Aspects of Islam

ISBN-10: 1589010736
ISBN-13: 9781589010734
Edition: 2005
Authors: Ron Geaves
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 8/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

"Clear, engaging, balanced and insightful, "Aspects of Islam" is a welcome addition to publications on Islam. An excellent introduction to the key beliefs and practices of Islam, to the issues Muslims face today and to critical questions raised by non-Muslims." ?John L. Esposito, professor, Georgetown University and author of "What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam" and "Islam: The Straight Path

Ron Geaves is Professor of the Comparative Study of Religion at Liverpool Hope University, UK.

Introduction
The Western media : a misrepresentation or a factual account?
Doctrine and architecture : manifestations of tawhid
The Shari'a : the law of God or a cultural construct?
The umma : an homogenous unity or deeply divided?
Martyrdom : the Shi'a doctrine of suffering opposed to the Sunni doctrine of 'manifest success'
Sufism : an aberration or the voice of traditional Islam?
The prophet of God : human messenger or a manifestation of divine qualities?
Jihad : Islamic warfare or spiritual effort?
Muslim fundamentalism : a minsnomer or the heart of the faith?
Muslim women : Islam's oppressed or victims of patriarchy?

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