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Ameer Ali Syed (1849-1928) was one of the most prominent "liberal" thinkers of modern Muslims. He says, "Throughout this work my object has been to discuss the Islamic teachings in a historical spirit and to develop among the latter day Islamists, a perception of the difference between ethics and ceremonialism."
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 1-931956-62-6
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jan 1,2001
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 508
ISBN: 1-931956-62-6
$152.00
$91.20
The Spirit of Islam is one of the most notable literary contributions of Ameer Ali Syed (1849-1928), one of the most prominent 'liberal' thinkers of modern Muslims. He was the first to clearly visualize that Muslims should organize themselves politically if they were to have an honored place in public life. "Probably the best achievement in the way of an apology for Mohammad that is ever likely to be to be composed in a European language" - D.S. Margoliouth in Mohammed and the Rise of Islam (available from Gorgias Press)
The Spirit of Islam is one of the most notable literary contributions of Ameer Ali Syed (1849-1928), one of the most prominent 'liberal' thinkers of modern Muslims. He was the first to clearly visualize that Muslims should organize themselves politically if they were to have an honored place in public life. "Probably the best achievement in the way of an apology for Mohammad that is ever likely to be to be composed in a European language" - D.S. Margoliouth in Mohammed and the Rise of Islam (available from Gorgias Press)
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Ameer Syed

  • Preface to the Popular Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Introduction
  • Mecca, its foundation
  • Visit to Tayef
  • The Prophet at Medina
  • Hostility of the Koraish
  • Invasion of Medina by the Koraish`
  • Mohammed's clemency
  • Continued hostility of the Jews
  • Deputation to Medina
  • Fulfilment of Mohammed's work
  • Islam, its signification
  • The religious spirit of Islam
  • The Church militant of Islam
  • The status of women in Islam
  • Slavery existed among all ancient nations
  • The idea of a future existence, result of development
  • The political spirit of Islam
  • The political divisions and schisms of Islam
  • The literary and scientific spirit of Islam
  • The rationalistic and philosophical spirit of Islam