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By Blunt, Wilfred Scawen; Edited by Nourallah, Riad
When it first appeared in 1882, this book was a pioneering work in every respect. This new edition includes an Introduction and numerous footnotes, explaining the background to historical events and religious and political figures.
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By Blunt, Wilfred Scawen; Edited by Nourallah, Riad; Nourallah, Dr Riad
When it first appeared in 1882, this book was a pioneering work in every respect. It was the first coherent study of 'modern' Islam, explaining in a simple and functional manner its tenets and roots, the diversity of its cultural and political experience, and its dynamism and pot...ential for good in the modern world. This was at a time when the Muslim world was perceived by most people in the west as inert and spent, caught in an irredeemable malaise of its own making. Blunt's attitude, shaped by several factors and sharpened by personal knowledge of important parts of the Muslim world and close association with many leading reformers in it, was unprecedented and startling at the time. This new edition includes an Introduction and numerous footnotes, updating statistics, explaining the background to historical events and religious and political figures, and filling in gaps.Read more
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By Blunt, Wilfred Scawen
The Future of Islam is a classic Islamic studies text by Wilfred Scawen Blunt. To Mohammedans the author owes more than a word of apology. A stranger and a sojourner among them, he has ventured on an exposition of their domestic griefs, and has occasionally touched the ark of the...ir religion with what will seem to them a profane hand.Read more
Satan Absolved is a classic poem by the English poet, Wilfred Blunt. In publishing this poem, the author feels that some apology is needed. It deals with matters of a kind not usually treated in modern verse, and which ask to be approached, if at all, with dignity and reverence. ...He trusts that he will not be found lacking on this essential pointRead more
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