Islam for Dummies by Malcolm Clark (2003, Paperback)

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Product Details

  • Pub. Date: April 2003
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Format: Paperback, 384pp

Synopsis

Many non-Muslims have no idea that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews, and that Islam preaches compassion, charity, humility, and the brotherhood of man. And the similarities don’t end there. According to Islamic teaching, Muhammad founded Islam in 610 CE after the angel Gabriel appeared to him at Mecca and told him that God had entered him among the ranks of such great biblical prophets as Abraham, Moses, and Christ.

Whether you live or work alongside Muslims and want to relate to them better, or you simply want to gain a better understanding of the world’s second largest religion, Islam For Dummies can help you make sense of this religion and its appeal.  From the Qur’an to Ramadan, this friendly guide introduces you to the origins, practices and beliefs of Islam, including:

  • Muhammad, the man and the legend
  • The Five Pillars of Wisdom
  • The Five Essentials beliefs of Islam
  • The different branches of Islam and Islamic sects
  • The Qur’an and Islamic law
  • Islam throughout history and its impact around the world

Professor Malcolm Clark explores the roots of Islam, how it has developed over the centuries, and it’s long and complex relationship with Christianity. He helps puts Islam in perspective as a major cultural and geopolitical force. And he provided helpful insights into, among other things:

  • Muhammad, the Qur’an and the ethical teachings of Islam
  • Muslim worship, customs, and rituals surrounding birth, marriage, and death
  • Shi’ites, Sunnis, Sufis, Druze, and other important Muslim groups
  • Islam in relation to Judaism and Christianity

In these troubled times, it is important that we try to understand the belief systems of others, for through understanding comes peace. Islam For Dummies helps you build bridges of understanding between you and your neighbors in the global village.

Biography

Professor Malcolm Clark taught in the Department of Religion at Butler University for 30 years.

Specifications

Islam for Dummies

English

ISBN: 0764555030

EAN: 9780764555039

Category: Religion / Islam / Theology/Religion / Islam / History/

Publisher: Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John

Release Date: 05/01/2003

Synopsis: Many non-Muslims have no idea that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews, and that Islam preaches compassion, charity, humility, and the brotherhood of man. And the similarities dont end there. According to Islamic teaching, Muhammad founded Islam in 610 CE after the angel Gabriel appeared to him at Mecca and told him that God had entered him among the ranks of such great biblical prophets as Abraham, Moses, and Christ.Whether you live or work alongside Muslims and want to relate to them better, or you simply want to gain a better understanding of the worlds second largest religion, Islam For Dummies can help you make sense of this religion and its appeal. From the Quran to Ramadan, this friendly guide introduces you to the origins, practices and beliefs of Islam, including: Muhammad, the man and the legend The Five Pillars of Wisdom The Five Essentials beliefs of Islam The different branches of Islam and Islamic sects The Quran and Islamic law Islam throughout history and its impact around the worldProfessor Malcolm Clark explores the roots of Islam, how it has developed over the centuries, and its long and complex relationship with Christianity. He helps puts Islam in perspective as a major cultural and geopolitical force. And he provided helpful insights into, among other things: Muhammad, the Quran and the ethical teachings of Islam Muslim worship, customs, and rituals surrounding birth, marriage, and death Shiites, Sunnis, Sufis, Druze, and other important Muslim groups Islam in relation to Judaism and ChristianityIn these troubled times, it is important that we try to understand the belief systems of others, for through understanding comes peace. Islam For Dummies helps you build bridges of understanding between you and your neighbors in the global village.

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Reviews (1)

  • Brijere
    2 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I thought it was absolutely necessary to learn about Islam. Not only because I have a serious relationship with a Muslim man, but because I have struggled to find understanding with my own Abrahamic religious belief. This book discusses Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, often comparing and contrasting among each. I loved it and I have a new respect and love for Islam.