Islam: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Malise Ruthven

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199642877

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant forms, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand its nature. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction, offers essential insights into the big issues, provides fresh perspectives on contemporary questions, and guides us through the complex debates.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

Author: John L. Esposito

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199757267

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Designed for general readers with little or no knowledge of Islam, this superb Oxford Dictionary provides more than 2,000 vividly written, up-to-date, and authoritative entries organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format. The Dictionary focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, stressing topics of most interest to Westerners. What emerges is a highly informative look at the religious, political, and social spheres of the modern Islamic world. Naturally, readers will find many entries on topics of intense current interest, such as terrorism and the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, the PLO and HAMAS. But the coverage goes well beyond recent headlines. There are biographical profiles, ranging from Naguib Mahfouz (the Nobel Prize winner from Egypt) to Malcolm X, including political leaders, influential thinkers, poets, scientists, and writers. Other entries cover major political movements, militant groups, and religious sects as well as terms from Islamic law, culture, and religion, key historical events, and important landmarks (such as Mecca and Medina). A series of entries looks at Islam in individual nations, such as Afghanistan, the West Bank and Gaza, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the United States, and there are discussions of Islamic views on such issues as abortion, birth control, the Internet, the Rushdie Affair, and the theory of evolution. Whether we are listening to the evening news, browsing through the op-ed pages, or reading a book on current events, references to Muslims and the Islamic world appear at every turn. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam offers a wealth of information for anyone curious about this burgeoning and increasingly important world religion.
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Encyclopedia of Islam

Author: Juan Eduardo Campo

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438126964

Category: Islam

Page: 750

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Explores the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of this religion and the way it is practiced today.
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Islam

Author: Sue Penney

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435304737

Category: Islam

Page: 48

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This foundation edition on Islam is part of a series aimed at lower-ability pupils. The questions are written to make it easy for pupils to interpret information on a spread. Its pagination means that it can be used with the core editions, or as a stand alone text.
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Islam

Author: Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435303198

Category: Islam

Page: 160

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A study of Islam which looks at its history, the life of Muhammad, beliefs, worship, festivals, Shari'ah, the mosque, and how Islam affects moral behaviour, attitudes, social practices and lifestyles.
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The Spread of Islam Throughout the World

Author: Idris El Hareir,Ravane Mbaye

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231041533

Category: Religion

Page: 949

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Islamic culture, which is still vigorous in spite of its great antiquity, set out to develop side by side a vision of the individual and of the universe, a philosophy and an art of living that can be seen in the impressive remains of its heritage that is an essential part of the whole of humankind's. Halted for a time by adverse historical conditions, this culture none the less found the strength within itself to re-emerge. Its fidelity to its roots does not prevent it from keeping up with the times and participating in contemporary forums and the stirring dialogue of cultures. This series of volumes on the manifold facets of Islamic culture is intended to acquaint a very wide public with such matters as: the theological bases of the faith and principles that constitute the bedrock of the overall structure; the status of the individual and of society in the Islamic world; the expansion of Islam since the Revelation: the Arab, Asian, African and European spheres espousing the new faith and the way in which the rights of converted peoples have been upheld; the vital contribution of Islamic civilization to the adventure of human knowledge in science and technology; the educational and cultural manifestations of Islamic civilization in literature, the visual arts and architecture; finally, Islam today between loyalty to its past and the inescapable conquest of modernity.
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Islam, Politics, and Social Movements

Author: Ervand Abrahamian

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520068681

Category: History

Page: 332

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Taken together the essays in this work not only provide new research essential to the study of Islamic societies and Muslim peoples, but also set a new standard for the concrete study of local situations and illuminate the forces shaping the history of modern Muslim societies. This collection is unique in its sophisticated interpretation of the social protest and political resistance movements in Muslim countries during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors take two principal approaches to the study of their subject. Utilizing "new cultural history," they explore how particular movements have deployed the cultural and religious resources of Islam to mobilize and legitimize insurgent political action. Others rely on "new social history" to study the economic, political, and social contexts in which movements of anti-colonial resistance and revolution have developed. This work brings together contributions from specialists on Islamic North Africa, Egypt, the Arab fertile crescent, Iran and India.
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Voices of Islam

Author: Vincent J. Cornell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275987329

Category: Religion

Page: 1400

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Approximately fifty articles explore Islamic doctrines, practices, worldviews, culture, aesthetics, science, and the everyday experiences of home, family, and society.
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The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760

Author: Richard M. Eaton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520205079

Category: History

Page: 359

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Eaton ranges over all the important aspects of that community's history, whether political and social, or cultural and religious...This study must rank among the finest contributions to South Asian scholarship to appear for some while.
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The Jews of Islam

Author: Bernard Lewis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0691008078

Category: History

Page: 245

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Examines the Judaeo-Islamic tradition, traces the history of Islam, and describes the reasons for the breakdown in relations between the Jews and the Islamic world
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