Being Muslim (Groundwork Guides Series) / Edition 2

Being Muslim (Groundwork Guides Series) / Edition 2

by Haroon Siddiqui
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0888998872

ISBN-13: 9780888998873

Pub. Date: 09/02/2008

Publisher: Groundwood Books


Long a charged topic in the West, Islam has become incendiary since 9/11, drawing heated reactions from both defenders and critics. The two sides rarely talk, and when they try neither seems to listen. Equally helpful for Muslims and non-Muslims, this book is a cross-cultural attempt to bridge these worlds. Based on the author's travels in Muslim lands and his

Overview


Long a charged topic in the West, Islam has become incendiary since 9/11, drawing heated reactions from both defenders and critics. The two sides rarely talk, and when they try neither seems to listen. Equally helpful for Muslims and non-Muslims, this book is a cross-cultural attempt to bridge these worlds. Based on the author's travels in Muslim lands and his interviews with experts, Being Muslim examines the impact of terrorism on Muslims and explains how Islam works in the daily lives of believers. Siddiqui dissects the Western media's treatment of Islam and Muslims, shows how extremists are being challenged by a new Islamic generation, and tackles the controversial topics, from terrorism to the treatment of women, that have been used to mischaracterize Islam and its adherents. Being Muslim also shows why there are good reasons to expect a future of mutual understanding. Charts, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading accompany the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780888998873
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Series:
Groundwork Guides Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
761,122
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


The Politics     9
Under Siege     9
Islamophobia     20
The Muslim Malaise     26
European Muslims     38
A Den of Discrimination     38
Rushdie to van Gogh to Cartoons     46
The Hijab Debate     52
The Faith     56
A Living Faith     56
Declaration of Faith     57
Daily Prayers     58
Charity     65
Fasting     67
Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina     70
Halal and Haram     79
The Qur'an     83
The Prophet     87
Women     96
Image and Reality     96
The Qur'an and Women     100
Half Inheritance     102
Half Testimony     103
Domestic Violence     104
Honor Killings     106
Genital Mutilation     107
Adultery and Stoning     107
Polygamy     108
Divorce and Child Custody     110
Marrying Non-Muslims     112
The Qur'an and the Hijab     113
Muhammad and Women     115
Sharia and Women     117
Islamic Feminism     120
Jihad and Terrorism     126
The Qur'an and Jihad     128
Suicide Bombing     132
Jihad and Martyrdom     135
The Future     140
Notes     150
For Further Information     156
Acknowledgments     156
Index     157

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