Summary: The first edition of A Brief History of Islam offered a an absorbing history of Islam, accessible without being simplisitic. Starting with the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islamic ideals, it took the reader through Islam s phenomenal geographical expansion and cultural development, right up to the modern day. Throughout the book, representative events, characters and movements were chosen to highlight th dey issues and involve the reader.This new, revised and expanded edition ...show morekeeps the key elements from the first edition, but now includes new sections on the intrepretation and role of the Qur an, the nature of Islamic spirituality, the importance of Islam outside the Middle Eastern world, and the role of women. The result is an unparalleled introduction to the complex and topical of Islam. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 10
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