Islam - an Introduction: Teach Yourself

Islam - an Introduction: Teach Yourself

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Do 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 INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 381.02g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Teach Yourself Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 40 b/w line drawings; 30 b/w halftones
  • 1444103474
  • 9781444103472
  • 257,631

About Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood

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 more

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 indexshow more

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