Islam: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press, 1997 - Religion - 176 pages
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Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction offers an essential insight into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, why the Shar'ia (Islamic law) is such an important aspect of Islamic life, and why the greatest `Jihad' (holy war) is now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil. In addition he prompts further questioning into the ideas of `Islamic resurgence' as both an old and new concept, whether or not women can find fulfilment and equality within an Islamic framework, and the sort of problems facing Islam and its confrontation with the modern world. - ;Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam, both as ideology and religion. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction therefore offers an essential insight into issues such as the why the greatest `Jihad' (holy war) is now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil, why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and how the Shar'ia (Islamic law) has become such an important aspect of Islamic life. In addition he prompts further questioning into the ideas of `Islamic resurgence' as both an old and new concept, whether or not women can find fulfilment and equality within an Islamic framework, and the sort of problems facing Islam and its confrontations with the modern world. -

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Review: Islam: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

I listened to this one as an audio. It is definitely brief, and I imagine if it was assigned reading for a course, it would be a little more enjoyable. Having very little historical knowledge of Islam ... Read full review

Review: Islam: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Biased, non-academic mess. To be fair, the book is informative, but inaccurate. Read full review

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Malise Ruthven - The New York Review of Books
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Review essay: introducing Islam or reviling Muslims?
Islam: A Very Short Introduction. Malise Ruthven. Oxford: Oxford University. Press, 1997. 161 pp. 978-0-19-285389-9. The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam. ...
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Malise Ruthven discusses the term in Islam: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2000) as follows:. There is, however, a secondary meaning to ...
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Harvard University Press: Historical Atlas of Islam by Malise Ruthven
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About the author (1997)


Malise Ruthven is renowned as a commentator on Islam and the Arab world. A former scriptwriter with the BBC Arabic and World Services, his previous publications include Islam in the World and The Divine Supermarket: Shopping for God in America.

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