Islam: Core Beliefs and Practices

Islam: Core Beliefs and Practices

by Nasreen Mahdi

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In recent years there has been a great interest in Islam and the more than 1.6 billion people around the world who practice this religion. Islam: Core Beliefs and Practices provides an overview of this major world religion that will help readers to understand what Muslims believe and value, as well as how Muslims practice their faith in their everyday lives. The book provides the historical background of Islam's emergence on the Arabian Peninsula during the seventh century and traces the spread of the faith throughout the world during the centuries that followed, along with information about the major Islamic sects, an explanation of Islamic laws and practices, details of important Islamic celebrations and festivals, and a discussion of important issues that Muslims face today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422236727
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Understanding Islam Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Dr. Camille Pecastaing, Ph.D. 5

1 Islam's Role in the World 9

2 Allah's Final Prophet 13

3 Central Beliefs 23

4 Islam Divided: The Major and Minor Sects 37

5 Law and Practice 59

6 Islamic Celebrations 69

7 Issues in Contemporary Islam 81

Chronology 98

Series Glossary 102

Further Reading 104

Internet Resources 105

Index 106

Contributors 112

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