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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Aug 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226702812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226702810
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fazlur Rahman (1919-1988) was the Harold H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Chicago. His many books include" Islam and Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition" and "Prophecy in Islam: Philosophy and Orthodoxy," both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By F. S. Harte on 23 Aug 2002
Format: Paperback
Rahman has been widely praised as one of the most incisive scholars of Islam of the contemporary world. Straddling traditional Muslim and Non-Muslim scholarship, he tackled some of the most difficult issues in Islam today, including the issues of hadith (sayings of the Prophet) and the Sunna (the way of the Prophet). Rahman's work opened the door to reform in Islam, as well as creating new paths in Islamic studies. This book is densely written, but for any serious scholar of Islam, this is essential reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Aug 2003
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A must have for anyone serious in understanding Islamic theological, political, legal and philosophical history.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Aug 2000
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Written in a semi-academic style I found this book difficult to read.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Great Work but a Little Dry 23 Oct 2001
By Michael Brendan Dougherty - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a handy book in learning about Islam, its doctrine and history. Rahman's approach is at once senstitive sociologically and also a little apolotgetic at times. This book is written by an intelligent "insider" It does not address questions about terrorism and should not be read as a way of informing a personal hatred against Muslims but should be read and is best read as a book that introduces readers in an understandable fashion to one of the world's "great" religions and agents for cultural expression and change. This book is about a religion- its theology, philosophy, sects, and its history- not radical anti-Western political movements.
My criticisms of this book are light- it is a bit dry and a bit academic at times. Also the typeface is sometimes a bit hard on the eyes but not annoyingly so. But overall it is a great work and a classic on a great religion and I highly recommend it for all those who would like to begin learning about Islam.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Good intro. to Islam 22 Sep 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a great book for someone looking to learn Islamic basics. It is easy to read, yet doesn't compromise on accurate information and detail. A good book for a new convert to Islam, or simply for someone studying comparitive religion. This book is often used in an introduction course on Islam at Georgetown University.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
One of the best intros to Islam 21 May 2002
By Omer M. Mozaffar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It's written for someone with some knowledge of the basics of Islam. Extremely well-organized, highly analytical and scholarly. It ranks with "Islam and the Destiny of Man" as the best intros.
This is a great entry into Islam 17 Feb 2014
By M. Graff - Published on Amazon.com
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As a non-Muslim, I felt that this book is an excellent choice to learn about Islam, without being overwhelmed or feel propagandized.
Tracking info not working? 28 Jan 2014
By Judith A. - Published on Amazon.com
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The product came in ok, old used book as I expected, but the tracking info was not working, which I would imagine can be the fault of a post system but rather a bother when the product says that it comes with tracking.
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