Author: Mohammed Yunus
Publisher: UBS Publishers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174764119
Now that the worst fears about the clash of Islam with other civilizations have proven to be
well-founded, this book asks whether Islam is a danger to other civilizations and attempts to find an answer to this important question.
While teaching at the University of Calgary, Dr. Mohammed Yunus felt the need for a book that would explain the historical personality of Islam and contribute to a better understanding of its resurgence after the end of the colonial era and the emergence of scores of Islamic countries.
Having served as a diplomat for three decades, Dr Yunus apprehended the development of a clash between the newly independent Islamic countries and other states that would be inimical to international harmony and peace due, at least partly, to the lack of mutual comprehension because the clash of political interest breeds suspicion and hostility, and ignorance makes it worse.
This book is an attempt to encourage a better understanding of Islam and its role in today's world. It is for the readers to discover the relevance of the book to the ongoing clash of civilizations with which the twenty-first century has begun.
List of Maps
First Four Caliphs of Islam (632-661)
Omayyad Dynasty (661-750)
Abbasid Dynasty (750-945)
The Nominal Abbasid Caliphate (945-1258)
Ottoman Empire (1300-1918)
Arab Nationalism in the Ottoman Empire
Arab Nationalism and Zionism
Nasser and the Middle East
Iran-Iraq and Gulf Wars
Islam in South Asia
Is Islam a Threat to Other Societies?