ناهد والملك فاروق .. المرأة التي عرفت أسرار ثورة يوليو

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By Hanafi Mahallawi - حنفي المحلاوي

Publisher: Maktabat al-Dar al-Arabiyah lil-Kitab - مكتبة الدار العربية للكتاب
Number Of Pages: 277
Publication Date: 1994
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يأخذنا الاستاذ حنفي المحلاوي في سياحة ممتعة عبر صفحات هذا الكتاب التى تتناول كثيرا من أسرار تاريخ مصر في عهد الملك فاروق.. آخر الملوك الذين جلسوا على عرشها. فمن هى تلك السيدة التى لعبت دورا واضحا في بعض الاحيان وخفيا في أحيان أخى.. وكانت ذات تأثير بالغ على الملك فاروق نفسه وعلى كبار رجال حاشيته.. ؟!
وما هى علاقتها بتنظيم الحرس الحديدي وما قام به هذا التنظيم من اغتيالات ومحاولات لاغتيال كبار السياسيين المصريين الذين كان فاروق يرغب في التخلص
 منهم ..؟

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An English Translation of Akhwa-noos-Safa

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by: Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ (Translated by Moonshee Syed Husain)
en | Military Male Orphan Asylum Press
106 pgs; P.1855
4.5 mb rar.ed bookmarked pdf, 106 pgs; P.1855 (pages 14 & 15 missing)


The Brethren of Purity (Arabic: اخوان الصفا; transliteration: Ikhwan al-Safa) were a mysterious organization, whose exact identity has never been clear. They were Persian & Arab Muslim philosophers in Basra, Iraq - which was then the seat of the Abbasid Caliphate - sometime during the 10th century CE.

Their esoteric teachings and philosophy are expounded in an epistolary style in the Encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity (Arabic: Rasa'il Ikhwan al-safa'), a giant compendium of 52 epistles that would greatly influence later encyclopedias. A good deal of Muslim and Western scholarship has been spent on just pinning down the identities of the Brethren and the century in which they were active. This book is translation of their epistles on natural science.
Abū Hayyān al-Tawhīdī (d. 1023) in his Kitāb al-Imtā' wa'l-Mu'ānasa (written between 983 and 985), a collection of 37 seances at the court of Ibn Sa'dān, vizier of the Buyid ruler Samsam ad-Dawla, mentions about identities of founders of this heretic muslim group. Apparently, al-Tawhīdī was close to a certain Zaid b. Rifa'a, praising his intellect, ability and deep knowledge - indeed, he had dedicated his Kitāb as-Sadiq was-Sadaqa to Zaid - but he was disappointed that Zaid was not orthodox or consistent in his beliefs, and that he was, as Stern puts it:
...frequenting the society of the heretical authors of the Rasa'il Ikhwan as-Safa, whose names are also recorded as follows: Abu Sulaiman Muhammed b. Ma'shar al-Bisti al-Maqdisi, Abu'l-Hasan 'Ali b. Harun az-Zanjani and Abu Ahmad al-Mihrajani, and al-'Aufi. At-Tauhidi also reports in this connection the opinion expressed by Abu Sulaiman al-Mantiqi, his master, on the Rasa'il and an argument between a certain al-Hariri, another pupil of al-Mantiqi, and Abu Sulaiman al-Maqdisi about the respective roles of Revelation and Philosophy.[12]

Rasa’il Ikhwan al-Safa’ (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity) consist of fifty-two treatises in mathematics, natural sciences, psychology (psychical sciences) and theology. The first part, which is on mathematics, groups fourteen epistles that include treatises in arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, geography, and music, along with tracts in elementary logic, inclusive of: the Isagogue, the Categories, De Interpretatione, the Prior Analytics and the Posterior Analytics. The second part, which is on natural sciences, gathers seventeen epistles on matter and form, generation and corruption, metallurgy, meteorology, a study of the essence of nature, the classes of plants and animals, including a fable. The third part, which is on psychology, comprises ten epistles on the psychical and intellective sciences, dealing with the nature of the intellect and the intelligible, the symbolism of temporal cycles, the mystical essence of love, resurrection, causes and effects, definitions and descriptions. The fourth part deals with theology in eleven epistles, investigating the varieties of religious sects, the virtue of the companionship of the Brethren of Purity, the properties of genuine belief, the nature of the Divine Law, the species of politics, and the essence of magic.[3]

They define a perfect man in their Rasa'il as "of East Persian derivation, of Arabic faith, of Iraqi, that is Babylonian, in education, Hebrew in astuteness, a disciple of Christ in conduct, as pious as a Syrian monk, a Greek in natural sciences, an Indian in the interpretation of mysteries and, above all a Sufi or a mystic in his whole spiritual outlook". There are debates on using this description and other materials of Rasa'il that could help with determination of the identity, affiliation (with Ismaili, Sufism, ...), and other characteristics of Ikhwan al-Safa.

