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Islam: The Essentials by Tariq Ramadan
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Islam: The Essentials

by Tariq Ramadan

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This is an important book. Tariq Ramadan has done us all a favour by writing this book.

The structure is superb, and takes the uninitiated through the entire history. Then, he introduces you to the principles, and then the practises,

He ends with some of the challenges, and debunks many myths and distortions. Unfortunately, we live in the world of the distortions.

The book is well written, lucid, well researched and balances.

Kudos to him for a masterpiece ( )
  RajivC | Sep 12, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141980508, Mass Market Paperback)

The essential introduction to Islam by a leading expert Hardly a day goes by without mention of Islam. And yet, for most people, and in much of the world, Islam remains a little-known religion. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is - or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam: precisely the question this short and extremely accessible book sets out to answer. In simple, direct language it will introduce readers to Islam, to its spirituality, its principles, its rituals, its diversity and its evolution.

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"What is Islam? What are its principles, rituals, history, evolution and challenges? What do words such as 'Allah', 'Sharia', 'Jihad', and 'Infidel' really mean? Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at St Antony's College and at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford.… (more)

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