introduction; Muhammad; the life of the blessed prophet Muhammad; the succession; the Qur'an and its teachings; the Qur'an; the key teachings of Islam; Islamic worship; worship - Ibadah; the pillars of Islam; the practical worship of Islam; Hajj - pilgrimage to Makkah; Jihad; festivals and special days; places of worship; mosques; shariah - the Islamic way of life; shariah - the Prophet's way; sufism; human rights; the sanctity of life; justice, crime and punishment; work and wealth; sex; women's rights; drugs, alcohol and tobacco; friendship and hospitality; unity and khilafah and Muslim organization; green Islam; Islamic ethics; rites of passage; birth; marriage; divorce; the twilight years; death and burial; social Islam; Islamic dress; Islamic diet; problems for Muslims in non-Muslim societies; Racism and Islamaphobia; Islam in the twenty-first century; glossary; taking it further; index.
Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood is a writer with 30 years teaching experience who draws on a wide knowledge of life in several Muslim countries, including Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan.
"A very accessible introduction to Islam from a faith-based perspective. The book not only manages to introduce the reader to the history and doctrines of Islam but also sheds light on contemporary issues and debates." -- Dr Oliver Scharbrodt, Lecturer in the Religions of the Middle East SOAS 20060407