Islam: An Introduction

Islam: An Introduction

by Annemarie Schimmel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791413284

ISBN-13: 9780791413289

Pub. Date: 05/28/1992

Publisher: State University of New York Press

'The topic is becoming more significant because Islam is the most rapidly growing religious in the world. This book provides a thorough and sophisticate, but at the same time clear-headed and reliable, overview.' --Kevin Lacey  See more details below

Overview

'The topic is becoming more significant because Islam is the most rapidly growing religious in the world. This book provides a thorough and sophisticate, but at the same time clear-headed and reliable, overview.' --Kevin Lacey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791413289
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
166
Sales rank:
775,684
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Arabia Before Islam7
Muhammad11
The Expansion of Islam19
The Koran and Its Teachings29
The Tradition51
The Law59
Theology and Philosophy73
The Shia and Related Sects91
Mystical Islam and Sufi Brotherhoods101
Popular Piety and the Veneration of Saints121
Modern Developments Inside Islam127
Bibliography145
Index151

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