What do you know about the Islamic religion? This book provides a non-technical overview of the religion. It also provides some insights into the tensions and conflicts between Islam and the Judo-Christian religion. Who was Muhammad? Who is Allah? Is Islam a religion of peace? Does Jihad always involve violence? Besides the conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, what makes the Muslim emigration to Europe and United States so dangerous?
This book will provide some timely information regarding the world events of today.
|Publisher:||Rev. Theodore E. Bowers|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.34(d)|
About the Author
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
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