This is Islam
From Muhammad and the Community of Believers to Islam in the Global Community
Jamal J. Elias
This Is Islam presents a lively introduction to a religion that has a dramatic history and plays a crucial role in the world today. Designed for people unfamiliar with Islamic beliefs, rituals, and customs, it explains the history of Islam, the importance of Islamic law, and major sects including Sunnism, Shi’ism, and Sufism.
“It is vital for our schools to teach what the religion of Islam is like and how it agrees and differs from Judaism, Christianity and other world religions. This Is Islam serves that purpose with calm, cool, brief and authoritative explanations of the Islamic religion and of Muslim societies with all their variations.” -William McNeill, professor emeritus of history, University of Chicago; author of The Rise of the West (National Book Award) and The Human Web