Voices of Islam
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - 1400 pages
Despite frequent and extensive publications on Islam, very few Americans, indeed very few non-Muslims, truly understand the faith or the more than one billion adherents who live it. This set presents the diversity and richness of Islam, filling in the blanks and expanding our knowledge and understanding. Portraying Muslims in all their humanity and diversity balances the images that have bombarded society and presents the reader with a fuller and more accurate picture of the Islamic faith and what it means to live as a Muslim--in Muslim communities, and as part of a broader tapestry of pluralism in the nations of the world. What does it mean to share Muslim concerns? To experience Muslim spirituality? What is the difference between Sunni and Shiite sects? Why do Muslims pray so frequently? What is the reality of Muslim marriage and gender relations? What is the meaning of jihad and martyrdom to a practicing Muslim? What role do the arts and humanities play in modern Muslim life? How are Islamic children raised? These questions and others are answered in these volumes, which bring together Muslim voices from around the world, including men and women, scholars and laypersons, fundamentalists and progressives, and others from various cultural, political, and Islamic backgrounds. Personal experiences and poetry are included to illustrate the many different expressions of Islam.
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VISION OF THE SHARIAT
THE SHARIA LAW AS THE WAY OF GOD
AMAN ON THE ROAD TO GOD Daniel AbdalHayy Moore
WHAT IS SUNNI ISLAM? Feisal Abdul Rauf
WHAT IS SHIITE ISLAM? Azim Nanji Farhad Daftary
BEGINNING THE PRAYER
WHAT IS SUFISM?
THE LOOM AND THE BRIDGE
THE SUNNA THE WAY OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD
ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS
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