Do you want to learn more about this fascinating and complex world religion? Islam - an Introduction is a complete guide to the history, beliefs, and practicalities of this often misunderstood faith. Fully updated, it also addresses the key questions currently surrounding the religion, including women's rights, terrorism and fundamentalism, to give you a better understanding of Islam in the world today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood is a writer with 30 years teaching experience who draws on a wide knowledge of life in several Muslim countries, including Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan.
introduction Muhammad the life of the blessed prophet Muhammad the succession the Qur'an and its teachings the Qur'an the key teachings of Islam Islamic worship worship - Ibadah the pillars of Islam the practical worship of Islam Hajj - pilgrimage to Makkah Jihad festivals and special days places of worship mosques shariah - the Islamic way of life shariah - the Prophet's way sufism human rights the sanctity of life justice, crime and punishment work and wealth sex women's rights drugs, alcohol and tobacco friendship and hospitality unity and khilafah and Muslim organisation green Islam Islamic ethics rites of passage birth marriage divorce the twilight years death and burial social Islam Islamic dress Islamic diet problems for Muslims in non-Muslim societies Racism and Islamaphobia glossary taking it further index
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