Islam [electronic resource] : a brief history / Tamara Sonn.
- ISBN: 9781444358988 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 9781444317848 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
|General Note:|| 1st ed. published in 2004 under the title: A brief history of Islam.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Many paths to one God: establishing the ideals -- Pursuit of knowledge in the service of God and humanity: the golden age -- Division and reorganization -- Colonialism and reform -- Obstacles and prospects for Islamic reform.
|Summary, etc.:|| Reflecting recent developments and expanding its coverage of key issues, this book is a concise and absorbing account of Islamic history and of Islam's role in today's global society. This book spans Islamic history from the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islamic ideals, through Islam's phenomenal geographical expansion and cultural development, to the creation of modern states and its role in today's global society. It features expanded coverage of the Qur'an, Sufism, and Muslim views on human rights, including the rights of women, and includes vignettes of Islamic life, representing mainstream Muslim viewpoints on issues of global concern. The author also explores the complex interrelationships of cultural, political, and ideological developments woven throughout Islamic history, drawing on specific examples including current developments in Pakistan.
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2011 Available via World Wide Web.
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