Overview for Islam Through the Ages (In 10 Volumes)
Islam is not fifteen hundred years old, as most of the people may think. In fact, Islam is as old as this universe and all the worlds. Since days immemorial, when the Universe came into being and man touched the earth, Allah, the Almighty, chose Islam to be a perfect code of life for mankind. Through periods, spanning over many a millennium, man witnessed great upheavals and significant ups and downs in the process of evolution. At different places and in different periods, Allah, the Almighty appointed a number of His Messengers and Prophets to lead their respective peoples to the straight path--a path full of rewards and bounties. It is a different matter how much of Islam each Prophet was given in due course of human evolution. Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) was sent to finalise Islam, which was introduced in phases before him. Holy Quran is the Book of Allah, the Almighty, which consists of the best from all the previous books of Islam, plus a good additional part, which completes Islam. Needless to say that history of Islam is a vast subject. It requires lacs of pages to record it at length. It is really a challenge to cover the entire Islamic history in a comprehensive manner, in a few thousand pages. Islam as a faith and ideology, has found mention in millions and billions of books, dealing with various subjects under Islamic history. Still, need is felt to bring out a comprehensive book encapsulating all in its covers. This study, a continued multi-volume set, is an effort in the direction of recording the history of Islam, authentically. It must be an asset for every scholar, researcher, academic, student and general reader, alike.
M H Syed (Editor)
Dr. M.H. Syed, an academic and scholar in his own right, is basically a political scientist. He has further diversified his interests into research and serious studies in subjects like History, International Relations, Human Rights etc. An M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. in Political Science, M.A. in English Literature, diploma in International Relations and Diploma in Journalism. He began his career as a feature writer in All India Radio and Press Information Bureau. Later, he was associated with United News of India and Times of India. He has also edited several periodicals and penned dozens of articles for esteemed dailies and weeklies., apart from participating in various seminars and symposia. As an author, he has several books to his credit, in addition to dozens edited by him for reputed publishers. An established name in literary circles, Dr. Syed is totally devoted to research and writing.
Muhammad Razi (Editor)
Muhammad Razi, an academic and scholar in his right, is basically a theologian. A senior member of teaching faculty, he has been on foreign tours, especially, Middle East, as a keen observer of Islamic movement, the world over. He is regarded as a think-tank, a liberal-minded, a far-sighted and a quick-witted personality in the academic circles of Aligarh Muslim University. An M.A., M.Th in Theology (Islamic Religious Studies) he is well-versed in Aeabic, Persian, Urdu, English and Hindi. He started his career as a bright student at Rampur. Later on, he studies at, and cones-quently joined A.M.U. and devoted himself, wholeheartedly to the search for knowledge tirelessly and enthu-siastically. He has attended a number of seminars, symposia, academic get-togethers and has won big laurels in and outside India on many occasions. He has several incredible books to his credit.