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Understanding My Muslim Neighbour : Some Questions and Answers - Michael Nazir-Ali

Understanding My Muslim Neighbour

Some Questions and Answers

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Published: 19th July 2012
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Michael Nazir-Ali grew up in a Muslim family and is now a Christian church leader, and this book is a clear demonstration of the shared spiritual heritage between Christians and Muslims and the points at which the two faiths diverge. The effects of the terrorist attacks in America in September 2001 polarized opinion about Islam in the West. Never was the need for understanding felt so keenly, and on the other hand suspicion and fear multiplied. The Bishop of Rochester grew up in a Muslim family and here presents in easy-to-follow question and answer format all that you wanted to know but didn't like to ask about Muslims and their beliefs. This is a useful resource for all who live, work or minister in mixed communities.

Preface
The Muslim Faithp. 1
The origins of Islamp. 1
Key Islamic beliefsp. 5
Allahp. 7
The Quranp. 9
Islam and Other faithsp. 13
Conflict and violencep. 16
Prayerp. 20
Pilgrimagep. 23
The successionp. 24
Sunni, Shiite and Sufip. 26
The spread of Islamp. 30
Conflict with Christendomp. 35
Islamic lawp. 40
The heritage of Islamp. 44
Islam Todayp. 46
Al-Qa'eda and the Tailbanp. 46
What it means to be a Muslimp. 51
Women and marriagep. 57
Interpreting the Quranp. 61
Fundamentalismp. 64
11 September 2001p. 70
Islamophobiap. 72
Get to know your Muslim neighbourp. 79
Looking to the Futurep. 86
Prospects for peacep. 86
Reciprocityp. 89
Terrorismp. 91
Optimism or pessimism?p. 96
Glossary of Termsp. 98
Further Readingp. 102
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ISBN: 9781853115066
ISBN-10: 1853115061
Series: Questions and Answers on Islam and Its Followers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 19th July 2012
Publisher: CANTERBURY PR NORWICH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.76 x 9.5  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.11