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Islam For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5503-9
Paperback
384 pages
May 2003
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Introduction.

Part I: Understanding the Basics.

Chapter 1: Approaching Islam.

Chapter 2: Tracing the Path of Islamic History.

Chapter 3: Submitting to God.

Chapter 4: What Muslims Believe.

Chapter 5: Standing Before God: Heaven and Hell.

Part II: Muhammad: The Man, the Book, and Rules of Law.

Chapter 6: The Prophet: Muhammad.

Chapter 7: The Book: The Qur’an.

Chapter 8: Islamic Tradition and Law.

Part III: Becoming Familiar with Muslim Daily Life.

Chapter 9: The Five Pillars of Worship: Foundations of Islam.

Chapter 10: Observing Other Religious Rituals and Customs.

Chapter 11: Muslim Ethics: Living the Good Life.

Part IV: Recognizing That All Muslims Aren’t the Same.

Chapter 12: Shi`ites.

Chapter 13: Sufis.

Chapter 14: Exploring Lesser-Known Sects Linked to Islam.

Chapter 15: Islam in America.

Part V: Considering Islam’s Concept of Abrahamic Religions.

Chapter 16: Seeking Common Roots: Abrahamic Religion and Beyond.

Chapter 17: Seeking Common Ground.

Chapter 18: Meeting the Challenge of Modernity.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Muslim Contributions to World Civilization.

Chapter 20: Ten Noteworthy Muslims, Past and Present.

Chapter 21: Ten Islamic Regions in the News Today.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Counting the Years: The Muslim Calendar.

Appendix B: Glossary.

Appendix C: Resources: Digging Deeper.

Index.

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