Author: Adrien Candiard
« Depuis des années, nous sommes abreuvés d’informations et d’opinions sur l’islam. L’actualité tragique du monde comme les mutations profondes de la société française, tout ne cesse de pointer vers cette religion à laquelle journaux, sites Internet et émissions de télévision consacrent tant de décryptages. Pourtant, le paradoxe est là : plus on l’explique, moins on le comprend. » Pourquoi peut-on dire sur l’islam tant de choses contradictoires ? Et pour connaître son « vrai visage », comment s’y prendre ? Suffit-il de lire le Coran ? Peut-on enfin savoir si cette religion, avec son milliard de croyants, en veut vraiment à notre mode de vie et à la paix dans le monde ?Dans ce livre lumineux, qui éclaire sans prétendre tout résoudre, Adrien Candiard explique pourquoi, en ce qui concerne l’islam, rien n’est simple. Une lecture dont on sort heureux d’avoir, enfin, compris quelque chose.
Islam For Dummies
Author: Malcolm Clark
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Many non-Muslims have no idea that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews, and that Islam preaches compassion, charity, humility, and the brotherhood of man. And the similarities don’t end there. According to Islamic teaching, Muhammad founded Islam in 610 CE after the angel Gabriel appeared to him at Mecca and told him that God had entered him among the ranks of such great biblical prophets as Abraham, Moses, and Christ. Whether you live or work alongside Muslims and want to relate to them better, or you simply want to gain a better understanding of the world’s second largest religion, Islam For Dummies can help you make sense of this religion and its appeal. From the Qur’an to Ramadan, this friendly guide introduces you to the origins, practices and beliefs of Islam, including: Muhammad, the man and the legend The Five Pillars of Wisdom The Five Essentials beliefs of Islam The different branches of Islam and Islamic sects The Qur’an and Islamic law Islam throughout history and its impact around the world Professor Malcolm Clark explores the roots of Islam, how it has developed over the centuries, and it’s long and complex relationship with Christianity. He helps puts Islam in perspective as a major cultural and geopolitical force. And he provided helpful insights into, among other things: Muhammad, the Qur’an and the ethical teachings of Islam Muslim worship, customs, and rituals surrounding birth, marriage, and death Shi’ites, Sunnis, Sufis, Druze, and other important Muslim groups Islam in relation to Judaism and Christianity In these troubled times, it is important that we try to understand the belief systems of others, for through understanding comes peace. Islam For Dummies helps you build bridges of understanding between you and your neighbors in the global village.
The Mosaic of Islam
Author: Suleiman Mourad
Publisher: Verso Books
A comprehensive introduction to the faith and politics of Islam Today, 23 percent of the global population is Muslim, but ignorance and misinformation about Islam persist. In this fascinating and useful book, Perry Anderson interviews the noted scholar of Islam Suleiman Mourad about the Qurʾan and the history of the faith. Mourad elucidates the different stages in Islam’s development: the Qurʾan as scripture and the history of its codification; Muhammad and the significance of his Sunna and Hadith; the Sunni–Shiʿi split and the formation of various sects; the development of jihad; the transition to modernity and the challenges of reform; and the complexities of Islam in the modern world. He also looks at Wahhabism from its inception in the eighteenth century to its present-day position as the movement that galvanized modern Salafism and gave rise to militant Islam or jihadism. The Mosaic of Islam reveals both the richness and the fissures of the faith. It speaks of the different voices claiming to represent the religion and spans peaceful groups and manifestations as well as the bloody confrontations that disfigure the Middle East, such as the Saudi intervention in the Yemen and the collapse of Syria and Iraq. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Guillaume Faye
Understanding Islam's view that, in spite of its appearance of having many internal divisions, the world of Islam understands only one enemy: its own civilisation versus all others. According to Faye, Islam is absolutely incompatible with pluralist democracy, secularism, and the Western conception of freedom.
Christ in Islam
Author: Ahmed Deedat
Publisher: Peace Vision
The Christian does not know that the true spirit of charity which the Muslim displays, always, towards Jesus and his mother Mary spring from the fountainhead of his faith the Holy Qur’an. He does not know that the Muslim does not take the holy name of Jesus, in his own language, without saying Eesa, alaihi assalam ("Jesus, peace be upon him") The Christian does not know that in the Holy Qur’an Jesus is mentioned twenty five times.
