Islam: The Religious and Political Life of a World Community
Praeger, 1984 - History - 321 pages
Written in straight-forward language by leading Islamic scholars, 14 essays cover the basics of Islamic faith and practice, the foundations of state and society, the early Muslim empires, Islamic universalism in the later Middle Ages, and the later Muslim empires.
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The Message and the Messenger
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