Islam -- An Introduction: A Teach Yourself Guide

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071747554
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Series: Teach Yourself: Reference Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 369,140
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruqaiyyah Waris Masqsood

is a writer with thirty years' teaching experience who draws on a wide knowledge of life in several muslim countries, including Jordon, Eygpt, Turkey and Pakistan.

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Table of Contents

introduction / Muhammad / the life of the blessed prophet Muhammad / the succession / the Qur’an and its teachings / the Qur’an / the key teachings of Islam / Islamic worship / worship - Ibadah / the pillars of Islam / the practical worship of Islam / Hajj - pilgrimage to Makkah / Jihad / festivals and special days / places of worship / mosques / shariah - the Islamic way of life / shariah - the Prophet’s way / sufism / human rights / the sanctity of life / justice, crime and punishment / work and wealth / sex / women’s rights / drugs, alcohol and tobacco / friendship and hospitality / unity and khilafah and Muslim organisation / green Islam / Islamic ethics / rites of passage / birth / marriage / divorce / the twilight years / death and burial / social Islam / Islamic dress / Islamic diet / problems for Muslims in non-Muslim societies / Racism and Islamaphobia / glossary / taking it further / index

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