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GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF MUSLIM LANDS

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Quran aur Bible ke Des main

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Nuqoosh e Tareekh e Islami
(Tasweeri Album)
Urdu
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An Incomplete History

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Tareekh A Madinah Munawara
Muhammad Abdul Abud
Urdu
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Atlas Duwal Aalam Al Islami
Dr. Shoqi Abu Khalil
Arabic:
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Atlas Al Tareekhi Mumilkah As-Saudia
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Atlas Seerat e Nabvi
Urdu:
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(أطلس الأديان (ملون
سامي بن عبد الله بن أحمد المغلوث
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Atlas At-Tareekh Al-Arabi Al Islami
Arabic:
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Atlas Al-Hadith An-Nabawi Min Al-Kutub Al-Sihah
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Atlas of the Islamic Conquests
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Urdu:
Atlas Futuhat e Islamia
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Atlas of the Quran
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ENGLISH – Historical Places and Travelogues

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The Road to Madinah By Shaykh Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (r.a)​
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History of Palestine
Dr. Mohsin M. Saleh
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Mawlana Ubaydullah Sindhi’s Mission To Afghanistan And Soviet Russia
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The Kabah Unknown – By Sheikh Dr. Waleed Basyouni
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The road to Mecca

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Travelling across Central Asia
Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi
English
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Jerusalem in the Quran
Sheikh Imran Hosein
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A Geographical History of the Quran
Written by Dr. Syed Muzzafar ud Din Nadvi (based on his teacher Syed Suleiman Nadvi’s book – Tareekh Ardh Al Quran)
English
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More books in English:
An Incomplete History (Islamic Spain) – Read / Download
Countdown to Annihilation: Genocide in Myanmar – Download
Deciphering Indus Script of the Sindhu Civilization by Dr. Nabibakhsh Khan Baloch​ – Read / Download
History and Challenge in Afghanistan – Dr. Anis Ahmad – Watch
Madinah Landmarks (An overview of key Ziarat) – Download
Myanmar’s Muslims: The Oppressed of the Oppressed (A report by Islamic Human Rights Commission) – Download
Narrative of a journey through Khurasaan (WARNING: This book was written by an English soldier during the time of British occupation of India. Accordingly, there is a potential bias in this. Moreover, the objective of the author is to help those Englishmen who he believes would continue to be “interested” in these lands) – Colonel C.m. Mac Gregor (Published in 1879) – Read Download
Six thousand years of history of irrigation in Sindh – Read / Download
Sindh: A Historical Perspective (Dr. Nabi Baksh Baloch) – Read / Download
The History of al-Masjid al-Nabawī & the virtue of visiting it – Download
The History of Makkah Mukarramah – By Dr. Muhammad Ilyaas Abdul Ghani – Translation Edited by: Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias – Download
The Road to Madinah – Download
The Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar: Past, Present, and Future – Download
The Story of Palestine – Watch
Visiting Madinah – A journey of love (an overview of key places) – Download
Visiting Madina Munawara – Islamic Assoc. of Calgary – Download
Ziyarat e Haramain – Download

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Tareekh Makkah Mukarama
Urdu:
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Abdulus main kuch roz
by Mufti Taqi Usmani
Urdu
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Tareekh Madina Munawara
Urdu:
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Aqsa ke Aansoo

Urdu:
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Nuqoosh e Tareekh e Islami
(Tasweeri Album)
Urdu
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Yeh Teray Pur Israr Banday
(About Afghan War)
Urdu:
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Lahore se Ta khak e Bukhara o Samarkand
Urdu
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سیاحتِ ماجدی
اسفار: مولانا عبدالماجد دریا بادی
​Urdu
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الأندلس التاريخ المصور
Pictorial History of Al-Andulus
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ماہ و روز – روزنامچہ سفرِ روس
سفرنامہ نگار : حکیم محمد سعید
​Urdu
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Pictorial History of Palestine
Dr. Tariq As-Swaidan

Arabic:
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Tareekh e Iran

Urdu:
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Tareekh khana kaaba
M. Tahir Al-Kurdi
Urdu:
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Safarnama Arz ul Quran
Syed Abul Aala Maudodi
Urdu:
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​سعید سیاح قطر میں
سفر نامہ نگار : حکیم محمد سعید
Urdu:
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Arab Wa Islam
Syed Abul Hasan A. Nadvi

