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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Roy points out that Islam promoted trade unlike feudal monarchs of ancient empires persecuted traders and levied heavy taxes on them.

Roy gives few examples of the style of those early revolutionaries. Roy could easily understand this revolutionary character of teachings of Islam and dynamism of early Islamic history because he himself was a revolutionary and was fighting against the tyrannical rule of colonial establishment and wanted to see India transformed into a just and democratic society.

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Islambut the decay of the old faith, and the general chaos and despair caused by that decay. 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. He just mindblowingly avoided the “spiritual Islam”.

The northern routes of trade with China, which passed through Constantinople to Italy and other countries of Western Europe, had become extremely risky owing to the Scythian inroads and ruinous fiscal policy of the Byzantine Empire.


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Harsh Raval rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Roy was also aware that the state of war and conquest did historocal last for ever. Islam, not only gave freedom to people to pursue their respective faiths but also declared that Allah had sent prophets or guides to all peoples and nations in the world. He was critical of traditional religion and wanted a secular state to remain away from religious ideologies and religious institutions to maintain its secular character.

Fakhural Hassan marked it as to-read Jun 09, N Roy discussed about practical role,origin of Islam. The Arabs and other Muslims showed their intellectual calibre too and also engaged in trade and industry.

The Historical Role Of Islam

Their fanaticism was softened by generosity and sound common-sense. Aug 02, Chinmoy Mozumder added it. Sohaib Rashid added it Mar 20, Accept the Koran or pay tribute to the Saracen conqueror!.

They were not persecuted or detested as their kind had been in all the countries of antique civilisation with the honourable exception of Greece.

Thus Islam was of great help in promoting world trade and so also paved way for peace and prosperity not only in Arabia but also in other countries liked together by way of trade.

Islam played great role in transforming the primitive tribal Arabia into a most powerful and most modern empire according to the standards of those days. It’s so bad that it reads like a parody throughout.

This book will definitely give you another perspective to think about the origin of Islam any why this religion progressed in so many countries so fast. Sep 26, Arun rated it did not like it. The progeny of the intrepid heroes, who had flocked ihstorical the belligerent standard of Abu Bakr and Omar, with the hope of paradise and incidentally earthly spoils, found the modest occupation of trade and industry more profitable, and science and philosophy more gratifying.


Roy was a founder of the communist parties in Mexico and India, and a delegate to congresses of the Communist International and Russia’s aide to China.

Your email address will not be published. Salman Saleem rated it really liked it Apr 09, This is one of the worst books that I have ever read.

The Historical Role Of Islam: An Essay On Islamic Culture

Nazmul Hasan added it Apr 08, Shk Hassan marked it as to-read May 22, Imran Ruhul rated it it was amazing Apr 30, He maintains that it is gross misunderstanding of history to confound Islam with militarism.

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Roy, however, is aware of the fact that Islam did not spread because of its intolerance of other faiths but the inner contradiction of pre-existing religions. It was revolt against the corrupt and exploitative establishment.

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