An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century by Aminah Beverly McCloud

By Aminah Beverly McCloud

This attractive advent to Islam examines its lived reality,its around the globe presence, and the range of ideals and practicesencompassed by means of the faith. the worldwide point of view uniquelycaptures the variety of Islam expressed all through differentcountries today. * A accomplished, multi-disciplinary, and international advent toIslam, overlaying its historical past in addition to present concerns, experiences,and demanding situations * accommodates key new examine on Muslims from a range ofcountries throughout Europe, Latin the United States, Indonesia, and MalaysiaCentral Asia * without delay addresses arguable matters, together with politicalviolence and terrorism , anti-western sentiments, andIslamophobia * Explores varied responses from a variety of Islamic communitiesto globalizing tendencies * Highlights key styles inside Islamic background that shed lightupon the origins and evolution of present hobbies andthought

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Abu Bakr felt that these defections were a threat to the ­monotheism of Islam and would pull the Arabs back into a state of ignorance. Se he chose to fight them with vigor. Once he succeeded in defeating the defecting tribes, he made other administrative decisions, which would affect the entire region. North of Arabia lay the provinces of the two empires mentioned above, which had just spent decades at war with each other: the Byzantine Empire had just ­wrestled back its provinces of Syria, Palestine, and Egypt from the Persian Empire of the Sassanians.

Abu Bakr felt that these defections were a threat to the ­monotheism of Islam and would pull the Arabs back into a state of ignorance. Se he chose to fight them with vigor. Once he succeeded in defeating the defecting tribes, he made other administrative decisions, which would affect the entire region. North of Arabia lay the provinces of the two empires mentioned above, which had just spent decades at war with each other: the Byzantine Empire had just ­wrestled back its provinces of Syria, Palestine, and Egypt from the Persian Empire of the Sassanians.

His reign registered a near fiscal collapse, setbacks in the conquests, and open rebellions. Discontent continued to simmer throughout the whole empire, leading eventually to the Abbasid revolution (747–750). The Abbasid Dynasty The Abbasid revolution started in the province of Khurasan, in eastern Iran. The success of the revolution was due in part to the ability of the Abbasid clan to tap into the widespread opposition to Umayyad rule and to unify a disparate group of peoples behind the call for a return to a more authentic application of Islam.

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