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How to Understand Islam

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How to Understand Islam looks at Muslim religious experience as it rises out of practices required by the law or followed out of devotion. The book examines Muslim belief, religious observance, ethics, and mystical literature. It also outlines the history of Islam from its first appearance.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by The Crossroad Publishing Company
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Ross Kirkbride
Jan 04, 2013 Ross Kirkbride rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A sound introduction to the religion. I cannot think of another source where I have learnt so much in so few pages. This is a revealing account of Islam which at once seems so ubiquitous whilst also being hidden.

Content moves from its historical origins to the various splits into the main branches of Islam, the content and spirituality of Islam, to the relationship with Judeo-Christian tradition, without avoiding more sensitive areas such as jihad etc. It is all done with authority and great sen
Jared Dees
May 22, 2011 Jared Dees rated it it was ok
Despite the fact that the book is outdated, I didn't find it to be a good read. There wasn't an added level of interest or appreciation for Islam. I didn't feel a connection with the experience of the Muslim people and I had a hard time getting engaged with the book.
Nov 16, 2008 Judith rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who is ignorant on the subject
Recommended to Judith by: library
Very thorough beginning with where Islam began and into the Quran.
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