Short History Of The Saracens
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First published in 2008. Written by a barrister and Muslim who also authored the well-known book The Spirit of Islam, this is an unusual and indispensable history of the Saracens, a people who left behind them a great legacy and incredible intellectual wealth. The history of the Saracens is also the history of the spread of Islam. This work chronicles the rise and decline of Saracen power and of the economic, social and intellectual development of the Arab nations.
Table of Contents
Selected Contents: PREFACE, CHAPTER I Arabia-Its Geographical and Physical Condition-The Ancient Arabs CHAPTER II Early History-- Kossay-Abdul Muttalib CHAPTER III Mohammed at Medina CHAPTER IV THE REPUBLIC CHAPTER V Osman-His favouritism CHAPTER VI Retrospect-Government-Policy-Administration-The Social Life CHAPTER VII THE OMMEYADES (THE HARBITE BRANCH) CHAPTER VI Merwan, son of Hakam CHAPTER IX Walid I.-Conquests in the East-Progress in Africa-Milsa bin Nusair CHAPTER XIV RETROSPECT CHAPTER XV THE ABBASSIDES-SAFFAH AND MANSUR CHAPTER XVI Accession of Mahdi-His magnificent reignCHAPTER XIX Mutawakkil, the Nero of the Arabs CHAPTER XX Kaim b'amr-Illah, the Caliph-CHAPTER XXXI RETROSPECT CHAPTER XXXII THE SARACENS IN AFRICA