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Al-Ghazali and the Ismailis: A Debate on Reason and Authority in Medieval Islam

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By Farouk Mitha

Publisher: I. B. Tauris
Number Of Pages: 160
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1860647928
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Description: Al-Ghazali is arguably one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Islam, and his writings have received greater scholarly attention in the West than those of any other Muslim scholar.

This study explores an important dimension of his thought that has not yet been fully examined, namely, his polemical engagement with the Ismailis of the Fatimid and early Alamut periods. Published in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies.

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PDF For The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an

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By Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Publisher: Amana Corporation
Number Of Pages: 1762
Publication Date: 2001-01-02
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0915957760
pages: 1822 scan, ebook file size: 228.63 MB

Description:
PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION

It has been more than half a century since the first appearance of 'Abdullah Yusuf 'Ali's superlative work, The Holy Qur’an: Text, Translation and Commentary. Since that time, there have been innumerable reprinting and millions of copies distributed throughout the world. It is, by far, the best known, most studied, and most respected English translation of the Qur'an.

It was the first monumental and authoritative work of its kind and it subsequently inspired many such similar endeavors. The eloquent poetic style of the translation and the authenticity of the extensive commentaries and explanatory notes, have, no doubt, contributed greatly to its much deserved reputation as the English translation of the meaning of the Qur'an.

The tremendous impact that this work has made upon the English-reading Muslims (as well as, many non-Muslims) of the world, has never been greater than it is today and shall continue-insha'a Allah (Allah willing)-for generations to come.

It has enabled interested readers of English, who do not have a proficiency in reading and comprehending Qur'anic Arabic, to greatly enrich their understanding of the meaning and the incomparable beauty and perfection of the Glorious Qur'an. It has given them a more authentic and reliable translation and commentary from which they could make a serious study.

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Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World

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(Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks)
By Carl W. Ernst

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 272
Publication Date: 2003-10-27
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0807828378

Description: Unlike many "Islam 101" books published since September 11, 2001, Following Muhammad avoids the traps of sensational political expose and specialized scholarly Orientalism.

Carl Ernst introduces readers to the profound spiritual resources of Islam while clarifying diversity and debate within the tradition.

One out of five people in the world are Muslim; only 18 percent of those, however, are Arab. Ernst moves away from a Middle Eastern bias, addressing the pluralistic nature of Muslim societies and thought.

Framing his argument in terms of religious studies, Ernst describes how Protestant definitions of religion and anti-Muslim prejudice have affected views of Islam in Europe and America.

Ernst also covers the contemporary importance of Islam in both its traditional settings and its new locations and provides a context for understanding extremist movements like fundamentalism.

With translations of selections from Islamic texts, some appearing in English for the first time, Ernst offers access to Muslim voices and key themes, particularly the central role of the Prophet Muhammad.

He concludes with an overview of critical debates on important contemporary issues such as gender and veiling, state politics, and science and religion.

A concise selected reading list provides a helpful guide for future study. This engaging introduction to Islam should be every non-Muslim's first resource for learning about a religion that is a major presence in the world.

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Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide

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By Caroline Williams

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Pages: 276, Publication Date: 2004-10-01
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 9774246950
15 MB RAR PDF

Description: Cairo's Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity.
No other Islamic city can equal Cairo's spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical and architectural development with such clarity.

The discovery of this historic core, first visually by nineteenth-century western artists then intellectually by twentieth-century Islamic art specialists, now - at the turn of the millennium - awaits the delight of the general visitor.

This new edition of a popular and handy guide continues to walk the visitor around two hundred of the city's most interesting Islamic monuments. It also keeps pace with recent developments with updated and revised material.

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Muhammad: Islam's First Great General

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(Campaigns and Commanders)
By Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 255, Publication Date: 2007-09-30
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0806138602
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Description: That Muhammad succeeded as a prophet is undeniable; a prominent military historian now suggests that he might not have done so had he not also been a great soldier.

Best known as the founder of a major religion, Muhammad was also Islam's first great general. While there have been numerous accounts of Muhammad the Prophet, this is the first military biography of the man.

In Muhammad: Islam's First Great General, Richard A. Gabriel shows us a warrior never before seen in antiquity--a leader of an all-new religious movement who in a single decade fought eight major battles, led eighteen raids, and planned thirty-eight other military operations.

Gabriel's study portrays Muhammad as a revolutionary who introduced military innovations that transformed armies and warfare throughout the Arab world.

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