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The Islamic Civilization

Mustafa Siba’i


242 pages / Published: 2007


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For a thousand years the Islamic civilisation was the central light, the rays illuminated the entire world. It was the mother of European culture, for men reared in this civilisation were the masters in the Middle Ages at whose feet the Spaniards, the French, the English, the Italians and the Germans sat to learn philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, physics, medicine and industrial techniques.

This book covers the glorious Islamic past when Islam reached its peak in terms of justice, peace, and prosperity. Learn about Islam's contribution to science, medicine, mathematics, human rights, animal rights, race relations and astronomy.


Mustafa Siba’i




Dr Mustafa Siba'i was born in 1915 in the city of Hams, Damascus. He memorised the Quran at a very young age. His primary and secondary studies were completed in the Masudiyyah School. He always excelled in his studies and was known for his intelligence and academic brilliance.

He studied the Islamic Sciences with his father Shaykh Hasani Sibai and in circles with great scholars and jurists of Hams. His teachers included Shaykh Tahir Al-Atasi (Mufti of Hams at the time), Shaykh Zahid Al-Atasi, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yasin, Shaykh Anis Kalalib and others.

From the young age of eighteen he used to deliver the Friday khutbahs in the absence of his father. In 1933, he went to Egypt and enrolled at Al-Azhar University to study fiqh. Upon completing his studies of fiqh, he enrolled at the Usul al-Deen Faculty of Al-Azhar and excelled in his studies.

In 1949, he completed his PhD on the theme of 'The Position of Sunnah in Legislation'. In 1950 he was appointed Professor of Law at the University of Damascus and in 1955, he established the Faculty of Shariah at the same university. Dr Siba'i was elected to the Syrian Parliament from 1949-1954.

He passed away in 1964.

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"Good for insight"

2018-03-20 13:23:59

If you know nothing about Islam, I think it might be a little too much for you. If you have some knowledge, this is a fantastic book and has great insight and gives you a better understanding for the history of Islam

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"Easy to read and can provide motive for deeper research"

2018-03-20 13:19:53

An important book for peoplewho are interested in the the development of major political and cultural mosaic of early Islamdom.
Easy to read and can provide motives for deaper research regarding various topic depending on the perceived interest. Very amiable and attractive style that enhances the readers' attention. The author seems to have an interesting but positive criteria for choosing the thirty lives. I was impressed by his choice of Ibn al Muqaffa', and rightly so as a prime mover during that era, as Ihave published in English and other languages all of his works.

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"A great book. I love how it shows real people"

2018-03-20 13:18:39

A great book. I love how it shows real people w their ups and downs making a significant impact on a great civilization. This is a lot more effective that idealizing all the characters.

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