Covering all aspects of this fascinating religion from the life of the Prophet, the Qur'an and its history to the practicalities of pursuing a Muslim life, "Teach Yourself Islam" is a comprehensive and engaging read. This edition has been fully updated to address the key questions that surround the religion today, including the role of women, terrorism and fundamentalism.
Table of Contents
introduction; Muhammad; the life of the blessed prophet Muhammad; the succession; the Qur'an and its teachings; the Qur'an; the key teachings of Islam; Islamic worship; worship - Ibadah; the pillars of Islam; the practical worship of Islam; Hajj - pilgrimage to Makkah; Jihad; festivals and special days; places of worship; mosques; shariah - the Islamic way of life; shariah - the Prophet's way; sufism; human rights; the sanctity of life; justice, crime and punishment; work and wealth; sex; women's rights; drugs, alcohol and tobacco; friendship and hospitality; unity and khilafah and Muslim organization; green Islam; Islamic ethics; rites of passage; birth; marriage; divorce; the twilight years; death and burial; social Islam; Islamic dress; Islamic diet; problems for Muslims in non-Muslim societies; Racism and Islamaphobia; Islam in the twenty-first century; glossary; taking it further; index.
Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood is a writer with 30 years teaching experience who draws on a wide knowledge of life in several Muslim countries, including Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan.