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An introduction to Islam for Jews / Reuven Firestone.

Author/Creator:
Firestone, Reuven, 1952-
Publication:
Philadelphia : JPS/Jewish Publication Society, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 298 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Islam.
Islam -- Essence, genius, nature.
Islam -- Relations -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Relations -- Islam.
Contents:
A survey of Islamic history
Why an introduction to Islam specifically for Jews?
Arabs and Israelites
Pre-Islamic origins
The emergence of Islam
Muhammad and the Jews of Medina
The death of the prophet and the expansion of the community
The conquests
The caliphal dynasties
The decline of the Muslim world
God, the Qur'an, and Islamic law
God
The five doctrines or "pillars of faith"
The evolution of a formal theology
The Qur'an
The interpretive tradition
The prophetic record
Islamic law
The workings of shari'a
The umma: Islam in practice
The umma and the caliphate
The five pillars of Islam
A sixth pillar? Jihad
The range of practice among Muslims
Sufism
The shi'a
Mosque and clergy
The calendar
The Muslim life-cycle
Personal observance.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-272) and indexes.
ISBN:
9780827608641 (alk. paper)
0827608640 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
182537147