Islam – An Introduction

Christine Schirrmacher. Islam – An Introduction. The WEA Global Issues Series. Vol. 6. Culture and Science Publishing: Bonn, 2008. 84 pp. ISBN 978-3-86269-025-1.

BOOK CONTENT

In the age of globalisation, people of different nations, cultures and religions are living closer together than ever before. Muslims in the West are a substantial minority claiming equal political rights. In other parts of the world, Islam has got foothold by establishing student organisations, granting scholarships or building large mosques alerting a wider public to our multireligious reality.

Christine Schirrmacher’s short introduction presents a well-written outline of the basic teachings of Islam, its sources, its culture and political aims.