A Book Review of "Lost History" by Michael Hamilton Morgan

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UICI 2022– F1 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & MANKIND
DR. ABDUL AZEEZ YUSUF

BOOK REVIEW:
Book Review of “Lost History” by Michael Hamilton Morgan
(30th NOVEMBER 2012)
BY
MEHRAN QADRI (A11CS2005)
AHMAD AL RAZI (A11KP2008) MUHAMMAD SAYID SABIQ (AC102001)

1. Introduction
The book that we have chosen to review is titled “Lost History, the Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists”. The author of the book is Michael Hamilton Morgan. The book was published in the year 2007 and also holds the same copyright date. The book is a non-fiction. The main subject matter of the book is the history of the Islamic civilization from the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
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These facts certainly challenge the modern western civilization which claims that the above mentioned advancements in science as mathematics were made by Greek philosophers.
The author also delightfully reminds the reader that it was in Baghdad that Scheherazade told the famous tales of the One Thousand and One Nights.

The author also states the qualities of Muslim leadership using examples from Caliph Abū Bakr, Caliph `Alī and others who championed an ethos of social fairness and justice, advanced public health and tolerance of diversity in faith, nationality, and ethnicity.
He also mentions the character and work style of Hārūn al-Rashīd and focuses on the manner in which the Christian Crusaders treated the population in Jerusalem after conquering the city in 1099. They spared neither men nor women nor children, in sharp contrast to the manner in which Saladin treated the population of Jerusalem when he conquered it again in 1187.
These facts are a rebuttal to the modern western civilizations who call the system of the Islamic Caliphate a dictatorship.

The author has also used the method of narration in his book where he provides the reader with a timeline of events starting from the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
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