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Islam A Short Guide to the Faith

ISBN-10: 080286600X
ISBN-13: 9780802866004
Edition: 2010
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Description: In Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith, editors Roger Allen and Shawkat M. Toorawa have assembled fifteen chapters by fifteen noted scholars, each of which provides a lucid description and exploration of an aspect of Islam, its institutions,  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

In Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith, editors Roger Allen and Shawkat M. Toorawa have assembled fifteen chapters by fifteen noted scholars, each of which provides a lucid description and exploration of an aspect of Islam, its institutions, doctrines, and interactions, notably with Christianity, Judaism, and the modern world. The chapters are preceded by a foreword by a renowned scholar, sixteen full-color images, and a user-friendly bibliography for further viewing and reading. This concise yet thorough introduction to Islam is ideal for the general reader interested in learning more about Islam, and for use as an introductory text in high school and college classes.

Shawkat Toorawa is Associate Professor of Arabic Literature and Islamic Studies at Cornell University. He is author of Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur and Arabic Writerly Culture (2005).

Foreword
Editors' Preface
Acknowledgments
Note to Readers
Introduction
Islam
Origins
Qur'an
Muhammad
Hadith and Sunna
Doctrine
Shari'a
Islamic Philosophy
Sufism
Shi'ites, Shi'ism
Sunnis, Sunnism
Institutions
Mosque
Islamic Government
Interactions
Women and Islam
Islam and Judaism
Islam and Christianity
Islam in America
Glossary
Bibliography for Further Viewing and Reading
Contributors
Index

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