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  • AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM

    This wide-ranging account of the history and theology of one of the world’s most dynamic religions tells the story of Islamic beliefs and practices as they developed from the earliest times down to the present day. For this revised and updated second edition, David Waines has added a long section tackling head-on issues arising from Islam’s place in the changing world order at the turn of the new millennium. The wars in Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Israel, and the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, have raised global awareness of Islam at a superficial level — but little has been written which considers Islamic political and military extremism in relation to mainstream Muslim history and theology Coming at the end of a book which has explored the ideas and tradition of Islam in depth, this new section offers thought-provoking reflections on the place of religion in the current conflicts.
    ISBN: 8175961899
    Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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    Author: DAVID WAINES

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  • AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM

    Islam is a world-wide religion embracing many cultures and nations, comprising today nearly 900 million people. Muslims believe that God (Allah) revealed to the Prophet Muhammad guidance for proper conduct in this world and salvation in the next. These revelations are contained in the Muslims’ scripture, the Qur’an. From modest beginnings in Mecca fourteen centuries ago, Islam spread rapidly throughout the Middle East and then into south-east Asia. This book is the story of the Muslims’ beliefs and practices as they developed during the formative period. Separate chapters are devoted to a description of the sacred law (the Shar’iah), theology, and mysticism. Attention is given also to the beliefs and practices of the important Shi’ah minority of Muslims. The story comes down to the present day, recounting the period over the last two centuries during which Muslims have been challenged by Western hegemony and have sought to establish a modern sense of identity.
    ISBN: 0521429293
    Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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    Author: DAVID WAINES

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