Al-Salat: The Reality of Prayer in Islam

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Hujwiri arrived just in time to attend the funeral of a fellow disciple and take his place as the resident Sufi of Lahore, but he seems to have come so hastily that he left his beloved library behind. It was only because of a perceived widespread Western attack on Islam, and the role of regional authoritarian governments in crushing popular expectations, that a few militants such as Sayyid Qutb of Egypt can invoke the notion of jihad to support a widespread Islamic revolution, Esposito, John The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, New York, Oxford University Press, 1992, pp126-131.

Pages: 100

Publisher: M T O Shahmaghsoudi; illustrated edition edition (February 1997)

ISBN: 0910735735

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