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Islamic beliefs, practices, and cultures.

Author: Marshall Cavendish Reference (Firm)
Publisher: Tarrytown, N.Y. : Marshall Cavendish Reference, 2010.
Series: Muslim world
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an overview of the beliefs, customs, and culture of Islam, covering the history of the religion, its sacred texts, important holidays, holy places, art, architecture, literature, and contemporary philosophy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall Cavendish Reference (Firm)
ISBN: 9780761479260 0761479260
OCLC Number: 535491544
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 352 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Defining Islam and Muslims --
Life of Muhammad --
Brief history of Islam --
European colonies and decolonization in the Islamic world --
Beliefs --
People of the book --
Practices --
Defining jihad --
Scriptures and doctrine --
Translating the Koran --
Subdivisions of Islam --
Mystical Islam --
Muslim calendar, holy days and festivals --
Eid al fitr --
Holy places --
Jerusalem --
Visual arts --
Arts festivals --
Architecture --
Islam and architecture in the United States --
Literature --
Women writers --
Performing arts --
Comedy and Islam --
Media --
Al Jazeera --
Philosophy and science --
Contemporary trends in Islamic philosophy.
Series Title: Muslim world

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Presents an overview of the beliefs, customs, and culture of Islam, covering the history of the religion, its sacred texts, important holidays, holy places, art, architecture, literature, and contemporary philosophy.

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