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Islam in the world

This book has been considered one of the best books for gaining an understanding of modern Islam. In this updated edition, the author, an Islamic expert adds a new preface and new chapters analyzing the major issues of today, including the impact of 9/11, the meaning of "the war on terror," and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. New material also explains important differences within Islam that many Westerners are just beginning to learn about, including the rivalry between Sunnis and Shias, the relationship between Sufism and modern Islamism and the debates about democracy raging throughout the Muslim world. This guide presents a full overview of Islam in its historical, geographic, and social settings and explains how the quest for spiritual fulfillment is inevitably bound up with political aspirations.

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  • "Recent events in the Muslim world have made an understanding of Islam more important than ever. Islam in the World provides a valuable introductory guide to Islam for the Western reader, providing an overview of the religion in its historic, political, and social setting."
  • "This book has been considered one of the best books for gaining an understanding of modern Islam. In this updated edition, the author, an Islamic expert adds a new preface and new chapters analyzing the major issues of today, including the impact of 9/11, the meaning of "the war on terror," and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. New material also explains important differences within Islam that many Westerners are just beginning to learn about, including the rivalry between Sunnis and Shias, the relationship between Sufism and modern Islamism and the debates about democracy raging throughout the Muslim world. This guide presents a full overview of Islam in its historical, geographic, and social settings and explains how the quest for spiritual fulfillment is inevitably bound up with political aspirations."@en
  • "This book has been considered one of the best books for gaining an understanding of modern Islam. In this updated edition, the author, an Islamic expert adds a new preface and new chapters analyzing the major issues of today, including the impact of 9/11, the meaning of "the war on terror," and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. New material also explains important differences within Islam that many Westerners are just beginning to learn about, including the rivalry between Sunnis and Shias, the relationship between Sufism and modern Islamism and the debates about democracy raging throughout the Muslim world. This guide presents a full overview of Islam in its historical, geographic, and social settings and explains how the quest for spiritual fulfillment is inevitably bound up with political aspirations."
  • "Since September 11, not a day passes without stories about "Islam"--The religion of about one-fifth of humanity--in the media. The terrorists not only unleashed a "war on terrorism," leading to the removal of two governments in Afghanistan and Iraq, they also raised the profile of Islam throughout the world as a subject for analysis and discussion. Questions that were previously discussed in the rarefied atmosphere of academia have entered the mainstream. What is the "law of jihad"? How is it that a "religion of peace" followed by millions of ordinary, decent believers can become an ideology of hatred for an angry minority? This book offers answers to these and many related questions, looking in turn at the life of the Prophet, the Quranic world-view, the evolution of the Sharia, and the emergence of sects and encounters with the West.--From publisher description."@en
  • "This introductory guide provides a summary of Islam, one of the most worldly of the great religions, in which the quest for spiritual fulfilment is inevitably bound up with political aspirations. The author presents a full overview of the religion in its historical, geographic, and social settings. Also included is a new concluding chapter that focuses on women in Islam, the challenges Islam faces in today's climate of globalization, and the key developments in Islamic political history since 1984, an especially fertile period that has seen, among other things, the Taliban movement in Afghanistan and the controversial publication of Rushdie's Satanic Verses. The book also features a new preface, redrawn maps, updated data on population and dispersal, and a new chronology of events with genealogical charts."

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  • "History"@en
  • "Geschiedenis (vorm)"

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  • "Islam in the world"
  • "Islam in the world"@en
  • "Islam in the World"
  • "Seid Wächter der Erde : d. Gedankenwelt d. Islam"
  • "Seid Wächter der Erde : die Gedankenwelt des Islam"

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