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Islam: A Short History


In the public mind, Islam is a religion of extremes: it is the world's fastest growing faith; more than three-quarters of the world's refugees are ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.667

A must read to understand Islam!

by BERNARD P on Jan 31, 2014

Karen Armstrong perhaps the most scholarly author of our time concerning the great world religions, once again provides an indepth understanding regarding the founding history and religion that is Islam. Any student or reader who wants to gain a greater appreciation of Islam should avail themselves of this interesting historical review of one of the worlds fastest growing religions.



by Dane on Jun 11, 2009

This slim volume contains more succint information on this fascinating religion, than a multi-volume set.. Armstrong's careful and objective hand steers the reader towards not simply what it means to be a Muslim, but priovides the historical and geographical context. Carefully, and with with wit and grace,, she deflates stereotypes, innuendos, and rumors about the world's most popular and populous religion. A must for any personal library.


Islam A Short History

by beefie40 on May 21, 2009

This book gave me informaiton about the Islamic religion that was helpful and interesting. I think that anybody who does not have a good understanding of the Islamic religion should read this book.

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