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Islam: The Basics

Colin Turner



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21 April 2011
Reference works; Religion & beliefs; Islam
Now in its second edition, Islam: The Basics provides an introduction to the Islamic faith, examining the doctrines of the religion, the practises of Muslims and the history and significance of Islam in modern contexts. Key topics covered include: the Qur'an and its teachings the life of the Prophet Muhammad gender, women and Islam Sufism and Shi'ism Islam and the western world non-Muslim approaches to Islam. With updated further reading, illustrative maps and an expanded chronology of turning points in the Islamic world, this book is essential reading for students of religious studies and all those new to the subject of Islam.
By:   Colin Turner
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   295g
ISBN:   9780415584920
ISBN 10:   0415584922
Series:   The Basics
Pages:   260
Publication Date:   21 April 2011
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Replaced By:   9781138615502
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction 1. The Messenger 2. The Message 3. The Rise of Muslim Civilisation 4. Belief 5. Practice 6. Spirituality 7. Revival, Reform and the Challenges of Modernity. A Timeline of Events in Muslim History. Glossary of Arabic Terms. Index

Colin Turner is Reader in Islamic Thought in the School of Government and International Affairs at the University of Durham, UK.

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