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Author Skreslet, Paula Youngman.

Title The literature of Islam : a guide to the primary sources in English translation / Paula Youngman Skreslet, Rebecca Skreslet
Published Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press : American Theological Library Association, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 243 pages)
Series ATLA publications series
ATLA publications series.
Contents The Qur'an: text and translation -- The traditions: Hadith -- Exegesis of the Qur'an: tafsir -- Law and legal theory: shari'a and fiqh -- History and historiography: ta'rikh -- Philosophy: falsafa -- Theology: kalam -- Spirituality and mysticism: tasawwuf -- Appendix: anthologies
Summary "This book introduces the literature of Islam as it is presented in English translation. For scholars in other fields who need to understand the vast and complex literary heritage of this erudite and vigorous faith community but are unable to devote years to achieving reading proficiency in classical Arabic; for faculty members called upon to teach introductory or survey courses outside their own disciplines; and for graduate students in theology, medieval studies, world religions, or related fields who need access to these translated primary sources, The Literature of Islam is a welcome resource. In addition, lay readers who are interested in understanding the modern Arab or Islamic world might grasp something of the currents of thought and belief through the centuries that produced these important works, which continue to exert a powerful influence upon Muslims." "The primary literature of Islam is normally classified into several areas of study: the canonical literature, the interpretation of scripture and tradition, law, theology, and philosophy. Entries are organized into these areas and represent the most significant texts from important trends in the discipline. The volume also includes an extensive bibliography and suggestions for secondary reading, which will be helpful to those seeking additional information about each genre of literature."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219) and indexes
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Subject Islam -- Bibliography.
Islamic literature -- Translations into English -- Bibliography.
Genre/Form Bibliography.
Form Electronic book
Author Skreslet Hernandez, Rebecca.
ISBN 1461673143 (electronic bk.)
9781461673149 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)