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The New Encyclopedia of Islam
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Chapter 1 Author's Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Notes Part 4 The Encyclopedia Chapter 5 Appendix A: Reference Maps Chapter 6 Appendix B: Mecca and the Hajj Chapter 7 Appendix C: Branches of Islam Chapter 8 Appendix D: Genealogical Tables Chapter 9 Chronology Chapter 10 Bibliography

About the Author

Cyril Glasse is a practicing Muslim and an international lecturer on Islam and comparative religion.

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Praise for previous editions: This grand, beautifully illustrated book is a feast of fact and insight about this ancient religion of 800 million believers. An enormous amount of information is contained here, all of it fascinating..... * The Review of Higher Education *
Cyril Glasse has achieved a miracle, 1200 readable entries. He deals with Islam not merely as a religion but also as a culture. * The Economist *
One can wonder whether in all the human sciences there is greater need for a reference work than for this one....It is more than just a new reference work on Islam that is up-to-date and has been kept within manageable compass; in the long run it can help its users to see the phenomenon of Islam in a new light. -- Huston Smith, from the Introduction
A faithful guide: Islam unveiled. This invaluable Encyclopedia of Islam....serves as an indispensible guide. * Sunday Times *
Glasse provides an accessible and sympathetic introduction for the general reader....Entries are extensively cross-referenced....That an individual scholar produced a single-volume reference work of this scope and historical depth is impressive. * Booklist, February 2009 *
Praise for previous editions: This grand, beautifully illustrated book is a feast of fact and insight about this ancient religion of 800 million believers. An enormous amount of information is contained here, all of it fascinating. * The Review of Higher Education *
Glasse has extensively revised the 2001 edition of this valuable tool for the study of Islam....This work excels as one of the premier reference sources on Islam, with thorough, unbiased analysis....The extensive updates from the previous edition make this volume a worthwhile purchase for academic libraries' reference collection. Highly recommended. * CHOICE, December 2008 *
Visually appealing and easy to consult.... Simple, clearly written, and accessible to readers with no prior knowledge of Islam. -- Muhammed Hassanali * American Reference Books Annual, March 2009 *
For one man to write an encyclopedia of Islam may seem presumptuous, but for readers to know that a third updated edition of it has appeared, in addition to the earlier publication by the same man of several editions of a concise form of it, may be a sobering thought, and a call for a sense of awe in view of his massive task and achievement....the entries in Glasse's encyclopedia are informative and reliable. They describe all aspects of Islam, from its beliefs, rituals, and prayers to its religious sects and political movements; and they deal with its social institutions and artistic achievements as well as with its spiritual expression and mystical content. * MESA Bulletin *

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