Islam A Brief History

ISBN-10: 1405180935
ISBN-13: 9781405180931
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: Tamara Sonn
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Maps
Many Paths to One God: Establishing the Ideals
The Quran
The Quran and Other Scriptures
Themes of the Quran
The Exemplary Life of Muhammad, Prophet of Islam: The Sunna
The Early Muslim Community and the Pillars of Islam
The Successors ("Caliphs")
Early Communal Disputes
Conclusion
The Pursuit of Knowledge in the Service of God and Humanity: The Golden Age
Institutions
Law
Political Structure
Cultural Achievements
Spirituality and the Mystical Tradition: Sufism
Conclusion
Division and Reorganization
The Crusades and Other Disasters
The Decline of the Abbasids and Rise of the Ottomans
Persia: The Safavid Empire
India and the Rise of the Mughals
Understanding Developments in Islamic History
Conclusion
Colonialism and Reform
Colonialism
The Outcome of World War I
The Effects of Colonialism: The Challenge of Islamic Reform
Themes of Islamic Reform: Personal Initiative and Social Solidarity
Themes of Islamic Reform: Ijtihad
Themes of Islamic Reform: Commitment to Learning
Conclusion
Obstacles and Prospects for Islamic Reform
Obstacles: The Impact of Colonialism
Prospects for the Future
Islam, Human Rights, and Democracy
Islam among World Religions
Notes
Further Reading
Source Acknowledgments
Index

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