by Ziaudden Sardar
Islamic culture, spanning 1500 years, has produced some of the finest achievements of humanity. Yet the religion followed by a fifth of humankind, including millions in the US, is often seen in the West in terms of fundamentalism, bigotry and violence. From the birth of the Prophet Muhammad and the principles of the Quran, Introducing Islam looks across the history of an often misunderstood faith to Islam's political and spiritual role in the 21st century.
With contributions by Zafar Abbas Malik.