Islam (Paperback)

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Description


The world's leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1.2 billion adherents.

In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth:

What Is Islam?

The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam

Islamic Practices and Institutions

The History of Islam

Schools of Islamic Thought

Islam in the Contemporary World

Islam and Other Religions

The Spiritual and Religious Significance of Islam

About the Author


Seyyed Hossein Nasr is university professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Author of over fifty books, Professor Nasr is a well-known and highly respected intellectual figure both in the West and in the Islamic world. Born in Tehran, raised from the age of twelve in the United States, and a graduate of MIT and Harvard University, Nasr is well qualified to explain Islam to a Western audience. He appears frequently on Meet the Press, as well as other national news shows.

Praise For…


“A valuable primer on a religion that, for all its monolithic appearances, is as splintered as any other.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“[A] classical and timeless text....that manages to be sweeping in scope yet accessible in style.”
-Publishers Weekly

“[A] deep, thoughtful, sympathetic introduction to the diversity and history of Islamic faith and practice.”
-Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060507145
ISBN-10: 0060507144
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: December 24th, 2002
Pages: 224
Language: English