Understanding Islam

ISBN-10: 0028642333

ISBN-13: 9780028642338

Edition: 2002

Authors: Yahiya J. Emerick

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Islam may be the most misunderstood faith in history. Most of us learn little or nothing about Islam in school; in fact, our knowledge of Muslims may be restricted to news reports on the Middle East and Louis Farrakhan. Surprise--the vast majority of Muslims aren't Arabs, the Muslim Allah is very much the "one God" Christians and Jews believe in, many of the scientific and medical innovations we take for granted were passed on by Muslims, and the popular myths about Muslims often have little to do with the real beliefs of Islam. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam reveals fascinating facts about Islam; they accept both the Old and New Testaments as holy books and accept Moses and Jesus as prophets. The book offers tips on Muslim culture, actual quotes from the Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and prominent scholars, and answers to questions regarding everyday life from the Muslim perspective.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.13" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Introducing Islam
Why Has Islam Become So Important?
The Muslims Are Coming!
Why Didn't I Learn More About Islam in School?
Muslims, Muslims Everywhere!
Is There Really a Clash of Civilizations?
Bridging the Next Gap
Food for the Soul
The Core Beliefs of Islam
We All Have the Same God
The Universe Is Muslim!
Aladdin Rubbed the Wrong Lamp
Touched by an Angel
Accepting the Burden
Soul Soup
Looking at Life the Islamic Way
The Three-Fold Journey
Sin and Redemption
The Last Payday
All About Allah
God and Hollywood
There Is Only One God
Islam on God
Pagan Arab Beliefs Before the Coming of Islam
Do Muslims Believe in Original Sin?
How Close Is Close?
Allah Has Many Names
The Spiritual World in Islam
The Four Stages of Life in Islam
Four Lives for Each Life
Life in the Womb
Life in the World
Careful! You're Being Watched
Life in the Grave
Islam on Heaven and Hell
Why Have a Judgment Day?
Use Your Time Wisely
No Dancing with the Devil Here!
Why Does God Punish?
In the Beginning ... An Islamic Perspective
The Creation of the Universe
Islam and Evolution
Adam and Eve: A New Perspective
The Measurement of Life
Destiny, Fate, or Free Will--Which Is It?
It's Not Written in the Stars
What You Can and Can't Do
From Adam to Armageddon
No Tower of Babel Here
The Rise of the Prophets
The End Is Near!
The Last Day
The Five Pillars of Islam
Declaring Faith in Islam
Introducing the Five Pillars of Islam
The Shahadah
And Muhammad Is His Prophet
Understanding Muslim Prayers
Supplication Versus Prayer
The Muslim Call to Prayer
Humble Pie
The Prayer Described
Remembrance of God
Elevating the Soul
The Burden of Wealth
The Fast of Ramadan
Welcoming Ramadan
The Month of Training
Gathering in Mecca
Introducing the Hajj Ritual
The Rituals of Hajj
Uncovering the Real Story About Jihad
What Is Jihad?
Social Activism in Islam
The Myth of the Holy War
Islam on War
What Makes a Terrorist?
Islam and Other Religions
It's All in the Prophets
All Prophets Are Brothers
Will the Real Prophet Please Stand Up
Introducing the Prophets in Islam
Looking at the Characteristics of the Prophets
The Books of God
Jews in Islam
The People of the Book
Judaism and Islam
The Qur'an on Judaism
The Only Muslim-Jewish War
Jews in the Muslim Empire
Christianity and Islam
Setting the Stage
Muhammad and the Monk
An Interesting Proposal
Christianity and Jesus in the Qur'an
Original Sin and All That
Interfaith Dialogue
Regulating Life Within the Laws of Islam
Exploring the Sources of Islam
A Closer Look at the Qur'an
The Teachings of the Prophet
The Companions of the Prophet
The 'Ulema: Scholars of the Faith
Living Islam
Islam and the Family
Welcome to My Mosque
Ceremonies for Life
Islamic Holidays
Halal and Haram: What Can a Muslim Do?
Looking at Women in Islam
Does Islam Teach Inequality?
Myths About Muslim Women
Women's Rights in Islam
Divorce in Islam
Islam and the Dress Code
The History of Islam
Muhammad in Mecca
Arabia: The Birthplace of Islam
Meet Muhammad's Parents
A Prophet Is Chosen
Muhammad's Night Journey and Ascension
The Great Escape!
The Victory of Islam
The First Islamic State
The Desperate Times
The Conquest of Mecca
Confronting the Superpowers
Taking Another Look at Muhammad's Marriages
The Passing of a Prophet
The Rightly Guided Successors
Islam on Government
The Caliphate of Abu Bakr As-Sadeeq
Umar ibn al Khattab and Persia's Defeat
Uthman ibn Affan and the Great Conspiracy
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Islamic Civilization: The Dynastic Period
The Umayyads
The Abbasids and the Mongol Invasions
The Golden Age of Islamic Civilization
The Beginnings of Rival Muslim States
The Crusades
Islam in America
The Forgotten Religion of African Americans
The Rise of African American Islam
Muslim Immigrants and the American Dream
Caucasian Converts to Islam
Hispanic Muslims
Muslim Organizations in North America
The Legacy of Islam
Discover the Influences of Islam
Charting the Muslim Influence on Europe
Illuminating the Science Hall of Fame
Speaking in a Familiar Tongue
Uncovering the Unique Features of Islamic Civilization
Meet the Islamic Sectarian Movements
Sectarianism and Islam
A Quick Look at Early Sects
The Sunnis and Shi'as
The Sufi Path
Islam in World Affairs Today
The Death and Rebirth of Islam
What Do Muslims Want?
The Establishment of Israel
The Iranian Revolution
The Satanic Verses
Islam, the Next Chapter
Appendixes
The Islamic Calendar
Common Prophets in the Qur'an
Further Reading
Glossary
Index
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