The Koran For Dummies
Author: Sohaib Sultan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
With the current turmoil in the Middle East, there is a growing interest about Islam—the world’s second largest religion and one of the fastest growing—and its holy book, the Koran (or Qur’an). Now, with this easy-to-follow, plain-English guide, you can explore the history, structure, and basic tenets of Islam’s sacred scripture. The Koran For Dummies is for non-Muslims interested in the Koran as well as Muslims looking to deepen their understanding. Islamic scholar Sohaib Sultan provides a clear road map, revealing: The meaning of Koran and its basic message The Koran’s place in history and in Islamic spiritual life Explanations of its language, structure, and narrative style How to live by the Koran’s teachings The Koran’s role in key global issues, such as Jihad vs. terrorism Different interpretations of the Koran No other book provides such a straightforward look at what the Koran says, how it says it, and how believers live according to its guidance. From how the Koran was received by Mohammed and how it was compiled to how it’s interpreted by Islam’s two main branches, you’ll see how to put the Islamic faith in perspective. Plus, you’ll discover: What the Koran really says about women and civil law How Islam relates to Judaism and Christianity The Koran’s view of God, prophets, mankind, and the self How its teachings are lived and recited every day by devout Muslims Common misconceptions of the Koran How to raise a family the Koranic way Complete with lists of important passages, Koranic terminology, famous quotes, and further reading resources, The Koran For Dummies makes it easy and enjoyable for you to grasp the teachings and significance of Islam's holy book.
The sixth volume of the translation of al-Tabari's History deals with the ancestors of Muhammad, with his own early life, and then with his prophetic mission up to the time of his Hijrah or emigration to Medina. The topics covered mean that this volume is of great importance both for the career of Muhammad himself and for the early history of Islam. Al-Tabari was familiar with, and made use of, the main early source of these matters, the Sirah or life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq, a work which is still extant. Although his own treatment is briefer than that of Iban Ishaq, it complements the latter in important ways by making use of other sources. Where Ibn Ishaq gave only the version of an event which he preferred, al-Tabari includes any variants which he considered of value. Thus he mentions the dispute about the first male to become a muslim--'Ali or Abu Bakr or Zayd--and has also several variant accounts of the call to hostility toward Muhammad from many of the leading Meccans and their attempts to put pressure on his family to stop his preaching. The negotiations with the men of Medina which eventually led to the Hijrah are fully described, and there is then an account of how Muhammad escaped an assassination attempt and arrived safely in Medina. A concluding section discusses some chronological questions. This volume does not merely give a straightforward account of the earlier career of Muhammad and the beginnings of Islam, but also contains valuable source-material not easily accessible otherwise, or not accessible at all.
This internationally acclaimed play of cross-cultural friendship follows a teenage misfit and a Muslim shopkeeper on a journey from the streets of Paris to the whirling dervishes of the Golden Crescent.
Face to Faith with Islam
Author: Majid Oukacha
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
It's been almost ten years since I left the Muslim faith. I stopped believing in Islam after I'd made a serious study of the seemingly bottomless well of the Islamic sacred texts, a long and difficult task that required not only that I work on the commandments of my former masters (the God Allah and His prophet Muhammad), but also that I work on myself. It led me to glimpse conclusions and consider concepts that until then I'd never heard or seen elsewhere.Here, in France, Islamic scholars talk about feelings, motivations, intentions and aims. In this way, they all draw the conclusions that the Koran is not a source of problems and that the Islam of the prophet Muhammad is a religion of peace, love and tolerance. But do you know of a single global (and systemic) survey of the sacred texts of Islam that gives a critical overview of the Koranic dogmas and analyzes their limits without falling into moralizing or the Manichean concepts of Good and Evil ? It's because I've never found one that I decided to set myself the challenge of making the work I'd always wanted available to the whole world. This book, in your hands, is a different way that I suggest, a new method to win the battle of the ideas against a totalitarism without borders nor uniforms, and that we simply call � religion � in our Western World.
