Non-Fiction Books:

Islam

A Concise Introduction

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Islam by Neal Robinson
$75.99
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 3-4 weeks

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 12-18 April using standard courier delivery

Description

Introductory courses on Islam in universities and colleges often concentrate on the development of Islamic institutions in the classical period. Before embarking on such a course, would-be students would benefit from (1) a discussion of the problems raised by western perceptions of Islam; (2) a brief panoramic account of Islamic history down to the present; (3) a sympathetic description of Islam as a living faith. All three are provided in this work. General readers, and those who have already embarked on the study of Islam, require a user-friendly reference work which furnishes them with key dates and simple definitions, and helps them with technical matters such as the structure of Arabic names and the various ways of transliterating Arabic. Their needs are also catered for here. Chapter 1 tackles the negative image of Islam, the history of misrepresentation, and continued obstacles to understanding. Chapter 2 offers an initial attempt at defining Islam. Chapters 3 and 4 give a brief history of the Muslim world and attempt to break that history into periods. Chapter 5 introduces the Quran. Chapters 6 and 7 deal respectively with Muslim attitudes to God and Muhammad, stressing the diversity of belief. Chapters 8 to 11 discuss the principal elements in Islamic worship from the viewpoint of the history of religions as well as that of the participants. Chapter 12 is an introduction to Islamic Law. Chapter 13 discusses Shiism and sects. There are two appendices explaining the structure of Muslim names and the Islamic Calendar.
Release date NZ
October 5th, 1998
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
maps
Imprint
RoutledgeCurzon
Pages
216
ISBN-13
9780700711000
Product ID
2247919

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 433 Banana Points