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Islam : a very short introduction

Author: Malise Ruthven
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Very short introductions, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malise Ruthven
ISBN: 9780199642878 0199642877
OCLC Number: 754167899
Notes: Previous edition: 1997.
Description: xiv, 177 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: Islam, Muslims, and Islamism --
The Quran and the Prophet --
Divine unicity --
The Shariʹa and its consequences --
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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excellent little book * The Guardian * Review from previous edition very readable * RE Today 01/01/2002 *

 
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