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    DescriptionDo you want to learn more about this fascinating and complex world religion? Islam - an Introduction is a complete guide to the history, beliefs, and practicalities of this often misunderstood faith. Fully updated, it also addresses the key questions currently surrounding the religion, including women's rights, terrorism and fundamentalism, to give you a better understanding of Islam in the world today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.


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    Title
    Islam - an Introduction: Teach Yourself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781444103472
    ISBN 10: 1444103474
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC subject category V2: HRLM
    DC22: 297
    BISAC V2.8: REL037030
    BIC subject category V2: HRHP
    BISAC V2.8: REL062000
    Thema V1.0: QRVP, QRPP
    Illustrations note
    40 b/w line drawings; 30 b/w halftones
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Teach Yourself Books
    Publication date
    28 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    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 organisation 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 glossary taking it further index