Islam: The Basics by Colin TurnerIslam: The Basics by Colin Turner

Islam: The Basics

byColin TurnerEditorColin Turner

Paperback | May 24, 2011

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Now in its second edition,Islam: The Basicsprovides 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.

Colin Turneris Reader in Islamic Thought in the School of Government and International Affairs at the University of Durham, UK.
Title:Islam: The BasicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.6 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:May 24, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415584922

ISBN - 13:9780415584920


Table of Contents

Introduction  1. The Messenger  2. The Message  3. The Rise of Muslim Civilisation  4. Belief  5. Practice  6. Spirituality  7. Revival, Reform and the Challenges of Modernity.  A Timeline of Events in Muslim History.  Glossary of Arabic Terms.  Index