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Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics (2003)

by Daniel Ali, Robert Spencer

Other authors: Mitch F. Pacwa (Foreword)

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Best for high school to adult. Helps to understand the Muslim perspective. ( )
  SSJP | Jun 4, 2015 |
Inside Islam
A Guide for Catholics
100 Questions and Answers

By Daniel Ali & Robert Spencer
Ascension Press 2003
179 Pages; US$11.99
ISBN 9780965922852

As the title notes, this book has an intended audience. This book is apologetic in nature, and as such primarily compares and contrasts Catholic doctrines with Islamic ones. However, that is not to say this book is unusable by non-Catholics. This book is a good, basic introduction to Islam. It covers:

  • The Confession of Faith (shahada)

  • The Five Pillars of Islam

  • The Six Articles of Islamic Faith

  • History of Islam

  • Differences between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims

  • Jizya tax on dhimmis

and many other topics. Pulls no punches whatsoever. Probably not the work to refer to before meeting a new Muslim friend, but very informative. Useful as a quick reference guide. Not a deep or sympathetic investigation of the spiritual practice or theology of Islam. ( )
  bespen | Jan 31, 2009 |
It is important in today's world for Americans to understand the history and culture of Islam. This book is in an easy-to-read, question & answer, format.
  mwittkids | Oct 30, 2007 |
Obviously has a bias, but gives insight into parts of Islam some people won't admit. ( )
1 vote Ninja337 | Apr 26, 2007 |
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Islam. For some, the word is frightening; for others, mysterious. For all, it is a religious force that cannot be ignored. Now here’s a question-and-answer book on Islam written specifically for Catholics. Inside Islam addresses Islam’s controversial teachings on God, jihad, the role of women, and more.

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