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Islamic Law: A Very Short Introduction


Mashood A. Baderin

25 February 2021

Very Short Introductions

Islamic law is one of the major legal systems in the world today, yet it is often misunderstood, particularly in the West. This book provides a critical overview of the theory, scope, and practice of Islamic law, taking into account both classical and modern scholarly perspectives in examining the various facets of this key legal system.

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Religion: A Very Short Introduction


Thomas A. Tweed

26 November 2020

Very Short Introductions

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Miracles: A Very Short Introduction


Yujin Nagasawa

23 November 2017

Very Short Introductions

From a chicken nugget shaped like Jesus, to Mohammad splitting the moon in two, to a Japanese doll whose hair grows, Yujin Nagasawa considers reported miracles in ancient scriptures and modern day life, and uses cutting-edge scientific research on belief formation to address some of our most fundamental questions concerning miracles.

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Islam: The Straight Path

Updated Fifth Edition


John L. Esposito

28 April 2016

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Islam: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Malise Ruthven

26 January 2012

Very Short Introductions

Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant forms, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand its nature. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction, offers essential insights into the big issues, provides fresh perspectives on contemporary questions, and guides us through the complex debates.

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Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction


Jonathan A.C. Brown

24 March 2011

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In this Very Short Introduction Jonathan A. Brown presents both the Muslim version of Muhammad's life, as well as the efforts of Western scholars to uncover the historical Muhammad. He considers the prominent roles that Muhammad's persona has played in the lives of Muslims throughout history, looking at his life and legacy.

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Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction


Adam J. Silverstein

21 January 2010

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How did Islam arise from the obscurity of seventh century Arabia to the headlines of the twenty first century? This Very Short Introduction answers that question; exploring the cultural and religious diversity of Islamic history. Adam Silverstein explains its significance and considers its impact on Islamic society today.

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The Koran


Arthur J. Arberry

11 September 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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The Qur'an


M. A. S. Abdel Haleem

17 April 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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The Koran: A Very Short Introduction


Michael Cook

24 February 2000

Very Short Introductions

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