Arabic:
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Secular Lobby, Tareekh aur Aurangzeb Alamgir (Tariq Jan)
Urdu:
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Arab Wa Hind ke Ta’aluqat
Syed Suleiman Nadvi
Urdu:
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Quran aur Bible ke Des main

Urdu:
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​Tareekh Makkah tul Mukkaramah – Abdul Mawood

Urdu
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Safarnama e Afghanistan
Sayyid Sulaiman Nadvi​

Persian:
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​Darya -e- Kabul Say Darya -e- Yarmook Tak By Shaykh Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi 
Urdu:
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Tarikh e Madinah – By Shah Abdul Haq Mohadith Dahelvi

​Urdu:
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Duniya Meray Aagay (Safarnamay by Mufti Taqi Usmani)
Urdu
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Sham (Syria) ka Safar
Abdul Sattar Tawakul
Urdu
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Iran Ba Ahd E Sasaniyan
Prof. Arthur Christensen
Published 1941
Urdu
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Tareekh e Hajr e Aswad
​Author: Ali Shabbir
Urdu
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Islam Aur Hindustan
By Sadrul Afazil

Urdu
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Hajr e Aswad
By Faiz Ahmed Owaisi

Urdu
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Tareekh e Sindh
Abdul Haleem Sharar

Urdu
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فضیلت بیت المقدس اور فلسطین و شام

Urdu
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عرب و ہندعہدِ رسالت میں
Arab wa Hind Ahd e Risalat main (Qazi Athar Mubarakpuri)
Urdu
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برِصغیر میں اسلام کےاولین نقوش
Bar e Sagheer main Islam ke Awaleen Nuqoosh
Urdu
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صحابہِ رسول ہندوستان میں
Sahaba Karam Hindustan main
(Akbar Ali Qadri)
Urdu
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Tasreekh Al Kaaba
Dr. Ali Hasni Al-Khaboutli
تاريخ الكعبة لخربوطلي​
Arabic
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Futuh Ash-Shaam
​Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Umar Al-Waqidi
​Urdu
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Maqam e Khilafat (Travelogue to Istanbul) – Sheikh Abdul Qadir (Published 1906)
​Urdu
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Tareekh e Sindh
Allama Syed Suleiman Nadvi

​Urdu

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Tasreekh Al Madinah Munawarra
Imam Abi Zaid (d. 464 AH)
Arabic
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More books in Urdu:

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Books written in the Colonial era potentially contain a lot of dubious information. Though we have tried our best to filter out all unreliable books, however, caution is still requested as we cannot guarantee that 100% of such books have been removed. Please note that some books have been included here to facilitate the researchers. Library is not responsible for correctness of contents of all the books available here.

 

