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An edition of Islam: A Concise Introduction (2001)

Islam

A Concise Introduction

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This edition was published in by HarperOne

Written in English

112 pages

Drawn from his masterful presentation of Islam in the bestselling The World’s Religions (over 2,000,000 copies sold), Huston Smith offers a highly readable and incisive guide to the heart of a tradition with more than 1 billion adherents worldwide.Dispelling narrow and distorted notions about the nature of Islam, Smith shows the rich history, culture, and values that sustain this vibrant tradition. As Huston points out, Islam itself means primarily “peace” and its full connotation is “the peace that comes when one’s life is surrendered to God.” Featuring a new introduction for these troubled times, the book covers not only the history and teachings, but also such timely issues as the true meaning of jihad, the role of women in Islamic societies, and the remarkable growth of Islam in America.This book will stand apart as the least expensive, and most concise, timely, and reliable introduction available today.

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Islam
2008, HarperCollins
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Islam: A Concise Introduction
December 4, 2001, HarperOne
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Islam: a concise introduction
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Islam

A Concise Introduction

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Drawn from his masterful presentation of Islam in the bestselling The World’s Religions (over 2,000,000 copies sold), Huston Smith offers a highly readable and incisive guide to the heart of a tradition with more than 1 billion adherents worldwide.Dispelling narrow and distorted notions about the nature of Islam, Smith shows the rich history, culture, and values that sustain this vibrant tradition. As Huston points out, Islam itself means primarily “peace” and its full connotation is “the peace that comes when one’s life is surrendered to God.” Featuring a new introduction for these troubled times, the book covers not only the history and teachings, but also such timely issues as the true meaning of jihad, the role of women in Islamic societies, and the remarkable growth of Islam in America.This book will stand apart as the least expensive, and most concise, timely, and reliable introduction available today.

Islam

A Concise Introduction

This edition was published in by HarperOne


First Sentence

""Around the name of the Arabs,"writes Philip Hitti, "gleams that halo which belongs to the world-conquerors."

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