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This Is Islam

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his Is Islam: From Muhammad and the Community of Believers to Islam in the Global Community presents a lively introduction to a religion that has a dramatic history and plays a crucial role in the world today. Written by Professor Jamal Elias of the University of Pennsylvania, the book also includes a Teacher’s Preface by Katherine L. Saffle, Heritage Hall Upper School.

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This Is Islam: From Muhammad and the Community of Believers to Islam in the Global Community presents a lively introduction to a religion that has a dramatic history and plays a crucial role in the world today. Designed for people unfamiliar with Islamic beliefs, rituals, and customs, it explains the history of Islam, the importance of Islamic law, and major sects including Sunnism, Shi’ism, and Sufism. Written by Professor Jamal Elias of the University of Pennsylvania, the book also includes a Teacher’s Preface by Katherine L. Saffle, Heritage Hall Upper School.

This Is Islam provides interested general readers and students with a concise but remarkably comprehensive introduction to Islam. It is a clearly presented guide that offers both a broad overview and important specifics in a way that is easy for both experts and non-specialists to use.” —John Voll, professor of Islamic history and associate director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University

“It is vital for our schools to teach what the religion of Islam is like and how it agrees and differs from Judaism, Christianity and other world religions. This Is Islam serves that purpose with calm, cool, brief and authoritative explanations of the Islamic religion and of Muslim societies with all their variations.” —William McNeill, professor emeritus of history, University of Chicago; author of The Rise of the West (National Book Award) and The Human Web

A selection from Katherine Saffle’s Preface:

As one of the fastest-growing religions in the United States, Islam cannot be stereotyped as a solely Middle Eastern religion; rather, it is a religion with worldwide cultural and educational significance.

When teaching Islam, we must not avoid discussing stereotypes or misconceptions, but rather embrace the opportunity for open dialogue. It might be useful at the beginning of an Islam unit to ask your students to write down any questions they might have about the faith. This provides a secure way for students to ask questions that they would not normally ask in front of a class. This also gives you, as the educator, the ability to shape your curriculum to fit the needs of your students.

Two topics that most interest students, jihad and women’s legal rights, are well addressed within this book. The section on jihad, in particular, will prepare you for the inevitable questions about the connection of terrorism to Islam.

Throughout the book there are informational sidebars, questions for debate, and provocative “thought experiments,” all of which you can use to enrich discussion and critical thinking within your classroom. Once your class’s study of Islam is complete, you might ask your students to examine their previous notions about Islam and discuss ways in which they can avoid cultural and religious stereotypes. Finally, the resources in the back of the book provide further readings and websites to explore as you develop your curriculum.

When I first began teaching Islam, I struggled to find an unbiased text that comprehensively covered both Islamic history and the belief system. This Is Islam bridges the gap between a textbook account and a modern religions handbook by approaching the topic in a scholarly, yet approachable manner. Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran, I am confident that this book will be an asset to your students’ study of this fascinating and complex religion.

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9781933782812

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152

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