128 Pages
    by Routledge

    Islam is a concise and readable survey of the history of Islam, from the birth of Muhammad in seventh-century Arabia to the differing situations of Muslim's throughout today's world. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to contemporary Muslim beliefs and practices and looks at the ways in which this rapidly growing religion is meeting the challenges of the modern world.

    1. Islam in Everyday Life and Society ,2. The Birth of Islam,3. Theology, Law and Mysticism,4. Beliefs, Rituals and Practices,5. Islamic Thought in the Modern World,6. Looking to the Future


    Jamal J. Elias

    'A very helpful resource for group discussion and study. The chapters are short and each chapter is divided into helpful sections.' - Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations Vol.10, No.3, 1999

    '... perhaps one of the best short introductions to Islam currently available ... ideal for first-year undergraduates, sixth-formers, and even older school children ... an excellent introduction ...' - Sophie Gilliat-Ray, World Faiths Encounter