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@Download õ Islam Considered: A Christian View á What do Muslims believe Why do they pray five times a day, and what do these prayers mean Are the conflicts between the Middle East and West truly reflective of a holy war Christians are only beginning to understand Islam and the people who practice it The media is full of images of fundamentalist extremists, violence and war, constantly blurring political and historical situations with religious identity But the very word Islam is based on a roots l mrelated to the Hebrew word shalom, meaning peace Allah is the Arabic name for the God of Muslims, Jews, and Christians In diverse cultural contexts, Muslims pray and worship God and attempt to follow the teachings of the prophet Muhammad, just as Jews and Christians attempt to follow their Scriptures Islam Considered A Christian View gives an overview of the history, beliefs, and practices of Islam and explains some of the sources of tension between the Middle East and the West In this lively and readable book, Patterson points out the common roots and shared values of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and assists Christians in identifying the connections between all three of the great monotheistic religions Margot Patterson is a journalist on the staff of the National Catholic Reporter An excellent, simple but not simplistic, look at Islam looking at its history, core tenets and beliefs, and what its part is in the world It was written in 2008, so some of the final chapter Islam today feels a little bit dated only 6 years on, because so much has happened in the middle east since then It gives a rough guide to the different forms that Islam takes, debunking any idea that all Muslims are the same, anythan all Christians or Jews are all the same The author is America An excellent, simple but not simplistic, look at Islam looking at its history, core tenets and beliefs, and what its part is in the world It was written in 2008, so some of the final chapter Islam today feels a little bit dated only 6 years on, because so much has happened in the middle east since then It gives a rough guide to the different forms that Islam takes, debunking any idea that all Muslims are the same, anythan all Christians or Jews are all the same The author is American, so the perpective comes from this point of view however, this should be read by anyone who wants to understand the reality of the world, rather than the skewed vision provided by the media and politicians