By John R. Bradley
First released in 2008 with the subtitle The Land of the Pharaohs on the point of a Revolution, this strikingly prophetic and severely acclaimed e-book prompted a global media firestorm whilst it was once banned through former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. whilst the revolution it uniquely estimated happened in January 2011, Inside Egypt grew to become crucial studying for someone desirous to comprehend what ended in innovative upheaval within the Arab world's so much populous nation. In a brand new Afterword, the writer explores the revolution itself, and ponders the nonetheless precarious way forward for a rustic he lived in for a decade.
By Albert Hourani
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Upon its booklet in 1991, Albert Hourani’s masterwork was once hailed because the definitive tale of Arab civilization, and have become either a bestseller and an quick vintage. In a breathtaking view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab historical past and tradition, Hourani brilliantly illuminated the folks and occasions that experience essentially formed the Arab world.
Now this seminal booklet comes in an extended moment variation. famous Islamic student Malise Ruthven brings the tale modern from the mid-1980s, together with such occasions because the Gulf conflict; civil unrest in Algeria; the swap of management in Syria, Morocco, and Jordan; and the aftermath of the occasions of September eleven, 2001.
The terrorist assaults within the usa, ongoing drawback in Iraq, and renewed violence among Israelis and Palestinians all underscore the necessity for a balanced and well-informed realizing of the Arab international, and make this insightful background of the Arab peoples extra very important than ever.
By Imam Ali Zain-ul-Abidin (AS) - XKP
A 7th century rfile on quite a few felony and ethical rights of humans by means of Imam Ali ibn al Hussain (as)
By Reza Kahlili
A real tale as exhilarating as an exceptional undercover agent mystery, as turbulent as modern-day headlines from the center East, 2010 nationwide top Books Award-winning A Time to Betray finds what no different prior CIA operative's memoir potentially may: the interior workings of the infamous innovative Guards of Iran, as witnessed by means of 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 by means of a terror-mongering regime, and the way the grownup offerings of 3 adolescence 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 stunning double lifestyles informing at the cherished nation of his beginning, a spot that after provided the promise of freedom and enlightenment--but in its place governed via murderous violence and spirit-crushing oppression.
Reza Kahlili grew up in Tehran surrounded by way of his close-knit kin and lively boyhood neighbors. The Iran of his adolescence 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 laptop technology on the collage of Southern California within the Nineteen Seventies. yet his carefree time in the USA was once minimize brief with the unexpected loss of life 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 spiritual fundamentalism below the Ayatollah Khomeini, and Reza, clinging to the desire of a Persian Renaissance, joined the progressive Guards, an elite strength on the beck and make contact with of the Ayatollah. yet as Khomeini's tyrannies opened up, as his fellow countrymen grew to become on one another, and after the horror he witnessed inside of Evin felony, a shattered and dissatisfied Reza back to the United States to dangerously turn into "Wally," a undercover agent for the CIA.
In the wake of an Iranian election that sparked international outrage, at a time while Iran's nuclear application holds the world's frightened cognizance, the revelations inside of A Time to Betray couldn't be extra strong or well timed. Now resigned from his secretive lifestyles to reclaim beneficial time together with his household, Reza Kahlili files scenes from heritage with heart-wrenching readability, as he offers very important info from the Iran-Iraq battle, 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 fabulous occasions that culminates in a nation's struggle for freedom that maintains to this very day.
A TIME TO BETRAY was once the winner of The 2011 overseas booklet Awards in different types of: Autobiography/Memoirs and most sensible New Non-Fiction. It was once additionally the winner of The nationwide most sensible Books 2010 Awards for Non-Fiction Narrative and commemorated because the "Finalist" within the "Autobiography/Memoirs" classification. 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 used to be selected because the e-book of the Month for January 2011 via the journal of The Marines - Leatherneck.
By Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari - XKP
Translated from the Persian via Mahliqa Qara'i
Vol I No. 1-3 (Muharram - Rajab 1404 AH)
Tawhid magazine - al-islam.org
The examine and data of the Qur'an is vital for each discovered individual in addition to for all trustworthy believers. it truly is especially crucial for these students who're attracted to the learn of guy and society, when you consider that this e-book has been successfully instrumental not just in moulding the destinies of Islamic societies, but additionally in shaping the future of the human race as an entire. a quick look over historical past will be adequate to supply adequate facts of the declare that there was no such publication that has ever stimulated human societies to the significance of the Qur'an. it's for a similar cause that the Qur'an immediately steps into the precincts of sociological discussions, and turns into the basic constituent of the themes of analysis during this self-discipline. which means any deep learn and profound learn within the box of worldwide heritage of the final fourteen hundred years, is most unlikely with no the information of the Qur'an.
