A Christian's Pocket Guide To Islam
The top selling Christian's Pocket Guide to Islam gives you an increasing awareness of Islam. This new edition includes more information, especially on jihad and on the history and varieties of Islam.
Islam has often been in the news in recent years, and many things have been said about it, both positive and negative. But some of these statements reflect a very limited or flawed understanding of what Muslims really believe and how they behave. This book has been written to outline the worldview, practices and history of Islam, to help non-Muslims understand their Muslim friends and neighbors better. Topics covered include the Islamic sacred books and articles of faith, the key religious observances, and the differences to be found among Muslims. The story of Islam is traced from its beginnings in the 7th century to the present.
Non-Muslims who read this book will gain understanding of why Muslims think and act as they do. They will also be able to avoid some of the difficulties involved in relating to Muslims and communicating them.
Published March 2006
About the Author
Patrick Sookhdeo is Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, a Christian research institute specializing in the status of Christian minorities in the Muslim world. Dr Sookhdeo is a well known lecturer and author who holds a PhD from London University's School of Oriental and African Studies and a DD from Western Seminary, Oregon, USA.