Islam

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Fazlur Rahman’s Islam is aptly titled, in that this slim volume constitutes an incisive and surprisingly comprehensive history and analysis of Islam—its history, its conflicts, its legacy—and its prospects. From Mohammed to the late twentieth century, Rahman traces the development of Islam as a religion and, more importantly, as an intellectual tradition, offering both an easily understood introduction to the faith and an impassioned argument for its future direction.

Islam

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5 thoughts on “Islam

  1. This book was in very good condition. It arrived just in time for my assignment, which was great! Other than some highlighting (which comes in handy, anyway) there were no damages to the book.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. It’s written for someone with some knowledge of the basics of Islam. Extremely well-organized, highly analytical and scholarly. It ranks with “Islam and the Destiny of Man” as the best intros.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. It’s written for someone with some knowledge of the basics of Islam. Extremely well-organized, highly analytical and scholarly. It ranks with “Islam and the Destiny of Man” as the best intros.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. This book is a handy book in learning about Islam, its doctrine and history. Rahman’s approach is at once senstitive sociologically and also a little apolotgetic at times. This book is written by an intelligent “insider” It does not address questions about terrorism and should not be read as a way of informing a personal hatred against Muslims but should be read and is best read as a book that introduces readers in an understandable fashion to one of the world’s “great” religions and agents for cultural expression and change. This book is about a religion- its theology, philosophy, sects, and its history- not radical anti-Western political movements.
    My criticisms of this book are light- it is a bit dry and a bit academic at times. Also the typeface is sometimes a bit hard on the eyes but not annoyingly so. But overall it is a great work and a classic on a great religion and I highly recommend it for all those who would like to begin learning about Islam.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. This is a great book for someone looking to learn Islamic basics. It is easy to read, yet doesn’t compromise on accurate information and detail. A good book for a new convert to Islam, or simply for someone studying comparitive religion. This book is often used in an introduction course on Islam at Georgetown University.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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