Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World: Third Revised Edition

Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World: Third Revised Edition

by Thomas W. Lippman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452011601
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1995
Edition description: REV
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 853,710
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Thomas W. Lippman is a journalist and author who specializes in Middle East affairs, in particular Saudi Arabia–United States relations. He worked for more than thirty years at the Washington Post as a reporter and eventually as its Middle East bureau chief. Lippman currently serves as an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute. He is the author of seven books on the Middle East, including Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World and Arabia on the Edge: The Uncertain Future of an American Ally.

Table of Contents

Author's Note

Chapter One: Basic Beliefs and Practices
Chapter Two: The Prophet Muhammad
Chapter Three: The Koran
Chapter Four: Law and Government in Islam
Chapter Five: The Advance of Islam
Chapter Six: Schism and Mysticism
Chapter Seven: The Islamic Community Today


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Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World: Third Revised Edition 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Avihotty More than 1 year ago
The best book on the market so far; you won't find a book that will give you all the answers on the dish, so to speak. If you really want a rich, comprehensive and a very informative book on the introduction of Islam, then make this book your primary priority. The author's writing execution is terrific; he knows his topic well, which will definately benefit every reader who'll select this book as their choice for understanding the fundamentals of Islam. The trick of the book's success is simple: The author gives you what seems to be a clear, succinct answer in the first few lines of the chapter's paragraph (s), and then he goes in detail about the whole chapter.
Again, you won't be sorry if you'll buy this book. No other book, in my opinion, can give you so much information on the basics of Islam. It's one of those classic books that serve well to remain on your bookshelve.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very easy to read and understand. I found it gets right to the point in a way that I was looking for. It gave me insight into the religion in a factual way but also an emotional way. It help to sort out the different sects beliefs and history. I would recommend this book to anyone. Even if it was writen in several years ago it is still very relivant today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a Christian looking to convert to Islam. This book has really put Islam into prospective by explaining stereotypes and the background of the Islam religion. It is the best explaination I have ever read on this subject. The author discusses how 'Allah' is the same God that Christians and jews beleive in, not something else. The book also explains the religion, the culture, Al-Quran, basic beliefs, government, and other important issue of Islam. I really recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about Islam and it's people.