Understanding Islam, Revised Edition: An Introduction to the Muslim World

Understanding Islam, Revised Edition: An Introduction to the Muslim World

by Thomas W. Lippman
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Since the Gulf War, many have asked, why do Middle Easterners think and act as they do? Some 900 million follow the Islamic faith, and all are profoundly affected by the teachings of Muhammad and Muslim traditions from the past thirteen centuries. This guide offers an informative and insightful introduction to Islam, both as a religion and as a political-economic

Overview

Since the Gulf War, many have asked, why do Middle Easterners think and act as they do? Some 900 million follow the Islamic faith, and all are profoundly affected by the teachings of Muhammad and Muslim traditions from the past thirteen centuries. This guide offers an informative and insightful introduction to Islam, both as a religion and as a political-economic force. It tells the story of Muhammad and the rise of Islam; outlines the Koran; explains the Five Pillars of Faith; explores the interplay between religion and government; describes the differences that divide Islam; and shows the influence of Islam on world affairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470887612
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 5.75(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

THOMAS W. LIPPMAN served in Cairo as Washington Post bureau chief for the Middle East for over three years, gaining sharp insight into the complex realities of that turbulent region. He has also been a correspondent in Indochina and has traveled throughout the Islamic world. He currently reports on both national and international energy issues for the Washington Post, and he is the author of Egypt after Nasser.

WANDA MCCADDON has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers and has earned sixteen Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >