Printer Friendly

Readings on Islam. (Worth Noting ...).

* Understanding Islam, by Thomas W. Lippman, is a thorough history of Islam and its adherents from a geopolitical perspective. (DuttonPlume)

* The Everyman's Library Edition of The Koran contains the teachings of the prophet Muhammad--the central text of Islam--in a readable English version as translated by J. M. Rodwell. (Tuttle Publishing)

* The wide range of contemporary Islam as practiced in various Eastern and Western societies is surveyed in Islam Today, by Akbar S. Ahmed. (I.B. Taurus & Company Ltd.)

* Islam: A Very Short Introduction, by Malise Ruthven, is a brief but comprehensive introduction to the theology of Islam and its major movements. (Oxford University Press)

* Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet, by Karen Armstrong, is about the life of the founder and prophet of Islam by one of the most accessible authors ever to treat the subject of religion. (HarperCollins)

* Islam: A Short History, by Karen Armstrong. Armstrong's digestible overview of the sweeping history of Islam serves as an adequate, if abbreviated, post-script to her biography of the prophet. (Modern Library)

Daniel Tepfer is a bookseller at Politics & Prose, an independent Washington, D.C. bookstore. An annotated bibliography related to current events can be found at
COPYRIGHT 2002 Sojourners
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Author:Tepfer, Daniel
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jan 1, 2002
Previous Article:Seeing Beyond Depression. (Books: discovering new life).
Next Article:The Search for Common Ground Film Festival. (Film: seeing the other sides).

Related Articles
New Iraqi Constitution grants Islam special role.
Islam and Science: responding to a false approach.
Women, minorities worry about draft of Iraq charter.
Nimat Hafez Barazangi. Woman's Identity and the Qur'an: A New Reading.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters