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Islam: the straight path

Kenneth W. Morgan

Islam: the straight path

Islam interpreted by Muslims.

by Kenneth W. Morgan

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Published by Ronald Press Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Islam,
  • Civilization, Islamic

  • Edition Notes

    StatementContributors: Mohammad Abd Allah Draz [and others]
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBP161 .M63
    The Physical Object
    Pagination453 p.
    Number of Pages453
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6248558M
    LC Control Number58009807
    OCLC/WorldCa378570

    Islam: the straight path. [John L Esposito] -- In Islam, Esposito provides a succinct, up-to-date survey of the Islamic experience, an introduction to the faith, belief, and practice of Islam from its origins to its contemporary resurgence. "Islam,The Straight Path" is a "pearl as to white peas" in a vast field of weedy books on Islam. The Straight Path is as much a description of Esposito's wondrously short road to understanding Islam as it is a description of the way of faith that lays claim to billion people.5/5(1).

    Get this from a library! Islam: the straight path. [John L Esposito] -- This survey text introduces the faith, belief, and practice of Islam from its earliest origins up to its contemporary resurgence. John L. Esposito traces the development of this dynamic faith and its. The Straight Path is a straightforward and accessible historical introduction to Islam, covering theology, politics, and law. Esposito begins with Muhammad and the Quran, basic Islamic dogma, and the creation of the Islamic community. He then sketches the history of the Islamic world in the medieval period, covering the Umayyads, the Abbasid Caliphate, the Crusades, and the later Islamic.

      This updated version of Islam: The Straight Path includes a new Epilogue by John Esposito in which he addresses the impact 9/11 and its aftermath have had on both the Muslim and non-Muslim world, discussing Islam's relationship to democracy and modernity and focusing more sharply on the origins and growth of extremism and terrorism in the name of Islam/5().   Islam: The Straight Path is a remarkable testament to the author's breadth of scholarship and descriptive and explanatory economy. (Peter Matthews Wright, The Colorado College) Esposito's work in modern Islam gives him a rich perspective for introducing readers to the main modern strands of reform and revivalism, moderation, and extremism that 5/5(3).


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John L. Esponsito presents the complex history of 13 odd centuries of faith, innovation, expansion, trade, commerce, and sadly in more recent times, the spread of fanaticism/5.

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John L. Esposito, an internationally renowned expert on Islam, traces the development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world history and politics.

Lucidly written and expansive in scope, Islam: The Straight Path, Fourth Edition, provides keen insight into one of the world's least understood religions. It is ideally suited for use in courses on Islam, comparative religions, and Middle Eastern Cited by: Allah named you Muslims earlier and even in this (Book - The Quran) " (The Quran, ) Islam - The Straight Path.

A Muslim’s Pledge. User Rating: any promises you make in Allah's name.’ This is what He commands you to do, so that you may take heed. This is my path leading straight, so follow it, and do not follow other ways they 4/5(23).

Islam: the straight path User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict Esposito, a well-respected scholar and prolific writer on things Islamic, is the founding director of the Center for /5(2).

Tracing the law, theology, mysticism and philosophy of Islam from its earliest origins to its contemporary resurgence, the text also dispels stereotypes about the role of Islam in Muslim life today and its complex 5/5(5).

"Islam,The Straight Path" is a "pearl as to white peas" in a vast field of weedy books on Islam. The Straight Path is as much a description of Esposito's wondrously short road to understanding Islam as it is a description of the way of faith that lays claim to billion people.5/5(2).

Islam: The Straight Path John L. Esposito, Author Oxford University Press, USA $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author The book. Written for a broad audience, Islam: The Straight Path addresses the powerful and pervasive role of Islam in modern Muslim life and the issues that Islam faces, avoiding simplified political generalizations about the contemporary scene.

Completely up-to-date, this book is indispensable to understanding the Islamic world during this turbulent. Islam--the Straight Path is a concise presentation of the history and spread of Islam and of the beliefs and obligations of Muslims as interpreted by some outstanding Muslim scholars of our time from Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia, and China.

The essays present a vivid picture of this faith which exerts tremendous influence on its votaries and has found its home. At the same time, Islam: The Straight Path has enjoyed an even broader audience both as a text­ book and as an introduction for educated readers not only in the English­ speaking world but also through translat!ons in countries as diverse as Sweden and Indonesia.

John L. Esposito, an internationally renowned expert on Islam, traces the development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world history and politics. Lucidly written and expansive in scope, Islam: The Straight Path, Fourth Edition, provides keen insight into one of the world's least understood religions.Third revised edition, previously published inof an introduction to the faith, belief and practice of Islam, from its earliest origins up to its contemporary resurgence.

This edition contains new material to reflect more accurately the true diversity of Muslim cultures. A study of Pakistan and a section on Islam in the West have been added.This updated version of Islam: The Straight Path includes a new Epilogue by John Esposito in which he addresses the impact 9/11 and its aftermath have had on both the Muslim and non-Muslim world, discussing Islam's relationship to democracy and modernity and focusing more sharply on the origins and growth of extremism and terrorism in the name of Islam.