Islam: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Malise Ruthven

Islam: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Malise Ruthven year 2012
  • Book name: Islam: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Malise Ruthven
  • Release date: 2012/3/19
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780199642878
  • Rating: 7.07 of 10
  • Votes: 131
  • Review by: Vaughn Lemay
  • Review rating: 7.44 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/22
  • Total pages: 200
  • Includes a PDF summary of 18 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam.Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction contains essential insights into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and the central importance of the Shar'ia (Islamic law) in Islamic life. It also offers fresh perspectives on contemporary questions: Why is the greatest 'Jihad' (holy war) now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil? Can women find fulfilment in Islamic societies?How must Islam adapt as it confronts the modern world?In this new edition, Ruthven brings the text up-to-date by reflecting upon some of the most significant changes in the Muslim world in recent years; from the emergence of al-Qaeda and the attacks on New York and Washington on 9/11 and the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. Ruthven includes new material surrounding the concept of a globalized Islam, bringing into question the effects of economic globalization, the effect of internationalevents in Middle Eastern countries, the issues surrounding Islam and democracy, and the reception and perception of Islam in the West.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H50M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Islamic Studies, Islamic Story & History Books
  • Available formats: EPUB, RB, WORD, DOC, TCR, PDF, TXT, DjVu. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, TAR.BZ, RPM
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 9.46 USD
  • Dimensions: 114x173x11mm
  • Weight: 151g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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