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Islam : Faith and History - Mahmoud M. Ayoub

Islam

Faith and History

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Published: 1st March 2005
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Combining the scholarly with the personal, this innovative introduction by an internationally renowned Islamicist gives the reader an insight into the history, traditions and beliefs of Islam. Taking his own spiritual journey as a starting point, Professor Ayoub explores all aspects of Islam; from the Qur'an and Islamic law to the epic poetry of the Sufis; from the spread of Islam worldwide to reform movements in the US and Europe.

Prologue - Islam : a personal faith?
Origins and early historyp. 8
Prophethood, revelation, and the Qur'anp. 30
Faith and worshipp. 51
The formative period of Muslim historyp. 70
The age of the caliphsp. 81
The spread of Islamp. 91
The religious sciencesp. 109
Sufism : the mystical traditionp. 139
Theology and philosophyp. 159
Women and menp. 177
Islam and modernityp. 197
Epilogue : the Muslim Ummah and the modern worldp. 219
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ISBN: 9781851683482
ISBN-10: 1851683488
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 1st March 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.45 x 14.12  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1