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Publisher Comments:

The world's leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1.2 billion adherents.

In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth:

  • What Is Islam?
  • The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam
  • Islamic Practices and Institutions
  • The History of Islam
  • Schools of Islamic Thought
  • Islam in the Contemporary World
  • Islam and Other Religions
  • The Spiritual and Religious Significance of Islam

Review:

"Readers who desire more than a simple current events profile, and who want to understand the core of the world's second-largest religion, will appreciate this introduction that manages to be sweeping in scope yet accessible in style." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[A] deep, thoughtful, sympathetic introduction to the diversity and history of Islamic faith and practice." Booklist

Review:

"A valuable primer on a religion that, for all its monolithic appearance, is as splintered as any other." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the world's leading experts on Islamic thought and spirituality, is university professor of Islamic Studies at The George Washington University. The preeminent Sufi scholar in the United States, Nasr is the author of more than fifty other books, including The Heart of Islamand Islam. Born in Tehran, raised in the United States, and graduate of MIT and Harvard, Nasr is a well-known and highly respected intellectual figure in both the West and the Islamic world. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060507145
Subtitle:
Religion, History, and Civilization
Author:
Nasr, Seyyed Hossein
Author:
by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
History
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Civilization, islamic
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Islam -- Essence, genius, nature.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
107-609
Publication Date:
20021224
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.00x5.25x.55 in. .38 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages HarperOne - English 9780060507145 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Readers who desire more than a simple current events profile, and who want to understand the core of the world's second-largest religion, will appreciate this introduction that manages to be sweeping in scope yet accessible in style." Publishers Weekly
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