Author: Syed Ameer AliPublisher: Kitab BhavanYear: 2001Language: EnglishPages: 650ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171510043
A concise account of the Rise and Decline of the Saracenic Power and of the Economic, Social and intellectual Development of the Arab Nation. From the earliest times to the destruction of Bagdad, and the expulsion of the Moors from Spain, with Maps. Illustrations and Genealogical Tables.This work is not a mere chronicle of wars and conquests, or the rise and fall of dynasties. It is a record of the copious contributions made by the Saracenic race under the flag of Islam, to human knowledge in all departments of science and literature; of their marvelous system of administration; of their economic and cultural development and the remarkable position held by women in the social and legal system of Islam. The story of the havoc, carnage and savagery wrought by the Crusaders and the Mongols is told from the records of the people who suffered.
PREFACE TO 1924 EDITIONPREFACECHAPTER IArabia-Its Geographical and Physical Condition-The Ancient ArabsCHAPTER IIEarly History-Kossay-Abdul Muttalib-The Abyssinian Attack-The Birth of Mohammed-His Ministry-The HegiraCHAPTER IIIMohammed at Medina-Factions in Medina-The Charter-The death of MohammedCHAPTER IVThe RepublicCHAPTER VOsman-His favouritism - Osman’s deathCHAPTER VIRetrospect-Government-Policy-Administration-The Army-Social LifeCHAPTER VIIThe Ommeyades (The Harbite Branch)CHAPTER VIIIMerwan, Son of Hakam-Accepted as the Chief of the OmmeyadesCHAPTER IXWalid I-Conquests in the East-Progress in AfricaCHAPTER XAccession of Sulaiman-Fall of Musa and TarickCHAPTER XIAccession of Hisham-Troubled state of the Empire CHAPTER XIIThe extent of the Empire at Hisham’s DeathCHAPTER XIIIMerwan II-His characterCHAPTER XIVRetrospectCHAPTER XVThe Abbassides-Saffah and MansurCHAPTER XVIAccession of Mahdi-His magnificent reignCHAPTER XVIIRashid and Amin-Accession of Harun or-Rashid-His CharacterCHAPTER XVIIIMamun at Merv-Disorders in BagdadCHAPTER XIXMultawakkil, the Nero of the Arabs-the Decline of the EmpireCHAPTER XXKaim b’amr-IIah, the Caliph-Tughril BegCHAPTER XXICaliph Mustazhir-Sultan BarkyarukCHAPTER XXIIThe Calip Nasir-Malik Saleh Ismail, Prince of DamascusCHAPTER XXIIISaladin’s sons-Rise of al-Malik al-AadilCHAPTER XXIVRetrospectCHAPTER XXVRetrospect (Continued)CHAPTER XXVIThe Saracens of Spain-The OmmeyadesCHAPTER XXVIIAccession of Abdur Rahman IIICHAPTER XXVIIIAccession of Hisham IICHAPTER XXIXThe Muluk ut-Tawaif or Petty KingsCHAPTER XXXThe last struggle-The Siege of Granada-The CapitulationCHAPTER XXXIRetrospectCHAPTER XXXIIThe Saracens in AfricaAppendixBibliographical IndexIndex