By Jamal J. Elias

this can be Islam offers a full of life advent to a faith that has a dramatic historical past and performs a vital position on the earth this day. Designed for individuals unexpected with Islamic ideals, rituals and customs, it explains the background of Islam, the significance of Islamic legislation, and significant sects together with Sunnism, Shi'ism, and Sufism.

"This Is Islam presents normal readers and scholars with a concise yet remarkably complete creation to Islam. it's a sincerely provided advisor that gives either a vast review and significant specifics in a manner that's effortless for either specialists and non-specialists to use."
--John Voll, professor of Islamic background and affiliate director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal heart for Muslim-Christian knowing at Georgetown University

"It is essential for our colleges to coach what the faith of Islam is like and the way it concurs and differs from Judaism, Christianity and different global religions. this is often Islam serves that function with calm, cool, short and authoritative motives of the Islamic faith and of Muslim societies with all their variations." --William McNeill, professor emeritus of background, collage of Chicago; writer of the increase of the West (National booklet Award) and The Human Web

"When I first all started educating Islam, I struggled to discover an impartial textual content that comprehensively coated either Islamic background and the assumption approach. this is often Islam bridges the distance among a textbook account and a latest religions instruction manual by way of impending the subject in a scholarly, but approachable demeanour. no matter if you're a first-year instructor or a veteran, i'm convinced that this e-book might be an asset for your scholars' research of the interesting and intricate faith Islam." --Teachers' Preface from this is often Islam, Katherine L. Saffle, historical past corridor higher university

“[A]n obtainable and succinct precis of the bigger volumes which are conventionally utilized in semester-long survey classes on Islam. even if utilizing this long-tested process, Elias doesn't shrink back from the advanced matters inside Islamic heritage, theology, and philosophy. He explains how some of the sects got here into life and brings up the advanced theological debates that proceed to steer Islamic perspectives today.” --Nelly van Doorn-Harder in schooling approximately Asia

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