Islam For Dummies

Islam For Dummies

by Malcolm Clark
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Islam For Dummies by Malcolm Clark

Many non-Muslims have no idea that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews, and that Islam preaches compassion, charity, humility, and the brotherhood of man. And the similarities don’t end there. According to Islamic teaching, Muhammad founded Islam in 610 CE after the angel Gabriel appeared to him at Mecca and told him that God had entered him among the ranks of such great biblical prophets as Abraham, Moses, and Christ.

Whether you live or work alongside Muslims and want to relate to them better, or you simply want to gain a better understanding of the world’s second largest religion, Islam For Dummies can help you make sense of this religion and its appeal.  From the Qur’an to Ramadan, this friendly guide introduces you to the origins, practices and beliefs of Islam, including:

  • Muhammad, the man and the legend
  • The Five Pillars of Wisdom
  • The Five Essentials beliefs of Islam
  • The different branches of Islam and Islamic sects
  • The Qur’an and Islamic law
  • Islam throughout history and its impact around the world

Professor Malcolm Clark explores the roots of Islam, how it has developed over the centuries, and it’s long and complex relationship with Christianity. He helps puts Islam in perspective as a major cultural and geopolitical force. And he provided helpful insights into, among other things:

  • Muhammad, the Qur’an and the ethical teachings of Islam
  • Muslim worship, customs, and rituals surrounding birth, marriage, and death
  • Shi’ites, Sunnis, Sufis, Druze, and other important Muslim groups
  • Islam in relation to Judaism and Christianity

In these troubled times, it is important that we try to understand the belief systems of others, for through understanding comes peace. Islam For Dummies helps you build bridges of understanding between you and your neighbors in the global village.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118053966
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/10/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 255,530
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Professor Malcolm Clark taught in the Department of Religion at Butler University for 30 years.

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Islam for Dummies 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Brijere More than 1 year ago
I thought it was absolutely necessary to learn about Islam. Not only because I have a serious relationship with a Muslim man, but because I have struggled to find understanding with my own Abrahamic religious belief. This book discusses Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, often comparing and contrasting among each. I loved it and I have a new respect and love for Islam.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book offers an educational, friendly introduction into Islam. I like how the author encourages reader interaction with the text. This book is a must for anybody interested in learning more about one of the three Abrahamic religions.
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Im a muslim convert no im jk
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read this book but i already know it is not a good book