In "The Muslim Creed: A Contemporary Theological Study", Dr Amjad Hussain presents a concise introduction to what Muslims believe in and practice, and also why they continue to do so in the twenty-first century. "The Muslim Creed" is divided into three parts. Part One is an introduction to Islamic creed and a survey of the most important developments in classical theology, including discussions of the schools of the Ash`ariyya and the Maturidiyya. Part Two provides a detailed account of the six articles of faith-God, the angels, the prophets and messengers, the sacred scriptures, the Hereafter and the divine decree-and the debates that surround them. In Part Three Dr Hussain discusses the current state of Islamic theology and raises the subject of its future, making a genuine contribution to this discussion.---"The Muslim Creed: A Contemporary Theological Study" introduces the reader to the range of debates and discussions that have occurred in relation to the subject of creed and theology throughout Muslim history, including the opinions of various theologians who represent the unity as well as the diversity of Muslim theology. "The Muslim Creed: A Contemporary Theological Study" is suitable for both academics and non-academics alike, and is essential reading for all those studying Islamic theology.
Dr Amjad M. Hussain is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Theology at Marmara University, Istanbul.
Dedication---Acknowledgements---Part I: Introduction---Chapter One: Islamic Creed and Theology---Part II: Theology and the Articles of Faith---Chapter Two: God, Most High---Chapter Three: Angels---Chapter Four: Prophets and Messengers of God---Chapter Five: The Scriptures---Chapter Six: The Hereafter and Islamic Eschatology---Chapter Seven: The Divine Decree---Part III: The Future of Islamic Theology---Chapter Eight: Islamic Theology Today and Tomorrow---Bibliography---Index