Muslim Primer Beginner's Guide to Islam

ISBN-10: 1557285950
ISBN-13: 9781557285959
Edition: 2nd 2000
Authors: Ira G. Zepp
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List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication date: 7/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xvii
Forewordp. xxvii
Introduction: Historical Context for Contemporary Interest in Islamp. xxxi
By Way of Definitionp. xxxv
The Desert is Fertile
Abraham: First Monotheist and Common Parentp. 3
From Animism to Allah: Pre-Islamic Arabiap. 7
Geography as Latent Historyp. 7
Religion in Pre-Islamic Arabia: "A Time of Ignorance"p. 10
Can Anything Good Come Out of Mecca? The Life of Muhammadp. 15
Muhammad's Youthp. 16
Recite!p. 18
Leader of Islamp. 20
The Expansion of Islamp. 25
Essential Islam
Beliefs of Islamp. 31
The Oneness of Godp. 31
Divinity of the Quranp. 41
Message of the Quranp. 47
Prophethood of Muhammadp. 48
The Wisdom of the Lawp. 56
The Inevitability of the Last Judgment: "The Final Weighing of Deeds"p. 62
The Protection of the Angelsp. 66
The Positive Nature of Human Beingsp. 67
Ethics: Principles and Applicationp. 71
Some Specific Guidelinesp. 72
The Five Pillars of Islamp. 79
Witness to the Faith (Shahadah)p. 79
Prayer (Salat)p. 80
Fasting (Sawm)p. 87
Almsgiving (Zakat)p. 89
Pilgrimage (Hajj)p. 90
Jihad: Striving, Strugglep. 95
The Muslim Wedding and Funeralp. 99
Divisions in Islamp. 105
Sunni and Shiite: How Will Leadership Be Determined?p. 105
The Sufi Dimension: From the Aridity of Orthodoxy to the Oasis of the Heartp. 115
Some Current Issues
The Status of Womenp. 125
The Quran and Women: Historical Contextp. 126
The Quran and Women: Echo of Culturep. 127
Seclusion and the Veilp. 128
The Quran and Women: Challenge to Culturep. 129
Human Rightsp. 133
Islam's Gifts to the West
Artp. 141
Architecturep. 145
Sciencesp. 151
Physicsp. 153
Ibn al-Haythamp. 153
Mathematicsp. 155
Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmip. 155
Medicinep. 157
Abu Bakr Muhammad al-Razip. 157
Literaturep. 159
Poetryp. 159
Prosep. 161
Philosophyp. 163
Abu Ali al Husayn ibn Sinap. 163
Abul Ibn Rushdp. 164
Islam and Christianity
Jesus, Son of Maryp. 169
Virgin Birthp. 169
Jesus and the Gospelp. 170
Crucifixionp. 171
Jesus the Prophetp. 172
Bases for Dialoguep. 175
Differencesp. 177
Similaritiesp. 179
What Christians Can Do to Better Understand Islamp. 183
What Muslims Can Do to Better Understand Christianityp. 185
Guidelines for Dialoguep. 187
Concluding Reflections
The Heart of Islam: Continuity, Certainty, and Balancep. 193
Continuityp. 193
Certaintyp. 194
Balancep. 196
Afterwordp. 199
Appendices
Islam's Calendar
Months in the Lunar Yearp. 201
Islamic Festivals and Muslim Cultural Celebrationsp. 201
Some Crucial Events in Islamic Historyp. 202
Moments in American Muslim Historyp. 202
Sample List of English Words Derived from Arabicp. 205
Glossary of Arabic Termsp. 206
Endnotesp. 209
Suggested Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 215
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