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The Resource The house of Islam : a global history, Ed Husain

The house of Islam : a global history, Ed Husain

Label
The house of Islam : a global history
Title
The house of Islam
Title remainder
a global history
Statement of responsibility
Ed Husain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating and revelatory exploration of the intricacies of Islam and the inner psyche of the Muslim world from the bestselling author of The Islamist `Islam began as a stranger,' said the Prophet Mohammed, `and one day, it will again return to being a stranger.' The gulf between Islam and the West is widening. A faith rich with strong values and traditions, observed by nearly two billion people across the world, is seen by the West as something to be feared rather than understood. Sensational headlines and hard-line policies spark enmity, while ignoring the feelings, narratives and perceptions that preoccupy Muslims today. Wise and authoritative, The House of Islam seeks to provide entry to the minds and hearts of Muslims the world over. It introduces us to the fairness, kindness and mercy of Mohammed; the aims of sharia law, through commentary on scripture, to provide an ethical basis to life; the beauty of Islamic art and the permeation of the divine in public spaces; and the tension between mysticism and literalism that still threatens the House of Islam. The decline of the Muslim world and the current crises of leadership mean that a glorious past, full of intellectual nobility and purpose, is now exploited by extremists and channelled into acts of terror. How can Muslims confront the issues that are destroying Islam from within, and what can the West do to help work towards that end? Ed Husain expertly and compassionately guides us through the nuances of Islam and its people, contending that the Muslim world need not be a stranger to the West, nor its enemy, but a peaceable ally
Summary
Authoritative and engaging, Ed Husain leads us clearly and carefully through the nuances of Islam and its people, taking us back to basics to contend that the Muslim world need not be a stranger to the West, nor our enemy, but our peaceable allies
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10680810
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Husain, Ed
Dewey number
297
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Muslims
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Muslims
Target audience
adult
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a global history
Label
The house of Islam : a global history, Ed Husain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. ONE A MILLENNIUM OF POWER -- 1.What is Islam? -- 2.Origins of the Quran -- 3.Who is a Muslim Today? -- 4.The Sunni--Shi'a Schism -- 5.What is the Sharia? -- 6.Who is a Sufi? -- pt. TWO THE RISE OF ANGER -- 7.A Hundred Years of Humiliation -- 8.Who is an Islamist? -- 9.Who is a Salafi? Or a Wahhabi? -- 10.Who is a Jihadi? -- 11.Who is a Kharijite, or Takfiri? -- pt. THREE THE RISE OF THE WEST AND THE LOSS OF MUSLIM CONFIDENCE -- 12.Dignity -- 13.The Jews -- 14.Education -- 15.Women -- 16.Sex -- pt. FOUR ISLAM'S GLOBAL STAYING POWER -- 17.God is Alive -- 18.Rights of the Sacred -- 19.The Family Table -- 20.The Next Life
Control code
000062322302
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9781408872260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1037983442
Label
The house of Islam : a global history, Ed Husain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. ONE A MILLENNIUM OF POWER -- 1.What is Islam? -- 2.Origins of the Quran -- 3.Who is a Muslim Today? -- 4.The Sunni--Shi'a Schism -- 5.What is the Sharia? -- 6.Who is a Sufi? -- pt. TWO THE RISE OF ANGER -- 7.A Hundred Years of Humiliation -- 8.Who is an Islamist? -- 9.Who is a Salafi? Or a Wahhabi? -- 10.Who is a Jihadi? -- 11.Who is a Kharijite, or Takfiri? -- pt. THREE THE RISE OF THE WEST AND THE LOSS OF MUSLIM CONFIDENCE -- 12.Dignity -- 13.The Jews -- 14.Education -- 15.Women -- 16.Sex -- pt. FOUR ISLAM'S GLOBAL STAYING POWER -- 17.God is Alive -- 18.Rights of the Sacred -- 19.The Family Table -- 20.The Next Life
Control code
000062322302
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9781408872260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1037983442

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