By Nabil Matar
This ebook presents translated choices from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). the one writings through an Arab-Muslim within the pre-modern interval that current a comparative viewpoint, his travelogues offer distinctive perception with in to Christendom and Islam.
Translating excerpts from his 3 travelogues, this e-book tells the tale of al-Miknasi’s travels from 1779-1788. As an envoy, al-Miknasi was once aware of courtroom existence, executive places of work and spiritual constructions, and he presents special debts of towns, humans, customs, ransom negotiations, old occasions and political associations. together with descriptions of Europeans, Arabs, Turks, Christians (both ecu and Eastern), Muslims, Jews, and (American) Indians within the final area of the eighteenth century, An Arab Ambassador within the Mediterranean international explores how the main travelled Muslim author of the pre-modern interval observed the realm: from Spain to Arabia and from Morocco to Turkey, with second-hand information regarding the recent World.
Supplemented with vast notes detailing the ancient and political relevance of the translations, this publication is of curiosity to researchers and students of Mediterranean background, Ottoman stories and Muslim-Christian relatives.
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For example, the influence of Islam in the north was much greater than in the south, and even in the north, in certain areas such as Bengal, a significant Islamic culture has come into being, while in other areas, such as Rajasthan, its diffusion was more limited and has not caused a flowering of a major new branch of Islamic culture. In nearly all the areas in the Indian world which fell under the sway of Islamic culture, the influence of the religion of Islam itself and of Persian literature was central.
III In conclusion, it may be added that the blind following of Western ideas in matters concerned with law, as in so many other domains, will < previous page page_29 If you like this book, buy it! next page > page_30 < previous page page_30 next page > Page 30 never solve any basic problem of Islamic society. It is a form of taqlid * or blind following much more dangerous than the traditional type of taqlid* which has always been decried by Muslim sages over the ages. Only by accepting the validity of the Shari'ah* and especially of the personal laws promulgated by it and by relying upon these laws can Islamic society face the problems of the modern world.
To this situation is added the need of different parts of the Islamic < previous page page_31 If you like this book, buy it! next page > page_32 < previous page page_32 next page > Page 32 community such as the Sunni and Shi'ite to come to know each other better and, on a larger scale, to come to gain a more intimate knowledge of the other great religious traditions of the world. The problem of the encounter with other religions is a counterpart of the contact with modernism. A traditional Muslim who has not encountered the modem world need not think of Christian theology or of Hindu and Buddhist metaphysics.
An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean World: The Travels of Muhammad ibn 'Uthman al-Miknasi, 1779-1788 by Nabil Matar