Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization by Seyyed Hossein NasrThe worlds leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1.2 billion adherents.
In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth:
•What Is Islam?
•The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam
•Islamic Practices and Institutions
•The History of Islam
•Schools of Islamic Thought
•Islam in the Contemporary World
•Islam and Other Religions
•The Spiritual and Religious Significance of Islam
Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization
The world's leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1. In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth:. A valuable primer on a religion that, for all its monolithic appearance, is as splintered as any other. Interesting to hear the story from the other side, but tends to portray Islamic activity as 'expansion' and portray Western activity as 'Imperialism'. Author of over fifty books, Professor Nasr is a well-known and highly respected intellectual figure both in the West and in the Islamic world.
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The history of Islam concerns the political, social, economic and developments of Islamicate civilization. Most historians  believe that Islam originated in Mecca and Medina at the start of the 7th century CE, approximately years after the founding of Christianity. Muslims , however, believe that it did not start with Muhammad , but that it was the original faith of others whom they regard as prophets , such as Jesus , David , Moses , Abraham , Noah and Adam. In CE , Muhammad began receiving what Muslims consider to be divine revelations. With Muhammad's death in , disagreement broke out over who would succeed him as leader of the Muslim community. Polities such as those ruled by the Umayyads in the Middle East and later in Iberia , Abbasids , Fatimids , and Mamluks were among the most influential powers in the world.
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By Seyyed Hossein Nasr. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, Nasr states that the common theme in the trilogy "is the universalist perspective and respect for other religions" p. In addition, Nasr clarifies that his approach, as with all of his Islamic writings, is to write from an Islamic perspective, which he terms "traditional Islam" p. Nasr stands opposed to either the secular modernist or fundamentalist perspectives, both of which he regards as forms of extremism. This book, initially published as part of Our Religions , edited by A.