Battle of Harrah

Author: Muhammad Ali Chenarani

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546851783

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This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Mustafa Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Mustafa Organization is a registered Organization that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims. Organization's purpose is to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge through a global medium, the Internet, to locations where such resources are not commonly or easily accessible or are resented, resisted and fought!

Black Banners from the East

The Establishment of the ʻAbbāsid State : Incubation of a Revolt

Author: Moshe Sharon

Publisher: JSAI

ISBN: 9789652235015

Category: Abbasids

Page: 265

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The History of al-Tabari Vol. 19

The Caliphate of Yazid b. Mu'awiyah A.D. 680-683/A.H. 60-64

Author: Ṭabarī,Tabari

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791400418

Category: History

Page: 248

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This volume deals with the caliphate of Yazid. Yazid was not accepted as a legitimate caliph by many of the leading Muslims of the time, and, therefore, al-Tabari has concentrated his account of Yazid's caliphate almost entirely on the opposition to him. This opposition had its leadership in two of the leading Islamic figures of the time, al-Husayn, the son of the caliph 'Ali, and Ibn al-Zubayr, a leading Muslim who felt that he had had some claims to the caliphate himself. The first revolt was led by al-Husayn. This revolt, although ineffectual in military terms, is very important for the history of Islam, as al-Husayn came to be regarded by Shi'ite Muslims as the martyred imam; his martyrdom is still commemorated every year by them. In his account al-Tabari has preserved for us some of the earliest historical writing on the subject. The amount of space he devotes to this event shows the importance it had already assumed by his own time. The second revolt, that of Ibn al-Zubayr, was much more serious in immediate terms. The revolt or civil war can be divided into two stages. This volume covers the first stage, ending with the timely death of Yazid, which saved Ibn al-Zubayr from defeat.

Staring Into the Fire

Author: Loretta Santoro

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 1458215067

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In the old days, before the ice, people talked to the spirits directly. But people came to forget how to do that when they narrowed their focus. There were few left who could do it—the truthsayers mostly, but even they had forgotten how to read the stones. So when it came to predicting the future, they couldn’t see very far. They did confirm the rumor that an invasion by the southern empire was imminent. How the people dealt with this news was up to each of them. Most would fight, of course, and those who wouldn’t or couldn’t hoped the invaders would treat them fairly. Meelah will fight; she is a warrior, after all. But she is also a widowed mother and the daughter of a truthsayer, conflicting duties with conflicting purposes. With a clash of cultures looming over her, she begins to question her ways and decide for herself what parts are worth saving. She searches in vain for truth and concludes that the best she can do is to find her own truth—because, in the end, her own truth is all that she can take with her.

Schelling's Game Theory

How to Make Decisions

Author: Robert Dodge

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199857202

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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Nobel Prize winner Thomas Schelling taught a course in game theory and rational choice to advanced students and government officials for 45 years. In this book, Robert Dodge provides in language for a broad audience the concepts that Schelling taught. Armed with Schelling's understanding of game theory methods and his approaches to problems, the general reader can improve daily decision making.

The Hero Within

Healing Troubled Boys at Colorado Boys Ranch

Author: Cynthia Quicksall Landsberg,Judith Pettibone

Publisher: Colorado Boys Ranch

ISBN: 9781555916114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A collection of moving stories from the Colorado Boys Ranch.

Ignited

Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career for More Power More Purpose and More Success

Author: Vince Thompson

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780132868754

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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More Power, More Purpose, and More Success for Managers Have you ever been maligned, misunderstood, downsized, reengineered, reorganized, or even misled? Even in the best organizations, you face brutal competition, non-stop pressure, and relentless change. Ignited reveals the gathering forces that will offer you unprecedented opportunities to reshape your career and organization. It outlines clear, realistic steps for leveraging your networks and resources to transform your vision into reality, and accomplish powerful goals only you can achieve. This is not another diatribe on leadership or grand strategic vision written by those already at the top: the Jack Welches or Rudy Giulianis who can simply dictate their visions to the organization. Ignited is for those leading from the middle: managers who need real tools to make a real difference. If you’re ready to take back your business, your career, and your life, Ignited is for you. More Power Learn how to lead in a limited space Power up your network, expand your influence Overcome the traps of time, powerlessness, and negative emotions Drive meaningful strategic change across your company and industry More Purpose Harness the power of seven key ignition points for achieving your highest purpose Accomplish the powerful goals you’re uniquely positioned to achieve Master the new roles of linkmaker, process master, pilot, healer, bard, scout, and translator Connect your personal passions with your company’s goals More Success Master a system for selling your vision, and succeeding with the projects you’re most passionate about Live your best life, not just your company’s