  • 100 Azeem Safarnamay – by Akhlaq Ahmed Qadri – Read / Download
  • Anbia ki Sar Zameen main – Mufti Rafi Usmani – Read / Download
  • Apnay Ghar Say Baitullah Tak By Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi – Read / Download
  • Afwaj e Pakistan – 57 sala tareekh – Download
  • Arz e Palestine ka Mukamal Jugrafiyah – Abrar Hussain Qadri – Published 1941 – Read / Download
  • China meray aagay – چائنا میرے آگے سفرنامۂ چین بقلم محمد سمعان خلیفہ ندوی – Read / Download​
  • CHINESE MUSLIMS – A short HISTORY – چین کے مسلمان ۔ مختصر تاریخ – Tabish Siddiqui – Read / Download
  • Comparative Religion In Medieval Muslim Literature (focus on the religions of India through the works of Al-Beruni and Al-Shahristani) – Researcher: Hilman Latief – Download
  • Darbar e Nabuwat ki Hazri – Sheikh Munazir Ahsan Geelani – Read / Download
  • ​Do Qomi Nazria Aur Pakistan – By Dr. Muhammad Masood Ahmed – Read / Download 
  • Ghar e Hira main aik raat – Mustansar Hussain Tarrar – Read / Download
  • Halat e Arab wa Iraq wa Oman (translation from the book of missionaries – this provides a window into their activities in the Arab world during the 19th and 20th centuries) – Read / Download
  • Harmain ka Geagraphia (the geography of Haramain) – by Akhlaq Ahmed Qadri – Read / Download
  • Fazial AL Hajr Ul Aswad Wa Maqaam Ibrahim فضائل الحجر الاسود و مقام ابراھیم – Read / Download
  • textsIbn Battuta Travels In Asia And Africa 1325-1354 (Orientalist translation) – Read / Download
  • Islamic Travelogue 1428-9 – by Shaykh Imran Hosein – Read / Download
  • Kitab ul Hind by Abu Raihan Al-Beruni (Please read review in the English section) – Read Download (Version 2: Read / Download)
  • Lahore: Ahd e Mughlia Mein – by Farooq Mohammad-ud Din – Read / Download
  • Madina Munawwara ke Tareekhi Maqamat (Imtiaz Ahmed) – Read / Download
  • Maqam e Ibrahim – Maulana Ghullam Hasan Qadri – Read / Download
  • Masala e Hijaz – Syed Suleiman Nadvi (Detailed review of the visit findings from the committee that went to meet the officials in Hijaz and discussing the issues that had risen after the fall of Khilafah – published in 1953) – Read / Download
  • Mazaraat E Harmain مزاراتِ حرمَین شریفین (Published in 1932) – by Ali Shabbir (We strongly denounce any acts of shirk on the graves whether in the Haramain or else where – this book is presented for research interests and interest in historical discourses on the topics such as the location of graves of the Prophet PBUH and the companions) – Read / Download
  • Mukhtasar Tarikh E Jammu Kashmir تاریخ جموں و کشمیر – by Hashmatullah lakhvi – Read / Download
  • Mutalia e Pakistan (For Degree Classes) – Read / Download
  • Mutalia e Pakistan (For Sanviyyah Aamah – By Tanzeem ul Madaris, Pakistan) – Read Download
  • Naqoosh wa Tasurat: Safarnama e Hindustan – نقوش و تاثرات – سفرنامہ ہندوستان – مفتی محمد شفیع عثمانی دیوبندیؒ – Download
  • Nazria e Pakistan – Prof Muhammad Muzzafar Mirza – Read / Download
  • Pakistan Aik Naimat Hai (Maktabah Dar ul Uloom Karachi, Pakistan) – Read / Download
  • Pakistan main kiya hoga (Syed Atta ullah Shah Bukhari) – Read Download
  • Purani Dehli ke Halat – Khwaja Hassan Nizami – Read / Download
  • ​Qaid E Azam Muslim League Aur Tehreek E Pakistan (Author: M. Hanif Shahid, Published by: Nashriyat) – Read / Download
  • Safar dar Safar – Mufti Taqi Uthmani – Read / Download
  • Safar Nama Aseer E Malta By Shaykh Syed Husain Ahmad Madni – Read / Download
  • Safarnama e Hijaz (memories of European Muslim travellers of 1700s) – Read / Download
  • Safar Naama E Iran  سفر نامۂ ایران byسیّد اسعد گیلانی ۔۔ Seyyed Asead Gilani – Read / Download
  • Safer nama e Rum, Misr wa Sham – Allama Shibli Nomani – Read / Download
  • Safar nama e Rom – Maulana Shibli Nomani (Apologies for the upside down print – this is the way this book has been scanned by Digital Archives of India; You can download the book and then rotate the view in order to read it as normal) – Read / Download
  • Shalamar Bagh By Fauq Muhammad ud Din – شالامار باغ لاہور – Read / Download
  • 23 YEARS IN SAUDI ARABIA سعودیہ عرب میں ۲۳ سال مشاہدات و تاثرات – Syed Abdur Rasheed Nadvi – Read / Download
  • Shalamar Bagh (NOTE: This book, written in 1924, presents a historical overview of those times and places. We do not agree with the events, such as Urs, and some of the figures praised in this book. The book is presented only to present a historical perspective of those time and the political ups and downs) – Read
  • Tareekh Asar e Banaras – Mufti Abdus Salam Noumani Mujaddadi – Download
  • Tareekh e Haramain Sharifain – Abdus Salam Nadvi – Read / Download
  • Tareekh Hayaat-e-Delhi – by Rakan Uddin Nizami – Read / Download
  • Tareekh e Madinah Munawarra – Maulana Ghulam Dastageer – Read / Download
  • Tareekh e Madinah Ma’a Rafeeq ul Madinah Munawwara (Mufti Muhammad Rafiq Al-Hasni) – Read / Download
  • Tarikh e Siqilliya: Jild e Awwal – Sayyid Riyasat Ali Nadvi – Read Download

