Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization

Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The world's leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1.2 billion adherents.

In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth:

•What Is Islam?

•The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam

•Islamic Practices and Institutions

•The History of Islam

•Schools of Islamic Thought

•Islam in the Contemporary World

•Islam and Other Religions

•The Spiritual and Religious Significance of Islam

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060507145
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/05/2002
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 485,895
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Seyyed Hossein Nasr is university professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Author of over fifty books, Professor Nasr is a well-known and highly respected intellectual figure both in the West and in the Islamic world. Born in Tehran, raised from the age of twelve in the United States, and a graduate of MIT and Harvard University, Nasr is well qualified to explain Islam to a Western audience. He appears frequently on Meet the Press, as well as other national news shows.

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