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    Thomas W. Lippman
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    0452011604
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    A Meridian Book; 3rd revised edition (September 1, 1995)
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    198 pages
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Thomas W. Lippman (Author). A little over thirteen centuries ago, the prophet Muhammad converted a few Arab desert tribes to the belief in a single god, Allah, thus founding the religion of Islam.

Thomas W. Within a century, that belief had created one of history's mightiest empires - and today Islam continues to shape events around the globe. This comprehensive guide offers an informative and insightful introduction to Islam both as a religion and as a political-economic force.

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Thomas Lippman provides an excellent introduction into the Islamic world

As such, they are all "third world" countries, and virtually all have fallen under some sort of despotic government. Thomas Lippman provides an excellent introduction into the Islamic world. Lippman is neither a historian nor a religious expert, but a journalist. As a journalist, he is able to easily explain Islamic Culture, practices, and history to an audience completely unfamiliar to this subject.

Complete with glossary, bibliography. and index, Understanding Islam is engrossing, essential reading for both students and all who seek a clearer understanding of the world in which we live.

ISBN13: 9780452011601 ISBN10: 0452011604 Condition: Standard. View Larger ImageView Larger Images. Used Trade Paperback. Complete with glossary, bibliography. Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-192) and index. Chapter One: Basic Beliefs and Practices.

This appears to be a very brief introduction to the Islamic history and belief, very objectively written if, perhaps, in some respects a little bit biased; although, there is obvious appreciation and respect for Islam in the author's writing, perhaps, because he was a journalist who "has traveled throughout the Islamic world. Published in 1990, much has happened between now and then to engender a real distaste for anything Islamic, it being properly understood or not.

Lippman currently serves as an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute. He is the author of seven books on the Middle East, including Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World and Arabia on the Edge: The Uncertain Future of an American Ally. ▲. "An excellent overview of the world's youngest major religion.

By Thomas W. Lippman

By Thomas W. Lippman. By Thomas W. There are also updated descriptions of internal politics in Syria, Egypt, Pakistan, and other Islamic nations.

Стр. 125 Partisans of a Hashemite clan, known as the Abbasids for their descent from the Prophet's uncle Abbas, organized a challenge to the usurper Umayyads among the Arabs in Iraq and among the Persians. A Persian known as Abu Muslim. Стр. 178 Neighboring Muslim countries such as Tunisia and Libya, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Oman and South Yemen, Turkey and Iran, have developed economic and political systems that are so divergent as to ensure rivalry rather than unity.

A little over thirteen centuries ago, the prophet Muhammad converted a few Arab desert tribes to the belief in a single god, Allah, thus founding the religion of Islam. Within a century, that belief had created one of history's mightiest empires-and today Islam continues to shape events around the globe.

by. Thomas W. 2nd rev. ed. Extramarc. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Columbia University Libraries.

A little over thirteen centuries ago, the prophet Muhammad converted a few Arab desert tribes to the belief in a single god, Allah, thus founding the religion of Islam. Within a century, that belief had created one of history's mightiest empires—and today Islam continues to shape events around the globe.

This comprehensive guide offers an informative and insightful introduction to Islam both as a religion and as a political-economic force. It tells the story of Muhammad—and the rise of Islam; outlines the sacred book, the Koran; explains "the five pillars of faith"; explores the interplay between religion and government; describes the differences that divide Islam; and, above all, shows the influence of Islam on world affairs. This second revised edition provides crucial new material on the Islamic community today, including discussion of the Gulf War and the Salman Rushdie affair; the rise and ebb of fundamentalist fervor in Iran, Algeria, and elsewhere; and the relationships among different factions of the Islamic faith. There are also updated descriptions of internal politics in Syria, Egypt, Pakistan, and other Islamic nations. Complete with glossary, bibliography. and index, Understanding Islam is engrossing, essential reading for both students and all who seek a clearer understanding of the world in which we live.


Kirizan
Read a few pages. Good introduction.
Snowskin
Publsiher's Note: A little over thirteen centuries ago, the prophet Muhammad converted a few Arab desert tribes to the belief in a single god, Allah, thus founding the religion of Islam. Within a century, that belief had created one of history's mightiest empires - and today Islam continues to shape events around the globe. This comprehensive guide offers an informative and insightful introduction to Islam both as a religion and as a political-economic force. It tells the story of Muhammad - and the rise of Islam; outlines the sacred book, the Koran; explains "the five pillars of faith"; explores the interplay between religion and government; describes the differences that divide Islam; and, above all, shows the influence of Islam on world affairs. This SECOND revised edition provides crucial new material on the Islamic community today, including discussion of the Gulf War and the Salman Rushdie affair; the rise and ebb of fundamentalist fervor in Iran, Algeria, and elsewhere; and the relationships among different factions of the Islamic faith. There are also updated descriptions of internal politics in Syria, Egypt, Pakistan, and other Islamic nations. Complete with glossary, bibliography. and index.
SiIеnt
Superb explanation of Islam and its history. Strongly recommend
Khiceog
Rather dry reading.
Amhirishes
If you want to put the modern era into context, this is a very good, objective presentation.
Dilmal
Better understanding after reading.
Urllet
One of the best overviews of Islam that I've read.
It's a lot to absorb and the writing style is on the dry side