Account of China and India

Account of China and India

By Abu Zayed Al Hasan Al-Sirafi Reviewed by Abdul Hai Allama Syed Sulaiman Nadvi’s book the ‘Arab Navigation’ highlights the historical relationship that existed between the Arabs and the sea;

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The Road to Mecca

The Road to Mecca

Vol. 1 of 2 Asad, Muhammad. The Road to Mecca. USA. Fons Vitae. 375 pp. £7.63 (PB) ISBN 188-775-237-4 Reviewed by: Abdul Hai. Classic rihla (travel) literature like the journey

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In the Hands of the Taliban

In the Hands of the Taliban

“[The Taliban soldiers] showing more courtesy than British police”.  Yvonne Ridley. Reviewed by Abdul Hai Some may say the narrative by the British journalist Yvonne Ridley presented in “In the

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The Travels of Ibn Al-Tayyib

The Travels of Ibn Al-Tayyib

“In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful” The Travels of Ibn Al-Tayyib Ibn Al-Tayyib Translator:  El Mustapha Lahlali et al. Reviewed by Abdul Hai Travellers have

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