The Islamic Tradition
A leading exponent of Muslim thought focuses on the inner spiritual meaning of the religion of Islam and its ramifications for the modern world, namely, the problems the tradition faces in our contemporary world, including Islam’s inner tensions between traditionalists and those who want to bring change—conservatives and modernists. Written for the serious general reader, this volume provides an accessible yet profound initiation into the fundamental spiritual experiences, beliefs, rituals, and historic figures of Islam.
Table of Contents
The Cycles of Revelation—Muhammad the Messenger—The Nature of the Qu'ran—The Spiritual Path of Islam—The Sacred Law of Islam—The Islamic Intellectual Revival—The Arts of Islam—The Contemporary Muslim World—Appendices: (I) Glossary of Islamic Terms; (II) The Ninety-Nine Names; (III) The Names of the Prophet Muhammad; (IV) The Prophets and Messengers in the Qu'ran