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The Resource Islam : a very short introduction, Malise Ruthven

Islam : a very short introduction, Malise Ruthven

Label
Islam : a very short introduction
Title
Islam
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Malise Ruthven
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Islam dominates the news, often in stories filled with images of violence. Yet these disturbing images are at odds with a faith that most adherents--who now number over a billion worldwide--would regard as no less pacific than Buddhism or Christianity. Indeed, the word Islam in Arabic means 'self-surrender' and is closely related to salaam, the word for peace. In this thoroughly revised new edition, Malise Ruthven offers a balance, compact, and reliable overview of Islam. An internationally recognized authority on Islam, Ruthven offers essential insights into this major world religion, examining such issues as why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and the central importance of the Shar'ia (Islamic law) in Islamic life. He also provides fresh perspectives on contemporary questions: Why is the greatest Jihad (holy war) now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil? Can women find fulfillment in Islamic societies? How must Islam adapt as it confronts the modern world? For the new edition, Ruthven brings the text up-to-date, shedding light on some of the most significant changes in the Muslim world in recent years; from the emergence of al-Qaeda and the attacks on New York and Washington on 9/11 and the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. Ruthven includes a new chapter on 'Globalized Islam, ' which examines the effects of economic globalization, the impact of international events in Middle Eastern countries, the questions surrounding Islam and democracy, and the reception and perception of Islam in the West."--Publisher's description
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruthven, Malise
Dewey number
297
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BP161.2
LC item number
.R86 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • RELIGION
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Religion
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Islam
Label
Islam : a very short introduction, Malise Ruthven
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Women and family
  • 6.
  • The two Jihads
  • 1.
  • Islam, Muslims, and Islamism
  • 2.
  • The Quran and the Prophet
  • 3.
  • Divine unicity
  • 4.
  • The Shariʻa and its consequences
Control code
43476241
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 162 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199504695
Lccn
97025616
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)43476241
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Islam : a very short introduction, Malise Ruthven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Women and family
  • 6.
  • The two Jihads
  • 1.
  • Islam, Muslims, and Islamism
  • 2.
  • The Quran and the Prophet
  • 3.
  • Divine unicity
  • 4.
  • The Shariʻa and its consequences
Control code
43476241
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 162 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199504695
Lccn
97025616
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)43476241
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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