The book attempts to explain the multi-dimensionality of Islam as a path of enlightenment. More importantly, Islam—as a religion practiced worldwide—has a diverse and deep history. This history demonstrates how Islam has shaped the civilizations and humanity.The First Section of the book provides an introduction and overview of Islamic Beliefs and Practices (Points of Belief, Acts of Worship, Sources of Islamic Ethics). The Second Section takes on issues seen as controversial in the modern world (Islamophobia, One Islam & Many “Muslims”, Shari’ah Law, Gender Roles, Islamic Dress Codes, Polygamy , Jihad & relationship with Non-Muslims). The Third Section covers aspects of American Muslim History & Demographics (The Early Period, The birth of African-American Islam and the Waves of Immigration). The Fourth Section presents summation of the broad tapestry of Muslim history (From the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) to the fiasco of the “Arab Spring”). This special book makes the perfect gift for friends, neighbors or just fellow Muslims who want to know a little more about the depth and breadth of their own religion. It contains clear & lucid language, succinct & straightforward presentation and helpful reference tools like Quranic references, a glossary and recommended reading. The book is fully illustrated with maps to ease understanding.
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