Books

Muslim Societies

Book: Muslim Societies - Rise and Fall (Wake Up Call & Revival Efforts)
Author: Dr. MIH Farooqi, Retired Scientist, NBRI, Lucknow
Publishers: Sidrah Publishers, C-3/2, Shahid Apartments,  Chakarvarti Road, Golaganj, Lucknow - 226 018
Email: mihfarooqi@sify.com; mihfarooqi@yahoo.com
Year: 2010. Price: Rs. 200. Pages: 208
ISBN: 978-81-901352-9-0

The book contains an appraisal of Muslim societies by King Abdullah (S. Arabia), Allama Iqbal, Rashid Rida (Egypt), King Hussein (Jordan), Ibn Badis (Algeria) Radwan Masmoudi (U.S.), Hasan Al-Turabi, (Sudan), Zia Gokalp (Turkey), Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri (Saudi Arabia), Abul Kalam Azad, Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi,  Sayyid Ali Khamenei (Iran), Bernard Shaw (UK), George Sarton (UK), Hamid Golpira (Turkey), Hosni Mubarak (Egypt), Jamal Al-Din Afghani, Robert Briffault (France), Mahathir Mohammad (Malaysia), Mahatma Gandhi, Sheikh Mohammad Abduh (Egypt), Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Ziauddin Sardar (UK).
Review of Sayyid Hamid, Chancellor, Hamdard University:  “Muslim Societies - Rise & Fall’, consisting of 28 chapters and spread over 208 pages, has not only delineated the Rise and Fall of Muslims ever since Islam’s emergence but it has collected, tabulated and analyzed a wealth of relevant information. One realizes all the time that the book is from a scientist’s pen. Although dealing with religion, history, society, it steers clear of sentiments and rhetoric...”
The change of attitude which the Ummah needs desperately, as pointed out in the book, does require the unambiguous and almost undivided attention of the Ulama who wield immense influence among the masses.
Other publications of Dr. M.I.H. Farooqi include:
1.   Plants of the Qur’an - 7th ed. 2010
2.   Medicinal Plants in the Traditions of Prophet (Prophetic Medicine) 4th ed.2008
3.   Dictionary of Indian Gums and Resins - 1st Edition 2008  
4.   Nabatat-e-Quran (Urdu) 4th Edition 2010  
5.   Qurani Paudhe (Hindi) 1st Edition 2007
6.   Nabatat-e-Tibbe-Nabvi (Urdu)
7.   Muslim Societies-Rise and Fall - 1st Edition 2010
8.   Dunyai-e-Islam-Uroj-O-Zawal (Urdu) - 1st Edition 2010
9.  Bulletins: 1. Al Nabatat Fil Qur’an wal Ahadith (Arabic); 2. Quranic Plants at Glance; 3. Medicine of the Prophet; 4. Manna and Cedar (Qur’an and Bible);  5. Status of Muslim Societies; 6. Mann-O-Salwa aur Sidrah (Urdu); 7. Samrat-e-Fil-Qur’an. These books are available from the above publisher.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 September 2010 on page no. 27

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