The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition.
- Traces the development of Muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia
- Fully revised for the second edition, with completely new opening and closing chapters considering key issues facing Islam in the 21st century
- Focuses greater attention on everyday practices, the role of women in Muslim societies, and offers additional material on Islam in America
- Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, useful maps and diagrams, and many more illustrations