Islam

Faith and History

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About The Book

Professor Ayoub of Temple University, Pennsylvania, is one of the best known scholars of Islam in America today. He firmly believes that it is important to learn about Islam, its history, beliefs, and practices from believing Muslims. In this book, he combines his objective scholarship with the insights of an insider, to present a unique introduction to Islam as a living religion.
From the starting point of his own spiritual journey, Ayoub explores all aspects of Islam: from its origins to the modern-day challenges of the world; from the Qur’an and Islamic law to the epic poetry of the Sufis; and from the spread of Islam worldwide to the present role of Islam in the US and Europe.
A unique blend of personal understanding and scholarly endeavour, this digestible account will enable the reader to gain an insider’s perspective on Islam and experience its significance from within.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (October 1, 2013)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780744520

Raves and Reviews

"Ayoub's work is remarkable in the sense that he speaks from the very heart of the Islamic tradition. Highly recommended."

– Omid Safi - Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Colgate University, New York State, USA

"As might be expected from this author, the overall structure and presentation of the book is good, and the general style and wide ranging nature of the contents [are] acceptable for an introductory text."

– Yasim Dutton

"As might be expected from this author, the overall structure and presentation of the book is good, and the general style and wide ranging nature of the contents [are] acceptable for an introductory text."

– Yasim Dutton

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