Download E-books Why I Am Not a Muslim PDF

By Ibn Warraq

Those that perform the Muslim religion have resisted examinations in their faith. they're super guarded approximately their faith, and what they give thought to blasphemous acts by means of sceptical Muslims and non-Muslims alike has in simple terms served to pique the world's interest. This severe exam unearths an unflattering photo of the religion and its practitioners. however, it's the fact, anything that has both been intentionally hid by way of smooth students or buried in imprecise journals available in basic terms to a decide upon few.

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Download E-books The Muslim Brotherhood: From Opposition to Power PDF

By Alison Pargeter

"Pargeter is without doubt one of the most sensible analysts of Islamic radicalism. This book—detailed, authoritative, sober, perceptive, and meticulously researched—shows why. . . . A needs to read."—Jason Burke

Although the preferred uprisings of 2011 weren't pushed through Islamist forces, it's the Islamist routine, and the Muslim Brotherhood specifically, that experience crammed the facility vacuums that spread out with the cave in of the regimes of the zone. How did they do it and the way will they deal with their new political role?

In this authoritative research, Alison Pargeter follows the twists and turns of the Muslim Brotherhood because it battled over the years of oppression lower than authoritarian regimes to eventually develop into a key and legit political actor. From Egypt and Syria to Tunisia and Libya, the Brotherhood and its associates at the moment are confronted with the advanced job of remodeling themselves from semi-clandestine competition activities into valid political actors and, on occasion, into ruling powers.

A absolutely up to date paperback version with new chapters.

Alison Pargeter is a author and analyst focusing on the center East and North Africa and in Islamist activities within the quarter and past. She has held educational positions on the collage of Cambridge and Kings collage, London, and is a senior affiliate at Menas affiliates, a global consultancy company. She is the writer of Libya: the increase and Fall of Qaddafi and The New Frontiers of Jihad: Radical Islam in Europe.

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Download E-books Islam and the Arab Awakening PDF

By Tariq Ramadan

Some of the most vital advancements within the glossy historical past of the center East, the so-called Arab Spring all started in Tunisia in December 2010, bringing down dictators, sparking a civil struggle in Libya, and igniting a bloody rebellion in Syria. Its long term repercussions in Egypt and in other places stay uncertain. Now one of many world's top Islamic thinkers examines and explains it, during this looking out, provocative, and precious book.

Time Magazine named Tariq Ramadan the most very important innovators of the twenty-first century. A Muslim highbrow and prolific writer, he has gained international renown for his reflections on Islam and the modern demanding situations in either the Muslim majority societies and the West. In Islam and the Arab Awakening, he explores the uprisings, supplying infrequent perception into their foundation, value, and attainable futures. As early as 2003, he writes, there have been speak of democratization within the center East and North Africa. The U.S. govt and personal enterprises manage networks and supplied education for younger leaders, specially within the use of the net and social media, and the West deserted its unconditional help of authoritarian governments. however the West didn't create the uprisings. certainly, one lesson Ramadan provides is that those mass activities and their outcomes can't be absolutely managed. whatever irreversible has taken position: dictators were overthrown with out guns. yet, he writes, democratic tactics are just starting to emerge, and unanswered questions stay. What position will faith play? How should still Islamic ideas and pursuits be rethought? Can a sterile, polarizing debate among Islamism and secularism be avoided?

Avoiding either naive self assurance and conspiratorial paranoia, Ramadan voices a tentative optimism. If a real civil society will be confirmed, he argues, this moment's fragile wish will live.

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Download E-books Journey to the End of Islam PDF

By Michael Muhammad Knight

In Journey to the tip of Islam, Michael Muhammad Knight — whose paintings has ended in him being hailed as either the Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson of yank Islam — wanders via Muslim nations, navigating among conflicting visions of his faith. vacationing holy websites in Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, and Ethiopia, Knight engages either the puritanical Islam promoted by way of Saudi globalization and the heretical strands of renowned folks Islam: shrines, magic, song, and medicine. The clash of “global” and “local” Islam speaks to Knight’s personal event drawing close the Islamic international as a uniquely American Muslim together with his personal resources: the trendy mythologies of the state of Islam and 5 Percenters, in addition to the arguments of revolutionary Muslim thinkers for feminism and reform.

Knight’s travels finish at Islam’s religious heart, the holy urban of Mecca, the place he plays the hajj required of each Muslim. in the course of the rites of pilgrimage, he watches as all adaptations of Islam converge in a single position, lower than the supervision of Saudi Arabia’s spiritual police. What effects is a fight to split the non secular from the political, Knight trying to find a private courting to Islam within the context of ways it really is outlined through the exterior world.

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Download E-books Bada - Change in creation's destiny by Divine Knowledge PDF

By IslamicMobility - XKP

Although we in the beginning felt little need to handle the unanimous trust of Bada, the misunderstandings being created by way of the insightful Nawasib opposed to the Shi’a of Ahlulbayt [as] deemed it very important to handle the problem as soon as for all.

The note Bada has the subsequent meanings as a rule Arabic language:

The first that means is “Appearance after hiding.”

The moment that means is the “origination of a brand new idea.”

