What Every Christian Should Know About Islam

What Every Christian Should Know About Islam

by RuqaiyyahWarisMaqsood (Author)

Synopsis

Of the many books explaining Islam, few specifically address the concerns and questions of those from a Christian background. Moreover, the commonalities between the Abrahamic faiths--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--are too often ignored. Set out in an easy and informative question-and-answer format, the book addresses the specific theological points of agreement and difference between Christianity and Islam, explains the core religious beliefs and practices of Islam, and answers today's most common questions of Islam and Muslims in an age when there is much conflict and misunderstanding. Islam is best judged not by the limitations and transgressions of its most extreme, ignorant, and outlandish followers, but by the example of its moderate majority, and Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood presents this introduction to the theology and practice of Islam in an attempt to explore some of the false impressions that surround it.

Table of Contents:
Section 1: The Religious Beliefs of Islam Explained
Section 2: the Religious Duties of Islam Explained
Section 3: Miscellaneous Questions
Section 4: Christianity and Islam

Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood gained an honors degree in Christian Theology from the University of Hull in 1963 and then taught religious studies at various state schools until her retirement in 1996. She converted to Islam in 1986 and now lectures and writes on Islam.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Publisher: Islamic Foundation
Published: 28 Aug 2000

ISBN 10: 0860373754
ISBN 13: 9780860373759
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Author Bio
Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood gained an honours degree in Christian Theology from the University of Hull in 1963. She went on to become a writer and the Head of Religious Studies at various state schools until her retirement in 1996. She converted to Islam in 1986 and now lectures and writes on Islam.