Author: Dr. Mustafa as-Sibaa’ie
Publisher: International Islamic Publishing House
About the Book: We are living at a time when western civilization is at its peak and the Muslim nations are at their weakest point, dazzled by the power of the west with its wealth, means and scientific and technological advantages. Muslims who do not read history, may well be unaware of the fact that this has not always been the case. A few hundred years ago, the Muslim ummah was the superpower of the age and the Muslims were the leaders in culture, science and technology. The cities of the Muslim world were centers of learning to which people came from far and wide, including – as in the case of Muslims Spain – and the lands of Christian Europe. The uniqueness of the Muslim civilization lies in the fact that they achieved a great deal not only in materialistic terms, but that they remained a compassionate society where the poor and disadvantaged were cared for. This book is not only a reminder to Muslims of their glorious past but also clarifies what led them to this success. A must read for all, young and old.