The theological and philosophical bases of the beliefs are clearly presented with their history, development, expression and everyday practice. It is written by international specialists in a scholarly but non-technical style.
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction, Peter Clarke 2. Early Islam, Julian Baldick (King's College, London) 3. Islam in North Africa, M. Brett (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) 4. Islam in Iran, Julian Baldick 5. Islam in the Indian Sub-Continent, F.A. Nizami (Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford) 6. The Turks and Islam, J.D. Norton (University of Durham) 7. China's Muslims, R. Israeli (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) 8. Islam in Indonesia, E.U. Kratz (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) 9. Islam in the Middle East, Denis MacEoin (University of Durham) 10. Islam in Tropical Africa to c.1900, J.O. Hunwick (Northwestern University, US) 11. Islam in Tropical Africa in the 20th Century, Peter Clarke 12. Islam in Contemporary Europe, Peter Clarke 13. Islam in North America, S.S. Nyang (Howard University, US) Index