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Islam For Dummies

Clark, Malcolm

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1. Edition October 2019
400 Pages, Softcover
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Many non-Muslims have no idea that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews, and that Islam preaches compassion, charity, humility, and the brotherhood of man. And the similarities don't end there. According to Islamic teaching, Muhammad founded Islam in 610 CE after the angel Gabriel appeared to him at Mecca and told him that God had entered him among the ranks of such great biblical prophets as Abraham, Moses, and Christ.

Whether you live or work alongside Muslims and want to relate to them better, or you simply want to gain a better understanding of the world's second largest religion, Islam For Dummies can help you make sense of this religion and its appeal. From the Qur'an to Ramadan, this friendly guide introduces you to the 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 has developed over the centuries, and it's long and complex relationship with Christianity. He helps puts Islam in perspective as a major cultural and geopolitical force. And he provided helpful insights into, among other things:
* Muhammad, the Qur'an and the ethical teachings of Islam
* Muslim worship, customs, and rituals surrounding birth, marriage, and death
* Shi'ites, Sunnis, Sufis, Druze, and other important Muslim groups
* Islam in relation to Judaism and Christianity

In these troubled times, it is important that we try to understand the belief systems of others, for through understanding comes peace. Islam For Dummies helps you build bridges of understanding between you and your neighbors in the global village.





Islam For Dummies (9781119642978) was previously published as Islam For Dummies (9780764555039). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Understanding the Basics 7

Chapter 1: Approaching Islam 9

Chapter 2: Tracing the Path of Islamic History 15

Chapter 3: Submitting to God 37

Chapter 4: What Muslims Believe 47

Chapter 5: Standing Before God: Heaven and Hell 63

Part 2: Muhammad: The Man, the Book, and Rules of Law 77

Chapter 6: The Prophet: Muhammad 79

Chapter 7: The Book: The Qur'an 99

Chapter 8: Islamic Tradition and Law 119

Part 3: Becoming Familiar with Muslim Daily Life 137

Chapter 9: The Five Pillars of Worship: Foundations of Islam 139

Chapter 10: Observing Other Religious Rituals and Customs 163

Chapter 11: Muslim Ethics: Living the Good Life 185

Part 4: Recognizing That All Muslims Aren't the Same 203

Chapter 12: Shi`ites 205

Chapter 13: Sufis 221

Chapter 14: Exploring Lesser-Known Sects Linked to Islam 239

Chapter 15: Islam in America 251

Part 5: Considering Islam's Concept of Abrahamic Religions 265

Chapter 16: Seeking Common Roots: Abrahamic Religion and Beyond 267

Chapter 17: Seeking Common Ground 283

Chapter 18: Meeting the Challenge of Modernity 295

Part 6: The Part of Tens 305

Chapter 19: Ten Muslim Contributions to World Civilization 307

Chapter 20: Ten Noteworthy Muslims, Past and Present 315

Chapter 21: Ten Islamic Regions in the News Today 325

Part 7: Appendixes 339

Appendix A: Counting the Years: The Muslim Calendar 341

Appendix B: Glossary 345

Appendix C: Resources: Digging Deeper 351

Index 357
Professor Malcolm Clark taught in the Department of Religion at Butler University for 30 years.