The revival of Islam and the reform of Muslim societies is the subject of passionate debate and is vital to the social, cultural and political values of Muslim societies and of the non-Muslim world. This study analyses the work of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, presenting key issues for the reconciliation of Islamic Revivalism within the Islamic world and between conflicting religious and political ideologies. The Revival of Islam has not been studied as a part of Islamic Sciences or educational institutions yet has become a burning issue for scholars in the light of secular and religious affairs. Dr Habib introduces the work of Dr Al-Qadri then addresses his thoughts on Islamic Revivalism. There follows a detailed analysis of the reconstruction of Political, Economic, Juristic and Spiritual thought. This work is for anyone concerned about Islamic Revival, as it analyses secular pragmatism, Islamic scripture and law, and the place of Islam in the world. It will be of vital interest to religious scholars of all faiths, and addresses many of the issues which currently appear as barriers to inter-faith relations.
Old-time radio, the folk revival, the golden age of science fiction, steam railroads, baseball, the Western, and other genres color our images of the 1950s. But contrary to the countercultural myth that America during this period was a sterile, soulless society, culturally and intellectually empty, it was an introspective era of innovation and creativity, the seedtime of the sixties, the harbinger of which was the urban folk revival. The Best of Times presents a collection of essays, each followed by a related memoir, focusing on postwar popular culture, exploring topics that mark the era but are also nostalgic in themselves-the comforting continuity of long-running radio shows, train whistles that brought the sweet sorrow of distance to small-town nights, lazy summers of baseball, endless stretches of unknown lands to the West that once compelled the imagination, the heroes and vagabonds of folksong who roamed a simpler world, and dreams of alien civilizations on neighboring planets, deepened by the dawning reality of spaceflight. These pieces balance personal, cultural, and mythic nostalgia, recalling author Wyn Wachhorst's youth, the postwar era, and its dreams of a fabled West or Norman Rockwell's small-town America. Blending history, memoir, imagery, and analysis, this collection of essays offers poetic reflections on the nature of nostalgia and postwar America.
Диск DVD содержит: “Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul”.
Track List: 01. Comin' Down The Road02. Born On The Bayou03. Lookin' Out My Back Door04. Rambunctious Boy05. Don't You Wish It Were True06. My Toot Toot07. Commotion08. Creedence Song09. Ramble Tamble10. Gunslinger11. I Will Walk With You12. Somebody Help Me13. Broken Down Cowboy14. Keep On Chooglin'15. Southern Streamline16. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues17. Almost Saturday Night18. Rock And Roll Girls19. Down On The Corner20. Hey Tonight21. Up Around The Bend22. The Old Man Down The Road23. Fortunate Son24. Travelin' Band25. Rockin' All Over The World26. Proud Mary