What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an overwhelming demand for information about Islam, and recent events - the war in Iraq, terrorist attacks both failed and successful, debates throughout Europe over Islamic dress, and many others - have raised new questions in the minds of policymakers and the general public. This newly updated edition of What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam is the best single source for clearly presented, objective information about these new developments, and for answers to questions about the origin and traditions of Islam. Editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam, and author of The Future of Islam and many other acclaimed works, John L. Esposito is one of America's leading authorities on Islam. This brief and readable book remains the first place to look for up-to-date information on the faith, customs, and political beliefs of the more than one billion people who call themselves Muslims.

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  • Author : John L. Esposito
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • ISBN : 0199794235
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam

What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam
  • Author : John L. Esposito
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 July 2011
GET THIS BOOKWhat Everyone Needs to Know about Islam

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an overwhelming demand for information about Islam, and recent events - the war in Iraq, terrorist attacks both failed and successful, debates throughout Europe over Islamic dress, and many others - have raised new questions in the minds of policymakers and the general public. This newly updated edition of What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam is the best single source for clearly presented, objective information about these new developments,

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Shariah
  • Author : John L. Esposito,Natana J. DeLong-Bas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 15 February 2018
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Most Americans and Europeans have by now heard of Shariah. In the West, politicians, media commentators, televangelists, and others have stoked fears that Muslims intend to impose a repressive rule based on Shariah in America and Europe. Shariah has been portrayed as a medieval system that oppresses women, stifles human rights, and imposes harsh punishments like stoning and amputation. In reality, however, Shariah is a complex concept that has been interpreted in many ways over time and around the world.

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What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an
  • Author : James R. White
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 01 May 2013
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A Look Inside the Sacred Book of One of the World's Fastest-Growing Religions What used to be an exotic religion of people halfway around the world is now the belief system of people living across the street. Through fair, contextual use of the Qur'an as the primary source text, apologist James R. White presents Islamic beliefs about Christ, salvation, the Trinity, the afterlife, and other important topics. White shows how the sacred text of Islam differs from the teachings of

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Climate Change
  • Author : Joseph J. Romm
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 08 March 2021
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  • Author : John L. Esposito
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 01 November 2002
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In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an overwhelming demand for information about Islam. As a leading expert, John Esposito has found himself called upon to speak to a wide range of audiences, including members of Congress, the Bush administration, government agencies, the military, and the media. Out of this experience, he has identified the most pressing questions people consistently ask about Islam. In What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, Esposito presents in

The Qur'an

The Qur'an
  • Author : Jane McAuliffe
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 03 February 2020
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Millions of non-Muslims know the name of the Muslim scripture, whether it is written as "Qur'an" or "Quran" or "Koran." But for most, that is all they know. Many have fallen victim to the mass of misinformation that circulates about the Qur'an. Others may have tried to read the Qur'an, but the text itself is tough to decipher. With no sense of context, chronology, or interpretive history, many would-be readers of the Qur'an quickly give up the effort. As for

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Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement
  • Author : Daniel Byman
  • Publisher : What Everyone Needs to Know (P
  • Release : 08 March 2021
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Founded as the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan, Al Qaeda achieved a degree of international notoriety with a series of spectacular attacks in the 1990s; however, it was the dramatic assaults on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9/11 that truly launched Al Qaeda onto the global stage. The attacks endowed the organization with world-historical importance and provoked an overwhelming counterattack by the United States and other western countries. Within a year of 9/11, the core of Al Qaeda had been

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Islamic Exceptionalism
  • Author : Shadi Hamid
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 07 June 2016
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In Islamic Exceptionalism, Brookings Institution scholar and acclaimed author Shadi Hamid offers a novel and provocative argument on how Islam is, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics, with profound implications for how we understand the future of the Middle East. Divides among citizens aren't just about power but are products of fundamental disagreements over the very nature and purpose of the modern nation state—and the vexing problem of religion’s role in public life. Hamid argues

Turkey

Turkey
  • Author : Andrew Finkel
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release : 02 March 2012
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From the Kurdish question to economic policy, from Turkey's role in Iraq to its quest for EU membership, the author illuminates the past and present of this unique and predominantly Muslim country. Simultaneous. Hardcover available.

The Arab Uprisings

The Arab Uprisings
  • Author : James L. Gelvin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 March 2012
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Beginning in December 2010 popular revolt swept through the Middle East, shocking the world and ushering in a period of unprecedented unrest. Protestors took to the streets to demand greater freedom, democracy, human rights, social justice, and regime change. What caused these uprisings? What is their significance? And what are their likely consequences? In an engaging question-and-answer format, The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know® explores all aspects of the revolutionary protests that have rocked the Middle East. Historian James

The Cyprus Problem

The Cyprus Problem
  • Author : James Ker-Lindsay
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 21 April 2011
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For nearly 60 years, the tiny Mediterranean nation of Cyprus has taken a disproportionate share of the international spotlight. In The Cyprus Problem, James Ker-Lindsay--recently appointed as expert advisor to the UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Cyprus--offers an incisive, even-handed account of the conflict. Ker-Lindsay covers all aspects of the Cyprus problem, placing it in historical context, addressing the situation as it now stands, and looking toward its possible resolution.

Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey

Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey
  • Author : Ahmet T. Kuru,Alfred Stepan
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 21 February 2012
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While Turkey has grown as a world power, promoting the image of a progressive and stable nation, several choices in policy have strained its relationship with the East and the West. Providing historical, social, and religious context for this behavior, the essays in Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey examine issues relevant to Turkish debates and global concerns, from the state's position on religion to its involvement with the European Union. Written by experts in a range of disciplines, the