A revealing guide to understanding the principles of Islam
With more than 1.8 billion followers worldwide, Islam is one of the world’s largest religions, but it is also one that is poorly understood by many Americans. Islam Explained offers an informative overview of the faith, helping those who are new to Islam foster cultural awareness while also providing those already familiar with it the opportunity to deepen their understanding.
Whether you are looking to expand your own knowledge of Islam or just better understand the practices of Muslim friends, coworkers, and neighbors, this concise and essential guide provides a solid foundation for future study and conversation.
Islam Explained features:
Easy-to-understand explanations―This book provides a complete overview ideal for those who are interested in Islam as a faith, a subject of study, and beyond.
Historical contexts―Better understand the history of Islam, how the religion has evolved, and the ways that history has shaped the lives of Muslims.
Beliefs and practices―Explore what it means to be a practicing Muslim, including the Five Pillars, laws, dress codes, and brief glimpses into how they vary between individual sects.
Take yourself on a journey that will end in a better, more complete understanding of Islam.
About the Author
Ahmad Rashid Salim was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has studied Islamic sciences both in the context of traditional Islamic learning and in academia. He leads spiritual services in Oakland, California, lectures, teaches, and is a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley.