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 this updated edition, Islamic expert Malise Ruthven adds a new preface and new chapters analyzing the major issues of today, including the impact of 9/11, the meaning of "the war on terror," and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. New material

Overview

Islam in the World has long been considered one of the best books for gaining an understanding of modern Islam. In this updated edition, Islamic expert Malise Ruthven adds a new preface and new chapters analyzing the major issues of today, including the impact of 9/11, the meaning of "the war on terror," and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. New material also 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 Word.
This invaluable introductory guide presents a full overview of Islam in its historical, geographic, and social settings and explains how the quest for spiritual fulfillment is inevitably bound up with political aspirations.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Mapsviii
List of Illustrationsxviii
Preface to the Third Editionxx
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
References431
Suggestions for Further Reading449
Glossary455
Genealogical Tables463
A Chronology465
Index475

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