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By F. E. Peters

ISBN-10: 0691000409

ISBN-13: 9780691000404

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To let the reader to form, or even reshape, an figuring out of the Islamic culture, F. E. Peters skillfully combines large passages from Islamic texts with a desirable statement of his personal. In so doing, he provides a considerable physique of literary facts that might permit the reader to understand the bases of Muslim religion and, extra, to get a few feel of the breadth and intensity of Islamic spiritual tradition as an entire. The voices recorded listed here are these of Muslims engaged in discourse with their God and with each one other--historians, attorneys, mystics, and theologians, from the earliest partners of the Prophet Muhammad all the way down to Ibn Rushd or "Averroes" (d. 1198), al-Nawawi (d. 1278), and Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406). those non secular seekers lived in what has been referred to as the "classical" interval within the improvement of Islam, the period while the exemplary works of legislations and spirituality have been written, texts of such universally stated value that next generations of Muslims gratefully understood themselves as heirs to an tremendously wide and wealthy legacy of meditation on God's Word.

"Islam" is a note that turns out easy to appreciate. It capacity "submission," and, extra in particular within the context the place it first and such a lot familiarly seems to be, "submission to the need of God." That context is the Quran, the Sacred publication of the Muslims, from which move the styles of trust and perform that at the present time declare the religious allegiance of hundreds of thousands of hundreds of thousands around the world. through drawing at the works of the good masters--Islam in its personal words--Peters enriches our knowing of the neighborhood of "those who've submitted" and their enforcing spiritual and political tradition, that is changing into ever extra very important to the West.

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