnic, religious and cultural divides. With dialogue comes knowledge and understanding. This lecture series is essential for anyone hoping to learn more about the Islamic world and its people, and to understand the world in which we live. Material in this program was adapted from four books by Dr. Ahmed: Islam Under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World (Polity Press, 2005), Islam Today: A Short Introduction to the Muslim World (I. B. Tauris, 1999), Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization (Brookings Institution Press, 2007), and Discovering Islam (Routledge Press, 2002). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Akbar Ahmed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000001/bk_nykm_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.