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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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.

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

His history is not overly detailedhe occasionally skips over entire centuries with a few paragraphsbut it suffices to make one understand who the actors are and how they see the world.

But the book is more than just a litany of past events. It is extremely well written, being accessible to novices and informative to the more well-read. Ansary is director of the San Francisco Writers Workshop.

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Mar 30, Akwhepworth rated it it was amazing. 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.

Even purely positive events like Eisenhower backing the Egyptian bid to re-take the Suez Canal is cast in a terrible light i. My only wish is that there was an update destinyy a lot has happened globally and in this region since The e-mail was a response to a call to bomb Afghanistan “into the Stone Age.


The term “Islamist” conflates a number of different streams with wildly different ideals and aspirations together, a fact which Ansary also discusses. And yet I understand that impulse not to engage.

Dalam bercerita, Ansary mengambil perspektif dari kacamata umat Islam atau pihak yang diwakilinyamisalnya seperti cara pandang dunia Muslim terhadap “Perang Salib” Holy Crusade oleh masyarakat Eropa. This is a must read for all those who want to understand the evolution of a significant global society and how it has interacted with the rest of the destiyn.

Anyways, the book started off with the comforting story of the revelation through prophet Muhammad and how the first four calliphates strive after his death.

Islam hanya menjadi satu topik kecil dalam 30 daftar isi buku sejarah dunia itu.

If you want to know the source of the conflict between Sh’ia and Sunni or how the Wahabis came to be the most powerful force in modern Islam, you will find it here as well as why the Iranians deservedly dsitrust the US. The Western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization.

Destiny Disrupted : A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

The revolt against these powers was democratic exactly insofar as it reflected the popular ethos of the Islamic heartland, for which the centrality and ubiquity of Islam is non-negotiable and the West is a corrosive foreign invader rather than a model for emulation.

I think this disclaimer on his part is both wise and accurate. Then after him, Tamburlaine, who was worse. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Bangs rated it it was amazing. But Ansary’s book makes it clear that this misunderstands the history of the region.

One learns why the Abbasids and the Fatimids split, why they are named what they are named, what the Caliphate really is, how ludicrously preposperous the Crusades were, why the Muslim Brotherhood could be a force for wonderful social good, much like the YMCA in the West, why b industrial revolution happened in frigid and cramped England instead of Persia or China, why Turkey is often left out of the Tamom fold, and who the Chaldeans, Sassanians, Parthians, Amorites, Akkadians, etc.

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This, in turn, weakens his comparison of the Protestant Reformation to the Islamic history of the destijy time: Quotes from Destiny Disrupted The most important aspect of Islam the author who is himself a Muslim stresses is that Islam is not about individual salvation but about the community.

Ansary is director of the San Francisco Writers Workshop. News for dummies, maybe. What was once a diarupted community composed of Arab tribesmen became a multiethnic Empire. The Western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Or even Sunni vs.

Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary

Ansary memilih untuk mengetengahkan sosok yang bersinggungan langsung dengan kondisi sekarang ini, misalnya dengan fokus kepada asal muasal Wahabi, Ahmadiyah, dan pengaruh Jamaluddin Al Afghani. De todos modos, es una gran obra, altamente recomendable para cualquier interesado en el tema. He clarifies why ou We in disruptes west share a common narrative of world history.