A Glossary of Islam
- Publish Date: 2007-03-22
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Dominique Sourdel;Janine Sourdel-Thomine
This concise, accessible glossary of key Islamic terms is written by two of France's most eminent scholars of Islam. It offers brief explanations of the core background elements required by those beginning the study of Islam and covers the following:* Famous historical figures* Theological schools* Juridicial schools* Qur'anic symbols and themes* Religious rites and institutionsFocusing primarily on classical Islam, the historical references are mainly to the Sunni, Arab and Ottoman realms. This short book is an ideal text for those new to the subject of Islamic Studies and Islamic and Middle Eastern History.