Sir Thomas Roe steeled himself for the mission ahead as the small craft carrying him away from his ship was rowed to shore. Sent by James I to negotiate with the Moghul emperor for a treaty granting unhindered trade, Roe knew it would be difficult. Many men had come before him and all had failed. But he had a plan.
When he reached shore and was striding toward the tent where the local officials awaited him, he saw that they were all seated on their carpets. Roe sent one of his men ahead to tell the officials that they must rise for a representative of king lames. They complied, and Roe proceeded into the tent. The officials then informed the ambassador that lie and his men would have to allow themselves to be searched. Roe knew that his predecessors had submitted to such a stipulation, one group admitting that they had been searched "to the bottom of our pockets." But Sir Thomas, the royal ambassador, would permit no such indignity, and lie returned to his ship.
As it turned out, Roe's calculated demand for deference earned him the respect of the Indian delegation. A compromise was reached; the British agreed to allow themselves to be embraced-whether as a greeting or to see if they were smuggling contraband was left as a matter for interpretation. Standing his ground paid off for Roe and for the British nation for centuries to come.
What Life Was Like in the lewd in the Crown tells the fascinating story of the determined statesman Sir Thomas Roe along with many other comp...read more
In the year 600 A.D. a wind swept across the Arabian desert, where, in the little town called Mecca, an illiterate orphan named Muhammad came to be the prophet to whom the word of God was revealed - and the world was changed forever. Herein lies the beginning of the faith known as Islam, a religion that today claims over one billion devout believers throughout the planet. Yet it is a faith more misunderstood than any other in the history of mankind.
This brilliantly produced film takes us on a journey through the Story of Islam, from its humble beginnings 1300 years ago, to its place in the world today. We are introduced to the culture, philosophy and staples of this we. Z of life, which is rapidly being embraced by many in the West. If you are not familiar with the principles of Islam, you will be surprised - perhaps even shocked - to learn of the amazing similarities between the Muslim, Christian, and Judaic faiths.
He called himself "The Greatest" and few boxing historians or fans would argue
his claim. Born Cassius Clay, on January 17,1942, he began his relentless pursuit of boxing perfection at age 12. His bicycle was stolen and a police officer taught him some basic moves so that it would not happen again. Ali won the Chicago Golden Gloves Championship in 1960. Then in Rome, later that year, Ali won the Olympic Gold Medal for the Light Heavyweight division. He came back to the states and embarked on what will be remembered as one of the greatest athletic careers of all time. Ali finally hung up his gloves in 1981 with a record of 56 wins, 5 losses and 37 knockouts and has left an everlasting impression on sports fans around the world.
Through stunning and rare footage, some of which has not been seen for decades, watch The Louisville Lip mature as a public speaker, beginning with his early days as Cassius Clay, through his tumultuous reign as the Heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Follow Ali as he refuses induction into the U.S. Army on religious grounds, embarks on controversial humanitarian travels into third world countries and struggles with Parkinson's disease.
Skill, Brains and Guts chronicles the career of a boxing legend. Highlights from Ali's bouts with Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Floyd Patterson, George Chuvala and many more are included in this program. Ali is shown at his best, talking trash during title matches and while training before bigtime fights. This ...read more
Few non-Muslims have glimpsed its sacred glories. All Muslims are drawn by its holy summons. Now, travel to Islam's most revered city to experience a spiritual phenomenon that has endured for more than fourteen centuries INSIDE MECCA.
Witness the personal challenges and spiritual rewards of three pilgrims as they join some two million fellow Muslims on their hajj or sacred journey to Mecca.
Explore key Islamic sites and ancient rituals that only a handful of non-Muslims have witnessed.
Discover the spiritually charged_history of Mecca and its place at the center of the fastest growing and perhaps most misunderstood religion in the world.
This is one of the best books on the subject of Sacred art to be written in our times. Burckhardt wrote both in his native German and in French. His range is tremendous: from modern science in its various forms through Christianity and Islam, to symbolism Tit rt, Architecture and mythology. mythology. present work represents Burckhardt's penetrating analysis of a subject that is extremely important but, nevertheless, suffers from a host of misconceptions. A work of
profound importance- defining meaning and spiritual use of Sacred art through its symbolic content and dependence on metaphysical principles. Presented is the art of Hinduism Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Taoism where "the artistic rules of each are not only deducible from existing works, but are confirmed by canonical writings and by the example of living masters."