History of al-Tabari Vol. 15, The

The Crisis of the Early Caliphate: The Reign of 'Uthman A.D. 644-656/A.H. 24-35

Author: N.A

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438407289

Category: History

Page: 312

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Before the caliphate of the 'Uthman b. 'Affan, the Muslim community had grown from strength to strength in spite of a series of major crises--the Hirah, the death of the Prophet, the Riddah wars, the assassination of 'Umar by a Persian slave. But 'Uthman's reign ended in catastrophe. His inability to manage the social and political conflicts that were now emerging among various factions within the community led to his death at the hands of Muslim rebels. The consequences of this tragic event were bitter: not only a century of civil war, but also political and religious schisms of such depth that they have not been entirely healed even now. Most medieval Muslim historians told this story in an overtly partisan manner, but al-Tabari demands more of his readers. First of all, they must decide for themselves, on the basis of highly ambigous evidence, whether 'Uthman's death was tyrannicide or murder. But, more than that, they must ask how such a thing could have happened at all; what had the Muslims done to bring about the near-destruction of their community? Al-Tabari presents this challenge within a broad framework. For, even while the internal crisis that issued in 'Uthman's death was coming to a head, the wars against Byzantium and Persia continued. The first expeditions into North Africa, the conquest of Cyprus, the momentary destruction of the Byzantine fleet at the Battle of the Masts, the bloody campaigns in Armenia, the Caucasus, and Khurasan are all here, in narratives that shift constantly between hard reporting and pious legend. Muslim forces retain the offensive, but there are no more easy victories; henceforth, suffering and endurance will be the hallmarks of the hero. Most evocative in the light of 'Uthman's fate is the moving account of the murder of the last Sasanian king, Yazdagird III--a man betrayed by his nobles and subjects, but most of all by his own character.

The Smoke of Summer

Author: I. Yevish

Publisher: I Yevish Books

ISBN: 9780962633034

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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THE SMOKE OF SUMMER is a Northern "Gone with the Wind" - without flapdoodle or escapism. It tells the story of a bloody coming of age in a seacoast town. Harrah tirelessly pursues peace. Willacassa becomes one of Dorothea Dix's nurses. Eliot Irons tastes first blood at Bull Run. Henry Sawyer fights all the way to Brandy Station. By capturing the true contemporary mood of the Civil War, this novel emerges as a great human drama.

Harold Jones

The Singer's Drummer

Author: Gil Jacobs,Joe Agro

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463446306

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

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?The Singer?s Drummer? chronicles the music and times of Harold Jones, a world class musician whose career spans the last five decades of jazz and big band swing music. This book highlights Jones? career as he evolved into the drummer of choice for some of our most popular vocal legends. But it is about much more than that. It also gives us an entertaining insight into life on the road and is filled with Harold?s insightful, sometimes humorous, anecdotes and musings about the famous sidemen, legendary jazz musicians and vocal headliners he has known; featuring more than 100 photos of his renowned friends. Read ?The Singer?s Drummer? and learn why Paul Winter called Harold the ?Michael Jordan of young jazz drummers in Chicago.? Read why Harold became acknowledged as ?Count Basie?s favorite drummer.? And why Tony Bennett says ?This book is a knockout! I am happy that someone is finally putting together a history of what really happens on the road!?

