Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes


We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years.

In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and beyond. He clarifies why our civilizations grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe—a place it long perceived as primitive and disorganized—had somehow hijacked destiny.


And now Islam tortures, burns, rapes and murders innocent people because of their religious beliefs or sexual life style. A rich history of the Islamic world indeed. They are marching to the precipice and soon will find themselves at the bottom of the abyss.

No, for the record Islam does not torture people for their religious beliefs. The Quran states very clearly: Laa ikraaha fid deen. Which means there is no compulsion in matters of religion. Please don't equate the actions of ISIS with Islam. They have nothing to do with the traditional Islam that has been handed down through the centuries. And marching to the precipice? Look around you. Is the number of Muslims increasing or decreasing?