Half Title Page.
Table of Contents.
1: A Brief Introduction to Islam.
2: A Brief Introduction to Islam: Overview.
3: The Teachings of Islam.
4: Essential Beliefs and Practices.
5: Divisions Within Islam.
6: The History of Islam.
7: Arabia Before Islam.
8: The Prophet Muhammad and the Birth of Islam.
9: The Spread of Islam and the Age of Islamic Empires.
10: The Achievements of Islamic Civilization.
11: Muslims Today.
12: Moving Beyond Stereotypes.
13: The Geography of Islam.
14: Holy Places of Islam.
15: Additional Resources: (Including Web Sites and Videos).
16: Religious Customs and Folklore.
17: Religious Customs and Folklore: Overview.
18: Formal Prayer.
19: Informal Prayer.
20: Other Devotional Customs.
24: The Other Prophets, Angels, and Jinn.
25: Greetings and Sayings.
26: Clothing and Adornment.
27: Separation of the Sexes.
28: Beliefs and Practices Concerning the Body.
29: The Evil Eye, Amulets, and Charms.
31: The Life Cycle and Conversion.
34: Dance, Music, Poetry, and Story.
35: Additional Resources: (Including Web Sites and Videos).
36: Calendar System, Holidays, and Other Days of Observance.
37: Calendar System, Holidays, and Other Days of Observance: Overview.
38: The Muslim Calendar.
39: The First of Muharram.
40: Ashura: (Also Called Muharram, Hosay, Tenth of Muharram).
41: Mulid Al-Nabi: (Also Called the Birthday of the Prophet, Maulidi, Mevlud Kandili, Mawlid Ah-Nabi).
42: Laylat Al-Miraj: (Also Called Al-Isra Wa Al-Miraj, Isra, Laylat Al-Isra, Miraj, Night of the Ascension, Night Journey, Night of the Night Journey).
43: Laylat Al-Bara'ah: (Also Called Fifteenth of Shaban, Night of Forgiveness, Night of Deliverance, Night of Record, Shab-i-Barat, Night of Destiny, Night of Fate, Birthday of the Twelfth Imam).
44: Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr.
45: Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr Around the World.
46: Laylat Al-Qadr: (Also Called Night of Power, Night of Destiny, Night of Determination, Precious Night).
47: Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca.
48: Eid Al-Adha: (Also Called Feast of the Sacrifice, Festival of the Sacrifice, the Major Festival, Eid Al-Kabir, Tabaski, Kurban Bayram, Baqar Eid).
49: Friday: (Also Called Day of Assembly, Day of Congregation, Yawn Al-Juma).
50: Hidrellez: (Also Called Khidr Festival).
51: Lamp Nights: (Also Called Kandil Geceleri, Candle Feasts).
52: White Nights.
53: Saints and Their Festivals.
54: A Closer Look at a Few Saints' Festivals.
55: Additional Resources: (Including Web Sites and Videos).
Topical Bibliography: (Including Web Sites and Videos).