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Essential Islam: A Comprehensive Guide to Belief and Practice
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Essential Islam: A Comprehensive Guide to Belief and Practice

by Diane Morgan
 

An introductory guide to the important elements of the world's largest religion, including the Quran, the Pillars of Faith, and the life of Muhammad, as well as Islamic history, customs and rituals, and contributions to world culture.

• Introductory section provides extensive background and context

• Frequent subheads maximize organization and ease of

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An introductory guide to the important elements of the world's largest religion, including the Quran, the Pillars of Faith, and the life of Muhammad, as well as Islamic history, customs and rituals, and contributions to world culture.

• Introductory section provides extensive background and context

• Frequent subheads maximize organization and ease of reading

• Provides a helpful bibliography referencing print and online sources for further reading

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From the Publisher
"Especially recommended for non-specialist general readers wanting a solid overview of one of the world's most prominent religions in general, as well as western students of Islam in particular, Essential Islam is a superbly presented history from inception of Islam under the prophet Mohammad, and through its various factions and evolutions down to the present day. . . . Essential Islam is especially appropriate and recommended for both academic and community library Islamic Studies reference collections." - Midwest Book Review

"Morgan (religion and philosophy, Wilson College) provides a beginner's guide to Islam, describing the core elements of the faith and Islamic practice, its historical development, Muhammad, Islamic law and cultural practices, different sects, its relationship to other religions, and beliefs about God, history, warfare, marriage, women, education, crime, and the afterlife." - Reference & Research Book News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313360251
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Diane Morgan is adjunct professor of religion and philosophy at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. She has published nearly 40 books, including Praeger's Snakes in Myth, Magic and History: The Story of a Human Obsession, Fire and Blood: Rubies in Myth, Magic, and History, and From Satan's Crown to the Holy Grail: Emeralds in Myth, Magic and History.

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