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University of Chicago Press, 1979 - Religion - 285 pages
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Fazlur Rahman's Islam is aptly titled, in that this slim volume constitutes an incisive and surprisingly comprehensive history and analysis of Islam—its history, its conflicts, its legacy—and its prospects. From Mohammed to the late twentieth century, Rahman traces the development of Islam as a religion and, more importantly, as an intellectual tradition, offering both an easily understood introduction to the faith and an impassioned argument for its future direction.

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When viewed from the aspect of Islamic history, it turns out he was storing a variety of knowledge and experience the trip of Islam itself. Explanation Fadlur Rahman, encouraging us as observers of Islamic Studies, to be more careful look at the ideal Islamic past and the future of Islam plainly to come. In order to avoid misunderstandings among Muslim thinkers and intellectuals, required a high awareness in the face of differences and approaches in the Islamic understanding own.This it in order to avoid tension among Muslim thinkers or students of Islam from outside Islam. ( Reviewer: Muihammad Shobri from Lamongan, East Java, was menyeleseikan Dissertation on the UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta and a lecturer in Shari'ah ahwal Syakhshiyah-High school Religion Islam Indonesia, Jakarta) 

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A nice, if somewhat dated, introduction to the religion of Islam. Read full review

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Fazlur Rahman (1919-1988) was the Harold H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Chicago. His many books include Islam and Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition and Prophecy in Islam: Philosophy and Orthodoxy, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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