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Islam: A Very Short Introduction By Malise Ruthven

Islam: A Very Short Introduction
by Malise Ruthven

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Contains insights into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the importance of the Shar'ia (Islamic law) in Islamic life. This book also deals with contemporary questions: can women find fulfilment in Islamic societies? How must Islam adapt as it confronts the modern world?
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Islam: A Very Short Introduction by Malise Ruthven

Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction contains essential insights into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and the central importance of the Shar'ia (Islamic law) in Islamic life. It also offers fresh perspectives on contemporary questions: Why is the greatest 'Jihad' (holy war) now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil? Can women find fulfilment in Islamic societies? How must Islam adapt as it confronts the modern world?

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Islam: A Very Short Introduction Reviews



"Malise Ruthven's book answers the urgent need for an introduction to Islam... He addresses major isssues with clarity and directness, engages dispassionately with the disparate stereotypes and polemics on the subjects, and guides the reader surely through the urgent debates about fundamentalism."--Michael Gilsenan, New York University


About Malise Ruthven



Malise Ruthven is renowned as a commentator on Islam and the Arab world. A former scriptwriter with the BBC Arabic and World Services, his previous publications include Islam in the World and The Divine Supermarket: Shopping for God in America.

Table of Contents


1. Islam, Muslims, and Islamism; 2. The Quran and the Prophet; 3. Divinity Unicity; 4. The Shar'ia and its Consequences; 5. Women and Family; 6. The Two Jihads; Appendix: The Five Pillars of Islam; Citations and Further Reading; Index

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GOR001198397
Islam: A Very Short Introduction by Malise Ruthven
Malise Ruthven
Very Short Introductions
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-02-24
176
0192853899
9780192853899
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