Islam - Simple Guides

By Danielle Robinson
(Kuperard, Paperback, 9781857334357, 144pp.)

Publication Date: November 4, 2008

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• to appreciate one of the world’s great religions and the Islamic way of life

• to understand what it means to follow the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad — ‘the Messenger of God’

• to recognize Islam’s key practices and traditional beliefs

• to avoid faux pas in conversation, in travelling and in personal relationships


Simple Guides: Religion is a series of concise, accessible introductions to the world’s major religions. Written by experts in the field, they offer an engaging and sympathetic description of the key concepts, beliefs and practices of different faiths.

Ideal for spiritual seekers and travellers alike, Simple Guides aims to open the doors of perception. Together the books provide a reliable compass to the world’s great spiritual traditions, and a point of reference for further exploration and discovery. By offering essential insights into the core values customs and beliefs of different societies, they also enable visitors to be aware of the cultural sensibilities of their hosts, and to behave in a way that fosters mutual respect and understanding.

About the Author

DANIELLE ROBINSON was born and bred in Toulouse, in the South of France. In 1971 she married Neal Robinson, today a leading authority in Islamic Studies and author of The Sayings of Muhammad (London, 1991). Subsequently, Danielle taught French throughout England and now lives in Yorkshire where she is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Bradford. She is currently closely involved in Cultural Studies relating to Islam in France, and in particular the representation of Muslim women.

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