The Imam's Daughter

Author: Hannah Shah

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310325757

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

View: 4948

Recounts the author's story of growing up in an abusive Muslim home in Britain and, through her courage and tenacity, embraced a new life in the world beyond its confines.

The Imam's Daughter

Author: Hannah Shah

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446406547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1822

Hannah Shah is an Imam's daughter. She lived the life of a Muslim but, for many years, her father abused her in the cellar of their home. At 16 she discovered a plan to send her to Pakistan for an arranged marriage, and she ran away. Hunted by her angry father and brothers, who were determined to make her an honour killing, she had to keep moving house to escape them. Then, worst of all, in her family's eyes, she became a Christian. Some Muslims say converting from Islam is punishable by death...One day a mob of forty men came after her, armed with hammers, sticks and knives...with her father at the front... The Imam's Daughter is Hannah's gripping - but ultimately inspiring - true story. How, through her courage and determination, she broke free from her background and found a new life beyond its confines - a new life of freedom and love.

Summary of Hannah Shah's The Imam's Daughter

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 43

View: 9809

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I wake to the sound of one hand clapping. It is my mother banging on the cellar door above me. The air was filled with the scent of lavender just before the air was filled with the soft, heady scent of lavender. I was lying in a field, lilac-purple flowers swaying gently above me. I was safe. I was happy. #2 I spend my days in my world of make-believe, the Lavender Fields and the Loneliness Birds. I find my escape from the darkness there. I am not affected by the English ways, like a lot of young girls I could mention. #3 I had a street in England named after me. It was a typical Asian street in the early 1980s: a close-knit community where everyone knew each other. I was offered drinks and food whenever I went to my friends’ houses. #4 My family lived near a few Armenians and a single white lady. The rest of our street’s residents were Pakistani Muslims.

The Imam and the Indian

Author: Amitav Ghosh

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788175300477

Category: Egypt

Page: 392

View: 2974

Here, For The First Time Is As Complete A Collection As Can Be Made Of The Prose Which Reveals That Relatively Unknown Amitav Ghosh: The Novelist As Thinker, The Man Of Ideas As A Writer Of Luminous, Illuminating Non-Fiction.

Uyun Akhbar Al Reza -

Author: Sheikh Sadooq

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312512784

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 9099

This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Ahlulbayt Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Ahlulbayt Organization is a registered Organisation that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims.

The Turkish Dialects of Trabzon: Analysis

Author: Bernt Brendemoen

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447045704

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

View: 2426

The dialects spoken in Trabzon on the Eastern Black Sea Coast are the Anatolian dialects that have preserved the most archaic features. At the same time, they are the ones that display the greatest number of innovations, due to the influence of other languages in the region. The archaisms indicate that the first speakers of Turkish must have settled in the area more than a hundred years before the Ottoman conquest, i.e. in the 14th century, although historical sources give no information on Turkish settlements at that time.The main aim of this study is to analyze the Trabzon dialects synchronically and diachronically and to explain the features that distinguish them from other Anatolian dialects. The study also makes a hypothesis about the turkization of the area. The second volume contains dialect texts which constitute the material for the analyses in the first volume. These texts, which have been recorded and transcribed by the author, are provided with numerous foot-notes, and give a unique impression of the folkloristic and historical richness of the region.

The Caliph and the Imam

Author: Toby Matthiesen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190689463

Category: History

Page: 961

View: 7473

The authoritative account of Islam's schism that for centuries has shaped events in the Middle East and the Islamic world. In 632, soon after the Prophet Muhammad died, a struggle broke out among his followers as to who would succeed him. Most Muslims argued that the leader of Islam should be elected by the community's elite and rule as Caliph. They would later become the Sunnis. Others--who would become known as the Shia--believed that Muhammad had designated his cousin and son-in-law Ali as his successor, and that henceforth Ali's offspring should lead as Imams. This dispute over who should guide Muslims, the Caliph or the Imam, marks the origin of the Sunni-Shii split in Islam. Toby Matthiesen explores this hugely significant division from its origins to the present day. Moving chronologically, his book sheds light on the many ways that it has shaped the Islamic world, outlining how over the centuries Sunnism and Shiism became Islam's two main branches, and how Muslim Empires embraced specific sectarian identities. Focussing on connections between the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East, it reveals how colonial rule and the modern state institutionalised sectarian divisions and at the same time led to pan-Islamic resistance and Sunni and Shii revivalism. It then focuses on the fall-out from the 1979 revolution in Iran and the US-led military intervention in Iraq. As Matthiesen shows, however, though Sunnism and Shiism have had a long and antagonistic history, most Muslims have led lives characterised by confessional ambiguity and peaceful co-existence. Tensions arise when sectarian identity becomes linked to politics. Based on a synthesis of decades of scholarship in numerous languages, The Caliph and the Imam will become the standard text for readers looking for a deeper understanding of contemporary sectarian conflict and its historical roots.

The Sunshine Book

Author: Dr. S. Manzoor Rizvi


ISBN: 1312600942


Page: 539

View: 1244

History of the Imâms and Seyyids of 'Omân

Author: Salîl-Ibn-Razîk,Salil-Ibn-Razik

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108011381

Category: History

Page: 598

View: 5886

Volume 44 of the publications of the Hakluyt Society (1871) contains a history of Oman translated into English.

Women in Islam

Author: Terence Lovat

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400742193

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 307

The role of women in Islamic societies, not to mention in the religion itself, is a defining issue. It is also one that remains resistant to universal dogma, with a wide range of responses to women’s social roles across the Islamic world. Reflecting this heterogeneity, the editor of this volume has assembled the latest research on the issue, which combines contemporary with historical data. The material comes from around the world as well as from Muslim and non-Muslim researchers. It takes in work from majority Muslim nations such as Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Tunisia and Turkey, as well as countries with troubled interfaith relations such as India and Israel. Nations with minority Muslim populations such as France, the UK, Canada and Australia, are also represented. The work also features varying Islamic sub-groups such as the two main ones, Sunni and Shi’a, as well as less well known populations such as the Ismaili Muslims. In each case, the work is underpinned by the very latest socio-theological insights and empirical data.