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  • Lost Islamic History

  • Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past
  • By: Firas Alkhateeb
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Middle East
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social, and political forces in history. Over the last 1,400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities, and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France to East Africa and South East Asia.

Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists, and theologians, not to mention rulers, statesmen, and soldiers, have been occluded. This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of these personalities and institutions while offering the listener a new narrative of this lost Islamic history. The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans feature in the story, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa, and the Mughal Empire, along with the later European colonization of Muslim lands and the development of modern nation-states in the Muslim world. 

Throughout, the impact of Islamic belief on scientific advancement, social structures, and cultural development is given due prominence, and the narrative is complemented by portraits of key personalities, inventions, and little known historical nuggets. The history of Islam and of the world's Muslims brings together diverse peoples, geographies, and states, all interwoven into one narrative that begins with Muhammad and continues to this day.

©2017 Firas Alkhateeb (P)2020 Tantor

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A remarkable work

Loved it, highly beneficial for the average reader, very well narrated by Neil Shah. Kudos!

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  • Allan
  • 27-12-2020

1400 Years of Islamic History in Under 10 Hours

Follow the Muslim world from its inception in the heart of Arabia until the present. A succinct presentation and overview of the forces, sects, individuals, empires, battles, and many other categories of events that shaped not only the Middle East, but the world since 600 AD. The book transcends typical notions of Islamic lands and dedicates sections to specific regions such as North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, the Balkans, and Central Asia. You will be well on your way to becoming an expert on the Muslim world after this listen, I guarantee it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-2020

Excellent summary

Excellent short summary of 1400 years history of Islam and political figures following this divine religion.

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