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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
The Islamic World is an outstanding guide to Islamic faith and culture in all
its geographical and historical diversity. Written by a distinguished
international team of scholars, it elucidates the history, philosophy and
practice of one of the world's great religious traditions. Its grounding in
contemporary scholarship makes it an ideal reference source for students and
Edited by Andrew Rippin, a leading scholar of Islam, the volume covers the
political, geographical, religious, intellectual, cultural and social worlds of
Islam, and offers insight into all aspects of Muslim life including the Qur’an
and law, philosophy, science and technology, art, literature, and film and much
else. It explores the concept of an ‘Islamic’ world: what makes it distinctive
and how uniform is that distinctiveness across Muslim geographical regions and