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A First Encounter

By Kent P. Jackson

Paperback, 112 pages £15.50
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781944394790
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Subjects: Arabic and Islamic Studies, Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy and Religion

An introduction to Islam that has its focus on the practices and beliefs of ordinary people and on the issues that Western readers encounter in news reports.

Introduction: What is Islam?

1. Muhammad
2. The Qur'an
3. After Muhammad
4. Five Basic Beliefs
5. Witness, Prayer, and Almsgiving
6. Fasting and Pilgrimage
7. The Mosque
8. Law and Authority
9. Shiism
10. Spiritual Life
11. Private Life
12. Islamism and Jihad
13. Modern Political Challenges, Part 1 (Egypt, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Afghanistan)
14. Modern Political Challenges, Part 2 (Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Nigeria and Indonesia)
15. Muslims in Europe
16. Muslims in North America

Conclusion: Who is a Muslim

Author and Acknowledgements


Publication Details:

 Paperback , 112 pages
75 col. illus.

BIC Code:
  REL037000, SOC048000
 Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies


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