Islam in a Nutshell

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Enisen Pub., 2004 - Religion - 60 pages
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Islam in a Nutshell, offers readers an overview of the fundamentals of the religion in simple, short chapters beginning with the life of Mohammed and ending with the contemporary politics of the veil. Also included: the "true" definition of the word jihad; descriptions of Heaven and Hell as laid out in Islam's holy books; women and Islam; the causes of the Shi'a/Sunni split and the spread of Islam from the 7th century until the Safavids declared Persia (Iran) a Shi'ite state in the 16th century.

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Amanda Roraback is the author of the "Nutshell Notes" book series that includes "Afghanistan in a Nutshell," "Iraq in a Nutshell," (both LA Times Bestsellers), "Islam in a Nutshell," "Pakistan in a Nutshell" and "Israel-Palestine in a Nutshell." Roraback has received a Bachelors and Masters degree in history and completed three years of work towards a PhD. degree in Soviet history at UCLA. Amanda, who has traveled to more than 40 countries including Lithuania, China, Cuba and the Middle East, is also a public speaker on a number of international topics.

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