Islam is a truly global faith, with millions of followers all over the world, yet to many it remains an enigma. The Penguin Dictionary of Islam provides a comprehensive overview of Muslim beliefs, cultures and history. It defines, clearly and impartially, terms that saturate today's media - from Sunni and Shi'ite to Hijab and Jihad. Written by a leading scholar, in consultation with prominent experts, it is the essential point of reference for, students and general readers who wish to understand more about this diverse and vibrant religion.
Gives clear explanations of key terms relating to Islam
Provides wide-ranging coverage of Muslim history
Highlights important figures, events and places
Includes an invaluable chronology and extensive suggestions for further reading Contains key entries on topics of current interest
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 06 / 2008
- 128 x 198mm