Islam: The Basics

2nd Edition

By Colin Turner

© 2011 – Routledge

260 pages

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About the Book

Now in its second edition, Islam: The Basics provides an introduction to the Islamic faith, examining the doctrines of the religion, the practises of Muslims and the history and significance of Islam in modern contexts. Key topics covered include:

  • the Qur'an and its teachings
  • the life of the Prophet Muhammad
  • gender, women and Islam
  • Sufism and Shi’ism
  • Islam and the western world
  • non-Muslim approaches to Islam.

With updated further reading, illustrative maps and an expanded chronology of turning points in the Islamic world, this book is essential reading for students of religious studies and all those new to the subject of Islam.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Messenger 2. The Message 3. The Rise of Muslim Civilisation 4. Belief 5. Practice 6. Spirituality 7. Revival, Reform and the Challenges of Modernity. A Timeline of Events in Muslim History. Glossary of Arabic Terms. Index

About the Author

Colin Turner is Reader in Islamic Thought in the School of Government and International Affairs at the University of Durham, UK.

About the Series

The Basics

The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REL000000
RELIGION / General
REL037000
RELIGION / Islam / General
REL054000
RELIGION / Reference