Islam Explained: A Short Introduction to History, Teachings, and Culture by Ahmad Rashid Salim
By Ahmad Rashid Salim, Rockridge Press, Paperback, 186 pages
Take yourself on a journey that will end in a better, more complete understanding of Islam.
With more than 1.8 billion followers worldwide, Islam is one of the world's largest religions, but it is also one that is poorly understood by many Americans. Islam Explained offers an informative overview of the faith, helping those who are new to Islam foster cultural awareness while also providing those already familiar with it the opportunity to deepen their understanding.
Whether you are looking to expand your own knowledge of Islam or just better understand the practices of Muslim friends, co-workers, and neighbours, this concise and essential guide provides a solid foundation for future study and conversation.
About the author:
Ahmad Rashid Salim was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has studied Islamic sciences both in the context of traditional Islamic learning and in academia. He leads spiritual services in Oakland, California, lectures, teaches, and is a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley.