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The vision of Islam

Author: Sachiko Murata; William C Chittick
Publisher: New York : Paragon House, ©1994.
Series: Visions of reality.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Exploring the fundamental religious beliefs held by Muslims for nearly 1400 years, The Vision of Islam covers the four dimensions of Islam as outlined in the Hadith of Gabriel: practice, faith, spirituality, and the Islamic view of history. Interweaving teachings from the Koran, the sayings of the Prophet, and the great authorities of the tradition, the authors introduce the essential of each dimension, then go on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Prof's picks
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murata, Sachiko, 1943-
Vision of Islam.
New York : Paragon House, ©1994
(OCoLC)642413022
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sachiko Murata; William C Chittick
ISBN: 1557785163 9781557785169
OCLC Number: 30400582
Description: xxxix, 368 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
PART I: ISLAM: The five pillars --
The historical embodiment of Islam --
PART II: IMAN: Tawhid (God; angels; the measuring out) --
Prophecy (The message of the prophets; Islam and other religions) --
The return (Stages of life and death; the unfolding of the soul) --
The intellectual schools --
PART III: IHSAN: The Koranic roots of Ihsan --
The historical manifestations of Ihsan --
PART IV: ISLAM IN HISTORY: History as intrepretation --
The contemporary situation --
Select glossary --
Sources of the Hadiths.
Series Title: Visions of reality.
Responsibility: by Sachiko Murata and William C. Chittick.

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An exploration of the fundamental beliefs of Islam which covers the faith's four dimensions: practice, faith, spirituality and the Islamic view of history, as outlined in the Hadith of Gabriel.  Read more...

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