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The Islam Book

Big Ideas Simply Explained
By: DK
Narrated by: Ajjaz Awad
Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins

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Summary

This comprehensive, accessible and factual guide to Islam is essential to understanding the world's fastest-growing religion. 

This essential guide to Islam covers every aspect of the Muslim faith and its history - from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the teachings of the Koran to Islam in the 21st century. Celebrating the scientific, literary and artistic achievements of the Islamic Golden Age and the ideas of philosophers and theologians across the centuries, it opens a window on the Islamic world.

The series' trademark unpicks the central tenets of Islam, such as prayer, fasting and pilgrimage. Clear, factual writing offers insight into terms like Sharia law, the Caliphate and jihad; Sunni and Shia divisions; and Sufi poetry and music. Modern issues such as fundamentalism are discussed in context alongside the work of peaceful traditionalists, modernisers and women's rights campaigners, among others.

Packed with more than 80 inspiring quotations and bold, intriguing text, The Islam Book audiobook is an invaluable source of information both for members of one of the world's major religions and any interested listener who wants a clear, unbiased guide to the meaning of this faith.

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