Universal Spirit of Islam: From the Koran and Hadith


This small, beautifully illustrated book demonstrates through quotations from the oldest Islamic sources that Islam respects the prophets and accepts the truthfulness of other religious traditions.

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This small, beautifully illustrated book demonstrates through quotations from the oldest Islamic sources that Islam respects the prophets and accepts the truthfulness of other religious traditions.

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Publishers Weekly
The Fitzgeralds, a married couple and co-editors of the award-winning book Christian Spirit, collaborate again in a collection of quotations from Islam's holy book, the Qur'an, and the hadith, or sayings of the Prophet Muhammad passed down by Muslims in the centuries since his death. The book sets out to explore if these sources provide a basis for improving interfaith relations. The Fitzgeralds give the readers space to come to their own conclusions, not taking sides in their preface. Their selections of Qur'anic and hadith passages show a unique sensitivity to and understanding of Islam. Accompanied by lovely photographs, some of which are from the co-editors' travels in the Islamic world, as well as reprints of Islamic art and illuminated Qur'ans, the titular "spirit" of Islam comes across as reflective, wise and bridge building. The introduction by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is dull, but it does not detract from the rest of the book. The Fitzgeralds have reorganized some of Islam's most sacred texts and art in an easy-to-understand format, not only underscoring the interfaith resources in Islam but the spiritual side of Islam as well. (May 31) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933316161
  • Publisher: World Wisdom
  • Publication date: 5/25/2006
  • Series: Sacred Worlds Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,479,862
  • Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 7.26 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

References to multiple religions 1
General 2
The last days 39
The day of judgment, paradise, and hell 45
Ancient messengers from God 46
Adam 47
Noah 51
Hud and the people of Ad 52
Salih and the people of Thamud 52
Shuaib and the people of Midian 55
The Abrahamic tradition 56
Abraham 57
Lot 61
Joseph 63
Ishmael, Enoch, Elisha, Ezekiel, and Job 64
Judaism 68
Moses and Aaron 69
David 82
Solomon 88
The children of Israel 88
Christianity 90
The story of Jesus' life 91
Jesus 95
The Virgin Mary 99
John the Baptist 100
Christians 102
"People of the book" (Jewish Torah, Christian Gospels, and Koran) 104
Universal truths from the Koran 110
App Additional Koranic citations 142
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