Tuesday, October 11, 2005

From Durbah's mailing list..

Islam Invulnerable ~ The Making of the Modern Muslim World

* http://www.almaghrib.org/iim.php
Despite the fact that the Muslim Ummah has degenerated in relative
material terms over the past several centuries, Islam is incorruptible and
impossible to harm. In other words, Islam is invulnerable.
*** Invulnerable?! ***
Why are Muslim societies relatively poor, politically
disorganized, and militarily weak? Why have Muslim societies, which were
once some of the most powerful, tolerant, and wealthy in the world,
degenerated to the state of affairs that we suffer from today?
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* http://www.almaghrib.org/iim.php
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Most attempts to answer these questions focus upon only one part
of the Muslim world, such as the Ottoman Empire or the Arab world, but
neglect the reality that the Muslim Ummah is a global community. This
course is unique in that it encompasses the global expanse of the Muslim
Ummah, and covers not only the Middle East, but also the Indian
subcontinent, South East Asia, Muslim Africa, Central Asia and the spread
of Islam to Europe.
The purpose of this course is to encourage Muslims to critically
examine their own historical tradition, and to promote a more
sophisticated view of the world, in the hope that this will aid future
generations of Muslims to more effectively confront the challenges that
face the Muslim Ummah.
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* http://www.almaghrib.org/iim.php
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The course is divided into four parts. The first part will analyze
the rise of the Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire, the Safavid Empire, as
well as the evolution of Muslim civilization in Central Asia, Africa and
South East Asia.
The second part of the course will examine the scientific,
military, and economic factors that contributed to the rise of the
European nations, and to the relative material decline of the Muslim
world, as well as the role that European Imperial powers played in
dividing the Muslim world into distinct nation-states.
The third part of the course will focus upon the creation of the
modern nation-states of Turkey and Iran, and the partition of India and
the subsequent Indo-Pakistani wars, as well as the articulation of the
modern Arab state system.
Finally, we will critically examine the Arab-Israeli conflict, and
will cover the origins of Arab Nationalism and Zionism, as well as the
1948, 1956, 1973 and 1982 wars. We will also focus upon the Israeli New
History, and consider what this literature has revealed about the origins
the Palestinian refugee problem, as well as the ultimate consequences of
the Arab-Israeli conflict.
"These seminars are really the sweetness of my life."
- An AlMaghrib Student
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* http://www.almaghrib.org/iim.php
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Enroll NOW! Reserve your seat TODAY! http://www.almaghrib.org/enroll.php


At 10:38 PM , Blogger mutadayyin said...

nape tulisan ni kecik? sakit mata nak bace..


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