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With all that’s happened in the Middle East this decade and in recent history there has been a great deal of uncertainty about the Islamic faith. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there were a lot more questions than answers about who Muslims were and what they believed. Even today, there remains a lack of awareness and understanding about just what the Islamic faith truly is.
Given that there are 1.2 billion Muslims living around the world, it could certainly be seen as important – if not imperative – to gain a fundamental understanding of one of the world’s most popular and fastest growing religions.
This collection will help you understand the faith by examining some of Islam’s tenets, philosophies and different sects. There are also documents that deal with the subject of women in Muslim countries, Islam and democracy and the role of oil in petroleum-rich Islamic countries.
Scholars on Islam, general religion and the Middle East can find documents and sources here that will facilitate a further understanding of the religion and the people who practice it. Also in this collection, you can find the fundamental principles of Islam that will give you a basic understanding of what the religion is all about. No matter how far your curiosity about Islam and Muslims stretches, you can satisfy it with this collection.