Makers of the Muslim World Series

Makers of the Muslim World

This is the first series entirely devoted to the men and women who made the Muslim world what it is today, whether they were poets or scholars, artists or scientists, politicians or religious leaders. The series will cover the entire range of Islamic civilization in geographic and chronological terms. Intended as a guide for students, lay readers, Islamicists in need of quick orientation, and academics in other fields, the books are written by experts in a clear and straightforward language and no prior knowledge of Islam or its history is required to follow them.

Series Editors: Professor Khaled El-Rouayheb (Harvard) and Professor Sabine Schmidtke (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

 

‘A brilliant and compelling, accessible and scholarly series of great history books that bring to life the greatest Muslim leaders in history, from statesmen, philosophers and poets, such as Caliph Abd al-Malik and Mughal Emperor Akbar, President Nasser, Abu Nuwas and al-Mutanabbi, from the seventh century to the twentieth, from Morocco to Malaysia, written for general readers, filled with fascinating character sketches and anecdotes as well as acute analysis of ideas and theology. I eagerly await each new volume: these are essential reading for anyone interested in Islamic history and culture – or anyone who just enjoys great reads about giant historical characters.’

SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE, author of Jerusalem: The Biography

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  • Fazlallah Astarabadi and the Hurufis

    Captures the achievements of this Sufi thinker and founder of the Gnostic Hurufism Learn More
  • Amir Khusraw

    Surveys the life and work of the 14th century poet.
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  • Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi

    This fascinating biography examines the life and thought of Ahmad Riza khan, the legendary leader of the 20th-century Al-e Sunnat movement. Learn More
  • Al-Ma'mun

    An insight into the life and times of al-Ma'mum, the Abbasid caliph best known for sponsoring the translation of Greek philosophy into Arabic. Learn More
  • Shaykh Mufid

    An account of the great Shi'ite scholar-theologian. Learn More
  • Ikhwan al-Safa'

    Chronicling the work of 'The Brethren of Purity', a 4th-century group of encyclopaedists who tried to reconcile reason and faith.
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  • Beshir Agha

    Explores the life of the most powerful Chief Harem Eunich in the History of the Ottoman empire. Learn More
  • Sa'di

    A comprehensive look at the life and poetry of Sa‘di - the poet of life, love and compassion. Learn More
  • Nasser

    In this captivating study, Joel Gordon examines the legacy of the famous autocrat, being careful to include his limitations as well as his many strengths. Learn More
  • Karim Khan Zand

    This insightful profile shows how Karim Zhan Zand succeeded in creating a peaceful and prosperous state in a particularly turbulent epoch of history. Learn More

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