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Islam : a very short introduction

Author: Malise Ruthven
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Very short introductions, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains insights into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the importance of the Shar'ia (Islamic law) in Islamic life. This book  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malise Ruthven
ISBN: 0192853899 9780192853899
OCLC Number: 154772492
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Description: 161 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: Islam, Muslims, and Islamism --
The Quran and the prophet --
Divine unicity --
The Shari'a and it sconsequences --
Women and family --
The two Jihads --
Appendix: The five pillars of Islam.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 7.
Responsibility: Malise Ruthven.
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"Malise Ruthven's book answers the urgent need for an introduction to Islam... He addresses major isssues with clarity and directness, engages dispassionately with the disparate stereotypes and Read more...

 
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