One of the Western world's most distinguished Arabists, Professor W. Montgomery Watt was for 32 years head of the department of Arabic and Islamic studies in the University of Edinburgh, retiring in 1979. Among his most recent works are Muhammed at Mecca; Islamic Philosophy and Theology; and The History of al-Tabani. Other works include Muhammed at Medina; Islam and Chrsitianity Today; The Faith and Practice of Al-Ghazali; A History of Islamic Spain and Muhammad: Prophet and Statesman.
What is Islam?by Montgomery WATT
What is Islam? Now more than ever, people are clamoring for an answer to this question. W. Montgomery Watt's book is reaching a new audience, recently awakened to the strength and significance of the Muslim faith. This study provides a clear understanding of the social and theological systems that underpin Islamic civilization. Islam is presented as a matrix for every aspect of human life; a vision of the world, embodied in the Qur'an, which permeates the fabric of society and dictates individual lives to a minute degree. In the three decades since it was first published, What is Islam? has become recognized as the standard work on Islam for the general reader, brilliantly shedding light on this mighty, often-misunderstood religion
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