A New Introduction to Islam

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Wiley, Oct 17, 2003 - Religion - 288 pages
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Written in an engaging style, this text introduces students not just to what Muslims believe and practise, but also to the history and development of Islamic studies as a discipline.

  • Provides a thought-provoking account of the origins, major features and lasting impact of the Islamic tradition.
  • Introduces students to the history and development of Islamic studies as a discipline.
  • Examines how monotheism in the Near East produced a unique and brilliant intellectual and religious tradition spanning the fields of Islamic law, theology, philosophy and mysticism.
  • Surveys the ways in which Islamic tradition has enriched the world and in turn been enriched by interaction with other civilizations, from the Mongols to the modern West.
  • Considers the opportunities and challenges facing Muslims today.
  • Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, and useful maps and diagrams.

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Good Overview of Islam. At times the history sections I found a bit dense and difficult to read. The Arabic font on my Kindle didn't format quite right. However, Brown has some good insights, and there are excellent and thorough recommendations for further reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Ellie Brayne-Whyatt - Goodreads

Very helpful when I was studying a one year course in Islamic studies. I would highly recommend to any undergrad student who is doing a similar topic. However, if you want more information on Islamic ... Read full review

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Daniel Brown has lived in Egypt and in Pakistan where he was born and spent his first eighteen years. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the International Islamic University in Islamabad, the Institute of Islamic Culture in Lahore and Cairo University, and has taught Islamic Studies at Mount Holyoke, Amherst and Smith Colleges. He is the author of Rethinking Tradition in Modern Islamic Thought.

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