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Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith

Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith

by Roger Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 080286600X

ISBN-13: 9780802866004

Pub. Date: 02/15/2011

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company


In Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith, editors Roger Allen and Shawkat M. Toorawa have assembled fifteen chapters by fifteen noted scholars, each of which provides a lucid description and exploration of an aspect of Islam, its institutions, doctrines, and interactions, notably with Christianity, Judaism, and the modern world. The chapters are preceded by a

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In Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith, editors Roger Allen and Shawkat M. Toorawa have assembled fifteen chapters by fifteen noted scholars, each of which provides a lucid description and exploration of an aspect of Islam, its institutions, doctrines, and interactions, notably with Christianity, Judaism, and the modern world. The chapters are preceded by a foreword by a renowned scholar, sixteen full-color images, and a user-friendly bibliography for further viewing and reading. This concise yet thorough introduction to Islam is ideal for the general reader interested in learning more about Islam, and for use as an introductory text in high school and college classes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802866004
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword, by Bruce B. Lawrence....................ix
Editors' Preface....................xiii
Acknowledgments....................xv
Note to Readers....................xvii
1. Islam Shawkat M. Toorawa....................3
2. Qur'an Roger Allen....................21
3. Muhammad Tahera Qutbuddin....................28
4. Hadith and Sunna Scott C. Lucas....................38
5. Shari'a Aron Zysow....................43
6. Islamic Philosophy Jon McGinnis....................52
7. Sufism Ahmet T. Karamustafa....................61
8. Shi'ites, Shi'ism Abdulaziz Sachedina....................68
9. Sunnis, Sunnism Scott C. Lucas....................77
10. Mosque Ruba Kana'an....................87
11. Islamic Government Joseph E. Lowry....................95
12. Women and Islam Homayra Ziad....................105
13. Islam and Judaism Mark S. Wagner....................116
14. Islam and Christianity Paul Löffler and Mark N. Swanson....................126
15. Islam in America Jane I. Smith....................135
Glossary....................140
Bibliography for Further Viewing and Reading....................150
Contributors....................167
Index....................169

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