America's most popular short introduction to the key precepts of Islam
What do Muslims really believe? Does Islam encourage violence? Are Muslim men considered superior to Women? How does Islam view Jesus? What is Jihad? Can a Muslim who follows the Quran be a terrorist?
Myths and misunderstandings continue to proliferate about Islam and its million of followers worldwide. This newly-expanded version of America's most popular short introduction to the key precepts of Islam offers succinct, and sometimes surprising, answers to frequent questions about the Muslim faith.
Written by eminent scholars T.J. Winters, Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Cambridge University, and John A. Williams of the College of William and Mary's Department of Religion, this new version of a classic work features 188 full-colour photographs.
"This book seeks to replace inaccurate images of Islam with recognition of the multi-faceted character of this global religion and its widely diverse adherents. It cannot be reduced to stereotypes. Islam is not inherently violent, not are Muslims intrinsically prone to violence." -- Bruce Lawrence, Professor of Islamic Studies, Duke University.
T.J. Winters is head of Islamic studies at Cambridge University and editor for the Islamic Texts Society Al-Ghazali series, he is one of the most recognised and respected schorals of Islam today.