A compendium of book reviews on common texts in Islam.
Islam is one of the major forces in the modern world. It is the second largest religion in number of followers, surpassed only by Christianity. However Islam is not only a religion, it is also a political system and a way of life. As defined primarily by the Quran, the Hadiths, and the Shariah, the “spiritual” and “material” aspects of the Faith are inseparable. Muhammad was a prophet, but unlike Jesus, who said “my kingdom is not of this world”, Muhammad was also a political leader and conqueror. At his death he ruled over tens of thousands of Arab Muslim warriors that shortly injured the Byzantines, destroyed the Persians, and conquered much of the Middle East. Eventually the sword of Islam spread from Spain to India, from Africa to Central Asia. Below are some reviews on some of the key titles in the study of this fascinating and important faith.
Annotated Bibliography – Some Research Materials related to Islam
Book Review – God’s Battalions, the Case for the Crusades
Book Review – Islam in the World
Book Review – Islamic Philosophy
Book Review – Major Themes of the Quran
Book Review – The Islamic Conception of Justice
Book Review – The Venture of Islam