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Title:
What Muslims think and how they live
Author:
Hodges, Rick.
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Publication Information:
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest Publishers, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Polling the Islamic world -- The roots of the modern Islamic world -- What it means to be a Muslim today -- Views on culture and values -- Women and Islam -- Views on the issue of Palestine -- Views of the United States on other issues.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.1 4.0 87165.
ISBN:
9781590847022
Format :
Book

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The volumes in the 'Introducing Islam' series will help readers understand Islam and the Muslim world.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Carr emphasizes the diversity and geographic spread of Muslim cultures, as well as the different types of governments under which they live. Hodges examines Muslim attitudes on a wide variety of issues, based on a Gallup poll, and includes considerable coverage of home life. Whitehead focuses on the Islamist movement of the past century, the development of Islamist governments, and the differences between Islamists and moderates in such countries as Algeria, Indonesia, and Egypt. All three books provide readers with a much-more nuanced picture than Western news media. While there is no fictionalizing, neither are there any humanizing stories of individual Muslims. The style is quite clear and fairly concise. The color photographs are well chosen, well captioned, and well keyed to the text they illustrate. However, there are no maps, even in Hodges's book on geography! Matthew S. Gordon's Islam (Facts On File, 2001) covers much of the same ground but in much less detail.-Jonathan Betz-Zall, City University Library, Everett, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Polling the Islamic world
The roots of the modern Islamic world
What it means to be a Muslim today
Views on culture and values
Women and Islam
Views on the issue of Palestine
Views of the United States on other issues