Many non-Muslims have no idea that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews, and that Islam preaches compassion, charity, humility, and the brotherhood of man. And the similarities don’t end there. According to Islamic teaching, Muhammad founded Islam in 610 CE after the angel Gabriel appeared to him at Mecca and told him that God had entered him among the ranks of such great biblical prophets as Abraham, Moses, and Christ. u003cpu003e Whether you live or work alongside Muslims and want to relate to them better, or you simply want to gain a better understanding of the world’s second largest religion, u003ciu003eIslam For Dummiesu003c/iu003e can help you make sense of this religion and its appeal. From the Qur’an to Ramadan, this friendly guide introduces you to the origins, practices and beliefs of Islam, including: u003culu003e u003cliu003eMuhammad, the man and the legend u003cliu003eThe Five Pillars of Wisdom u003cliu003eThe Five Essentials beliefs of Islam u003cliu003eThe different branches of Islam and Islamic sects u003cliu003eThe Qur’an and Islamic law u003cliu003eIslam throughout history and its impact around the world u003c/ulu003e u003cpu003e Professor Malcolm Clark explores the roots of Islam, how it has developed over the centuries, and it’s long and complex relationship with Christianity. He helps puts Islam in perspective as a major cultural and geopolitical force. And he provided helpful insights into, among other things: u003culu003e u003cliu003eMuhammad, the Qur’an and the ethical teachings of Islam u003cliu003eMuslim worship, customs, and rituals surrounding birth, marriage, and death u003cliu003eShi’ites, Sunnis, Sufis, Druze, and other important Muslim groups u003cliu003eIslam in relation to Judaism and Christianity u003c/ulu003e u003cpu003e In these troubled times, it is important that we try to understand the belief systems of others, for through understanding comes peace. u003ciu003eIslam For Dummiesu003c/iu003e helps you build bridges of understanding between you and your neighbors in the global village.