The Historical Role Of Islam has 20 ratings and 6 reviews. Shadin said: This book helps me to rethink about the origin of Islam. M.N Roy described shor. The historical role of Islam by Manabendra Nath Roy, , Vora & Co. edition, Microform in English – Fifth Impression. Historical Role Of Islam Bookyards is the world’s biggest online library where you can find a large selection of free ebooks. Download or Author, M. N. Roy.

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Egypt, robbed and despoiled for centuries by the Greeks and the Romans, prospered under the Saracens.

Arnab Biswas rated it liked it Apr 15, Imran Ruhul rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Mamnoon Khan rated it really liked it Sep 28, The Historical Role Of Islam: It was during this struggle that he realised the importance of the role Islam had played in history. Roy, however, is aware of the fact that Gy did not spread because of its intolerance of other faiths but the inner contradiction of pre-existing religions.

The origin of Islam from social, political, economical and Geographical perspective explained by M. Their devoutness might have been fortified by superstition, but was not strained by hypocrisy. Fakhural Hassan marked it as to-read Jun 09, Fawzi Lutfi marked it as to-read Jan 08, Peace on earth, Roy says was of immediate importance, and greater consequence.

Imam Husain, the grandson of the Prophet made a lastly attempt to restore Islamic values through his martyrdom but his was the last protest. Be merciful; slay neither old men, nor women, historica, children. His revolutionary zeal took him to various countries in search of arms from Java to Japan to China to San Francisco to Mexico.

Historical Role of Islam: An Essay on Islamic Culture – Manabendra Nath Roy – Google Books

Faisal Abdullah marked it as to-read Jul 09, During the eighth to the eleventh centuries, practically the entire trade between India and China, on the one hand, and Europe, on the other, was done by the Arabs. This book helps me to rethink about the origin of Islam. Shk Hassan marked it as to-read May 22, Roy, in order to prove his point, quotes from the advice given by the first Caliph Abu Bakr to his followers, which explains why Islam attracted people to its fold.


A part of the wealth produced by the toiling masses, when left with themselves, becomes a powerful impetus to trade. Roy came to India in incognito but was arrested in July and was tried and sentenced to imprisonment for 12 years for conspiring to overthrow the British Government.

The only purpose that this book serves in explaining that the communists writer being the founder of CPI have always had a blind spot for Islam. Meera marked it as to-read Jan 20, However, Roy also points out that production and consumption of commodities are the essential factors of trade. Roy was also aware that the state of war and conquest did not last for ever.

The Historical Role Of Islam: An Essay On Islamic Culture

Mohamed Riyas rated it really liked it Feb 28, His contemporaries in India were highly ny to Islam and denounced it as a religion of fanatics and warmongers. Roy was not a believer in religion as he was Marxist and rationalist though he had renounced his Marxist views but still he had honesty to understand the historical rule of Islam more objectively compared to others.

Aditya Singh rated it oc it Oct 19, And this is precisely what happened and the ruler of Sassanid Empire had to run for his life.

It lost its revolutionary thrust and did not challenge the personal tyrannical rule and various dynastic rulers captured power. Thus it will be seen that Roy tried to understand historical role of Islam more objectively compared to those who view it with hostility or with inherited prejudices and ascribe to it their own views.

Roy gives few examples of the style of those early revolutionaries. Roy was a founder of the communist parties in M.n.rou and India, and a delegate to congresses of the Communist International and Russia’s aide to China. Keep your word even to your enemy.

Roy points out that Islam promoted trade unlike feudal monarchs of ancient empires persecuted traders and levied heavy taxes on them. A must read historical book for those who are interested about social and political history of this planet.


Small book, it took me so long only hkstorical I got sidetracked and came back to re-read from beginning again this m.n.rpy. It was but a temporary phase. Muhammad Nouman marked it as to-read Jan 18, Roy later moved away from Marxism to become an exponent of the philosophy of radical humanism. Refresh and try again. Molest not those men who live retired from the world. Emma Ainslie Hisforical marked it as to-read Apr 28, Their ambition was remarkably free from selfishness.

Sp marked it as to-read Jan 30, Following the rise of Joseph Stalin, Roy left the mainline communist movement to pursue an independent radical politics.

Arafath rated it it was ok Jan 13, The economic interest of the Arab trader, which produced the monotheistic creed of Islam, was antagonistic to the indiscriminate bloodshed. The Sword of God was unsheathed only when neither of the alternatives was accepted.

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After their conquest of Syria, Mesopotamia, Persia and the territories across the Oxus, the Arabs captured the Chinese trade and diverted it to pass through their domain of North Africa and Spain, ultimately to reach the markets of Western Europe. Roy, himself a one time revolutionary. He wanted the Congress leaders to thoroughly democratise the Congress and build it from village and Taluka level.

Hardly fifty years had passed since Mohammad assumed the role of the singular Prophet spreading his Message of peace at the point of the sword, when his followers victoriously planted the banner of Islam on the confines of India, on the one hand, and on the shores of the Atlantic, on the other.