In the introduction to his new book, “Destiny Disrupted,” San Francisco author Tamim Ansary tells a story about meeting illustrious British. Destiny Disrupted is not an academic history of the Islamic culture through the ages and Tamim Ansary doesn’t pretend to be to be Islamic Scholar. What Destiny. I’ve been wanting to read this book since around Forget, for a moment, that it wasn’t written until , and I only came across it at a.

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But in some ways these distortions are part of the logic of the story. Can you imagine that? Tamim Ansary, an Afghan-American, suggests that Islam and answry West have for much of history existed in two parallel worlds, only rarely intersecting until the violent last few decades. Destiny Disrupted offers a vital perspective on world conflicts many now find so puzzling.

He clarifies why ou We in the west share a common narrative of world history. The central geographical regions are Arabia and Persia, with the latter being the cultural and intellectual center of the world for most of its history. Shia, beyond the very basics?

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Destiny Disrupted : A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

Of course, an Knowing about as little about the history of the Middle World a. Ansary rightly points out that Islamic history, one where Islamic cultures were much more advanced that European socie This book is an excellent exploration of not just Islamic history dates, names, events, etc.

Trivia About Destiny Disrupted For me, the most interesting part of the book dealt with the response the Muslim world had to the rise of the West. Thus, when we look at the same current event, we see the causes for this event to be two totally different things.


And, while such a trend is unlikely to change completely, I have started making some effort to branch out. Tamim Ansary has been a major contributing writer to several history textbooks.

Mark Owen The biggest proof I have found that it is authentic is that – in the years since I read it – nothing that has happened in the Middle East has come as …more The biggest proof I have found that it is authentic is that – in the years since I read it – nothing that has happened in the Middle East has come as a big surprise to me. Kedua-dua sejarah, Islam dan juga jika boleh disebut sebagai Barat secara umum bermula di disrupfed yang sama, di antara Sungai Tigris dan Efrat, Iraq Kuno dan juga berakhir di tempat yang sama pertarungan global disgupted mana Barat dan dunia Islam menjadi pemain-pemain utama.

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Almost all the Muslim societies were fair and flowery. Ada dua buku teks tebal Tamadun Dunia dan Tamadun Islam yang wajib kami baca dan dibawa ke hulu ke hilir.

In terms of decolonial value – this ansafy is limited. But the book is more than just a litany of past events. Write a customer review. If that is what he set his stall out as, then it would not have been an issue for me as there are many accounts that are like this, but this book is very tammim Ansary’s own analysis of this history, and it is definitely not through ‘Islamic eyes’.

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes – Tamim Ansary – Google Books

And I got a sharp and detailed reminder that imperfect men and their baser motives have wreaked as much havoc on a world guided by Islam and how the Destinny of that faith was carried down through history as they have on OUR world guided by Christianity, deetiny how CHRIST’S message got handed down. When he discusses the Christian middle ages, the description is so brief that it severely distorts several things, and his presentation of the Reformation is a caricature.


He introduces the key people, events, ideas, legends, religious disputes, and turning points of world history, imparting not only what happened but how it is understood from the Muslim perspective. Log in to Blinkist. Pembacaan dimulakan dan ternyata ianya begitu mengasyikkan. The yamim production runs approximately Instead we turn that part of our brain off and think “terrorist” or “evil”.

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

If you don’t really have a solid historical background He’s basically saying that the Western narrative and the Islamic narrative are categorically different. Stay ahead of the curve with recommended reading lists curated by experts.

Keunikan dan kritikan kepada buku ini Inilah antara perkara ansry dan keunikan buku Tamim Ansary iaitu cuba menyoroti sejarah dunia dalam versi Islam. Sesuatu yang barangkali luput diperhatikan sebelumnya. And, as for me, I came away satisfied.

But neither is Ansary just a cultural cheerleader. Start reading Destiny Disrupted on your Kindle in under a minute. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. They came to the conclusion — some of them, that is — that they had to modernise. However, how people see themselves looking at history from their perspective clears up all the BS from the news and allows you to see people as people.