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  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release : 06 August 2002
  • ISBN : 9780812966183
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 16 voters

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No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular imagination as an extreme faith that promotes terrorism, authoritarian government, female oppression, and civil war. In a vital revision of this narrow view of Islam and a distillation of years of thinking and writing about the subject, Karen Armstrong’s short history demonstrates that the world’s fastest-growing faith is a much more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest.

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Islam

Islam
  • Author : Karen Armstrong
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2002-08-06
  • ISBN : 9780812966183
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No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular imagination as an extreme faith that promotes terrorism, authoritarian government, female oppression, and civil war. In a vital revision of this narrow view of Islam and a distillation of years of thinking and writing about the subject, Karen Armstrong’s short history demonstrates that the world’s fastest-growing faith is a much more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest.

Islam in South Asia

Islam in South Asia
  • Author : Jamal Malik
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 9789004168596
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Islamic South Asia has become a focal point in academia. Where did Muslims come from? How did they fare in interacting with Hindu cultures? How did they negotiate identity as ruling and ruled minorities and majorities? Part I covers early Muslim expansion and the formative phase in context of initial cultural encounter (app. 700-1300). Part II views the establishment of Muslim empire, cultures oscillating between Islamic and Islamicate, centralised and regionalised power (app. 1300-1700). Part III is composed in the

Islam

Islam
  • Author : W. Montgomery Watt
  • Publisher : Oneworld Publications
  • Release Date : 1999-07-29
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105028488380
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The purpose of this book is to provide the Western reader with a positive understanding of Islam, of its origins, its history and its beliefs; but it is hoped that there may also be something of value in it for the Muslim reader. It is based on the belief that Muhammad was a prophet chosen by God for a particular task, and also that God was behind the spread of Islam throughout the world. At the same time, this book

Religion and State

Religion and State
  • Author : L. Carl. Brown
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-08-20
  • ISBN : 9780231529372
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If Westerners know a single Islamic term, it is likely to be jihad, the Arabic word for "holy war." The image of Islam as an inherently aggressive and xenophobic religion has long prevailed in the West and can at times appear to be substantiated by current events. L. Carl Brown challenges this conventional wisdom with a fascinating historical overview of the relationship between religious and political life in the Muslim world ranging from Islam's early centuries to the present day.

Islam

Islam
  • Author : Karen Armstrong
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-05-12
  • ISBN : 9781780220659
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One of the world's foremost commentators on religious affairs on the history (and destiny) of the world's most misunderstood religion. In the public mind, Islam is a religion of extremes: it is the world's fastest growing faith; more than three-quarters of the world's refugees are Islamic; it has produced government by authoritarian monarchies in Saudi Arabia and ultra-republicans in Iran. Whether we are reading about civil war in Algeria or Afghanistan, the struggle for the soul of Turkey, or political

The Oxford History of Islam

The Oxford History of Islam
  • Author : John L. Esposito
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-04-06
  • ISBN : 9780199880416
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Lavishly illustrated with over 300 pictures, including more than 200 in full color, The Oxford History of Islam offers the most wide-ranging and authoritative account available of the second largest--and fastest growing--religion in the world. John L. Esposito, Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, has gathered together sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to examine the origins and historical development of Islam--its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts. Beginning in the pre-Islamic Arab world, the chapters

Islam: A Very Short Introduction

Islam: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Malise Ruthven
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2012-01-26
  • ISBN : 9780199642878
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Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant forms, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand its nature. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction, offers essential insights into the big issues, provides fresh perspectives on contemporary questions, and guides us through the complex debates.

A History of Islam in America

A History of Islam in America
  • Author : Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-19
  • ISBN : 9780521849647
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Traces the history of Muslims in the US and their waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries.