The Resource Introduction to Islam, Tariq Ramadan ; translated by Fred A. Reed

Introduction to Islam, Tariq Ramadan ; translated by Fred A. Reed

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Introduction to Islam
Title
Introduction to Islam
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Tariq Ramadan ; translated by Fred A. Reed
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is-or is not. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is-or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam. In simple, direct language, an Introduction to Islam introduces readers to Islam and to its principles, rituals, diversity, and evolution. In this book, Tariq Ramadan focuses upon the realities of Islam today. Avoiding ideology and idealism, Ramadan brings to life an essence of the true meaning of Islam and its implications today. No prior knowledge of Islam is required; the book makes the complexity of Islam easy to understand by looking closely at its multi-faceted reality as a religion, and at the civilization that arose from it. The book begins with definitions, and basic principles of Islam. It then delves into history: from the beginnings in the prophetic mission and the Sunni-Shiʻa schism, to the rise of legal schools and the construction of the "Islamic sciences," and to its theological, philosophic mainstream, and mystical (Sufi) undercurrents. The six pillars of faith will also be presented, along with the five pillars of practice, as well as Islam's prescribed rights, duties and prohibitions, the principles of Muslim mysticism and the elements of Islamic philosophy and ethics. The two final chapters focus on the modern era, offering a broad overview of the debates and controversies that are shaking Muslim-majority societies, and reshaping the lives of those who live as minorities elsewhere."--
Summary
Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights, or slavery, Muslims today are expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is-or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam. In simple, direct language, An Introduction to Islam introduces readers to Islam and to its principles, rituals, diversity, and evolution
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10600324
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Ramadan, Tariq
Dewey number
297
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BP161.3
LC item number
.R36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1939-
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Reed, Fred A.
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  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
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adult
Label
Introduction to Islam, Tariq Ramadan ; translated by Fred A. Reed
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Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-231) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1862667
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780190467487
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2017004515
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780190467487
  • (OCoLC)972093263
Label
Introduction to Islam, Tariq Ramadan ; translated by Fred A. Reed
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1862667
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780190467487
Lccn
2017004515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190467487
  • (OCoLC)972093263

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