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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  • Muhammad Abduh

    Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905) is widely regarded as the founder of Islamic modernism. Egyptian jurist, religious scholar and political activist, he sought to synthesize Western and Islamic cultural values. This book examines whether Abduh revived true Islam or instigated its corruption. Learn More
  • Hasan al-Banna

    Hasan al-Banna (1906-1949) was an Egyptian political reformer, best known for establishing the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organization which has millions of members and spans the Arab world. This book offers an account of al-Banna's life and work.
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  • Mehmed Ali

    In this insightful and well-constructed biography, Khaled Fahmy assesses the life of Kavalal? Mehmed Ali Pasha, the founder of modern Egypt. Learn More
  • Ahmad al-Mansur

    Spanning four continents, this lucid introduction assesses this fascinating figure and his legacy amidst the political intrigue, colonial discovery, and military conquest that dominated the age. Learn More
  • Husain Ahmad Madani

    A compelling biography of Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani, the pre-eminent Muslim scholar and fervent campaigner for democracy and unity in India. Learn More
  • Akbar

    In this lucid study, Andre Wink profiles the greatest of the Mughal emperors, Jalal ad-Din Akbar. Learn More
  • Ghazali

    This fascinating work profiles Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, the foremost Islamic scholar and mystic of the medieval period. Learn More
  • Ashraf Ali Thanawi

    This authoritative biography offers a comprehensive and highly accessible account of one of the most prominent and prolific religious scholars in Islamic history. Learn More
  • Al-Mutanabbi

    This exhaustive and enthralling study considers the life and work of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), often regarded as the greatest of the classical Arab poets. Learn More
  • Chinggis Khan

    In this novel perspective on a much-maligned figure, Michal Biran explains the monumental impact Chinggis Khan has had upon the Islamic World, both positive and negative. Learn More

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