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"An excellent overview of the world's youngest major religion." —Los Angeles Times
THOMAS W. LIPPMAN, a former Middle East bureau chief for the Washington Post, is an award-winning journalist who has written about Middle Eastern affairs and American foreign policy for more than three decades. He is a former adjunct senior fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington. The author of five other books on the Middle East and diplomacy, Lippman has appeared frequently on national television, news, and radio. He lives in Washington, DC. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
I was glad to have received this book so fast, but disappointed to find out it was the Second Revised Edition. Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by Lisa H.
This book had been on my shelf for a while but I finally decided to read it after taking a few courses on Islam and Islamic theology. Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by C P Slayton
I had to read this book for a college course. It contained short easy to read/understand chapters and it kept my interest, which made the class alot more fun. Read morePublished on June 14, 2011 by Hammer of Donar
Realizing I knew nothing about Islam, I picked up this book in an attempt to become a bit more knowledgeable about the religion and current events. Read morePublished on September 23, 2009 by 1000Books
"Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World" is a short history of the Islamic faith. Islam is similar to most religions in that it provides a divine book with rules... Read morePublished on October 29, 2006 by Big Red Sam
This book was used as part of a class about understanding the Islamic world. It is a great place to start if you would like to be introduced to the basic concepts of the religion... Read morePublished on September 8, 2006 by Erin E. Shramek
Publsiher's Note: A little over thirteen centuries ago, the prophet Muhammad converted a few Arab desert tribes to the belief in a single god, Allah, thus founding the religion of... Read morePublished on July 6, 2005 by William Garrison Jr.