Islam For Dummies

Category: Book
By (author): Clark, Malcolm
Series: For Dummies
Subject:  REFERENCE / General
  RELIGION / Islam / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Wiley
Published: May 2003
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 9.29in x 7.40in x 1.40in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Many non-Muslims have no idea that Muslims worship the same God asChristians and Jews, and that Islam preaches compassion, charity,humility, and the brotherhood of man. And the similaritiesdon't end there. According to Islamic teaching, Muhammadfounded Islam in 610 CE after the angel Gabriel appeared to him atMecca and told him that God had entered him among the ranks of suchgreat biblical prophets as Abraham, Moses, and Christ.

Whether you live or work alongside Muslims and want to relate tothem better, or you simply want to gain a better understanding ofthe world's second largest religion, Islam For Dummiescan help you make sense of this religion and its appeal.  Fromthe Qur'an to Ramadan, this friendly guide introduces you tothe origins, practices and beliefs of Islam, including:

  • Muhammad, the man and the legend
  • The Five Pillars of Wisdom
  • The Five Essentials beliefs of Islam
  • The different branches of Islam and Islamic sects
  • The Qur'an and Islamic law
  • Islam throughout history and its impact around the world

Professor Malcolm Clark explores the roots of Islam, how it hasdeveloped over the centuries, and it's long and complexrelationship with Christianity. He helps puts Islam in perspectiveas a major cultural and geopolitical force. And he provided helpfulinsights into, among other things:

  • Muhammad, the Qur'an and the ethical teachings ofIslam
  • Muslim worship, customs, and rituals surrounding birth,marriage, and death
  • Shi'ites, Sunnis, Sufis, Druze, and other importantMuslim groups
  • Islam in relation to Judaism and Christianity

In these troubled times, it is important that we try tounderstand the belief systems of others, for through understandingcomes peace. Islam For Dummies helps you build bridges ofunderstanding between you and your neighbors in the globalvillage.

Biographical Note

Professor Malcolm Clark taught in the Department of Religion at Butler University for 30 years.