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Islam For Dummies

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Many non-Muslims have no idea that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews, and that Islam preaches compassion, charity, humility, and the brotherhood of man. And the similarities don't end there. According to Islamic teaching, Muhammad founded Islam in 610 CE after the angel Gabriel appeared to him at Mecca and told him that God had entered him among the ranks of such great biblical prophets as Abraham, Moses, and Christ. Whether you live or work alongside Muslims and want to relate to them better, or you simply want to gain a better understanding of the world's second largest religion, Islam For Dummies can help you make sense of this religion and its appeal. From the Qur'an to Ramadan, this friendly guide introduces you to the origins, practices and beliefs of Islam, including: Muhammad, the man and the legend The Five Pillars of Wisdom The Five Essentials beliefs of Islam The different branches of Islam and Islamic sects The Qur'an and Islamic law Islam throughout history and its impact around the world Professor Malcolm Clark explores the roots of Islam, how it has developed over the centuries, and it's long and complex relationship with Christianity. He helps puts Islam in perspective as a major cultural and geopolitical force. And he provided helpful insights into, among other things: Muhammad, the Qur'an and the ethical teachings of Islam Muslim worship, customs, and rituals surrounding birth, marriage, and death Shi'ites, Sunnis, Sufis, Druze, and other important Muslim groups Islam in relation to Judaism and Christianity In these troubled times, it is important that we try to understand the belief systems of others, for through understanding comes peace. Islam For Dummies helps you build bridges of understanding between you and your neighbors in the global village. Islam For Dummies (9781119642978) was previously published as Islam For Dummies (9780764555039). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Product code: 9781119642978

ISBN 9781119642978
No. Of Pages 400
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H233xW186xS21
BRAND REFRESH: This title was previously published as Islam For Dummies (9780764555039). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Islam is practiced by 1.8 billion people globally, or about 24.1% of the worlds population. It is the second-largest religion in the world after Christianity, and is the fastest-growing. (Pew Research Center) There were about 3.45 million Muslims living in the U.S. in 2017, making up 1.1% of the countrys population. By 2050, the U.S. Muslim population is projected to reach 8.1 million. (Pew Research Center) Because of the rise of Islamic extremism, Islam has garnered a poor reputation in the West. According to a survey conducted by the Brookings Institute, 55% of Americans have either a somewhat or very unfavorable view of Islam. Islam For Dummies will explain the truth about the religion and clear up common misconceptions.