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  Encyclopedia of Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Encyclopedia of Islam (EI) is a scholarly encyclopedia covering all aspects of Islamic civilization and history.
An abridged version was published in 1953 as the Shorter Encyclopedia of Islam (SEI) and covers mainly law and religion.
Besides a great expansion in content, the second edition of EI differs from the first mainly in incorporating the work of scholars of Muslim and Middle Eastern background: :''EI''¹ and SEI were produced almost entirely by European scholars, and they represent a specifically European interpretation of Islamic civilization.
encyclopedia-of-islam.iqnaut.net   (292 words)

Islam, an Arabic word which, since Mohammed's time, has acquired a religious and technical significance denoting the religion of Mohammed and of the Koran, just as Christianity denotes that of Jesus and of the Gospels, or Judaism that of Moses, the Prophets, and of the Old Testament.
In its fourth form (aslama), the infinitive of which is islam, it acquires the sense of "to resign", "to submit oneself" or "to surrender".
Hence the Mohammedan theological axiom "Islam is with the tongue, and Iman is with the heart." According to the Hanafites (another of the four above-mentioned schools), however, no distinction is to be made between the two terms, as Iman, according to them, is essentially included in Islam.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08190a.htm   (285 words)

 A Concise Encyclopedia of Islam - Gordon Newby - 1-85168-295-3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Covering everything from Adam to Zakariyyah, this concise reference guide is designed specifically for readers and students who wish to learn more about the world's fastest-growing religion.
Fully illustrated, the book contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries which give succinct yet authoritative information on everything from the Qur'an and its origins to the role of Islam in the USA.
With even-handed coverage of the different schools of belief, and a timeline and guide to further reading, this is an indispensable and inexpensive guide to the Islamic faith.
www.oneworld-publications.com /books/a-concise-encyclopedia-of-islam.htm   (155 words)

 The Junior Encyclopedia Of Islam
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The Junior Encyclopedia of Islam presents the young reader with a comprehensive, clear and stimulating guide to Islam.
This illustrated colour publication covers a variety of topics including an introduction to Islam, A-Z fact finder, life of the Prophet (pbuh), how to say your prayers and 99 beautiful names of Allah.
www.islamicjewellery.co.uk /product_info.php?products_id=1943   (82 words)

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