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Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith

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Eerdmans 2011

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In this straightforward collection of 15 essays—each by a different, specialized expert in the field—readers encounter all the major elements of Islam, including its history, its beliefs, its practices, and its interactions with Christianity, Judaism, and the modern world. Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith will inform and enlighten all who wish to better understand this increasingly influential world religion.

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Key Features

  • Explores all the major elements of Islam
  • Offers a variety of backgrounds from authors specialized in the field of Islamic study
  • Provides a succinct guide for anyone who wishes to understand the basics


  • Introduction
    • Islam, by Shawkat M. Toorawa
  • Origins
    • Qur’an, by Roger Allen
    • Muhammad, by Tahera Qutbuddin
    • Hadith and Sunna, by Scott C. Lucas
  • Doctrine
    • Shari’a, by Aron Zysow
    • Islamic Philosophy, by Jon McGinnis
    • Sufism, by Ahmet T. Karamustafa
    • Shi‘ites, Shi‘ism, by Abdulaziz Sachedina
    • Sunnis, Sunnism, by Scott C. Lucas
  • Institutions
    • Mosque, by Ruba Kana}an
    • Islamic Government, by Joseph E. Lowry
  • Interactions
    • Women and Islam, by Homayra Ziad
    • Islam and Judaism, by Mark S. Wagner
    • Islam and Christianity by Paul Löffler and Mark N. Swanson
    • Islam in America, by Jane I. Smith

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About the Authors

Roger Allen is professor of Arabic and comparative literature and chair of the department of Near Eastern languages and civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include The Arabic Novel and The Arabic Literary Heritage; he also serves as editor for the journal Middle Eastern Literatures.

Shawkat M. Toorawa is associate professor of Arabic literature and Islamic studies at Cornell University. He is also the author of Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur and Arabic Writerly Culture: A Ninth-Century Bookman in Baghdad.

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