By Firas Alkhateeb, Hurst, paperback, 306 pages
If you've ever wanted to know about the history of Islam, this book is a great entry point. Alkhateeb keeps you engaged as he covers huge spans of our collective past in a way that is easy for anyone to understand and follow.
The bestselling Lost Islamic History, now in a new updated edition, rescues from oblivion a forgotten past, charting its narrative from Muhammad to modern-day nation-states. From Abbasids and Ottomans to Mughals and West African kings, Firas Alkhateeb sketches key personalities, inventions and historical episodes to show the monumental impact of Islam on global society and culture.
Our past is not to be forgotten. We should learn from it as we continue it's legacy into the future.
"Presenting 1,400 years of Islamic civilisation in a comprehensive, easy to follow manner is no small feat . . . the book is valuable not only for its insights into lesser-known aspects of Islamic history but also as a general introduction to the subject."--AramcoWorld
About the author:
Firas Alkhateeb is an American researcher, writer and historian who specializes in the Islamic world. He completed his BA in history from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2010 and has since been teaching Islamic history at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois. He is currently a student of traditional Islamic sciences. His first book is "Lost Islamic History", which covers the history of Muslim societies throughout the world in a concise and approachable fashion. He also founded and writes the website Lost Islamic History.
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