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Re: The Nature and Triumph of Islam
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2019, 10:46:49 AM »
Khayyam was an unrepentant skeptic and quite fond of alcohol.

Although I'm inclined to agree, this seems to be still somewhat of an open question.

Islam is probably the most deeply political of the Hebraic religions, but they are all political: the spiritual bond of Semitism.

I agree.

But I'd phrase it as the spiritual bond of truth, for there is no arena in life where God can be left out of.

Yes, you would, no doubt. There is no "bond of truth" in Judaism and Islam.

 
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Re: The Nature and Triumph of Islam
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2019, 10:53:59 AM »
For almost 13 centuries, from the death of the Prophet Muhammad in 632 to the overthrow of the last Ottoman caliph in 1924, the Islamic world was ruled by a caliph. Translated from the Arabic Khalifa, the word ‘caliph’ means successor or deputy. The caliph was considered the successor to the Prophet Muhammad. It is a term that has, at times, been abused. In June 2014, a militant group calling itself the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (known as ISIL or ISIS) declared the establishment of a caliphate and proclaimed its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a caliph. This proclamation was rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims. ISIL had attempted to appropriate a title imbued with religious and political significance – and in doing so had cast a dark shadow over a rich history. This is the story of the caliph, a title that originated 1,400 years ago and that spanned one of the greatest empires the world has ever known.

In this episode of the Caliph, Al Jazeera tells the story of the caliphate, providing a fascinating insight into how the first caliphs of Islam built and expanded their empire.


In this episode of The Caliph, Al Jazeera tells the story of the caliphate, looking at the Sunni-Shia divide, and how this split arose from a dispute over who should succeed the Prophet Muhammad.


Al Jazeera tells the story of the 1,300-year-long struggle for the caliphate and looks at how different dynasties rose and fell - ending with the decline of the Ottoman caliphate.


Greatest empires? Ah, yes, the seventh that is also the eighth, the head that seemed as if mortally wounded.
 

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Re: The Nature and Triumph of Islam
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2019, 12:02:24 PM »
There is also the superstition of the Ishmaelites, which to this day prevails and keeps people in error, being a forerunner of the Antichrist. -St. John Damascene
 

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Re: The Nature and Triumph of Islam
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2019, 01:11:15 PM »
Another interesting documentary on the life of the Prophet.

The Life Of Muhammad is a 2011 British three-part documentary miniseries examining the life of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and the origins of Islam. The documentary was directed by Faris Kermani, written by Ziauddin Sardar, and presented by Rageh Omaar. It was Broadcast by BBC Two over three consecutive weeks from 11 July 2011 to 25 July 2011.



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Re: The Nature and Triumph of Islam
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Paradise Found (Islamic Culture Documentary) | Timeline

This feature-length documentary examines Islam's rich and significant contribution to western art and culture. Presenter and art critic, Waldemar Januszczak, sets out on an epic journey of discovery across the Muslim world from Central Asia to the heart of the Middle East and beyond. He reveals a world of awe-inspiring architecture, spectacular Islamic treasures and a host of artists and craftsmen, bringing the largely unknown and fascinating story of Islamic art and architecture to the attention of the public. Documentary first broadcast in 2005.

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