The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam

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Alpha, 2002 - Religion - 383 pages
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-- The Qur'an -- the Muslim Bible or something more?
-- A day in the life of a Muslim -- prayers toward Mecca and keeping halal
-- The Islamic dress code and life ceremonies -- and Ramadan and Hajj, the two Islamic holidays
-- The life of the Prophet Muhammad -- and 1400 years of Islamic history
-- More than one type of Muslim -- the Sunnis, the Shi'as, and the Sufis
-- Islam in the modern world -- cultural revivalism and politics
-- The other side of the coin -- the Arab-Israeli conflict and Islam

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

I have a weakness for the Complete Idiot's Guides. This one was a great starting point. It especially helps with knowing what to read about next. If you know nothing about Islam, start here. Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Ray A - Goodreads

Very educational read on the fundamental (not fundamentalist) beliefs of Islam. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Yahiya Emerickis an American convert to Islam who has been involved in interfaith issues and education since 1990. He has a graduate degree in history, has authored 14 books for adults and children, and has been published in many magazines, including the Journal for Religion and Education.

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