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Introduction To Islam

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'Islam is a world-wide religion embracing many cultures and nations, comprising today nearly 900 million people. Muslims believe that God (Allah) revealed to the Prophet Muhammad guidance for proper conduct in this world and salvation in the next. These revelations are contained in the Muslims\' scripture, the Qur\'an. From modest beginnings in Mecca fourteen centuries ago, Islam spread rapidly throughout the Middle East and then into south-east Asia. This book is the story of the Muslims\' beliefs and practices as they developed during the formative period. Separate chapters are devoted to a description of the sacred law (the Shar\'iah), theology, and mysticism. Attention is given also to the beliefs and practices of the important Shi\'ah minority of Muslims. The story comes down to the present day, recounting the period over the last two centuries during which Muslims have been challenged by Western hegemony and have sought to establish a modern sense of identity.'

Synopsis:

David Waines discusses the beliefs and practices of Muslims based upon Muslim scripture, the Qur'an, and the example of their prophet, Muhammad. Separate chapters deal with the sacred law (which includes a discussion of Muslim rituals), theology, mysticism, and Shi'ah Muslims. As well as a religion, Islam comprises also a world-wide community, and the second part of the book covers the story of how Muslims have continually attempted to renew the values of their faith in the face of internal and external challenges, most recently from the West.

Synopsis:

Islam is a world-wide religion embracing many cultures and nations, comprising today nearly 900 million people. Muslims believe that God (Allah) revealed to the Prophet Muhammad guidance for proper conduct in this world and salvation in the next. These revelations are contained in the Muslims' scripture, the Qur'an. From modest beginnings in Mecca fourteen centuries ago, Islam spread rapidly throughout the Middle East and then into south-east Asia. This book is the story of the Muslims' beliefs and practices as they developed during the formative period. Separate chapters are devoted to a description of the sacred law (the Shar'iah), theology, and mysticism. Attention is given also to the beliefs and practices of the important Shi'ah minority of Muslims. The story comes down to the present day, recounting the period over the last two centuries during which Muslims have been challenged by Western hegemony and have sought to establish a modern sense of identity.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive, wide-ranging, and up-to-date treatment of one of the world's most dynamic and vital religions.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-314) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521429290
Author:
Waines, David
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Islam - General
Series:
Introduction to Religion
Series Volume:
no. 100
Publication Date:
19950309
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 half-tones
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
8.95x6.01x.78 in. 1.46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , David Waines discusses the beliefs and practices of Muslims based upon Muslim scripture, the Qur'an, and the example of their prophet, Muhammad. Separate chapters deal with the sacred law (which includes a discussion of Muslim rituals), theology, mysticism, and Shi'ah Muslims. As well as a religion, Islam comprises also a world-wide community, and the second part of the book covers the story of how Muslims have continually attempted to renew the values of their faith in the face of internal and external challenges, most recently from the West.
"Synopsis" by , Islam is a world-wide religion embracing many cultures and nations, comprising today nearly 900 million people. Muslims believe that God (Allah) revealed to the Prophet Muhammad guidance for proper conduct in this world and salvation in the next. These revelations are contained in the Muslims' scripture, the Qur'an. From modest beginnings in Mecca fourteen centuries ago, Islam spread rapidly throughout the Middle East and then into south-east Asia. This book is the story of the Muslims' beliefs and practices as they developed during the formative period. Separate chapters are devoted to a description of the sacred law (the Shar'iah), theology, and mysticism. Attention is given also to the beliefs and practices of the important Shi'ah minority of Muslims. The story comes down to the present day, recounting the period over the last two centuries during which Muslims have been challenged by Western hegemony and have sought to establish a modern sense of identity.
"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive, wide-ranging, and up-to-date treatment of one of the world's most dynamic and vital religions.
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