Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization

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Harper Collins, 17 Mar 2009 - 224 halaman

The world's leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1.2 billion adherents.

In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth:

•What Is Islam?

•The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam

•Islamic Practices and Institutions

•The History of Islam

•Schools of Islamic Thought

•Islam in the Contemporary World

•Islam and Other Religions

•The Spiritual and Religious Significance of Islam


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ISLAM: Religion, History, and Civilization

Ulasan Pengguna  - Kirkus

A valuable primer on a religion that, for all its monolithic appearance, is as splintered as any other."Islam today is a living reality faced with multiple problems and challenges, but still deeply ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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Not a very interesting read--bogged down in lots of names & facts. Interesting to hear the story from the other side, but tends to portray Islamic activity as 'expansion' and portray Western activity as 'Imperialism'. Baca ulasan lengkap


Islamic Background
The Seal of the Prophets
The Migration That Led to Victory
The Standing Miracle
Basic Theological Concepts
The Five Pillars
Social Teachings
Whither Islam?
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Halaman 30 - O mankind ! Lo! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another. Lo! the noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct.
Halaman 74 - He is the First and the Last, and the Outward and the Inward; and He is Knower of all things.
Halaman 79 - He said: O Adam! Inform them of their names, and when he had informed them of their names, He said: Did I not tell you that I know the secret of the heavens and the earth? And I know that which ye disclose and which ye hide." 34. "And when We said unto the angels: Prostrate yourselves before Adam, they fell prostrate, all save Iblis, He demurred through pride, and so became a disbeliever.
Halaman 54 - Read in the name of thy Lord who created He created man from a clot. Read and thy Lord is Most Generous, Who taught (to write) with the pen, He taught man what he knew not.
Halaman 63 - Abd al-Muttalib, and uncle, Abu Talib, who was the father of 'All. He also spent some time among the bedouins in the desert outside Mecca. He soon gained the respect of everyone because of his great trustworthiness and came to be known as al-Amln, "the Trusted One.
Halaman 18 - Say: He is God, The One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, Nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.

Tentang pengarang (2009)

Seyyed Hossein Nasr is university professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Author of over fifty books, Professor Nasr is a well-known and highly respected intellectual figure both in the West and in the Islamic world. Born in Tehran, raised from the age of twelve in the United States, and a graduate of MIT and Harvard University, Nasr is well qualified to explain Islam to a Western audience. He appears frequently on Meet the Press, as well as other national news shows.

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