Islam is the world's second largest faith. This book is a comprehensive guide to the faith itself and to Islamic society. Written by a practising Muslim, it looks at all aspects of Islam including: - the life of the Prophet Mohammed - the Qur'an and its revealed teachings - worship in Islam - Shi'ite Islam, Sufism and Islamic mysticism - the history of Islam - the views and status of Muslim sects worldwide - Muslims in Britain. The new edition includes a new introduction, chapters and photographs to bring it entirely up to date. It looks at the attitude of Islam towards other world faiths. The "Teach Yourself World Faiths" series aims to present all the essential information required by a reader who has no previous knowledge of the religion, but who wants to feel confident in dealing with members of the faith community - in terms of their beliefs and attitudes, and also of the practical details of their culture, ceremony, diet and moral views. As such it is relevant to the needs of police, social workers, solicitors, businessmen, teachers and all who require sensitivity and insight in dealing with the public in a multi-faith and multi-ethnic society. "Teach Yourself Islam" is an introduction to the history, beliefs, religious practices and social customs of the Muslim religion. It is suitable for A-level students, as background reading for undergraduate students in Religious Studies, and for the general reader.