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Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization

Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization - 03 edition

Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780060507145

ISBN10: 0060507144

Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization by Seyyed Hossein Nasr - ISBN 9780060507145
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco
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Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization by Seyyed Hossein Nasr - ISBN 9780060507145

ISBN13: 9780060507145

ISBN10: 0060507144

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03

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Summary

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: bull;What Is Islam? bull;The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam bull;Islamic Practices and Institutions bull;The History of Islam bull;Schools of Islamic Thought bull;Islam in the Contemporary World bull;Islam and Other Religions bull;The Spiritual and Religious Significance of Islam

Author Bio

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein : George Washington University

Seyyed Hossein Nasr was born in Tehran, Iran. He received his advanced education at M.I.T. and Harvard University, and returned to teach at Tehran University from 1958 to 1979, where be also served as dean of the Faculty of Letters and vice chancellor. He founded the Iranian Academy of Philosophy and served as its first president, and was also president of Aryamehr University for several years. Since 1984, he has been university professor of Islamic studies at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and president of the Foundation for Traditional Studies.