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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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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
    By Malcolm X

    ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURYIn the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published i...

    $2.67

     
  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

    Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
    By Nabeel Qureshi & Lee Strobel

    In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, now expanded with new bonus content, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, comple...

    $11.79

     
  • The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition

    The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition
    By Jalal al-Din Rumi & Coleman Barks

    The best-selling Rumi book ever is now better than ever! This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of America&...

    $10.83

     
  • The Complete Persepolis

    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...

    $8.11

     
  • The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)

    The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)

    One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur'an is the supreme a...

    $6.97

     
  • The Gift

    The Gift
    By Hafiz & Daniel Ladinsky

    Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems b...

    $13.54

     
  • Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam

    Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam
    By Yasmine Mohammed

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Infidel meets The Handmaid's TaleSince September 11th, 2001, the Western world has been preoccupied with Islam and its role in terro...

    $16.66

     
  • Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West

    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...

    $16.41

     
  • A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings

    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...

    $13.23

     
  • Message to the Blackman in America

    Message to the Blackman in America
    By Elijah Muhammad

    Message To The Blackman In America By Elijah Muhammad According to countless mainstream news organs, Elijah Muhammad, by far, was the most powerful bl...

    $11.94