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Islam : Faith and History - Mahmoud M. Ayoub


Faith and History

Paperback Published: 21st January 2005
ISBN: 9781851683505
Number Of Pages: 256

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Professor Ayoub of Temple University, Pennsylvania, is one of the best known scholars of Islam in America today. He firmly believes that it is important to learn about Islam, its history, beliefs, and practices from believing Muslims. In this book, he combines his objective scholarship with the insights of an insider, to present a unique introduction to Islam as a living religion. From the starting point of his own spiritual journey, Ayoub explores all aspects of Islam- from its origins to the modern-day challenges of the world; from the Qur an and Islamic law to the epic poetry of the Sufis; and from the spread of Islam worldwide to the present role of Islam in the US and Europe. A unique blend of personal understanding and scholarly endeavour, this digestible account will enable the reader to gain an insider s perspective on Islam and experience its significance from within.

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: 9781851683505
ISBN-10: 185168350X
Audience: BAG
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 21st January 2005
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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