xvii, 382p., 25 cm. (Encyclopaedia of Islam Series)
CONTENTS:- Concept and perception; Fundamental beliefs; Allah, the almighty; The prophet; The faith; The duties; The foundations; The unseen; The gems; The guidance; the mysticism; Earlier prophets; Holy prophet; Pious caliphs; Great ladies; Ideology of Islam; Polity and society; Essence of faith; Prayer in Islam; Institution of mosque; Religious significance; Collective significance; Significance of khutba; Literary and cultural significance; Beautifying a mosque.
Islam stands for peace – peace for all, not for the Muslims, alone. In fact, Islam, when defined, incorporates in its fold, safety and security for the whole mankind. Holy Quran, the divine scripture addresses all human beings not only the Muslims, Prophet of Islam, Hadrat Muhammad [peace be upon him] is know as the benefactor of mankind. Thus, Islam’s message is for the whole universe and Allah [God] is the Lord of all the worlds. Islam is universal in its nature, essence, belief, philosophy, ideology approach and practice.