The A-to-Z of Islam Ludwig W. AdamecVision Books : The A-to-Z of Islam : Ludwig W. Adamec : Book (ISBN: 8170945410) Pages: 328 Price: Rs. 280 Format: Paperback
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"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 essential articles of Islamic faith and way of life;
Sources of Islamic law and theology;
The different Islamic schools of philosophy;
Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims; and other sects and
Influential Islamic theologians, scholars, political and
Islamic traditions, prayers and pilgrimages, beliefs,
rituals and ceremonies;
Important Islamic cultural, religion and historic
Significant political developments, military battles and
important Islamic dynasties.
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
Ludwig W. Adamec
Ludwig W. Adamec is a professor of Middle Eastern studies at the University of Arizona, USA and was director of its Near Eastern Center for ten years. Widely known as a leading authority on Islam and particularly Afghanistan. He is the author of a number of reference works on Afghanistan and books on Afghan history, foreign policy and international relations, including a six-volume
Political Gazetteer of Afghanistan and the Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan.