A revised edition of the best-selling GCSE textbook which examines Islam's approach to contemporary moral issues. Islam in Today's World provides a case study-based course investigating the key beliefs of Islam and the way those beliefs affect Muslim attitudes to moral issues. It is ideal for Short Course or full course GCSE Religious Studies. This revised edition brings the book in line with the revised specifications particularly AQA and Edexcel.
Deborah Weston is Chair of the Professional Council for the Teaching of RE and has been closely involved in curriculum development in Religious Studies for many years. She teaches at award- winning Mulberry school in Tower Hamlets, and has served as RE adviser for two LEAs. Janet Orchard, Claire Clinton and Sally Lynch (co-authors for the first edition) were all involved on the vetting and approving of the short course GCSE specifications.
Unit 1 An Islamic world view 1.1 THE OPENING: What does Al-Fatihah mean to Muslims? 1.2 SOURCES OF MORAL AUTHORITY: How do Muslims find out how Allah wants them to live? 1.3 IMAN AND IBADAH: Islam is... 1.4 DIVERSITY IN ISLAM: Who are the Muslims? 1.5 THE INDIVIDUAL IN SOCIETY: How can individual Muslims change the world around them? Unit 2 Thinking about Allah 2.1 THE NATURE OF ALLAH: The One and Only... 2.2 HOW GOD MAY BE KNOWN: How is Allah revealed to human beings? 2.3 SUFFERING AND EVIL: Why is suffering part of Allah's plan? Review tasks Unit 3 Issues of life and death 3.1 INTRODUCTION: What do Muslims believe about life and death? 3.2 ABORTION: Can abortion ever be justifed? 3.3 EUTHANASIA: Why is euthanasia forbidden in Islam? 3.4 CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: Is it ever right to kill a human being as punishment? Review tasks Unit 4 Relationships 4.1 INTRODUCTION: Ummah - the caring community 4.2 SEX, MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE: Why do Muslims say people should marry? 4.3 PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION: How do Muslims respond to racism? 4.4 EQUALITY: What do Muslims mean when they say men and women are equal? Review tasks Unit 5: Global issues 5.1 WEALTH AND POVERTY: How should Muslims use their money? 5.2 THE ENVIRONMENT: Live in this world as if you were going to live for ever! 5.3 WAR AND PEACE: Is it ever right to fight? Review tasks Conclusion