More books in Arabic:

 المؤلف: محمد بن عبد الله بن محمد بن إبراهيم ابن بطوطة أبو عبد الله
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Qissah Al-Andulus – Min Al-Fath Ila Suqoot
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 عنوان الكتاب: دمشق صور من جمالها وعبر من نضالها
 المؤلف: علي الطنطاوي
الكتاب

 عنوان الكتاب: رحلات العلامة أبي الحسن علي الحسني الندوي
 المؤلف: سيد عبد الماجد الغوري
 الكتاب

 عنوان الكتاب: أسبوعان في المغرب الأقصى، ويليه: نحن الآن في المغرب
 المؤلف: أبو الحسن علي الحسني الندوي
الكتاب

 عنوان الكتاب: من نهر كابل إلى نهر اليرموك جولة في غرب آسيا
 المؤلف: أبو الحسن علي الحسني الندوي
الكتاب

عنوان الكتاب: الشرق الشمالي من البرازيل رحلات في ولايات بونانبوكو وريوقراندي دي نورتي وباراييبا
 المؤلف: محمد بن ناصر العبودي
الكتاب

عنوان الكتاب: قصة سفر في نيجيريا
 المؤلف: محمد بن ناصر العبودي
مجلد 1

عنوان الكتاب: رحلة هونغ كونغ وماكو
 المؤلف: محمد بن ناصر العبودي
الكتاب

 عنوان الكتاب: داخل أسوار الصين رحلة وحديث في شئون المسلمين
 المؤلف: محمد بن ناصر العبودي
مجلد 1 مجلد 2

عنوان الكتاب: هندوراس ونيكاراقوا وكوستاريكا جولة وأحاديث في أحوال العرب والمسلمين
 المؤلف: محمد بن ناصر العبودي
الكتاب

 عنوان الكتاب: بيليز والسلفادور وحديث عن المسلمين
 المؤلف: محمد بن ناصر العبودي
الكتاب

 عنوان الكتاب: رحلات في أمريكا الوسطى
 المؤلف: محمد بن ناصر العبودي
الكتاب

 عنوان الكتاب: غيانا وسورينام مشاهدات وأحاديث عن المسلمين
 المؤلف: محمد بن ناصر العبودي
الكتاب

عنوان الكتاب: بين الأرغواي والبارغواي
 المؤلف: محمد بن ناصر العبودي
الكتاب

عنوان الكتاب: رحلة إلى جزر مالديف إحدى عجائب الدنيا
 المؤلف: محمد بن ناصر العبودي
الكتاب

 عنوان الكتاب: زيارات للمسلمين في بلاد الروس والباشقرد
 المؤلف: محمد بن ناصر العبودي
الكتاب

تاريخ الدعوة الإسلامية في الهند
تأليف: مسعود عالم الندوي
الكتاب

BOOKS IN OTHER LANGUAGES:

Sindhi:

Sindh Jee Rejani Tareekh by M H Panhwar / Umer Soomro – Read / Download

Bangla:

Uhud To Kashiun -Touring The World With History (Mufti Taqi Usmani) – Download

Kitab ul Hind (India by Al-Beruni)

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Abū al-Rayhān Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Bīrūnī (born 4/5 September 973 in Kath, Khwarezm, died 13 December 1048 in Ghazni) known as Alberonius in Latin and Al-Biruni in English, was a Persian-Khwarezmian Muslim scholar and polymath from the Khwarezm region.

