Vision of Islamby Sachiko Murata, William C. Chittick
Something is lost when Western thinkers approach Islam. They seem to see the religion in historical and cultural terms,
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This is one of the best introductions to Islam for a Western audience. The authors present a comprehensive study beginning with the revealed truths in the faith and expanding in ever-widening circles to embrace the whole vision of Islam.
Something is lost when Western thinkers approach Islam. They seem to see the religion in historical and cultural terms, obscuring Islam's own internal logic and its true beauty and spirituality. This clearly written introduction to Islam changes that, vividly explaining the Islamic perspectives that have rung true for Muslims for nearly 1400 years.
The book covers the four dimensions of Islam as outlined in the Hadith of Gabriel: practice, faith, spirituality, and the Islamic view of history. Drawing on the Koran, the sayings of the Prophet and the great authorities of the tradition, the text introduces the essentials of each dimension and then shows how it has been embodied in Islamic institutions throughout history.
Meet the Author
SACHIKO MURATA is professor of religious studies in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University, and author of The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought; Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light; and The Sage Learning of Liu Zhi: Islamic Thought in Confucian Terms.
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Im not aloud to get the book so what is islam about
A very good book a must read especially for Muslims growing up in the west and students of comparative religion.