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Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World
Thomas W. Lippman
Detailed examination of the Muslim world from its beginning to the present day. Excellent book for those who desire a greater understanding of the Middle East and other Muslim countries.
Islam for Dummies Islam for Dummies
Malcolm Clark
Required reading for US army officers. This friendly guide by a Christian professor of religion introduces you to the origins and practices of Islam, including the Five Pillars and life-cycle rituals. You'll discover the significance of Muhammad and the Quršan and meet the various Islamic sects. Youšll also see how Islam has adapted over time and read about current developments in the Islamic world.
Simple Guide to Islam Simple Guide to Islam
Danielle Robinson
Introduction to the history and major beliefe of Islam for those who have little or no previous knowledge of this complex subject.
What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam
John L. Esposito
An excellent primer on all aspects of Islam written in a very accessible question and answer format by Georgetown professor John Esposito who has authored numerous books on Islam.
Understanding Islam: An Introduction Understanding Islam: An Introduction
C.T.R. Hewer
An unbiased introduction to Islamic theology, customs, philosophy, worldview, culture, scholarship, and history by a Christian Fellow in Christian-Muslim Relations.
101 Questions and Answers on Islam 101 Questions and Answers on Islam
John Renard
An informative, accessible and fascinating overview of the beliefs and customs of Islam in today's world written with Christians in mind.
Quran An English Interpretation of the Holy Quran With Full Arabic Text
A. Yusuf Ali
A History of God A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Karen Armstrong
Historical survey of the great monotheistic religions by one of Britain's foremost commentators on religion. Proposes that the definition of God is constantly changed based on the practical concerns of life rather than by mystical mandates. Shows how Judaism, Christianity and Islam have influenced each other's development throughout history.