Fifty Key Figures in Islam

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 3, 2006 - Religion - 264 pages
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The perfect resource for those wishing to learn more about the Muslim culture, its people and its teachings, Fifty Key Figures in Islam explores the lives and thoughts of fifty influential individuals in Islam and surveys a heritage that spans 1,500 years.

Covering key figures such as the Prophet Muhammad, Suleiman 'the Magnificent' and El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), the entry for each figure includes:

  • biographical details
  • a presentation and analysis of their main ideas
  • an account of their impact and influence within and, if appropriate, beyond the Islamic tradition
  • list of major works and additional reading.

Fully cross-referenced for ease of use, this clearly presented work is ideal for those interested in or studying the area, and could not have come at a more fascinating time in history for Islam.

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I have read this book in Arabic and i support the author's liberal view within Islam. Read full review

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I have read this book in Arabic and i support the author's liberal view within Islam. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Dr. Roy Ahmad Jackson has been a lecturer and writer of religion and philosophy for over fifteen years. He has lectured in Islamic Studies at various universities, including University of Durham and Kings’ College London. He has previously written books on Nietzsche, Plato, Islam and Philosophy of Religion.

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