Islamic Beliefs, Practices, and Cultures

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Marshall Cavendish, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 352 pages
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Introduces the ideas promoted by the religions founder in the seventh century and tracking their development into new doctrines, schools of thought, and philosophical, literary, and cultural traditions as diverse as recitation of scripture in madrassas in Egypt to gift giving at holiday time in the United States.
 

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Contents

Contributors and Consultants
5
DEFINING ISLAM AND MUSLIMS Shakir Mustafa
18
BRIEF HISTORY OF ISLAM Dona J Stewart
44
BELIEFS Mohammad Hassan Kalil
68
PRACTICES Matthew Long
98
SCRIPTURES AND DOCTRINE Scott Girdner
124
SUBDIVISIONS OF ISLAM Clinton Bennett
148
HOLY PLACES William R Darrow
194
VISUAL ARTS Janet Tyson
220
Islam and Architecture in the United States
246
Women Writers Shakir Mustafa
268
Comedy and Islam William Youmans
290
AlJazeera Faiza Hirji
310
Further Reading and Research
337
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