by Stephen N. Fliegel, Resplendent Faith Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Resplendent Faith books, This is a collection of some of the finest examples of liturgical art. Supported by illustrations and a glossary, it will appeal to art historians, those interested in the history of religion and liturgical practices, and nonspecialists who appreciate medieval art or religious icons and reliquaries.
by Robert D. Lee, Overcoming Tradition And Modernity Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Overcoming Tradition And Modernity books, “Authenticity” has begun to rival “development” as a key to understanding the political aspirations of the Islamic world. Almost everywhere modernity has laid waste to tradition, those habits and practices deemed to be timeless and true. Imperialism carried European notions of progress into Muslim-dominated parts of the globe, and subsequently Muslims themselves espoused Western practices, techniques, and philosophies. Regimes calling themselves liberal, socialist, and Arab nationalist all embraced modernity as their principal objective. Most of these regimes failed to create the promised better lives their citizens desired. Moreover, ordinary Muslims felt despair as modernity ripped apart families, exposed youngsters to the materialism and hedonism of Western entertainments, heightened social expectations, and undermined religious belief. Even though tradition has proved itself incapable of staving off modernity, the promises and premises of modern development literature have been called into question. Where is the truth around which Muslims can rally? Does modernity require a rejection of tradition? Does the embrace of Islamic ideas necessitate turning away from modernity? Robert D. Lee explores these compelling questions by presenting four contemporary Muslim writers—Muhammad Iqbal, Sayyid Qutb, ‘Ali Shari’ati, and Mohammed Arkoun—all of whom have refused to bow to such a dichotomy of modernity and tradition. This study examines their efforts, deeply influenced by European thinking, to find a truth beyond tradition and modernity—an “authentic” understanding of Islam upon which Muslims can build a future. All four thinkers believe such an authentic understanding can serve as the foundation for a new politics. Lee argues, however, that each of these versions of authenticity suffers shortcomings and falters in its efforts to move from the particularity of culture onto a grander scale of political organization appropriate for the modern world.
by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Haqiqatul Wahi Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Haqiqatul Wahi books, In this book the Promised Messiah, on whom be peace, discusses the philosophy of divine revelation, the three categories of people who claim to receive revelation, and the distinction of the truthful from the false. He then establishes his truthfulness by documenting over 200 Signs, including the fulfillment of prophecies made by the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, other men of God, earlier scriptures, and his own revelations spanning over twenty-five years. The author cites numerous examples of his enemies who publicly predicted his downfall and demise, only to become the very victims of their own prophecies. God, however, protected him against every assault, while continuously reassuring him of His promise to bless his Community—a promise which continues to bear the seal and testimony of history. The author also appeals to the followers of different faiths to read this book cover to cover to appreciate and accept this evidence as proof that God is One and the Holy Prophet Muhammad is the Messenger of God, and that he is the Promised Messiah raised to unite humanity under the banner of Islam.
by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, The Golden Words Of A Sufi Sheikh Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Golden Words Of A Sufi Sheikh books, A collection of nearly 1000 parables and maxims. Open at random and each will inspire you to pause and reflect. With poignant humor, subtle wisdom and piercing truth, each will enrich your faith, open your heart, and challenge you to grow. This new edition includes new material and a more comprehensive index.
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by Anne Burrows Gilchrist, Anne Gilchrist Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Anne Gilchrist books, Biography -- Essays: An Englishwoman's estimate of Walt Whitman. Three glimpses of a New England village. A confession of faith.