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Understanding Islam: A Primer

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Islam is studied and discussed today on a scale never before witnessed. Yet to what extent is Islam truly understood in the West? And what is driving its rapid growth? The world's second largest religion, with a faithful of some 1.4 billion, is spreading fast, with a surprisingly high rate of conversion in Western countries.

In Understanding Islam, Idris Tawfiq explores th

Paperback, 122 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Olive Branch Press (first published September 30th 2008)
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Feb 26, 2015 Pat rated it really liked it
This is a primer for readers who want to understand the basics of Islam. I would highly recommend this book. Reading it has allowed me to further research the faith of Islam on my own. The terrorists who kill innocent people in the name of Allah (God) are not true believers. The media needs to stop calling them "Islamic" or "Muslim" terrorist. They are simply terrorist and murderers.

"If we had the ability, or the great gift, of being able to see things from another's point of view, of being abl
Jul 22, 2015 Bonnie rated it liked it
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This book is very informative, once you work your way past the obvious attempts at indoctrination and male-centric writing style. I'm thinking there are probably better books for getting the Muslim message across to western audiences, but this has still given me a good idea of what parts of Islam are actually in the Quran, and what practices have only been adopted as a part of Middle Eastern culture. Violence is not something recommended in the Quran, and women are not told they shouldn't leave ...more
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Dec 26, 2014 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
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Islam is one of today's major religions and one of the most misunderstood, even by its followers. As the Bible is taken out of context and misquoted by many Christians so is Islam by Muslims. This small book attempts to explain the the concepts and beliefs of Islam.
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