By Maurice Bucaille - XKP
The Bible, The Qur'an and technological know-how - THE HOLY SCRIPTURES tested within the gentle of recent KNOWLEDGE
In his goal examine of the texts, Maurice Bucaille clears away many preconceived rules in regards to the outdated testomony, the Gospels and the Qur'an. He attempts, during this selection of Writings, to split what belongs to Revelation from what's the manufactured from errors or human interpretation. His examine sheds new mild at the Holy Scriptures. on the finish of a gripping account, he locations the Believer earlier than some degree of cardinal value: the continuity of a Revelation emanating from an identical God, with modes of expression that vary during time. It leads us to meditate upon these components which, in our day, should still spiritually unite instead of divide- Jews, Christians and Muslims.
As a general practitioner, Maurice Bucaille has frequently been in a state of affairs the place he used to be in a position to learn not just people's our bodies, yet their souls. this is often how he used to be struck through the life of Muslim piety and via elements of Islam which stay unknown to the majority of non-Muslims. In his look for causes that are in a different way tough to acquire, he learnt Arabic and studied the Qur'an. In it, he used to be shocked to discover statements on ordinary phenomena whose that means can in basic terms be understood via glossy clinical knowledge.
He then grew to become to the query of the authenticity of the writings that represent the Holy Scriptures of the monotheistic religions. eventually, when it comes to the Bible, he proceeded to a war of words among those writings and clinical data.
The result of his learn into the Judeo-Christian Revelation and the Qur'an are set out during this book.
Translated from French by means of: Alastair D. Pannell and The Author
By Ayatullah Lutfullah as Safi al Gulpaygani - XKP
Discussions pertaining to al-Mahdi (May Allah hasten his go back) by way of Ayatullah al-Uzma al-Hajj ash-Shaykh Lutfullah as-Safi al-Gulpaygani. Translated by means of: Sayyid Sulayman Ali Hasan.
With the identify of Allah, the sort, the Merciful
“O’ grasp of the Age, supply us succor!”
Allah has known as all of His production to obedience to Imam Mahdi (may Allah hasten his return), given that obedience to him is obedience to the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family), and obedience to the Prophet (peace be upon him and his kinfolk) is obedience to Allah, and Allah has created the total universe to obey and worship Him.
وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنُّ وَالإِنْسُ إِلاَّ لِيَعْبُدُونِ
“And i have never created the Jinn and mankind other than to worship Me.”
In order to “obey the Mahdi (peace be upon them)” one needs to hold his guardianship and love within the middle; and to realize his love, one needs to realize him.
Without spotting the Mahdi (may Allah hasten his return), his love can't take carry within the middle. And with out loving him, obeying and following him don't turn up. And with out following him, devoutness isn't really attainable. And with out devoutness, perplexity and erroneous and wandering within the darkness will outcome; it really is as we now have been taught within the kind of supplications:
اّللَّهُمَّ عَرِّقْنِي حُجَّتَكَ فَإِنَّكَ إِنْ لَمْ تُعَرِّفْنِي حُجَّتَكَ ضَلَلْتُ عَنْ دِيْنِي
“O’ Allah, make me realize Your authority, for in the event you don’t make me realize him, I shall move off target in my religion.”
And they've got said:
مَنْ أَنْكَرَ الْمَهْدِي فَقَدَ كَفَرَ
“One who denies the Mahdi (peace be upon him) has turn into a disbeliever.”
مَنْ مَاتَ وَلَمْ يَعْرِفْ إِمَامَ زَمَانِهِ مَاتَ مِيْتَةً جَاهِلِيَّةٍ
“One who dies with out spotting the Imam of his time dies the dying of the Age of Ignorance."
By ALLAMAH SHAYKH MOHD HUSAYN AL KASHIFU 'LGHITA' - XKP
Our in simple terms target is that every one the Muslims, separately and jointly, might understand the true ideals of the Shi'as and, via refraining from attributing fake ideals to their brothers, won't do injustice to themselves. instead of contemplating Shi'ahs as evil spirits, demons, jinn, they need to regard them as a distinct department in their society, in view that by way of the grace of God the Shi'as of Hadrat 'Ali (a.s.) are embellished with a real Islamic personality, wisdom of and trust within the Holy Quran and Sunnah, advantages of religion, and type manners, and stay in line with ideas that are in line with reasoning and likely proofs.
By Geraldine Brooks
With a brand new Afterword
As a prizewinning overseas correspondent for The Wall highway Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years masking the center East via wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. but for her, headline occasions have been in simple terms the backdrop to a much less visible yet extra enduring drama: the lifestyle of Muslim girls. Nine elements of Desire is the tale of Brooks' intrepid trip towards an realizing of the ladies in the back of the veils, and of the customarily contradictory political, spiritual, and cultural forces that form their lives. Defying our stereotypes concerning the Muslim global, Brooks' acute research of the world's quickest starting to be faith deftly illustrates how Islam's holiest texts were misused to justify repression of ladies, and the way male delight and tool have warped the unique message of a as soon as releasing religion.