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Islam

Understanding the History, Beliefs, and Culture

Series: Issues in Focus Today

By Julie Williams

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and has over one billion followers. Most countries in the Middle East are predominantly Muslim, and Muslims make up the majority population in at least fifty-six countries. Despite this, Islam is not very well understood by non-Muslims in North America. In ISLAM: UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY, BELIEFS, AND CULTURE, author Julie Williams explains the history of this great religion and the different ways it is observed in the world today. She addresses some of the controversial questions and the current events relating to Islam in order to help readers gain an understanding of Islamic religion and culture.

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Reviews

"Students in grades six and up who are preparing papers and debates receive an introduction to important issues and topics of the times . . ."

MultiCultural Review, Winter 2008

"A thorough, detailed treatment . . ."

Delaware County Library System, September 2008

". . . a superb resource for middle school and high school libraries."

South Sound Book Review Council, April 14, 2009

"This book will be useful for research and for those who have questions about Islam. It is a very good selection to update middle and high school collections about the history of Islam and Islam in the world today."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2008

"This well-written book goes a long way toward supplying a remedy for the missing information and misinformation that children are exposed to in our culture today."

Lane Education Service District

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