What everyone needs to know about Islam / John L. Esposito
- Esposito, John L.
- New York : Oxford University Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- 2nd ed.
- Physical Description:
- xix, 268 pages ; 22 cm
- Machine generated contents note: General Information -- Why do we need to know about Islam? -- Are all Muslims the same? -- How many Muslims are there, and where do they live? -- Faith -- What do Muslims believe? -- Why do Muslims say they are descended from Abraham? -- How did Islam originate? -- What is the Muslim scripture? -- Why is Arabic so important in Islam? -- What role does Muhammad play in Muslim life? -- Was Muhammad a prophet like the prophets in the Bible? -- Why is so much known about Muhammad's life? -- Why do Muslims object to images of Muhammad? -- Did Muhammad have multiple wives? -- What do Muslims believe about a worldwide Muslim community (ummah)? -- What are the core beliefs and practices that unite all Muslims? -- What do Muslims do on the pilgrimage to Mecca? -- What is the Kaaba? -- What is the significance of Mecca? -- How do Muslims pray? -- Do Muslims believe in angels? -- How do Muslims view the Day of Judgment? -- Do Muslims believe in heaven and hell? -- What are Muslim women promised in the afterlife? -- Do Muslims believe in saints? -- Do Muslims believe in sin and repentance? -- What do Muslims believe about Mary and Jesus? -- Do Muslims have a Sabbath like Jews and Christians? -- Do Muslims have a weekly worship service? -- Do Muslims have religious holidays or holy days? -- Does Islam have a clergy? -- What is a mosque? -- What is an Islamic center? -- What is a madrasa? -- Are there any divisions in Islam? -- What is the difference between Sunni and Shii Muslims? -- What are the divisions among Shii Muslims? -- Who is the Aga Khan? -- What is Wahhabi Islam? -- What is Salafi Islam? -- Is there a difference between Muslims and Black Muslims? -- Who are the Sufis? -- Who are these Islamic fundamentalists? -- Is Islam medieval and against change? -- Is Islam compatible with modernization? -- Are there any modern Muslim thinkers or reformers? -- Islam and Other Religions -- Do Muslims believe Islam is the only true religion? -- What about Muslim religious intolerance? -- How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism? -- How do Muslims view Judaism? Christianity? -- Why do Muslims persecute Christians in Muslim countries? -- Haven't Jews and Christians always been enemies of Islam? -- Who won the Crusades? -- Are Muslims involved in interfaith dialogue? -- Customs and Culture -- Why does Islam separate men and women? -- Are women second-class citizens in Islam? -- What do Muslims say about women's rights? -- What kinds of roles did women play in early Islam? -- Why do Muslim women wear veils and long garments? -- Why do Muslim men wear turbans or caps? -- Why do Muslim men wear beards? -- Does Islam require circumcision? -- Is the practice of Muslim arranged marriages changing? -- Can Muslim men have more than one wife? -- Can Muslims marry non-Muslims? -- What does Islam have to say about domestic violence? -- How does Islam treat divorce? -- Why are Muslims reluctant to shake hands? -- How do Muslims feel about pets, or petting animals? -- What is Islam's attitude toward alcohol and pork? -- Why are Muslims against dancing? -- Why are some Muslims opposed to music? -- What is Muslim hip-hop? -- How do Muslims greet each other, and why? -- Why do Muslims say "Peace be upon him?" What does PBUH mean? -- How does Islam handle burial and cremation? -- What does Islam say about the environment? -- Violence and Terrorism -- What is jihad? -- Is there a global jihad today? -- Is Islam a primary cause and driver of terrorism? -- How can Islam be used to justify terrorism, hijacking, and hostage taking? -- Does Islam permit suicide bombers? -- Why are Muslims so violent? -- Who are the "moderate" Muslims? -- Why haven't Muslims denounced terrorism? -- Do Muslims have a martyrdom complex? -- Why do they hate us? -- Why was Salman Rushdie condemned to death? -- Society, Politics, and Economy -- What is Islamic law? -- Do Muslims today want Shariah law? -- Will Muslims impose Shariah in the West? -- What is the role of a fatwa? -- What does Islamic law say about marriage, divorce, and inheritance? -- What does Islam say about homosexuality? -- What does Islam say about abortion? -- What does Islam say about birth control? -- How does Islam respond to stem cell research? -- What does Islam say about slavery? -- Is honor killing sanctioned by Islam? -- How does Islam view female genital mutilation? -- Why are Islamic punishments for crimes so harsh? -- Why don't Muslims practice a separation of church and state? -- Why does religion play such a big role in Muslim politics? -- What is Islamism? -- Why do Muslims reject secularism? -- Why is Jerusalem so important to Muslims? -- Is Islam compatible with democracy? -- Are Muslims in America more loyal to the Quran or the Constitution? -- Why aren't Muslim countries more democratic? -- Does Islam reject Western capitalism? -- What does Islam say about poverty and social justice? -- Are Muslim Americans engaged in community service? -- What is Islamic finance and banking? -- Are there Muslim televangelists-preachers? -- What role does the Internet play in Islam today? -- What are the major obstacles to Islamic reform? -- Is there a clash of civilizations? -- What contributions have Muslims made to world civilizations? -- Muslims in the West -- Who are the Muslims of America? -- What kinds of problems do Muslims face in America? -- Who and where are the Muslims of Europe? -- What kinds of problems do Muslims in Europe face? -- What is Islamophobia?.
- 9780199794133 (hardcover : alk. paper), 0199794138 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780199794232 (ebook), and 0199794235 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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