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Islam is a monotheistic religion originating from the visions of Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him, in the seventh century C.E. The major branches of Islam are Suni and Shia. Five Pillars of Islamic practice are witness, prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and pilgrimage. The sacred text is the Koran.
Publication Date: 2014-11-19
Islam: An Introduction offers undergraduate students of religion and general readers a balanced, sensitive and well informed overview of the world's most intensively discussed religious and cultural tradition.
An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century by
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, and global introduction to Islam, covering its history as well as current issues, experiences, and challengesIncorporates key new research on Muslims from a variety of countries across Europe, Latin America, Indonesia, and Malaysia Central AsiaDirectly addresses controversial issues, including political violence and 'terrorism', anti-western sentiments, and IslamophobiaExplores different responses from various Islamic communities to globalizing trendsHighlights key patterns within Islamic history that shed light upon the origins and evolution of current movements and thought
Publication Date: 1998-01-08
"A Very Short Introduction" offers an essential insight into issues such as the why the greatest `Jihad' (holy war) is now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil, why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and how the Shar'ia (Islamic law) has become such an important aspect of Islamic life. Inaddition he prompts further questioning into the ideas of `Islamic resurgence' as both an old and new concept, whether or not women can find fulfilment and equality within an Islamic framework, and the sort of problems facing Islam and its confrontations with the modern world.
Islam: the Basics by
Publication Date: 2011-04-20
Islam: The Basics provides an introduction to the Islamic faith, examining the doctrines of the religion, the practises of Muslims and the history and significance of Islam in modern contexts. Key topics covered include: the Qur'an and its teachings the life of the Prophet Muhammad gender, women;and Islam Sufism and Shi'ism Islam and the western world non-Muslim approaches to Islam. With updated further reading;illustrative maps;and an expanded chronology of turning points in the Islamic world, this book is essential reading for students of religious studies and all those new to the subject of Islam.
Islam and Islamic Studies
A resource rich directory assembled by Professor Alan Godlas of the University of Georgia.
Country profiles and up-to-date opinions.
A compilation of new related to Muslims in Europe and North America. Also country profiles.
Authentic video of events and practices.
Islamic Texts and Art
Though not in approved Arabic, the Koran, Haddith, and many Sufi texts are included on this site.
The Oxford Dictionary of Islam
Call Number: Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody Ref. BP40 .O95 2003
Reference books are an excellent source to begin learning about a topic. Be sure to look at the end of an entry to see the books and articles the expert recommends for a topic.
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
Call Number: Ref. BP40 .E525 2004
The New Encyclopedia of Islam by
Call Number: Clarkston Ref. BP40 .G42 2008
Essential Islam: A Comprehensive Guide to Belief and Practice by
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2010
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World Almanac of Islamism - 2011 by
Call Number: Dunwoody Ref. BP173.5 .W66 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-27
2011 EDITION. Quick facts and reports of Islam in nations around the world on all continents -- North America, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Suharan Africa, Europe, Eurasia, South Asia, East Asia -- reports of Global Movements, such as, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Taliban, and Muslim Brotherhood.