"A concise dictionary of Islamic history, religion, philosophy and political movements."
The A to Z of Islam is a handy quick-reference on both the message and the spread of Islam from its beginnings in Mecca and Medina in the 6th century to its growth into a major world religion. Various aspects of Islam are covered in crisp, alphabetically arranged entries, spanning its history, religion, philosophy and political and spiritual movements, including:
The book will equally enable readers to understand and put in perspective contemporary philosophical trends as also social and political responses by Islamic movements to issues of 21st-century politics, such as the inroads of Westernization in the Islamic world.
A chronology highlights important Islamic milestones till the end of the 20th century. The book is rounded-off with a comprehensive bibliography which guides interested readers to in-depth knowledge resources on various topics.
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