Synopses & Reviews
The volumes in the new series Religions of the World surveys religions that have had a major impact on the history of the world and that continue to play a role in relationships between nations and ethnic groups. All aspects--including roots and founding, primary beliefs and cultural activities, the way the faiths are viewed by the rest of the world, and the experience of growing up as a member of the religion--are be examined. Based in the same scriptures as both Judaism and Christianity, Islam has many similarities with the major Western religions. Even so, in the post-9/11 world, Islam remains one of the world's most misunderstood faiths. In the current climate of terrorism and fear, it is more important than ever for non-Muslims to learn to understand the religion founded by the prophet Muhammad.