By Sachiko Murata and William C. Chittick
Paragon House |
When Western thinkers approach Islam, they seem to see the religion in historical and cultural terms, obscuring Islam’s own internal logic and its true beauty and spirituality. This clearly written introduction to Islam changes that, vividly explaining the Islamic perspectives that have rung true for Muslims for nearly 1400 years. The book covers the four dimensions of Islam—faith, practice, spiritual refinement, and eschatology—by drawing on the Quran, the sayings of the Prophet and the great authorities of the tradition.