Under the direction of the scholar Dr Muhammad Ali Shomali comes this informative outlining and guide to Islam and it’s teachings. Written in a text book like easy to read fashion, this book is perfectly suited to both the novice to Islam and those familiar with the religion.
Best of all featuring illustrations and bursting with colour, the text is ideal for children of all ages whom want to learn about Islam. Case studies and excercises as well as a helpful glossary make this a first-choice Islamic textbook.
Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali is a graduate of the Islamic Seminaries of Qum and has also both a BA and an MA in Western Philosophy from the University of Tehran. He has earned his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Manchester. His doctoral thesis was on ethical relativism. He did his postdoctoral research on ethical issues related to life and death. He is currently the Founding Director of the International Institute for Islamic Studies in Qum, IRAN. Dr Shomali is editor-in-chief of two journals: the Message of Thaqalayn: A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies and the Spiritual Quest: A Biannual Journal of Ethics and Spirituality.
Dr Shomali is very interested and involved in interreligious dialogue and has organised or attended and presented papers in UK, USA, Canada, Italy, Austria, Greece, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Philippines, Sweden, etc.
His publications include: Self-Knowledge (1996 & 2006, also translated into Malay, Spanish and Kiswahili), Ethical Relativism: An Analysis of the Foundations of Morality (2001, also translated into Malay), Discovering Shi’a Islam (87th edition 2014; also translated into 14 languages), Shi’a Islam: Origins, Faith & Practices (2003 & 2010; also translated into Spanish, Swedish, Arabic, Farsi and Kiswahili), Principles of Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Methodology of Fiqh (2006). He is a co-editor of Catholics & Shi’a in Dialogue: Studies in Theology & Spirituality (2004 & 2011), Catholic-Shi’a Engagement: Reason & Faith in Theory and Practice (2006 & 2011), A Catholic-Shi’a Dialogue: Ethics in Today’s Society (2008 & 2011), Monks and Muslims: Monastic and Shi’a Spirituality in Dialogue (2012) andMonks and Muslims II: Creating Communities of Friendship (2014). He has edited Islamic Reference Series,out of which so far these volumes have been published: God: Existence and Attribute, Word of God, Apostle of God, Spiritual Message of Islam, Life & Ethics.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Islamic Centre of England (28 Feb. 2015)
Product Dimensions: 28 x 23 x 1.3 cm