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The world's leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1.2 billion adherents.

In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth:

•What Is Islam?

•The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam

•Islamic Practices and Institutions

•The History of Islam

•Schools of Islamic Thought

•Islam in the Contemporary World

•Islam and Other Religions

•The Spiritual and Religious Significance of Islam

Topics: Islam, The Middle East, Western Civilization, Politics, Philosophical, and Essays

Published: HarperCollins on Mar 17, 2009
ISBN: 9780061745294
List price: $10.39
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Not a very interesting read--bogged down in lots of names & facts. Interesting to hear the story from the other side, but tends to portray Islamic activity as 'expansion' and portray Western activity as 'Imperialism'.read more
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Among the best I've ever read; Nasr has a genius for interweaving Shi`ism with the rest of Islam (instead of relegating it to footnotes or a separate chapter) without getting defensive about it.read more
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Not a very interesting read--bogged down in lots of names & facts. Interesting to hear the story from the other side, but tends to portray Islamic activity as 'expansion' and portray Western activity as 'Imperialism'.
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Among the best I've ever read; Nasr has a genius for interweaving Shi`ism with the rest of Islam (instead of relegating it to footnotes or a separate chapter) without getting defensive about it.
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