Books about Islam
Islam is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the teachings of the Qur’an, a religious book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God, and the Islamic prophet Muhammad's personally demonstrated examples (collected through narration of his companions in the volumes of Hadith) for implementing them. The word Islam is a homograph, having multiple meanings, and a triliteral of the word salam, which directly translates as peace. Other meanings include submission, or the total surrender of oneself to God. An adherent of Islam is a Muslim, meaning "one who submits (to God)". The word Muslim is the participle of the same verb of which Islām is the infinitive. Muslims regard Islam as the completed and universal version of an original monotheistic faith revealed to peoples before, including to Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. Islamic tradition holds that previous messages have changed and the revelations were distorted.
Religious practices include the Five Pillars of Islam, which are five duties that unite Muslims into a community. Islamic law touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, encompassing everything from dietary laws and banking to warfare and welfare. The vast majority of Muslims belong to one of two major denominations, the Sunni (roughly 85%) and Shi'a (roughly 15%). Islam is the predominant religion in much of Africa, the Middle East, as well as in major parts of Asia. Large communities are also found in China, Russia and the Balkans. Converts and immigrant communities are found in almost every part of the world. With 1.3 billion to 1.8 billion Muslims, Islam is the second-largest religion in the world and the fastest growing religion in the world. More »
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ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURYIn the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published i...
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
By Nabeel Qureshi & Lee Strobel
In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, now expanded with bonus content, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete w...
Feast: Food of the Islamic World
By Anissa Helou
NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED COOKBOOK OF SPRING 2018 BY BON APPETIT, FOOD & WINE, EPICURIOUS, TASTING TABLE, ESQUIRE, GLOBE & MAIL, and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY...
The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition
By Jalal al-Din Rumi & Coleman Barks
This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems.Thr...
The Complete Persepolis
By Marjane Satrapi
Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir.Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable child...
Ali: A Life
By Jonathan Eig
Winner of the 2018 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing Winner of The Times Sports Biography of the Year "Stunning . . . Eig's brilliant, exha...
The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS
By Robert Spencer
The comprehensive history of the role of war and terror in the spread of Islam. It is taken for granted, even among many Washington policymakers, tha...
Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West
By Raymond Ibrahim & Victor Davis Hanson
A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities The West and Islam--the...
A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings
By Coleman Barks
Coleman Barks has played a central role in making the Sufi mystic Rumi the most popular poet in the world. A Year with Rumi brings together 365 of Bar...
Muslims of the World: Portraits and Stories of Hope, Survival, Loss, and Love
By Sajjad Shah & Ala Hamdan
We are living in a time of unrest for many members of the Islamic faith around the globe. Enter Muslims of the World, a book based on the popular Inst...