The Mosaic of Islam

The Mosaic of Islam

A Conversation With Perry Anderson

Book - 2016
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Perry Anderson interviews the noted scholar of Islam Suleiman Mourad about the Qur'an and the history of the faith. Mourad elucidates the different stages in Islam's development: the Qur'an as scripture and the history of its codification; Muhammad and the significance of his Sunna and Hadith; the Sunni--Shi'i 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.
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2016
ISBN: 9781786632128
1786632128
Branch Call Number: 297.09 M97m
Characteristics: xii, 164 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Perry

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