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Islam

Author: Mitchell Young
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press/Thomson Gale, ©2006.
Series: Religions and religious movements.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the history of the Islamic religion, including information about its origins, its basic beliefs and practices, its status in countries outside of the Middle East, and the relationship of radical Islam and terrorism.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Young
ISBN: 0737725710 9780737725711
OCLC Number: 59002580
Description: 237 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Origins of Islam --
Islamic beliefs and practices --
Islam around the world --
Radical Islam and terrorism --
Glossary --
Chronology --
Further research --
Index. ch. 1. Origins of Islam --
The dawn of the Islamic era / Ira M. Lapidus --
Muhammad establishes the first Muslim community / Karen A. Armstrong --
A Jewish tribe is destroyed by the Muslims / Ibn Ishaq --
Islam's warriors defeat a powerful empire / George F. Nafziger and mark W. Walton --
An Islamic judge takes a hard line against apostates / Al Ghazzali --
ch. 2. Islamic beliefs and practices --
Popular Islam includes belief in Saints / Halim Barakat --
The five pillars of Islamic belief / Beverley Milton-Edwards --
The pilgrimage to Mecca adapts to modern challenges / Andrew Rippin --
The development of the Islamic clergy / William Graham --
The unity of God is the primary belief of Islam / Malise Ruthven --
Islam is a religion, not a government / 'Ali 'Abd al-Raziq --
Islamic politics are centered on God / Ibn Taymiya --
ch. 3. Islam around the world --
Celebrating the end of Ramadan in Morocco / Marjo Buitelaar --
Muslim mystics in India combine Islamic and Hindu rites / Arthur Saniotis --
Europe faces a challenge in integrating Muslim immigrants / Bassam Tibi --
Muslim women face unfamiliar roles in the United States / Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad and Jane I. Smith --
ch. 4. Radical Islam and terrorism --
Violent Jihad is an Islamic tradition / John Esposito --
Muslim youth in Europe turn to radical Islam / Jane Corbin --
The ideological battle between secularists and Islamicists / Jennifer Noyon --
Violence is not inherent in Islam / S. Nomanul Haq --
Islam must use terrorism to oppose injustice / Osama bin Laden --
Militant Islam represents a threat to the West / Daniel Pipes.
Series Title: Religions and religious movements.
Responsibility: Mitchell Young, book editor.

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Presents the history of the Islamic religion, including information about its origins, its basic beliefs and practices, its status in countries outside of the Middle East, and the relationship of radical Islam and terrorism.

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