To tackle the reality that the time constraints of modern life mean that it is not possible for everyone to read books as much as they’d like, AMI library has launched a new project: Video Book Reviews. Scholars, academics and authors are asked to review a book that they have personally enjoyed and would recommend to others. Short videos are produced which provide individuals with an overall appreciation of a variety of books, ranging from fiction to academic works.

Into the Wild

Reviewed by Sayyid Hussain Makke

Zayd

Reviewed by Shaykh Jaffer Ladak

Scripturalist Islam

Authored and reviewed by Professor Rob Gleave

The Emergence of Modern Shi'ism

Authored and reviewed by Dr. Zackery Heern

Islamic Legal Orthodoxy

Authored and reviewed by Prof. Devin Stewart

What books would you like us to review next?

    2 Comments

  1. Zamina ali
    29th January 2019
    Reply

    Salaam,
    Would you have reviews of Karen’s Armstrongs books on the Prophetic Biography? Not even a video review I just want to know if her works would be based off of reliable narrations as I really don’t want to go in the wrong direction!
    Thanks!
    Zamina

    • AMI Admin
      14th February 2019
      Reply

      ”It all depends on what we consider as ‘reliable narrations’. The book has heavily relied on al-Sirat al-Nabawiyya of Ibn Ishaq, which is regarded as the first biography of the prophet.

      Overall, the book has taken a positive approach to the life and characteristics of the prophet, unlike many of the authors’ contemporaries among the orientalists.

      Here is an academic book review on Armstrong’s Muhammad; A Biography of the Prophet”.. https://www.almahdi.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Armstrong-review-1.pdf

      Hope this helps.

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