Islam (Google eBook)
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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Review: Islam: A Concise IntroductionUser Review - Dennis - Goodreads
In a quest to better understand the religion of Islam, this book was recommended to me. It is, as the title says, a concise overview. The author does his best to present the religion in an easy to ... Read full review
Review: Islam: A Concise IntroductionUser Review - Goodreads
I love Huston Smith's work at explaining the world's religions, and those whose faith drawn to them. He is honest, willing to deal with both the uplifting and disturbing, without being judgmental. His book The World's Religion is a great resource. Read full review
INTRODUCTION Vll Prologue
The Seal of the Prophets
The Migration That Led to Victory
The Standing Miracle
Basic Theological Concepts
The Five Pillars
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING