Islam: A Concise Introduction

Paperback | December 4, 2001

byHuston Smith

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The world's premier authority on religious traditions presents a concise and timely guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Islam.

Drawn from his masterful presentation of Islam in the bestselling book The World's Religions (over two million copies sold), Huston Smith offers a revealing look into the heart of a tradition with more than one billion adherents worldwide. Dispelling narrow and distorted notions about the nature of Islam and featuring a new introduction by the author, this book compellingly conveys the profound appeal of Islam, while addressing such timely issues as the true meaning of jihad, the role of women in Islamic societies, and the remarkable growth of Islam in America.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.25 inPublished:December 4, 2001Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060095571

ISBN - 13:9780060095574

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“The most helpful book of its kind in the field of religion.” (Library Journal)