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Islam: A Short Introduction (Oneworld Short Guides)
Islam: A Short Introduction (Oneworld Short Guides) Abdulkayder Tayob 1851681922 9781851681921 This book leads he reader into Islam by walking him or her through a mosque.t is a somewhat meandering tour, based on the principle tha
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Islam: A Short Introduction (Oneworld Short Guides) by Abdulkayder Tayob

This book leads he reader into Islam by walking him or her through a mosque.t is a somewhat meandering tour, based on the principle that the immediatebject or concept calls for attention and explication. Beginning with theinaret, and ending with the minbar (pulpit), it uses the structures of aosque to wander through the rich and fascinating images, symbols and valuesf Islam. It begins with the tangible and quickly moves to the intangible andbstract, and back again. Social significance is not far behind anxploration of how Muslims use and grapple with the challenges of their faithnd tradition. Each of the key structures of the mosque is used to explorether, seemingly unrelated, aspects of Islam. Thus, for examples, the minaretalls attention to the significance of height in Islamic architecture, butlso to the presence of Islam among other religious traditions, the issue ofusic in Muslim society and the place of modern technology in Islamic rituals.he author has avoided the tendency to oversimplify the complex questionsoncerning religion in the modern world.;Thus, in almost every case, the book

Author: Abdulkayder Tayob

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 160

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Publication Date: 1999-07-27

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ISBN: 1851681922


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