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Author Ramadan, Tariq, author.

Title Introduction to Islam / Tariq Ramadan ; translated by Fred A. Reed.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]


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 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  297 RAM    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  297 RAM    AVAILABLE
 Yorkville PL Adult Non-Fiction - YKBB-4  297 RAM    AVAILABLE
Description xxii, 250 pages : maps ; 21 cm
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Summary "Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is-or is not. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is-or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam. In simple, direct language, an Introduction to Islam introduces readers to Islam and to its principles, rituals, diversity, and evolution. In this book, Tariq Ramadan focuses upon the realities of Islam today. Avoiding ideology and idealism, Ramadan brings to life an essence of the true meaning of Islam and its implications today. No prior knowledge of Islam is required; the book makes the complexity of Islam easy to understand by looking closely at its multi-faceted reality as a religion, and at the civilization that arose from it. The book begins with definitions, and basic principles of Islam. It then delves into history: from the beginnings in the prophetic mission and the Sunni-Shi‘a schism, to the rise of legal schools and the construction of the "Islamic sciences," and to its theological, philosophic mainstream, and mystical (Sufi) undercurrents. The six pillars of faith will also be presented, along with the five pillars of practice, as well as Islam's prescribed rights, duties and prohibitions, the principles of Muslim mysticism and the elements of Islamic philosophy and ethics. The two final chapters focus on the modern era, offering a broad overview of the debates and controversies that are shaking Muslim-majority societies, and reshaping the lives of those who live as minorities elsewhere."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-231) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: History -- Chapter 2: Fundamental references -- Chapter 3: Faith and Practice -- Chapter 4: The Way -- Chapter 5: Contemporary Challenges -- Conclusion -- Ten Things You Thought You Knew about Islam -- End notes -- Bibliography.
Subject Islam.
Islam -- Doctrines.
Islam -- Customs and practices.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
RELIGION -- Islam -- History.
RELIGION -- Islam -- Rituals & Practice.
Islam. (OCoLC)fst00979776
Islam -- Customs and practices. (OCoLC)fst00979785
Islam -- Doctrines. (OCoLC)fst00979787
Added Author Reed, Fred A., 1939- translator.
Other Form: Online version: Ramadan, Tariq. Introduction to Islam. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017 9780190467494 (DLC) 2017006482
ISBN 9780190467487 (paperback)
0190467487 (paperback)

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