Islam At the Crossroads
How was Islam founded and formed? What forces are shaping the future of Islam? This book will help you find answers to these questions and more as it explores the history of Islam, its basic beliefs and practices, and its...
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How was Islam founded and formed? What forces are shaping the future of Islam? This book will help you find answers to these questions and more as it explores the history of Islam, its basic beliefs and practices, and its polarizing divisions.
Islam at the Crossroads traces how the vibrant history of Islam has been inspired by specific core beliefs, including jihad or holy war. Written in a popular and engaging style, it begins with a panoramic view of invasions and campaigns, including those of the Prophet Mohammad, and quickly moves to today's events, including terrorist attacks over the past five years.This historical survey reveals how certain Islamic beliefs have created an international network of violent groups, including Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden's operational base. The authors explore the differences between these militant groups and the peaceful majority of Muslim people and consider the question as to which form of Islam will prevail. The voices of moderate Islamic scholars and clerics then conclude the book with the call for a rejection of radical Shari'a law and a focus, instead, on an inner battle against evil.Readers interested in understanding the history of Islam and its conflicts with Christianity and Juda
Offers a historical perspective on the Islamic faith's core beliefs, conflicts with Chrsitianity and Judaism, and the polarizing divisions which struggle to shape Islam's future.
Paul Marshall is Senior Fellow at the Center for Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C., and the author of several books.
Lela Gilbert has written and co-authored numerous books, including ISLAM AT THE CROSSROADS and THEIR BLOOD CIRIES OUT. Freelance author or co-author of more than 60 books, Lela Gilbert has also written many song lyrics and several novels. She is mother of two sons and lives in California.