Fasting and feasting -- The Prophet Muhammad -- The years after the prophet -- Core beliefs -- The practice of Islam -- East meets West -- Debates and misconceptions -- Islam today and into the future -- Essential facts.
"Understanding Islam covers the history of Islam and explores how the religion has evolved and expanded. Readers learn about worship practices, women's roles, and the world contributions Muslims have made. This title also discusses the discrimination Muslims have faced in the West, and explores controversies surrounding terrorism"--Amazon.com
Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-109) and index.