Islam For Dummies

Islam For Dummies

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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 dona€™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 worlda€™s second largest religion, Islam For Dummies can help you make sense of this religion and its appeal. From the Qura€™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 Qura€™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 ita€™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 Qura€™an and the ethical teachings of Islam Muslim worship, customs, and rituals surrounding birth, marriage, and death Shia€™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.Within Islam, you can find different explanations of jihad, often in conflict with one another. ... Ritual prayer in Islam, called salat, follows a prescribed sequence of words with accompanying bodily positions and is the most important means ofanbsp;...

Title:Islam For Dummies
Author:Malcolm Clark
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-03-10


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