Examining the Ismaili Imams & the Bohras

By Ali Azhar Arastu - XKP

This ebook has been divided into five segments that have been extra divided into diverse parts.

The first section defines the that means of Shia and talks concerning the various sects in the Shias and extra divides Ismailis and talks in regards to the sects inside of them. It additionally discusses a number of the Ismaili/Fatimid Imams (the Ismaili Imams after Imam al-Sadiq (as)[1] and it questions the authenticity of the Ismaili Imams and questions the very fact in the event that they have been divinely appointed.

The moment phase of the ebook bargains with the significance of following the fitting chain and the necessity to stick with the rightful Imams after the Holy Prophet (sawa)[2] additionally discusses the traditions of the Holy Prophet (sawa) relating to his successors (as) and his traditions concerning Imam al-Mahdi, the 12th Holy Imam (May Allah hasten his reappearance). additionally clarifies a few doubts that one can have in regards to the occultation of Imam al-Mahdi (as).

The 3rd phase discusses approximately an amazing Imam and the characteristics we must always count on from him after which addresses of the Ithna Ashari Imams after Imam al-Sadiq (as), their designation, what has been acknowledged approximately them not just by way of Shias but additionally through Ahle Sunna.

The fourth phase bargains with the impact of following the inaccurate chain and its outcomes on their deeds. additionally, one of many Bohra Jurisprudential matters (Bohra Calendar and the moon sighting) is scrutinized in detail.

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Earth Science: A Scientific History of the Solid Earth (Discovering the Earth)

By Michael Allaby

It describes how students, explorers, and mapmakers measured the Earth and mapped its floor. It tells in their speculations approximately what lies underneath the skin, how mountains upward thrust and ocean basins fill. It explains how scientists got here to appreciate the which means of fossils, how they found the age of the planet, and, extra lately, how the theories of seafloor spreading, continental waft, and plate tectonics built.

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

By Jamie Peck

The Wiley-Blackwell significant other to financial Geography provides scholars and researchers with a entire review of the sphere, prepare through a prestigious editorial crew, with contributions from a global solid of favorite scholars. 

  • Offers a completely revised, accelerated, and updated review, following the winning and very popular Companion to financial Geography released by means of Blackwell a decade prior, offering a entire evaluation of the field 
  • Takes a potential in addition to retrospective examine the sector, reviewing fresh advancements, recurrent demanding situations, and rising agendas  
  • Incorporates assorted views (in phrases of uniqueness, demography and geography) of up and coming students, going past a spotlight on Anglo-American research 
  • Encourages authors and researchers to have interaction with and contextualize their positioned perspectives 
  • Explores components of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement among monetary geography and cognate disciplines

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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World

During this New York Times bestseller, up to date for 2016, an award-winning journalist makes use of ten maps of the most important areas to provide an explanation for the geo-political suggestions of the realm powers—“fans of geography, historical past, and politics (and maps) might be enthralled” (Fort worthy Star-Telegram).

Maps have a mysterious carry over us. no matter if historical, crumbling parchments or generated via Google, maps let us know issues we wish to understand, not just approximately our present place or the place we're going yet concerning the global often. And but, by way of geo-politics, a lot of what we're advised is generated through analysts and different specialists who've missed to consult a map of where in question.

All leaders of countries are limited via geography. In “one of the easiest books approximately geopolitics” (The night Standard), now up-to-date to incorporate 2016 geopolitical advancements, journalist Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the USA, Latin the US, the center East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic—their climate, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders—to supply a context frequently lacking from our political reportage: how the actual features of those nations impact their strengths and vulnerabilities and the selections made by means of their leaders.

Offering “a clean means of taking a look at maps” (The long island instances e-book Review), Marshall explains the complicated geo-political concepts that form the globe. Why is Putin so keen about Crimea? Why used to be the U.S. destined to turn into an international superpower? Why does China’s strength base proceed to extend? Why is Tibet destined to lose its autonomy? Why will Europe by no means be united? The solutions are geographical. “In an ever extra advanced, chaotic, and interlinked global, Prisoners of Geography is a concise and beneficial primer on geopolitics” (Newsweek) and a serious consultant to 1 of the most important deciding upon components in global affairs.

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Where Is the Brooklyn Bridge?

Young readers will connect to the tale of this nationwide old Landmark--the Brooklyn Bridge!
     
Building the Brooklyn Bridge was once no uncomplicated feat. regardless of an excellent plan from a father-son crew of engineers, the method used to be a deadly and grueling one. building staff built a mysterious disorder (now often called the bends), a number of died, and the venture had devastating results at the engineers' lives. nonetheless, after fourteen years, the Brooklyn Bridge used to be comprehensive and have become the longest suspension bridge on this planet on the time and remains to be generally favourite at the present time. Megan Stine tells the interesting tale in the back of one of many city's best-loved landmarks. comprises black-and-white illustrations and a foldout colour map!

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Inca

By Lawrence Kovacs

Revealing legends and legacies, this task e-book is a fun-packed assessment of the continent-sprawling historic Inca tradition. The actions, mixed with an enticing format, interact freshmen on a trip alongside the Inca path together with the town of Cuzco and majestic Machu Picchu, outfitted on a jagged ridge millions of toes above the Urubamba River. alongside the best way, the ideals, rituals, medical advances, and designated approach of languages come to existence via 25 hands-on initiatives, comparable to growing Salar de Uyuni salt crystals and development a tropical cloud woodland. This beautiful academic device additionally beneficial properties designated illustrations, informative sidebars, fun-fact questions, and vocabulary that may interact inexperienced persons from begin to end.

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You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall

By Colin Ellard

An eye-opening exploration of the fascinating and infrequently counter-intuitive technology of human navigation and adventure of place.

In the age of GPS and iPhones, people it should look have mastered the artwork of course, yet does the necessity for those units sign whatever else—that as a species we're really hopelessly misplaced. In fact we've crammed our global with indicators and arrows. We still wander away within the mall, or a maze of cubicles. What does this say approximately us? Drawing on his exhaustive study, Professor Collin Ellard illuminates how people are disconnected from our global and what this implies, not only for a way we get from A to B, but additionally for the way we build our towns, our places of work, our houses, or even our lives.

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