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Who Is Allah?

Bruce Lawrence

Abstract

This introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the media, the book identifies key religious practices by which Allah is revered and remembered, illuminating how the very name of Allah is interwoven into the everyday experience of millions of Muslims. For Muslims, as for adherents of other religions, intentions as well as practices are paramount in a religious life. The book elucidates how public utterances, together with private pursuits, reflect the ... More

Keywords: Islam, Allah, Muslim religious expression, religious practices, religious life, Surfism, Muslim community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469620039
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620039.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Lawrence, author