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University of Chicago Press, 1979 - Religion - 285 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Alp Eren Topal - Goodreads

Although clearly a dated book considering its 50 years old, still one of the best introductions to Islamic history and its recurring social, political, philosophical problems. The main originality and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vivian - Goodreads

A nice, if somewhat dated, introduction to the religion of Islam. Read full review

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Fazlur Rahman (1919-1988) was the Harold H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Chicago. His many books include Islam and Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition and Prophecy in Islam: Philosophy and Orthodoxy, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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