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  - Sheryl Hill - Goodreads

A decent book because the editors--unlike so many others--actually had the book written by a Muslim. This is a good book to use as an introduction to Islam. The other book of this type, Islam for Dummies, was written by a non-Muslim Dummy who is obviously poorly acquainted with his subject. Read full review

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

User Review  - Charles Franklin - Goodreads

"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam" actually turned out to be more in-depth than I expected it to be. I expected a book that would reinforce what I knew about Islam: 5 Pillars ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Yahiya Emerick is 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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