The vision of Islam

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Paragon House, 1994 - 368 pages
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Exploring fundamental religious perspectives held by Muslims for nearly 1400 years, THE VISION OF ISLAM covers the four dimensions of Islam as outlined in the Hadith of Gabriel: practice, faith, spirituality & the Islamic view of history. Interweaving teachings from the Koran, the sayings of the Prophet & the great authorities of the tradition, the authors introduce the essentials of each dimension, then go on to illuminate how each has been embodied in Islamic institutions throughout history. "This work is one of the most successful introductions to Islam for a Western audience. The authors present a comprehensive study, which, beginning from within the precinct of the revealed truths of the faith expands in ever widening circles to embrace the whole vision of Islam." - Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University. "This is a book that every introductory course on Islam should attempt to incorporate into its basic reading. It describes & elucidates extremely well the integrity & coherence of Muslim faith & piety & how they relate to practice & culture. This interpretive introduction to Muslim faith & tradition has long been needed." - William A. Graham, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University. "For serious students of Islam (& its relationship to Judaism & Christianity), this work is the book to have." - Library Journal. Books can be ordered through the Continuum Publishing Group, C/O PRI, 1224 Heil Quaker Blvd., La Vergne, TN 37086; 800-937-5557.

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User Review  - Hatem Aly - Goodreads

just to be fair I didn't "read" the book, I listened to a reading of it with commentary by Hamza Yusuf.. I'll update my review once I "read" it though..soon enough I hope Read full review

The Vision of Islam (Visions of Reality. Understanding Religions)

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Most English-language introductions to Islam (and to Christianity and Judaism as well) scant the intellectual and spiritual; instead, they stress the externals-the things one must do to be saved, to ... Read full review

Contents

Islam II The Word Islam
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The Historical Embodiment of Islam 28 The Koran
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Iman 35 Islam and Iman 37 The Three Principles
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Chittick is Professor of Comparative Studies at the State University of New York. A greatly respected scholar, he spent over 12 years in Iran before studying Sufism in theory and practice.

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