Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title
Cultures of Learning
Book Title or Conference Proceedings Title
A Companion to the Muslim World
Institute for Educational Development, East Africa
Amyn B. Sajoo
Muslim Heritage Series
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
What is the extraordinary text that is the Quran – and how does it relate to the life and times of the Prophet Muhammad? How did a legacy so richly varied in faith, law and civilization emerge from the message of the Revelation that came to be called ‘Islam’ (or submission to God’s will)? This immaculately researched yet thoroughly accessible book offers a journey into the full range of experience – past and present, secular and sacred – of the diverse people and cultures of the Muslim world. Threads of continuity and change are woven through each chapter to make a coherent narrative covering a broad variety of themes and topics. Poets, cities and the architecture of mosques are as much a part of the exploration as multiple aspects of scripture, the status of women in the faith, and the emergence of a ‘digital community’ of believers. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, understanding what Islam is about and what Muslims believe is a vital concern across all frontiers. A Companion to the Muslim World is an attractive venture by distinguished scholars to contribute toward this urgent process of comprehension.
(2009). Cultures of Learning. A Companion to the Muslim World, 237-262.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/book_chapters/442
This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.