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Introducing Islam

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What exactly is ?Islam? and what does it mean to be a ?Muslim? in the world today? Since the events of 9/11 and 7/7, Islam has become one of the most controversial and misunderstood religions in the world. Introducing Islam encourages students to put aside their preconceptions and explore this fascinating religion.

William Shepard, an experienced teacher in the field, traces the history of Islam, from its early environment and origins in the life and career of Mohammed, through its classical expressions to its interactions with the West in the modern world. Shepard devotes a chapter each to important topics such as The Qur?an, Islamic law, Islamic theology, and the Sufi movement. In addition to this, four chapters are devoted to studies of Islam in individual countries: Turkey, Iran, Egypt and Indonesia, and Shepard explores Islamic civilization through discussion of Islamic art and culture, and community rituals.

Introducing Islam is the ideal introduction for students wishing to gain a sympathetic understanding of Islam. Illustrated throughout, the book also includes text boxes, summary charts, a glossary of key Arabic terms, and a list of further reading to aid students? understanding and revision. The accompanying website for this book can be found at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415455183.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415455176
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
History
Author:
Shepard, William E.
Author:
Shepard William
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Islam -- History.
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
Religion » Islam » General
Religion » Islam » History
Religion » Islam » Rituals and Practice

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