The Elements of Islam

Table of Contents

    • Chapter 1: The Rise of Islam
      • The World in the Seventh Century
      • Arabs and Arabia
      • Muhammad in Mecca
      • Living Islam: The Medina Model
      • The Way of Muhammad: The Perfect Model
      • The Living Qur’an
    • Chapter 2: Faith and Path
      • Elements of the Din
      • Foundation of the Din
      • Creation
      • Microcosm: Humankind
      • Macrocosm: The Natural World
      • Unicosm: The All-Pervading Reality
    • Chapter 3: The Fundamentals of Islam
      • The Creed (Shahadah)
      • Prayer (Salat)
      • Fasting (Sawm)
      • Charity (Zakat)
      • Pilgrimage (Hajj)
      • Struggle in the Way of Good (Jihad)
      • Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil
    • Chapter 4: The History and Development of the Religion
      • First-Century Muslims
      • Gathering and Recording the Teachings
      • Schools of Law
      • Theology and Philosophy
      • Sunni-Shi`a Relationships
      • Prominent Sects
      • Sufism and Enlightenment
    • Chapter 5: The History of the Muslims
      • Medina Caliphate After Muhammad (632-661)
      • The Damascus Caliphate: Ummayyad Clan Rule – the Mu`awiyah Clan (661-692) and the Marwani Clan (692-750)
      • Abbasid Empire and High Culture (750-945)
      • Muslim Spain
      • International Islam and Independent Sultans (945-1258)
      • The Crusades
      • Mongols, Mughals and Other Dynasties (1258-1503)
      • National Empires and the Shift in Power
      • The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: European Techno-Economical Control
      • Muslims Within the Soviet Empire
      • Muslims Elsewhere
    • Chapter 6: The Life of Muslims
      • The Culture of Muslims
      • Family and Social Life
      • The Civilizing Sciences
      • Markets and Towns
      • Trade and Finance
      • Rulers and the Ruled
      • Special Issues in Muslim Life
      • Present-Day Muslims
      • The Future of Islam

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