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by Tim Wallace-Murphy

  • ISBN: 1842932012
  • Category: History
  • Author: Tim Wallace-Murphy
  • Subcategory: World
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Watkins; 1st ed edition (September 28, 2006)
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • FB2 size: 1113 kb
  • EPUB size: 1874 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
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Start by marking What Islam Did For Us: Understanding Islam's Contribution to Western Civilization as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The Irish born internationally known author and lecturer, Tim Wallace-Murphy, is the author of thirteen published books, has appeared in some eight or nine TV documentaries and has given lectures from Seattle and Long Beach on the West Coast of the USA, in Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy and in Prague.

Bestselling author Tim Wallace-Murphy presents the first major popular book to examine the common roots of Judaism.

Bestselling author Tim Wallace-Murphy presents the first major popular book to examine the common roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and to reveal Islam’s immense contributions to our society-which included laying the foundations for our systems of education, astronomy.

Bestselling author Tim Wallace-Murphy presents the first major popular book to examine the common roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and to reveal Islam’s immense contributions to our society-which included laying the foundations for our systems of education, astronomy, mathematics, and architecture. He also illustrates how the European Western powers helped foment the current crisis in the Middle East, and why we must strive for a just, equitable solution to these problems.

Bestselling author Tim Wallace-Murphy presents the first major popular book to examine the common roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and to reveal Islam's immense contributions to our society-which included laying the foundations for our systems of education, astronomy.

Bestselling author Tim Wallace-Murphy presents the first major popular book to examine the common roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and to reveal Islam's immense contributions to our society-which included laying the foundations for our systems of education, astronomy, mathematics,. ISBN13:9781842932018.

In these troubled times, when Islam is under seemingly perpetual attack, it is imperative to consider how much the West owes to the religion’s spiritual insights. Bestselling author Tim Wallace-Murphy presents the first major popular book to examine the common roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and to reveal Islam’s immense contributions to our society?which included laying the foundations for our systems of education, astronomy, mathematics, and architecture

Bestselling author Tim Wallace-Murphy presents the first major popular book to examine the common roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and to reveal Islam’s immense contributions to our society-which included laying the foundations for our systems of education, astronomy.

Tim Wallace-Murphy shows how over the last century it was European Western Powers who laid the foundations for the chaos that reigns in the Middle East. We need to find a just and equitable solution to these problems and we should begin by acknowledging our common spiritual heritage and the profound debt that Western civilization owes to Islamic culture. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Within the Holy Qu’ran, Christians and Jews are described as ‘the People of the Book’ and have been treated with respect and toleration by the world of Islam throughout its long history.

Understanding Islam's Contribution to Western Civilization. By: Tim Wallace-Murphy. Publisher: Watkins Publishing (RHP). Print ISBN: 9781842931905, 1842931903. The world’s eTextbook reader for students. VitalSource is the leading provider of online textbooks and course materials. More than 15 million users have used our Bookshelf platform over the past year to improve their learning experience and outcomes.

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In these troubled times, when Islam is under seemingly perpetual attack, it is imperative to consider how much the West owes to the religion’s spiritual insights. Bestselling author Tim Wallace-Murphy presents the first major popular book to examine the common roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and to reveal Islam’s immense contributions to our society—which included laying the foundations for our systems of education, astronomy, mathematics, and architecture. He also illustrates how the European Western powers helped foment the current crisis in the Middle East, and why we must strive for a just, equitable solution to these problems. Understanding can begin with this compelling acknowledgment of our shared spiritual heritage, including religious tolerance, respect for learning, and the concepts of chivalry and brotherhood.   
Reviews about What Islam Did for Us: Understanding Islam's Contribution to Western Civilization (6):
Agrainel
It added to my knowledge of the historical background of the development and spread of Islam, Christianity and Judaism, the stories of their coexistenceTheir strenghts and weaknesses that led to their rise and fall. It also clears a lot of misconceptions, myths and negative bias against one religion in particular. It should also help clear the general mistrust that exists among the followers of one religion against those of the other due to lack of information or "misinformation".
Once I started reading this book I could not put it down until I finished it. I would read it once again cover to cover and would recommend it to all Muslims, Chrisitians and Jews, and even those who do not follow any of these in order to have a better understanding of how we reached where we are today.
A MUST READ!
Halloween
Mr. Wallace-Murphy provides a precise and condensed version of the history of struggles, triumphs, conflicts and contributions of the world's three major religions, which, in my opinion, every Christian, Muslim and Jew should read and should become familiar with. It is fascinating to learn so many great lessons from history, provided that we don't ignore the facts.
This book is a breath of fresh air in our poisoned western media, where, there is so much hostility towards Islam, despite the facts that through reading history we learn that many of our pain and sufferings are self inflicted.
This author provides historical facts to prove that if we look beyond the last 100 years, Muslims have actually been the major contributors to the world tolerance, stability and growth, far more than other major beliefs. I enjoyed the facts that the sources of historical facts are listed at the end of the book, in addition to the references (bibliographies).
The book has a smooth transition that starts with explaining the ancient traditions and moves on to the interpretation of the intercontinental relationships between the three religions of the time.
In the last chapter, the author touches on some Subjects that are "forbidden" to mention, let alone discuss, in the west, which, in my opinion, if our media had the courage to discuss, we would certainly have a shorter path to resolve our conflicts with the Muslim world.
Practicality in obtaining a peaceful resolution to the current crisis, between the people in the Middle East and the Western ideology, rests upon an initial diffusion of tensions, and this author seems to have taken the steps to mitigate this tension by educating us about our history.
Andromathris
A bit opinion based but interesting book.
Mezilabar
According to the book, everything Jewish or Christian is wrong or based on falicy. Islam has no problems and it's our fault the world looks the way it does because we are not as tolerant as Muslims. If you want to read biased, unfair, untrue personal opinion, start here. This book is the FoxNews of Islam. Rush Limbaugh is more openminded, and less biased in his opinions.
Unh
The book title and description makes one think that this book will be along the lines of "The Gifts of the Jews" or "How the Irish Saved Civilization," a grand survey, interspersed with detailed case studies/examples that back up the book's thesis. I think the publisher or someone must have sensed this niche and changed the title from something else. Instead of a chapter on how colleges in Islamic Spain were the direct predecessors of Oxford and the Sorbonne, you get a page or two with a probably valid, but barely explained theory. The rest is general history, drawn from other books (not much original research here) and then the book descends into talking about TEMPLARS, with little on what they had to do with Islam's contributions to Western civilization. Unfortunately, I didn't research what else the author had written until I received the book and realized they were all about Templars, Rosslyn Chapel, yadda yadda. Hence, this previous work by the author carries over heavily into this book and makes for a not-very-scholarly or lucid work, laced with the usual conspiracy theories.
Dark_Sun
I have started reading this book. In the first chapter of this book at page # 2, it is written that Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Madina which is contrary to the indisputable fact that Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Mecca and not Medina. He instead migrated to Madina after many years and is called Hijrat (migration). Muslims start their calendar from the said date of migration. So in the start of this book I am constrained to make my mind that the facts have not been properly portrayed.

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