Alone among the world's religions, Islam is not just surviving but flourishing. Yet many people know little about Islam and regard its continuing attraction as something of a mystery. In this book, Du Pasquier, an award-winning Swiss journalist, provides a thorough introduction to Muslim belief, history and culture. He deals not only with topical issues, such as 'fundamentalism' and the status of Muslim women, but provides an overview of the Qur'an, the Prophet, Islamic history, and the nature of Muslim art and literature. Unbiased yet passionate, the book offers an 'unveiling' which must be heeded if the present mutual incomprehension between East and West is to be overcome.
Roger Du Pasquier is a Swiss journalist whose features on the Muslim world reflect a lifetime of experience and study. In 1988 he was awarded the coveted French Author's association prize.
1. The Challenge of Our Time; 2. Man: Axis of Creation; 3. The Eternal Message and its Final Bearer; 4. A Miracle and its Progression in History; 5. What One Must Believe and Do to Be a Muslim; 6. Civilisation of Oneness; 7. Spiritual Paths and Families