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Muslim Journeys: Pathways of Faith

Following the correct pathway to spiritual fulfillment and success is a key Islamic principle. Readings for this theme explore the basic requirements of learning and obeying the Qur'anic revelation, following the Prophet's teachings, and engaging in specific formal practices. Also introduced are the pathways leading from Judaism and Christianity to Islam, the youngest of the three Abrahamic religions; the divergent pathways followed by the Sunni and Shia communities; and the mystical pathways to spiritual fulfillment known as Sufism.

 

Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction
BP75.B66 2011

This Very Short Introduction provides a superb introduction to the major aspects of Muhammad's life and its importance, providing both Muslim and Western historical perspectives

 

The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life
BP132.M39 2008

An introductory text for the study of the Qur'an, its content, and its place in Muslim society by an Islamic scholar.

 

The Children of Abraham : Judaism, Christianity, Islam
BM157.P47 2004

In this updated edition, Peters lays out the similarities and differences of the three religious siblings, tracing the three faiths from the sixth century B.C., when the Jews returned to Palestine from exile in Babylonia, to the time in the Middle Ages when they approached their present form.

 

The Art of Hajj
N6260.P678 2012x

Published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum (where Porter is curator of Islamic art), this small catalog offers entries and color plates of 56 works of art made for or referring to the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca.

 

Rumi, Poet and Mystic
PK6480.E5 N5 1995x

Jalalu'l-Din Rumi was one of the greatest of the Persian mystical poets. In his writings he explored the profound themes of the nature of truth, of beauty and of our spiritual relationship with God.