Vision of Islam (Visions of Reality) (Paperback)

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Vision of Islam (Visions of Reality) (Paperback)


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Something is lost when Western thinkers approach Islam. They seem to see the religion in historical and cultural terms, obscuring Islam's own internal logic and its true beauty and spirituality. This clearly written introduction to Islam changes that, vividly explaining the Islamic perspectives that have rung true for Muslims for nearly 1400 years.

The book covers the four dimensions of Islam as outlined in the Hadith of Gabriel: practice, faith, spirituality, and the Islamic view of history. Drawing on the Koran, the sayings of the Prophet and the great authorities of the tradition, the text introduces the essentials of each dimension and then shows how it has been embodied in Islamic institutions throughout history.
Product Details ISBN: 9781557785169
ISBN-10: 1557785163
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
Publication Date: June 1st, 1998
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Visions of Reality