William C. Chittick is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at State University of New York, Stony Brook.
Author: William C. Chittick
Publisher: State University of New York Press
William C. Chittick is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at State University of New York, Stony Brook. His other books include A Shi’ite Anthrology; The Sufi Path of Knowledge: Ibn al-Arabi’s Metaphysics of Imagination; and The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi, all published by SUNY Press.
This book sets out the basic framework of Islamic belief and practice.
Author: David Norcliffe
This book sets out the basic framework of Islamic belief and practice. It provides a picture of the Islamic faith as an integrated whole based on the central concept of tawhid- oneness. The role of Muhammad, the Qur'an, the Five Pillars, and the family are discussed, as well as all aspects of the Islamic faith.The book discusses the origins of Islam, addresses the early theological controversies in the context of Islamic history, and focuses on the impact of Islamic belief in the modern world: in social terms, such as the role of women, and in political terms, such as the Iranian revolution. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world today. The social, political and economic manifestations of this growth impact on all countries and on all religions. Conflict and misunderstanding are legion, as evidenced daily in news reports of how Muslims perceive western actions and vice versa. This book explains why Muslims wish to place their religious beliefs at the heart of their social, political and economic lives.
This work explores the first millennium of Islamic culture, seeking to shatter stereotypes and enlighten readers about the events and achievements that have shaped contemporary Islamic civilization.
Author: Jonathan Bloom
Publisher: Yale University Press
In its first thousand years - from the revelations given to Muhammad in the 7th century to the great Islamic empires of the 16th - Islamic civilization flourished. While Europeans suffered through the Dark Ages, Muslims in such cities as Jerusalem, Damascus, Alexandria, Fez, Tunis, Cairo and Baghdad made remarkable advances in philosophy, science, medicine, literature and art. This work explores the first millennium of Islamic culture, seeking to shatter stereotypes and enlighten readers about the events and achievements that have shaped contemporary Islamic civilization. Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair examine the rise of Islam, the life of Muhammad, and the Islamic principles of faith. They describe the golden age of the Abbasids, the Mongol invasions, and the great Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires that emerged in their wake. Their narrative, complemented by excerpts of the Koran, poetry, biographies, inscriptions, travel guides, and a 13th-century recipe, concludes with a brief epilogue that takes us into the 20th century.
Interweaving teachings from the Koran, the sayings of the Prophet, and the great authorities of the tradition, the book introduces the essentials of each dimension.
Author: Sachiko Murata
This introduction to Islam for Western readers explores the fundamental religious beliefs held by Muslims for nearly 1400 years. It covers the four dimensions of Islam - practice, faith, spirituality and the Islamic view of history, as outlined in the Hadith of Gabriel. Interweaving teachings from the Koran, the sayings of the Prophet, and the great authorities of the tradition, the book introduces the essentials of each dimension. It then goes on to describe how each has been manifest in Islamic institutions throughout the course of history.
"Basics of Islam for young Muslims"--Cover.
Author: M. Fettah Resuloglu
The universe has been brought into existence as a peerless book speaking of its author, a masterpiece pointing to its Artist, a perfect poem indicating its Poet, and an unmatched treasure expressing the infinite wealth of its Owner. Every human being who can frame their perspective accordingly can observe the marks belonging to Allah everywhere they look, see His stamp and seal, and perceive the existence of Allah in their conscience. More precisely, the Lord of the Worlds makes Himself felt in the heart of a believer who strives to see Allah s Names everywhere they look and who exerts utmost endeavor to read in the Name of their Lord.This book is an essential guide to the basics of Islamic faith and practice for young Muslims, giving special importance to cleanliness and the Daily Prayers. With inspirational reading texts, this book can serve as a self-study manual, and is suitable as well for the curriculum of Islamic education."
Al-Ghazali was one of the great Muslim theologians. In this book the author provides a translation of some of his works, including his spiritual autobiography.
Publisher: Kazi Publications Incorporated
Al-Ghazali was one of the great Muslim theologians. In this book the author provides a translation of some of his works, including his spiritual autobiography. Al-Ghazali's description of his own emergence from scepticism anticipates the philosophical method of systematic doubt employed by Descartes. Another work translated here sets out Al-Ghazali's ideal of how a religious person should order his life from hour to hour and day to day.