"In Islam the Divine Art is in the first place the manifestation of the Divine Unity in the beauty.,and regularity of the cosmos. Unity is reflected in the harmony of the multiple, in order and in equilibrium- beauty has all these aspects within itself'. To start from the beauty of the world and arrive at Unity- that is wisdom."
There can be no doubt that Burckhardt blends in a masterly fashion a style that is eminently accessible with an insight of the utmost penetration: "The ultimate objective of sacred art is not the evocation of feelings nor the communications of impressions; it is a symbol, and as such it finds simple and primordial means ...read more
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The biography of the Prophet is a very noble and exalted subject by which Muslims learn about the rise of Islam, and how the Prophet Muhammad was chosen by Allah to receive the divine revelation. You also learn about the hardships the Prophet and his Companions faced, and how they eventually succeeded with Allah's help.
So, it is necessary to study the Prophet's life and follow it in all manners. We hope this study will help you to get the better understanding of the religion of Islam. In this sense, this is one of the best books which are meant to be read and read again.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah was for Pakistan what Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru combined were for modern Indiainspirational father and first head of state. Jinnah began his career as the Indian National Congress's "Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity" but ended it forty years later as the architect of the partition that split Pakistan away from India. This authoritative and uniquely insightful biography explores the fascinating public and private life of this eminently powerful but little understood leader who changed the map of the Asian subcontinent.
Portraying Jinnah's story in all of its human complexity, Wolpert begins in the late nineteenth century with Jinnah's early life as a provincial country-boy in Karachi and follows him to London where he studied law and became a British barrister. Retumingto India in 1896, Jinnah rapidly ascended the dual ladders of Indian law and politics, climbing to the top rung of each. By the 1920s, however, it appeared that Jinnah's political career was at an end, superseded by the rise of Gandhi's leadership and the movement of India in a more revolutionary direction. Yet, Jinnah was to remain a pivotal
figure in the turbulent decades that followed, as India struggled for independence from British rule amid growing Hindu-Muslim antagonism.
Wolpert vividly recounts how the tragic clash of personalities and party platforms that initially pitted Jinnah against Gandhi escalated from a personal rivalry into a conflict of national and internation...read more
In 1974, on the occasion of the "Islamic Summit" in Pakistan, I wrote a short book "Outline History of the Muslim World". Since then I have been feeling the necessity of writing a larger and a more detailed work on the history of Islam. After considerable labour spread over the Last ten years I have been with the Grace of God able to produce this work entitled "History of islam". This is the first volume of this book, and covers the classical period of Islam upto 1258 C.E., the downfall of the Abbasids. The second volume will cover the period 1258-1900. The third volume will cover the modern period-the twentieth century.
1 have lived through all the decades of the twentieth century. When I was born in the first decade of the twentieth century hardly two Muslim states, viz Persia and Turkey were independent; the Muslim lands in other parts of the world were under foreign domination. During my life time I have witnessed the emergence of more and more independent Muslim states. At this time the number of independent Muslim states is forty six. Before this century closes this number may rise still further.
I was young when Pakistan was born. I witnessed the emergence of Pakistan on the map of the world under the unique leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Pakistan was won in the name of Islam and we were committed before God and history to make Pakistan a citadel of Islam. Unfortunately during the first thirty years of the post-independence period we swerved from the...read more
As the spectre of religious extremism has become a fact of life today, the temptation is great to allow the evil actions and perspectives of a minority to represent an entire tradition. In the case of Islam, there has been much recent confusion in the Western world cantered on distorted portrayals of its core values. Born of ignorance, such confusion feeds the very problem at hang' In The Heart of Islam one of the great intellectual figures in Islamic history offers a timely presentation of the core spiritual and social values of Islam: peace, compassion, social justice, and respect for the other. Seizing this unique moment in history to reflect on the essence of his tradition, Seyyed Hussies Nasr seeks to "open a spiritual and intellectual space for mutual understanding." Exploring Islamic values in scripture, traditional sources, and history, he also shows their clear counterparts in the Jewish and Christian traditions, revealing the common ground of the Abrahamic faiths.
Nasr challenges members of the world's civilizations to stop demonizing others while identifying themselves with pure goodness and to turn instead to a deeper understanding of those shared values that. can solve the acute problems facing humanity today. "Muslims must ask themselves what went wrong within their own societies," he writes, "but the West must also pose the same question about itself ... whether we are Muslims, Jews, Christians, or even secularists, whether we live in the Islamic world or in t...read more
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