The Shi’a believes that Allah [swt] is the writer of this universe and each unmarried dwelling or nonliving factor found in the universe is because of the desire of Allah [swt]. each incident taking place till the Day of Judgment is in the absolute / everlasting wisdom of Allah [swt]. If Allah [swt] promises a country to somebody, that's then taken again simply because he transgressed into significant sins and delivers it to some other person, then in keeping with Shia trust Bada’ has been used by Allah [swt]. this instance doesn't suggest that Allah [swt] used to be at the start ignorant of what used to be going to ensue sooner or later, to the contrary He [swt] has absolute wisdom of each unmarried circulation that's going to occur. those narrow-minded Nawasib preferring to stick to synthetic dictionaries will all at once interpret the incident in line with the above meanings of Bada’ through Allah [swt], instead of bettering their trust in the direction of the unbelievable features of the writer. unfortunately those narrow-minded Nawasib that depict the Islamic trust of Bada as debatable ignorantly item to the inspiration that there could be a ‘change’ in Allah [swt]’s will.

In this text we will search to end up the life of the assumption of Bada at once from:

1. Allah (swt)’s ultimate Divine Book

2. the statements of esteemed students of Ahle Sunnah and Shia

3. the genuine Sunni books of hadeeth

We shall additionally turn out that traditionally it was once merely the slim minded Jews who have been against the concept that of a ‘change’ in God’s will. it may now not come as a lot of a shock to work out their Nawasib brothers have additionally sharing this stance.

Since supplication is a type of acts that may swap one’s future, we humbly supplicate that Allah [swt] undertake Bada and change their dim whetted minds being able to think of in order that realize the benefits that Allah [swt] has showered on Muslims within the form of Bada (Ameen).



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Download E-books Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam PDF

By Dawn-Marie Gibson

With vocal public figures equivalent to Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Louis Farrakhan, the kingdom of Islam usually seems to be a male-centric spiritual circulate, and over 60 years of scholarship have perpetuated that thought. but, girls were pivotal within the NOI's improvement, taking part in a tremendous function in growing the general public picture that made it beautiful and captivating.

Women of the Nation attracts on oral histories and interviews with nearly a hundred girls throughout a number of towns to supply an summary of women's historic contributions and their diversified reports of the NOI, together with either its carrying on with group less than Farrakhan and its offshoot into Sunni Islam less than Imam W.D. Mohammed. The authors learn how ladies have interpreted and navigated the NOI's gender ideologies and practices, illuminating the stories of African-American, Latina, and local American girls in the NOI and their altering roles inside of this patriarchal stream. The ebook argues that the country of Islam adventure for girls has been characterised by way of an expression of Islam delicate to American cultural messages approximately race and gender, but additionally through gender and race beliefs within the Islamic culture. It deals the 1st exhaustive examine of women’s stories in either the NOI and the W.D. Mohammed community.

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Download E-books A Time to Betray: The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran PDF

By Reza Kahlili

A real tale as exhilarating as a good undercover agent mystery, as turbulent as cutting-edge headlines from the center East, 2010 nationwide top Books Award-winning A Time to Betray finds what no different past CIA operative's memoir potentially may well: the interior workings of the infamous innovative Guards of Iran, as witnessed via an Iranian guy inside of their ranks who spied for the yankee executive. it's a human tale, a chronicle of family members and friendships torn aside via a terror-mongering regime, and the way the grownup offerings of 3 early life friends through the Islamic Republic yielded divisive and tragic fates. And it's the stunningly brave account of 1 man's decades-long dedication to guide a surprising double lifestyles informing at the cherished kingdom of his beginning, a spot that after provided the promise of freedom and enlightenment--but as a substitute governed via murderous violence and spirit-crushing oppression.

Reza Kahlili grew up in Tehran surrounded by way of his close-knit relatives and lively boyhood acquaintances. The Iran of his early life allowed Reza to imagine and act freely, or even indulge a penchant for rebellious pranks within the face of the neighborhood mullahs. His political and private freedoms flourished whereas he studied computing device technological know-how on the collage of Southern California within the Seventies. yet his carefree time in the USA used to be minimize brief with the surprising dying of his father, and Reza back domestic to discover a rustic at the cusp of switch. The revolution of 1979 plunged Iran right into a darkish age of non secular fundamentalism lower than the Ayatollah Khomeini, and Reza, clinging to the wish of a Persian Renaissance, joined the progressive Guards, an elite strength on the beck and speak to of the Ayatollah. yet as Khomeini's tyrannies spread out, as his fellow countrymen grew to become on one another, and after the horror he witnessed within Evin criminal, a shattered and upset Reza again to the USA to dangerously develop into "Wally," a secret agent for the CIA.

In the wake of an Iranian election that sparked international outrage, at a time whilst Iran's nuclear application holds the world's fearful consciousness, the revelations within A Time to Betray couldn't be extra strong or well timed. Now resigned from his secretive lifestyles to reclaim invaluable time along with his family, Reza Kahlili records scenes from background with heart-wrenching readability, as he provides important details from the Iran-Iraq conflict, the Marine barracks bombings in Beirut, the catastrophes of Pan Am Flight 103, the scandal of the Iran-Contra affair, and extra . . . a sequence of magnificent occasions that culminates in a nation's struggle for freedom that maintains to this very day.

