Muslims

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Author: Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136646523

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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This concise and authoritative guide provides a survey of Islamic history and thought from the formative period of the religion down to modern times.
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Muslims

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Author: Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113427436X

Category: History

Page: 384

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This concise and authoritative guide provides a complete survey of Islamic history and thought from its formative period to the present day. It examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular the Qu'ran and the influence of Muhammad, and traces the ways in which these sources have interacted historically to create Muslim theology and law, as well as the alternative visions of Islam found in Shi'ism and Sufism. Combining core source materials with coverage of current scholarship and of recent events in the Islamic world, Andrew Rippin introduces this hugely diverse and widespread religion in a succinct, challenging and refreshing way. Using a distinctive critical approach which promotes engagement with key issues, from fundamentalism and women's rights to problems of identity and modernity, it is ideal for students seeking to understand Muslims and their faith. The improved and expanded third edition now contains brand new sections on twenty-first century developments, from the Taliban to Jihad and Al Qaeda, and includes updated references throughout.
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Muslims - Vol 2

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices Volume 2: The Contemporary Period

Author: Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134948956

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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Looks at modern Muslim views on religious authority, including feminism's `new' Islam and shows how these views affect the perception of the Qur'an and the figure of Muhammad in the traditional practice of Islam.
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Zoroastrians

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Author: Mary Boyce

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415239028

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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Zoroastrianism is significant in the history of religions. It can be traced back to a remote, possibly even Indo-European, past. This element links Zoroastrianism with the beliefs of ancient (Vedic) India, and survives as a subordinate part of what is one of the earliest revealed religions. Zoroaster's own teachings have moreover a highly spiritual and ethical content, which makes them a rewarding study in themselves. This book attempts to trace the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3500 years. First taught among nomads on the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and had a remarkable influence on other world faiths: to the east on northern Buddhism, to the west on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With the conquest of Iran by the Muslim Arabs, Zoroastrianism lost its secular power but continued to survive as a minority faith. Despite its antiquity, it remains, therefore, a living religion.
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Theravada Buddhism

A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo

Author: Richard Gombrich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134903529

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The British

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices 1800-1986

Author: Terence Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134981783

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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A History of Islam in America

From the New World to the New World Order

Author: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139788914

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Muslims began arriving in the New World long before the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri's fascinating book traces the history of Muslims in the United States and their different waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries, through colonial and antebellum America, through world wars and civil rights struggles, to the contemporary era. The book tells the often deeply moving stories of individual Muslims and their lives as immigrants and citizens within the broad context of the American religious experience, showing how that experience has been integral to the evolution of American Muslim institutions and practices. This is a unique and intelligent portrayal of a diverse religious community and its relationship with America. It will serve as a strong antidote to the current politicized dichotomy between Islam and the West, which has come to dominate the study of Muslims in America and further afield.
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Islamic Beliefs, Practices, and Cultures

Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761479260

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

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Presents an overview of the beliefs, customs and culture of Islam, covering the history of the religion, its sacred texts, important holidays, holy places, art, architecture, literature and contemporary philosophy.
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Islam

Faith and Practice

Author: David Norcliffe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781898723868

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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This book sets out the basic framework of Islamic belief and practice. It provides a picture of the Islamic faith as an integrated whole based on the central concept of tawhid- oneness. The role of Muhammad, the Qur'an, the Five Pillars, and the family are discussed, as well as all aspects of the Islamic faith.The book discusses the origins of Islam, addresses the early theological controversies in the context of Islamic history, and focuses on the impact of Islamic belief in the modern world: in social terms, such as the role of women, and in political terms, such as the Iranian revolution. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world today. The social, political and economic manifestations of this growth impact on all countries and on all religions. Conflict and misunderstanding are legion, as evidenced daily in news reports of how Muslims perceive western actions and vice versa. This book explains why Muslims wish to place their religious beliefs at the heart of their social, political and economic lives.
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