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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  • 'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi

    In this unique look at a key figure in the Islamic enlightenment, Samer Akkach examines the life and works of ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi of Damascus. Learn More
  • 'Abd al-Malik

    The Umayyad Caliph and founder of the Dome of Rock is captured here in a concise and clear manner.
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  • Ibn 'Arabi

    Renowned expert William Chittick covers the life and works of this legendary Sufi writer. Learn More
  • 'Abd al-Rahman III

    An engaging profile of the greatest of the Umayyad rulers of Spain and the first to take the title of Caliph.
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  • Abu Nuwas

    Introducing the infamous hard-drinking and eloquent poet who stands at the very heart of Arabic literary culture. Learn More
  • Ahmad ibn Hanbal

    In this pioneering biography, Christopher Melchert examines the forefather of the fourth of the four principal Sunni schools of jurisprudence, the Hanbali. Learn More
  • Mu'awiya ibn abi Sufyan

    In this accessible study, Stephen Humphreys introduces the most elusive of the early caliphs, Mu'awiya ibn abi Sufyan (602-680) 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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