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Islam: Origins, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Persons, Sacred Places
Provides a succinct, authoritative & accessible in

Our Price: $22.00
By Matthew S. Gordon (au)
Year: 2002
Pages: 112
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-19-521885-X

Product Code: 142236402X

Provides a succinct, authoritative & accessible intro. to one of the great religious traditions. It is organized around 9 key themes: Origins & Historical Development, Aspects of the Divine, Sacred Texts, Sacred Persons, Ethical Principles, Sacred Space, Sacred Time, Death & the Afterlife, & Society & Religion. Each of these themes is supplemented by extracts from or summaries of historical texts, with an author commentary that explains its significance or places it in context. Includes: the prophet & his teachings; the Qur'an, hadith & Sharia law; the history of the Islamic empire; “madrasas” &  “jihad”; Shiite & Sunni Islam; the Five Pillars; art & divinity; Mecca, mosques, & “mihrabs”; angels, “jinns,” & holy men; & secular nationalism & Islamic revivalism. Ill.

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