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Islam - An Introduction: Teach Yourself By Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood

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A complete introduction to the history, beliefs, religious practices and social customs of Islam.

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Islam - An Introduction: Teach Yourself by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood

Do you want to learn more about this fascinating and complex world religion? Islam - an Introduction is a complete guide to the history, beliefs, and practicalities of this often misunderstood faith. Fully updated, it also addresses the key questions currently surrounding the religion, including women's rights, terrorism and fundamentalism, to give you a better understanding of Islam in the world today.

One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of psychology.

Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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About Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood

Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood is a writer with 30 years teaching experience who draws on a wide knowledge of life in several Muslim countries, including Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan.

Table of Contents

  • : introduction
  • : Muhammad
    • : the life of the blessed prophet Muhammad
    • : the succession
  • : the Qur'an and its teachings
    • : the Qur'an
    • : the key teachings of Islam
  • : Islamic worship
    • : worship - Ibadah
    • : the pillars of Islam
    • : the practical worship of Islam
    • : Hajj - pilgrimage to Makkah
    • : Jihad
    • : festivals and special days
  • : places of worship
    • : mosques
  • : shariah - the Islamic way of life
    • : shariah - the Prophet's way
    • : sufism
    • : human rights
    • : the sanctity of life
    • : justice, crime and punishment
    • : work and wealth
    • : sex
    • : women's rights
    • : drugs, alcohol and tobacco
    • : friendship and hospitality
    • : unity and khilafah and Muslim organisation
    • : green Islam
    • : Islamic ethics
  • : rites of passage
    • : birth
    • : marriage
    • : divorce
    • : the twilight years
    • : death and burial
  • : social Islam
    • : Islamic dress
    • : Islamic diet
    • : problems for Muslims in non-Muslim societies
    • : Racism and Islamaphobia
  • : glossary
  • : taking it further
  • : index

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Islam - An Introduction: Teach Yourself by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
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