Islam and Other Major World Religions

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Trafford Publishing, 2007 - Religion - 332 pages

This book is intended for the average reader who would like a general introduction to the world's major religions with an emphasis on Islam. All organized religions assume the existence of God as the Creator of the universe and all things in it. The first chapter, Is There a God?, inclines toward this belief and sets the stage for the next five chapters, each on a major world religion. The chapters Angels, Miracles, and Reincarnation reflect mainly the viewpoints of these religions.

The main focus, however, is on Islam. Toward this end the penultimate chapter, Is the Qur'an God's Word? attempts to answer this question in the affirmative, while the final chapter is devoted to two views within Islam regarding the all-important topic of Life after Death. The first is the majority-held view regarding belief in a soul-body dualism, while the second view holds that there is no soul, only a body.

Overall, the intent is to provide a springboard for further reading and discussion by the interested reader.

 

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Contents

Chapter One IS THERE A GOD?
1
Chapter Two HINDUISM
33
Chapter Three BUDDHISM
59
Chapter Four JUDAISM
83
Chapter Five CHRISTIANITY
105
Chapter Six ISLAM
127
Chapter Seven ANGELS
151
Chapter Eight MIRACLES
171
Chapter Nine REINCARNATION
197
Chapter Ten IS THE QURAN GODS WORD?
219
Chapter Eleven LIFE AFTER DEATH IN ISLAM
253
APPENDIXTEXTS OF AHADITH REFERENCEDIN CHAPTER ELEVEN
295
NOTES
305
INDEX
315
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