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The Resource Islam today : a short introduction to the muslim world, Akbar S. Ahmed

Islam today : a short introduction to the muslim world, Akbar S. Ahmed

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Islam today : a short introduction to the muslim world
Title
Islam today
Title remainder
a short introduction to the muslim world
Statement of responsibility
Akbar S. Ahmed
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Islam, argues Akbar S. Ahmed, does not mean the subordination of women, contempt for other religions, opposition to the modern world or 'barbaric' punishments for petty crime. Yet outsiders can learn to appreciate the beauty, depth and variety of Islamic tradition only by returning to its sources. Islam Today starts with the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the Qur'an's 'five pillars', which govern the beliefs and behaviour of Muslims everywhere. It goes on to show how the great Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires have deeply marked the successor states in Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India, and explores how the Muslim minorities in the West struggle to maintain their identities and ideals in uncomprehending or hostile environments. Ahmed explores these issues with insight and sympathy, penetrating beyond the stereotypes to the realities of Islamic life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
OUV
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Ahmed, Akbar S
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Islam
  • Islam
Label
Islam today : a short introduction to the muslim world, Akbar S. Ahmed
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41126337
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 253 pages
Isbn
9781860642579
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Islam today : a short introduction to the muslim world, Akbar S. Ahmed
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41126337
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 253 pages
Isbn
9781860642579
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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