Islam: What You Should Know

Islam: What You Should Know

by Theodore E. Bowers

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ISBN-13: 9781946775016
Publisher: Rev. Theodore E. Bowers
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Reverend (Ted) Bowers is a native of Western Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Geneva College and Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Commissioned an LTJG in the U.S. Navy Chaplains Corps in 1965, Chaplain Bowers served in the U. S. Navy for 26 years in various leadership capacities.
Commander Bowers was recalled to active duty during the Persian Gulf War and served as Senior Chaplain of Fleet Hospital 15, a 500-bed Combat Zone Hospital stationed outside Al Jubal, Saudi Arabia. He received service medals from the Defense Department, the Marine Corps, and the Navy including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait service medals and the Navy Commendation Medal for his exemplary ministry to his unit and to the Kuwaitis who had escaped to Saudi Arabia during the Iraqi Invasion.
After returning to his civilian ministry, he continued his study of Islam, lectured, taught classes, and participated in round tables sharing his knowledge of Islam and the culture of the Middle East.
Chaplain Bowers has held State, Regional and National offices in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America.
His former congregation, Redeemer's United Church of Christ, Littlestown, Pa honored him by designating him as their Pastor Emeritus. In 2013 he received the Chapel of Four Chaplains Bronze Medallion Award and in 2016 he was honored with the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS V

Preface VI

CHAPTER 1 BEGINNING WITH ABRAHAM 1

CHAPTER 2 PRE-ISLAMIC ARABIA 9

CHAPTER 3 MUHAMMAD 19

CHAPTER 4 THE EXPANSION OF ISLAM 33

CHAPTER 5 KORAN (Qur’an) AND OTHER

SACRED WRITINGS 38

CHAPTER 6 ISLAM 45

CHAPTER 7 ISLAMIC LAW 61

CHAPTER 8 JIHAD 68

CHAPTER 9 THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM 83

CHAPTER 10 RAMADAN 90

CHAPTER 11 THE EARLY CHRISTIAN FATHERS’

REACTIONS TO ISLAM 94

CHAPTER 12 THE CRUSADES (1095–1291) 109

CHAPTER 13 ISLAM TODAY 115

CONCLUSION 125

APPENDIX 131

INDEX 138

RESOURCES 148

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