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What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam

John L. Esposito

"Can Muslims marry non-Muslims?" "What is Jihad?" "Why aren't Muslim countries more democratic?"

Here is a fast, centralized path into John Esposito's essential guide to Muslim faith, customs, and political beliefs. The complete content of What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, Second Edition, which is based on questions Esposito has been asked by a diverse range of audiences, is accessible via the links on this page. The sections below can help to introduce topics into classroom discussion or answer questions frequently raised by students and the public.

To get started, simply click a thematic link immediately below, such as "Customs and Culture," to jump down to a listing all of the questions relating to that area, or scroll down the full page to browse. Clicking any question will lead to an accessible, thoughtful reply from one of the leading authorities on the Islamic world.

General Information
Faith
Islam and Other Religions
Customs and Culture
Violence and Terrorism
Society, Politics, and Economy
Muslims in the West

General Information

Faith

Islam and Other Religions

Customs and Culture

Violence and Terrorism

Society, Politics, and Economy

Muslims in the West

Published by Oxford University Press, 2011.

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