The Vision of Islam

The Vision of Islam

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This introduction to Islam for Western readers explores the fundamental religious beliefs held by Muslims for nearly 1400 years. It covers the four dimensions of Islam - practice, faith, spirituality and the Islamic view of history, as outlined in the Hadith of Gabriel. Interweaving teachings from the Koran, the sayings of the Prophet, and the great authorities of the tradition, the book introduces the essentials of each dimension. It then goes on to describe how each has been manifest in Islamic institutions throughout the course of history.
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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 156 x 236mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • glossary, appendix, notes, index
  • 1860640222
  • 9781860640223

Table of contents

Part 1 Islam: The Five Pillars; the historical embodiment of Islam. Part 2 Iman: Tawhid - God, angels, the measuring out; prophecy - the message of the prophets, Islam and other religions; the return - stages of life and death, the unfolding of the soul; the intellectual schools. Part 3 Ihsan: the Koranic roots of Ihsan; the historical manifestations of Ihsan. Part 4 Islam in history: history as interpretation; the contemporary situation.
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