Islam has been viewed as a militant and destructive force bent on conquest, but religious anthropologist Michael Jordan urges us to lay aside this perception. In this richly illustrated volume, Jordan presents an objective, accessible, highly informative introduction to the Islamic faith. Delving deep into Islamic history, he beckons us to look beyond the headlines to its riches, its accomplishments, and its profound impact on the world. Among the topics are the origins of the religion and its earliest years; Muhammad and his legacy; the spread and consolidation of Islam and its impact on the West; The Qur’an and Muslim beliefs; the rituals of Islamic worship and its holy places; and the future of Islam. It is a balanced, beautifully produced guide to the second largest religion in the world.
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Published June 1, 2002
by Carlton Publishing Group.
History, Religion & Spirituality.