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The Beliefnet Guide to Islamby Kabir Helminski
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A concise and accessible introduction to the Islamic religion provides an informative overview of the history, beliefs, tenets, practices, and rituals of the Muslim faith, discussing such topics as the differences between the Sunni and Shia, the two primary branches of Islam, the links between Islam and other religions, teachings on the role of women in society, and other controversial topics. Original. 17,500 first printing.
This concise introduction to Islam offers a sophisticated and informative exploration of the history, beliefs, tenets, and practices of the second-largest religion in the world.
There are 1.3 billion Muslims in the world today, yet Islam remains a misunderstood faith. In this day and age, when issues related to Islam are dominating current affairs, The Beliefnet
About the Author
HESHAM A. HASSABALLA is a pulmonary/critical care physician currently practicing in the Chicago area. He is a columnist for Beliefnet.com and the author of “Why I Love the Ten Commandments,” published in Taking Back Islam, which won the Religion Communicators Council’s 2003 Wilbur Award for Best Religion Book. He lives with his wife and two daughters in suburban Chicago.
Table of Contents
What is this religion called Islam? — The five pillars — Muhammad : messenger of God — The Qur'an : the message of Muhammad — Hadith : in the footsteps of the prophet — The sum of all fears : freedom, jihad, and gender.
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