What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam

What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam

Hardback What Everyone Needs to Know (Hardcover)

By (author) John L. Esposito

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 211mm x 28mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 22 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0199794138
  • ISBN 13: 9780199794133
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 340,907

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Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an overwhelming demand for information about Islam, and recent events - the war in Iraq, terrorist attacks both failed and successful, debates throughout Europe over Islamic dress, and many others - have raised new questions in the minds of policymakers and the general public. This newly updated edition of What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam is the best single source for clearly presented, objective information about these new developments, and for answers to questions about the origin and traditions of Islam. Editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam, and author of The Future of Islam and many other acclaimed works, John L. Esposito is one of America's leading authorities on Islam. This brief and readable book remains the first place to look for up-to-date information on the faith, customs, and political beliefs of the more than one billion people who call themselves Muslims.

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University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Professor of Islamic Studies and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

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To have a peaceful future demands a more inclusive sense of pluralism and tolerance built upon mutual respect and understanding. But this cannot be achieved without knowledge of what Islam teaches and what Muslims believe. This book is an excellent tool towards that knowledge. Dr. Joe Seferta, Renew

Table of contents

1. GENERAL INFORMATION ; 2. FAITH AND PRACTICE ; 3. ISLAM AND OTHER RELIGIONS ; 4. CUSTOMS AND CULTURE ; 5. VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM ; 6. SOCIETY, POLITICS, AND ECONOMY ; 7. MUSLIMS IN THE WEST