Relates key events in Muhammad's life to his spiritual and ethical teachings, and reflects on the prophet's example in terms of some of today's most controversial issues.
Judaism For Dummies
Author: Rabbi Ted Falcon, David Blatner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Your plain-English guide to Judaism Whether you're interested in the religion or the spirituality, the culture or the ethnic traditions, Judaism For Dummies explores the full spectrum of Judaism, dipping into the mystical, meditative, and spiritual depth of the faith and the practice. In this warm and welcoming book, you'll find coverage of: Orthodox Jews and breakaway denominations; Judaism as a daily practice; the food and fabric of Judaism; Jewish wedding ceremonies; celebrations and holy days; 4,000 years of pain, sadness, triumph, and joy; great Jewish thinkers and historical celebrities; and much more. Updates to the "recent history" section with discussions of what has happened in the first decade of the twenty-first century including: the expansion of orthodox political power in Israel; expansion of interfaith work; unfortunate recent anti-Semitic events; and other news Expanded coverage of Jewish mysticism and meditation, which has become increasingly popular in recent years New coverage on Jewish views of morality, including birth control, homosexuality, and environmental concerns Revised recipes for traditional Jewish cooking, updated key vocabulary, and Yiddish phrases everyone should know Jews have long spread out to the corners of the world, so there are significant Jewish communities on many continents. Judaism For Dummies offers a glimpse into the rituals, ideas, and terms that are woven into the history and everyday lives of Jewish people as near as our own neighborhoods and as far-reaching as across the world.
Muslims in Prison
Author: J. Beckford, D. Joly, F. Khosrokhavar
The growth of Islam in Europe is reflected in the increasing numbers of Muslims in British and French prisons, but authorities have responded differently to the challenges presented by Muslim prisoners in each country. The findings of three years of intensive research in a variety of prisons show that British prisons facilitate and control the practice d of Islam, whereas French prisons discourage it and thereby sow the seeds of extremism. The policy implications of these ironic findings are examined in detail.
The Alchemy of Happiness
Author: Al-Ghazzali, General Press
Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
The Alchemy of Happiness was written by Al-Ghazzali—a Persian theologian and philosopher. Upon its release, 'The Alchemy of Happiness' allowed Al Ghazzali to considerably reduce the tensions between the scholars and mystics. It thus offers many insights into traditional Muslim society. 'The Alchemy of Happiness' emphasized the importance of observing the ritual requirements of Islam, the actions that would lead to salvation, and avoidance of sin. Ghazzali finally won acceptance for Sufism in Islam, and his methods of argument and analysis powerfully impressed the scholars of the West, who imitated him extensively.
Quel est cet ennemi qui nous attaque à la terrasse des cafés, dans une école, une salle de concert, une promenade ou une église ?Un philosophe répond ici à cette question. Il montre que les notions de «terrorisme » ou de « radicalisation » nous empêchent de penser la terreur djihadiste. Il se demande où ce dispositif puise sa force d'attraction, dans quel contexte historique et social il est apparu, s'il est l'indice d'un « retour du religieux » et quelle relation il entretient avec la religion musulmane. Car le djihadisme a tout à voir avec l'islam, mais il n'est pas la vérité de cette religion : en voulant la réaffirmer, il la retourne contre elle-même.Certains aspects de l'islam apparaissent alors au grand jour : son utopie émancipatrice, sa conception du pouvoir politique, sa dimension messianique et la rivalité qui l'oppose aux deux autres religions abrahamiques. Nous découvrons des « trésors perdus » de cette tradition. Ils pourraient nous aider à combattre la cruauté archaïque que les religions cherchent à contenir et qui fait aujourd'hui retour avec les martyrs-meurtriers du djihad.Jacob Rogozinski est philosophe et professeur à l'Université de Strasbourg. Il est notamment l'auteur de Le Moi et la chair (2006) et de Ils m'ont haï sans raison - De la chasse aux sorcières à la Terreur (2015).
The translation of an essay first published in Egypt in 1925, which took the contemporaries of its author by storm. At a time when the Muslim world was in great turmoil over the question of the abolition of the caliphate by Mustapha Kamal Ataturk in Turke