The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam, 2nd Edition [NOOK Book]

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An up-close and up-to-date look at an often misunderstood faith. This completely revised and updated guide explores the tenets of the Qu'ran (A.K.A 'Koran'), examines the history of the religion and its relationship to Christianity and Judaism, and features an expanded section on the true story behind 'jihad'. It explores Islamic views on war and terrorism, including the Muslim perspective on the tragic events of September 11, and the subsequent U.S. presence in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Excellent sales for the ...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam, 2nd Edition

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Overview

An up-close and up-to-date look at an often misunderstood faith. This completely revised and updated guide explores the tenets of the Qu'ran (A.K.A 'Koran'), examines the history of the religion and its relationship to Christianity and Judaism, and features an expanded section on the true story behind 'jihad'. It explores Islamic views on war and terrorism, including the Muslim perspective on the tragic events of September 11, and the subsequent U.S. presence in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Excellent sales for the 1st Editrion. Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, with more than six million devoted followers. Features an expanded section on women in Islam, including their status within the Taliban, and the Islamic practice of polygamy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101097427
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/2/2004
  • Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 754,533
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Yahiya Emerick is an American convert to Islam who has been involved in interfaith issues and education since 1990. He has a graduate degree in History, has authored fourteen books for adults and children, and has been published in many magazines, including the Journal for Religion and Education.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2007

    Deceptive, Disappointing and Biased

    I checked this book out from my local library, hoping to gain insight into the Muslim faith. This text does not explain the religion but continually makes excuses for the behavior of Muslims by stating any problematic conduct is due to the influence of politics and/or geography. The author writes that violence and terrorism, which is a concern of all peaceloving people, is not based on Islamic religious teachings or practices. He would have us to believe that these practices just happen to occur where Muslims live! It is a tragic commentary for the publisher if this author is the best resource available to explain the teachings and practices of the followers of Islam. Rather than explaining Islamic faith, the author's writings focus on excusing and justifing acts of terror and violence by placing the blame on everyone other than the perpetrators. His work is indeed written for idiots ¿ those who are unable to make intelligent decisions based on historical fact and adequate research.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2006

    Anti West Bias clouds the explanantion of Islam

    The author fails to address that Islam like Christianity is both an ideal and the reality that is practiced in its name. The author complains of mistreatement in the US but never acknowledges the killing of hostages, burning of churchs and killing of nuns and priest that happen repeatly and are condoned by Muslim clerics. I purchased the book to learn more about Islam not to be preached a political bias that the author clearly has against the West. This book has as much credibility as Fox News is fair and balanced.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2006

    Faith over Politics

    This is a greatly informative book that offers a simple overview of the basics of faith, beliefs and practice. Islam as a faith is kept completely seperate from the polital and cultural sterotypes of radical Islam.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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