Covering key figures such as the Prophet Muhammad, Suleiman 'the Magnificent' and El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), the entry for each figure includes:
- biographical details
- a presentation and analysis of their main ideas
- an account of their impact and influence within and, if appropriate, beyond the Islamic tradition
- list of major works and additional reading.
Fully cross-referenced for ease of use, this clearly presented work is ideal for those interested in or studying the area, and could not have come at a more fascinating time in history for Islam.
About the author
Dr. Roy Ahmad Jackson has been a lecturer and writer of religion and philosophy for over fifteen years. He has lectured in Islamic Studies at various universities, including University of Durham and Kings’ College London. He has previously written books on Nietzsche, Plato, Islam and Philosophy of Religion.