Record Number : 39912 of 13452

Title : Overview of world religions : Islam

Description :
The Islam pages of the Overview of World Religions website provide introductory articles on many aspects of Islamic belief and practice. Topics include the historical development of Islam and the spread of Islamic civilization as well as more specific traditions within Islam. The site is divided into four main sections: Islam; Sunni tradition; Shi'a tradition; and Sufi orders. Each section includes a general introductory article as well as articles on specific schools of jurisprudence, sects, or traditions. The articles are accessible and well-cited, and will be most appropriate as introductory texts for students or as a basis for further research. The site is part of PHILTAR (Philosophy, Theology and Religion), a project of the Division of Religion and Philosophy at the University of Cumbria. Other sections of the main site provide links to articles and further resources on Islam.

URL : http://philtar.ucsm.ac.uk/encyclopedia/islam/

Uncontrolled Keywords : Sunni; Sunnite; Shia; Shiism; Shi'ism

Controlled Keywords : Islam; Sunni; Shi'a; Sufism; Islamic studies;

Language : eng;

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