Author: Ziauddin Sardar, Zafar Abbas Malik
Publisher: Totem Books (November 2001)
Pages: 176 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Islam is one of the world’s great monotheistic religions, a culture with 1500 years of history and a civilization of one billion people, constituting a quarter of humanity. Yet it is seen only in terms of oil and turmoil, fundamentalism and bigotry. A potent political force in global affairs, the religion which Muhammad founded is one of the least understood ideologies in the world.
Introducing Islam is an informative guide to the complex and often perplexing world of Islam. It recounts the history of Islam from Muhammad’s birth in the later sixth century Arabian desert to its cultural and political force in our time. It provides an insight into the achievements of Islam and gives indications of possible future developments in the Muslim world - a future that touches the lives of all inhabitants of the planet.
Ziauddin Sardar is a widely-respected writer and Visiting Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the City University, London. He is a regular contributor to the New Statesman.