A TIME TO BETRAY used to be the winner of The 2011 overseas e-book Awards in different types of: Autobiography/Memoirs and most sensible New Non-Fiction. It used to be additionally the winner of  The nationwide most sensible Books 2010 Awards for Non-Fiction Narrative and commemorated because the "Finalist" within the "Autobiography/Memoirs" type. It is now a part of JCITA's (Joint Counterintelligence education Academy of DOD) and CI CENTRE (The chief in Counterintelligence), Iranian Program's readings. A TIME TO BETRAY was once selected because the ebook of the Month for January 2011 by way of the journal of The Marines - Leatherneck.

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Download E-books IMAM ALI (as) Sunshine of Civilized Islam PDF

By Muhammad Husayn Tahmasebi - XKP

God has despatched Prophets with the legislation that desirable people's necessities in their personal time and feature confirmed them the way in which in their life.

Each new Prophet has cancelled the various prior legislation by means of a brand new divine legislations because the countries could progress.

There have been between them 5 arch-Prophets, who had missions for the entire global. They have been Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus Christ and Mohammad, peace be upon them all.

Every one in every of them had appointed a reliable guy as his successor to guard the divine legislations from deviation and distortion.

Jesus Christ had proficient twelve folks as his disciples. The growth of Christianity was once indebted to their services.

Mohammad was once the final Prophet of God. The Holy Qur’an was once descended from Heavens to him. It courses humans, it exhibits the way of living and it shall swimsuit the necessities of mankind until the Day of Resurrection.

The schooling performed by means of Mohammad enabled the folks of Arabia to win a victory over nice empires of that point, Iran and Rome even though they (people of Arabia) weren't precious of awareness ahead of the arrival of Islam.

Although the historical past says that Imam Ali was once the fourth caliph of Islam yet in accordance with the trustworthy traditions of the good students of Sunni and Shia, the Prophet of Islam had appointed him as his successor and in addition his executor.

He used to be proficient via the Prophet considering the fact that formative years and had observed him step-by-step and on the time whilst the verses of Qur’an might come down from Heavens he used to be current with the Prophet and he perceived the translation of the verses without delay by way of the Prophet (s). for this reason he realized the total virtues and the great characteristics, and hence his phrases and deeds conformed to the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Qur’an acted upon him greater than an individual else.

He who loves to comprehend Islam has to review Imam Ali’s existence rigorously to react to the stimulus of civilized Islam.

Therefore Imam Ali's phrases and deeds are excellent examples for the several periods of individuals specially the leaders and the statesmen.

As it was once stated previous, there are lots of corruptions and crimes around the globe. The youths are subjected to hazards because of misusing of technological know-how, ebook of immorality and exploiting unfairly the folks of the backward international locations by means of a few irreligious and Mammonish groups.



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Download E-books My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir PDF

My yr inside of Radical Islam is a memoir of first a non secular after which a political seduction. Raised in liberal Ashland, Oregon, via mom and dad who have been Jewish by way of beginning yet dismissive of strict dogma, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross yearned for a faith that might go well with all his beliefs. in school within the overdue nineties he met a charismatic Muslim pupil who grounded his political activism with considerate non secular conviction. Gartenstein-Ross displays on his adventure of changing to Islam-a method that all started with a wish to hook up with either a spiritual neighborhood and a non secular perform, and at last led him to sympathize with the main severe interpretations of the religion, with the main radical political implications.

In the 12 months following commencement, Gartenstein-Ross went to paintings for the al-Haramain Islamic beginning, a charity devoted to fostering Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia's austere type of Islam-a theological thought for lots of terrorist teams, together with al-Qaeda. almost immediately after he left al-Haramain-when his personal fan-aticism had waned-the origin used to be charged by way of the U.S. executive as being a resource of money for terrorist companies. Gartenstein-Ross, by way of this time a attorney at a well-known enterprise, volunteered to be puzzled by way of the FBI. They already knew who he used to be.

The tale of the way a superb religion should be distorted and an honest soul should be seduced clear of its rules, My yr within Radical Islam presents a unprecedented glimpse into the private interface among faith and politics.

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Download E-books Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran PDF

By Azadeh Moaveni

Azadeh Moaveni, longtime center East correspondent for Time journal, returns to Iran to hide the increase of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. residing and dealing in Tehran, she unearths a state that overtly yearns for freedom and speak to with the West yet whose monetary grievances and nationalist spirit locate an outlet in Ahmadinejad’s strident pronouncements. after which the unforeseen occurs: Azadeh falls in love with a tender Iranian guy and makes a decision to get married and begin a family members in Tehran. abruptly, she unearths herself navigating an altogether various aspect of Iranian lifestyles. As girls are arrested for “immodest gown” and the experts unharness a crusade of intimidation opposed to newshounds, Azadeh is pressured to make the not easy selection that her family’s destiny lies outdoors Iran. robust and poignant, Honeymoon in Tehran is the harrowing tale of a tender woman’s tenuous existence in a rustic she concept she might switch.

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