ROGER DU PASQUIER
Alone among the worldâ€™s religions, Islam is not just surviving but flourishing. Yet many people know little about Islam and regard its continuing attraction as something of a mystery. In this book, Du Pasquier, an award-winning Swiss journalist, provides a thorough introduction to Muslim belief, history and culture. He deals not only with topical issues, such as â€˜fundamentalismâ€™ and the status of Muslim women, but provides an overview of the Qurâ€™an, the Prophet, Islamic history, and the nature of Muslim art and literature. Unbiased yet passionate, the book offers an â€˜unveilingâ€™ which must be heeded if the present mutual incomprehension between East and West is to be overcome.
Roger Du Pasquier is a Swiss journalist whose features on the Muslim world reflect a lifetime of experience and study. In 1988 he was awarded the coveted French Authorâ€™s association prize.
â€˜This book offers an exceptionally lucid and concise introduction to Islam specially intended for those with little prior knowledge or understanding of it...The author is endowed with a pronounced gift for thoroughly explaining complex issues or ideas in only a very few words.â€™ Maryam Jameelah (Muslim World Book Review)
â€˜In this excellent translation by T. J. Winter from the French original, the principal tenets of Islamic faith are presented elegantly and succinctly...Recommended to both non-Muslims who want to learn more...and to Muslims who find their commitment wavering, and are in need of intellectual reinforcement.â€™ Islamica