Islam

Questions and Answers - Alliance

Author: Muhammad Saed Abdul-Rahman

Publisher: MSA Publication Limited

ISBN: 1861792832

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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This book, Alliance and Amity, Disavowal and Enmity, is the sixth volume of a series of authoritative Islamic books entitled Islam: Questions And Answers. The overall series discuss issues relevant to Islam, and present accurate and reliable information based on the true beliefs and practices of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) and his companions. The objectives of the various books include: to teach and familiarize Muslims with various aspects of their religion to be a source for guiding people to Islam to assist in solving the social and personal problems of the Muslims in an Islamic context The books are directed towards Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Subject areas include, but are not limited to, Islamic fiqh and jurisprudence, Islamic history, Islamic social laws (including marriage, divorce, contracts, and inheritance), Islamic finance, basic tenets and aqeedah of the Islamic faith and tawheed, and Arabic grammar as it relates to the Qur'an and Islamic texts. The books are compilations of questions and responses about Islam, from both Muslims and Non-Muslims. The responses are handled mainly by internationally re-nowned Islamic shaykhs and scholars, including Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, Ibn Katheer, al-Albaani, Shaykh Ibn Baaz, Ibn al -Jawzi, Ibn al-Qayyim, Al-'Izz ibn 'Abd al-Salaam, al-Nawawi, Shaykh 'Abd al-Kareem, al Khudayr, Al-Dhahabi, al -Qurtubi, Al-Sindi, al- Shawkaani and al-Bastawi using only authentic, scholarly sources based on the Qur'an and sunnah. References are provided where appropriate in the responses. The book provides the reader with cross references of other pertinent responses not necessarily in the same volume, but also in othervolumes of the series. However, each volume is complete in itself. The book records accurately the answers the contributing Sheikhs and scholars gave to the questions put to them.

Makeup, identity performance & discrimination

Author: Duke University. School of Law

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

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This symposium analyzes two seemingly conflicting value systems in recent employment discrimination cases: one that prohibits stereotyping in the workplace, and another that upholds workplace appearance standards.

Suing the Gun Industry

A Battle at the Crossroads of Gun Control and Mass Torts

Author: Timothy Lytton

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472021802

Category: Law

Page: 448

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"Mass tort litigation against the gun industry, with its practical weaknesses, successes, and goals, provides the framework for this collection of thoughtful essays by leading social scientists, lawyers, and academics. . . . These informed analyses reveal the complexities that make the debate so difficult to resolve. . . . Suing the Gun Industry masterfully reveals the many details contributing to the intractability of the gun debate." -New York Law Journal "Second Amendment advocate or gun-control fanatic, all Americans who care about freedom need to read Suing the Gun Industry." -Bob Barr, Member of Congress, 1995-2003, and Twenty-First Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy, American Conservative Union "The source for anyone interested in a balanced analysis of the lawsuits against the gun industry." -David Hemenway, Professor of Health Policy & Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center Harvard School of Public Health Health Policy and Management Department, author of Private Guns, Public Health "Highly readable, comprehensive, well-balanced. It contains everything you need to know, and on all sides, about the wave of lawsuits against U.S. gun manufacturers." -James B. Jacobs, Warren E. Burger Professor of Law and author of Can Gun Control Work? "In Suing the Gun Industry, Timothy Lytton has assembled some of the leading scholars and advocates, both pro and con, to analyze this fascinating effort to circumvent the well-known political obstacles to more effective gun control. This fine book offers a briefing on both the substance and the legal process of this wave of lawsuits, together with a better understanding of the future prospects for this type of litigation vis-à-vis other industries." -Philip J. Cook, Duke University "An interesting collection, generally representing the center of the gun-control debate, with considerable variation in focus, objectivity, and political realism." -Paul Blackman, retired pro-gun criminologist and advocate Gun litigation deserves a closer look amid the lessons learned from decades of legal action against the makers of asbestos, Agent Orange, silicone breast implants, and tobacco products, among others. Suing the Gun Industry collects the diverse and often conflicting opinions of an outstanding cast of specialists in law, public health, public policy, and criminology and distills them into a complete picture of the intricacies of gun litigation and its repercussions for gun control. Using multiple perspectives, Suing the Gun Industry scrutinizes legal action against the gun industry. Such a broad approach highlights the role of this litigation within two larger controversies: one over government efforts to reduce gun violence, and the other over the use of mass torts to regulate unpopular industries. Readers will find Suing the Gun Industry a timely and accessible picture of these complex and controversial issues. Contributors: Tom Baker Donald Braman Brannon P. Denning Tom Diaz Howard M. Erichson Thomas O. Farrish Shannon Frattaroli John Gastil Dan M. Kahan Don B. Kates Timothy D. Lytton Julie Samia Mair Richard A. Nagareda Peter H. Schuck Stephen D. Sugarman Stephen Teret Wendy Wagner

Publications

Author: University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Sciences

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