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TitleThe Islam book : big ideas simply explained / foreword by Rageh Omaar. First American edition. Ed
Call NoJ 297 OMA
CollectionJuvenile 200-299
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International Standard Book Number 9781465491480 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 1465491481 (hardcover)
Title Statement The Islam book : big ideas simply explained / foreword by Rageh Omaar.
Edition Statement First American edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice ©2020.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, New York : DK Publishing, Penguin Random House, 2020.
Physical Description 336 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier.
Series Statement Big ideas simply explained.
General Note Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note Muhammad -- The Quran -- An Islamic identity -- The golden age of Islam -- Reform and revival -- Islam today.
Summary, Etc. This comprehensive, accessible, and factual guide to Islam is essential to understanding the world's fastest-growing religion. This essential guide to Islam covers every aspect of the Muslim faith and its history - from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the teachings of the Koran to Islam in the 21st century. Celebrating the scientific, literary, and artistic achievements of the Islamic Golden Age and the ideas of philosophers and theologians across the centuries, it opens a window on the Islamic world. The series' trademark graphics and mind maps unpick the central tenets of Islam, such as prayer, fasting, and pilgrimage. Clear factual writing offers insight into terms like Sharia law, the Caliphate, and jihad; Sunni and Shia divisions; and Sufi poetry and music. Images of Islamic art, architecture, calligraphy, and historical artefacts illustrate the articles. Modern issues such as fundamentalism are discussed in context alongside the work of peaceful traditionalists, modernizers, and women's rights campaigners, among others. Packed with more than 80 inspiring quotations, and bold, intriguing illustrations, this is an invaluable source of information both for members of one of the world's major religions and any interested reader who wants a clear unbiased guide to the meaning of this faith.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Islam History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Islam.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Muslims.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Islamic Empire.
Index Term-Genre/Form Young adult literature.
Added Entry, Personal Name Omaar, Rageh, writer of foreword.
Series Added Entry-Uniform Title Big ideas simply explained.
Location J 297 OMA 31662001650936

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