Islam in the World / Edition 3

Islam in the World / Edition 3

by Malise Ruthven
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195305035

ISBN-13: 9780195305036

Pub. Date: 04/20/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Islam in the World has long been considered one of the best books for gaining an understanding of modern Islam. In it, Islamic-specialist Malise Ruthven presents a full overview of the religion in its historical, geographical, and social settings.

Earlier editions gave readers their first clear picture of the issues that had surfaced within Islam in the last

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Islam in the World has long been considered one of the best books for gaining an understanding of modern Islam. In it, Islamic-specialist Malise Ruthven presents a full overview of the religion in its historical, geographical, and social settings.

Earlier editions gave readers their first clear picture of the issues that had surfaced within Islam in the last half-century, as colonial conquest and globalization opened up Muslim countries to international scrutiny and influence. This updated edition adds a new preface and an extended afterword analyzing the major issues of today, including the impact of 9/11, the meaning of "the war on terror," and the war in Iraq. Islam in the World explains important differences within Islam that many Westerners are just beginning to learn about, including the rivalry between Sunnis and Shias, the relationship between Sufism and modern Islamism, and the debates about democracy raging throughout the Muslim World.

This invaluable overview will give readers a clear understanding of the different factors at play within modern Muslim societies, at a time when such an understanding could not be more important.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195305036
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/20/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
478,986
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Introductory : pilgrimage to Makka1
2Muhammad the model26
3The Quranic world-view80
4Law and disorder122
5Sects and solidarity174
6Spiritual renewal219
7Challenge from the West282
8Afterword (2005)352

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