Author: Ludwig W Adamec
Publisher: Vision/Orient paperbacks
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170945410
This book will enable readers to understand in a perspective Islam's contemporary philosophical trends as well as the social and political responses by Islamic movements to issues of 21st-century politics, such as the inroads of Westernization in the Islamic world.
A chronology highlights important Islamic milestones till the end of the 20th century. The book is rounded-off with a comprehensive bibliography which guides interested readers to in-depth knowledge resources on various topics.
Various aspects of Islam are covered in crisp, alphabetically arranged entries, spanning its history, religion, philosophy and political and spiritual movements, including:
The essential articles of Islamic faith and way of life
Sources of Islamic law and theology
The different Islamic schools of philosophy
Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims; and other sects and communities;
Influential Islamic theologians, scholars, political and cultural leaders;
Islamic traditions, prayers and pilgrimages, beliefs, rituals and ceremonies;
Important Islamic cultural, religion and historic centres;
Significant political developments, military battles and important Islamic dynasties.
Map of the Islamic World
Abbreviations and Acronyms