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Islam : an introduction

Author: Catharina Raudvere
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris & Co., 2015.
Series: I.B. Tauris introductions to religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Assesses Islam as a global phenomenon, examining history and universal values, social and ritual practices, in both Islamic countries and diaspora communities.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catharina Raudvere
ISBN: 9781848850835 1848850832 9781848850842 1848850840
OCLC Number: 897485458
Description: viii, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Muslim world : past and present --
The early history of Islam and Muhammad as a historical person --
The canonical texts of Islam : historical documents and personal piety --
Sharia : the law of Allah and human free will --
The festivals of the Muslim year and lifecycle rituals : community and celebration --
Between canonical obligations and devotional practices : everyday religiosity --
Shiʻi Islam : religious authority and remembered martyrdom --
Muslim ethics : ideals, responsibilities and the challenges of modern life --
Political Islam : visions and nightmares.
Series Title: I.B. Tauris introductions to religion.
Responsibility: by Catharina Raudvere.
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Assessing Islam as a truly global phenomenon, this title explains the significance of the revelation of the Prophet Muhammad and the origins of the different Sunni and Shi'a groups within Islam,  Read more...

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