A Concise Encyclopedia of Islam

Pages: 288
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Concise Encyclopedias
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: 2 b&w maps, 30 b&w illustrations

A Concise Encyclopedia of Islam

Gordon Newby

From the birth of the Prohet Muhammad to the growth of Islam in the United States, this comphrensive yet concise encyclopedia captures the full scope of the Muslim faith in an accessible and direct manner.

The Book

Covering everything from Adam to Zakariyyah, this concise reference guide is designed specifically for readers and students who wish to learn more about the world's fastest-growing religion. Fully illustrated, the book contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries which give succinct yet authoritative information on everything from the Qur'an and its origins to the role of Islam in the USA. With even-handed coverage of the different schools of belief, and a timeline and guide to further reading, this is an indispensable and inexpensive guide to the Islamic faith.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Concise Encyclopedias
Pages 288
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations 2 b&w maps, 30 b&w illustrations


About the Author

Gordon D. Nerby is Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Director of the Institute for Comparative and International Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. He has won several awards and honours for his work on the history of the Middle East, and is the author of several books and numerous articles on this subject.