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What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, Second Edition

John L. Esposito

This accessible, yet authoritative work is the first place to look for information on the faith, customs, and political beliefs of the one billion people who call themselves Muslims. Esposito presents in question-and-answer format the information that most people want to know. The content includes succinct, accessible, sensitive, and even-handed answers to questions that range from the general—"What do Muslims believe?" and "Who was Muhammad?"—to more specific—"Is Islam compatible with modernization, capitalism and democracy?" "How do Muslims view Judaism and Christianity?" "Are women second-class citizens in Islam?" "What is jihad?" "Does the Quran condone terrorism?" "What does Islam say about homosexuality, birth control, abortion, and slavery?"

Published by Oxford University Press, 2011.

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