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This introduction to Islam offers a detailed overview of the history, beliefs, and traditions of the world’s fastest-growing religion.
Today, an understanding of Islam is essential not only for religious and political leaders but also for ordinary citizens who increasingly interact with Muslims as neighbors, coworkers, and schoolmates. This book is designed to offer the general public a concise overview of the origins, basic beliefs, and common practices of Islam, as well as the reasons for its dramatic resurgence in recent times.
Historian and Middle East scholar Emory Bogle details the life and mission of the prophet Muhammad and describes how Islam spread after his death. Bogle accounts for the rise and contemporary influence of Shi’i Islam, a topic of particular interest to Western readers. He also explains the basic beliefs (“The Five Pillars”) of Islam, as well as the role played by the Qur’an (Islam’s scriptures), the hadith (the words and behavior of Muhammad), and the shari’a (Islamic law).