Islam: The Key Concepts is a clear and concise guide to the religion and culture of Islam. Kecia Ali and Oliver Leaman explore this highly topical subject focusing on key issues including: the Qur’an, faith, theology, gender, fundamentalism, martyrdom, Jihad, Islam in America, Islam in Europe and Islamic Law.
This is the ideal study resource and includes: a comprehensive introduction, an alphabetical list of relevant terms (fully cross-referenced), a short bibliographical guide, bibliography, and index. A glossary of all non-English terms is also provided.
Table of Contents
Angel. Beauty. Creation. Day of Judgement. Education. Faith. Gender. Hijab. Islam in America. Jihad. Ka'bah. Love. Martyrdom. Nafs. Orientalism. Philosophy. Qu'ran. Rhetoric. Theology. Wahabism. Ziyarah
Kecia Ali is the author of Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence (2006). She is currently Assistant Professor of Religion at Boston University. She previously held research and teaching fellowships at Brandeis University and Harvard Divinity School.
Oliver Leaman teaches at the University of Kentucky and writes mainly on Islamic thought. His most recent relevant publication is his edited volume, The Qur'an: an Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2005).