The Islam Book

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This comprehensive, accessible, and authenticated guide to Islam is
essential to understanding the world's fastest-growing religion.
This essential guide to Islam covers every aspect of the Muslim faith and its
history - from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the teachings of the Koran
to Islam in the 21st century. Celebrating the scientific, literary, and artistic
achievements of the Islamic Golden Age and the ideas of philosophers and
theologians across the centuries, it opens a window on the Islamic world.
Clear factual writing offers insight into terms like Sharia law, the Caliphate, and
jihad; Sunni and Shia divisions; and Sufi poetry and music. Images of Islamic
art, architecture, calligraphy, and historical artefacts illustrate the articles while
the Big Ideas' trademark infographics and flowcharts explore and explain the
central tenets of Islam, such as prayer, fasting, and pilgrimage.
Modern issues such as fundamentalism are discussed in context alongside the
work of peaceful traditionalists, modernizers, and women's rights campaigners,
among others. Packed with inspiring quotations and bold illustrations, The Islam
Book is an invaluable source of information both for members of one of the
world's major religions and readers looking for a clear unbiased guide to the
meaning of this faith.
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Weight 0.001000
Author DK
Availability IP
Department History
Format Hardback
ISBN 9780241409688
Pages 336
Published 30/07/2020
Publisher Penguin
Section History
Series Big Ideas
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