Tamim Ansary

Tamim Ansary is an Afghan-American author and public speaker known for his works on Islamic history and culture. He gained widespread recognition for his book 'Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes' and his memoir 'West of Kabul, East of New York.'


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  1. 1. Destiny Disrupted

    The book provides a sweeping historical account of the world from the perspective of Islamic civilization. It spans from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the early 21st century, offering insights into how Muslims have seen their history unfold, which is markedly different from the Western narrative. The author delves into the rise and fall of empires, the evolution of Islamic thought, and the complex interactions between the Muslim world and the West. This narrative aims to bridge cultural divides by presenting a story that is often left out of typical Western-centric historical accounts, thus giving readers a more nuanced understanding of global history and the roots of contemporary geopolitical issues.

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