Al-Biruni is regarded as one of the greatest scholars of the medieval Islamic era and was well versed in physics, mathematics, astronomy, and natural sciences, and also distinguished himself as a historian, chronologist and linguist. He was conversant in Khwarezmian, Persian, Arabic, Sanskrit, and also knew Greek, Hebrew and Syriac. He spent a large part of his life in Ghazni in modern-day Afghanistan, capital of the Ghaznavid dynasty which was based in what is now central-eastern Afghanistan. Bīrūnī was an important Muslim authority on the history of religion and study of comparative religion. He studied Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and other religions.
In 1017 he traveled to the Indian subcontinent and became one of the most important interpreter of Indian science to the Islamic world. He is given the titles the “founder of Indology” and one of the “first anthropologist”. He was considered an impartial writer on custom and creeds of various nations, and was given the title al-Ustadh (“The Master”) for his remarkable description of early 11th-century India. He also made contributions to Earth sciences, and is regarded as the “father of geodesy” for his important contributions to that field, along with his significant contributions to geography.

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Kitab ul Hind (India by Al-Beruni)

It is often instructive, for people as well as races, to listen to what others have to say about them. In the absence of such a reality check, one is apt to be swayed by one’s own exaggerated notions of one’s own self. Precisely such a check was provided to the Hindu society, in the eleventh century, by Al-Biruni. This gave him his fame as an Indologist rests on his encyclopedic work on India called “Kitab al-Hind” (Kitab fi tahqiq ma li’l-Hind min maqala maqbula fi’l-‘aql aw mardhula). In order to complete his research work, he stayed in India for 13 years. Kitab-ul-Hind is simple and lucid. It is divided into 80 chapters on subjects such as religion and philosophy, festivals, astronomy, alchemy, manners and customs, social life, weights and measures, iconography, laws and metrology. From the preface to the concluding remarks Al-Biruni’s honesty is enlightening. He extensively quotes from vast corpus of Sanskrit literature, like Patanjali, Gita, Puranas, Samkhya philosophy etc. There is hardly a subject which he left untouched. Al-Biruni adopted a distinctive structure in each chapter, beginning with a question, following this up with a description based on Sanskrit traditions, and concluding the chapter with a comparison with other cultures. His work was perhaps the first major exposition of Hindu thought and life by an Islamic scholar and it sheds great light on the then Hindu society which then was facing a challenge to its very existence from Muslim invaders.

It is clear that India at that time was not an ideal place for a foreigner like Al-Biruni whose intention was to study this new culture with a view to establishing friendly relations between the two cultures, Hinduism and Islam. Al-Beruni wrote his work on India to provide, in his own words, “the essential facts for any Muslim who wanted to converse with Hindus and to discuss with them questions of religion, science, or literature.” According to Al-Biruni, dialogue with Hindus was necessary since there were many subjects that were intricate and obscure, which would be perfectly clear if there were more connection between Muslims and Hindus. Over time, Al-Biruni won the welcome of Hindu scholars. Al-Biruni collected books and studied with these Hindu scholars to become fluent in Sanskrit, discover and translate into Arabic the mathematics, science, medicine, astronomy and other fields of arts as practiced in 11th century India.

He also wrote the translation from Sanskrit into Arabic of the yogasūtras of Patañjali, entitled Kitāb Bātanjal (The book of Patañjali) which looks at Hindu metaphysical speculation. Al-Biruni was disgusted by scholars who failed to engage primary sources in their treatment of Hindu religion. He found existing sources on Hinduism to be both insufficient and dishonest. Guided by a sense of ethics and a desire to learn, he sought to explain the religious behavior of different groups. Al-Biruni divides Hindus into an educated and an uneducated class. He describes the educated as monotheistic, believing that God is one, eternal, and omnipotent and eschewing all forms of idol worship. He recognizes that uneducated Hindus worshiped a multiplicity of idols yet points out that even some Muslims (such as the Jabiriyya) have adopted anthropomorphic concepts of God. (Ataman, 2005)

He expresses his objective with simple eloquence: I shall not produce the arguments of our antagonists in order to refute such of them, as I believe to be in the wrong. My book is nothing but a simple historic record of facts. I shall place before the reader the theories of the Hindus exactly as they are, and I shall mention in connection with them similar theories of the Greeks in order to show the relationship existing between them.(E. C. Sachau’s translation of Alberuni’s India, 1910, Vol. 1, p. 7;1958, p. 5)

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