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By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

HarperOne, Paperback, 9780060507145, 224pp.

Publication Date: December 24, 2002


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:

What Is Islam?

The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam

Islamic Practices and Institutions

The History of Islam

Schools of Islamic Thought

Islam in the Contemporary World

Islam and Other Religions

The Spiritual and Religious Significance of Islam

Praise For Islam

“A valuable primer on a religion that, for all its monolithic appearances, is as splintered as any other.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“[A] classical and timeless text....that manages to be sweeping in scope yet accessible in style.”
-Publishers Weekly

“[A] deep, thoughtful, sympathetic introduction to the diversity and history of Islamic faith and practice.”