ISBN: 0060507144 What Is Islam?
The Doctrines and Beliefs of Islam
Islamic Practices and Institutions
The History of Islam
Schools of Islamic Thought
Islam in the Contemporary World
Islam and Other Religions
The Spiritual and Religions Significance of Islam
Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Publisher: Harper SanFrancisco (December 24, 2002)
Pages: 224 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The world's leading Islamicist offers a concise introduction to this rich and diverse tradition of 1.2 billion adherents.
In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth:
Seyyed Hossein Nasr was born in Tehran, Iran. He received his advanced education at M.I.T. and Harvard University, and returned to teach at Tehran University from 1958 to 1979, where be also served as dean of the Faculty of Letters and vice chancellor. He founded the Iranian Academy of Philosophy and served as its first president, and was also president of Aryamehr University for several years. Since 1984, he has been university professor of Islamic studies at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and president of the Foundation for Traditional Studies.