Muhammad and Islam

A Straightforward Overview for Westerners

by Bharat Singh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/5/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 322
ISBN : 9781665702805
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 322
ISBN : 9781665702812

About the Book

What was so special about Muhammad that caused people to follow him, obey him, and trust him when he declared he was a prophet?
Bharat Singh, a retired professor, covers the prophet's extraordinary achievements in this academic work. He examines how in a short period, from the time Muhammad became a prophet to his death, he successfully converted most Arabs and many others to Islam. At the same time, he also established an Arab kingdom and developed a religious doctrine based on Allah's messages and his examples, followed by about two billion Muslims today.
In simple language, the author answers questions such as:
• What are the doctrines, beliefs, and rituals of Islam?
• What is the meaning behind the traditions and practices of Muslims?
• How does the Quran shape behavior in daily life, social customs, gender issues, marriage, divorce, legal and illegal sexual relationships, and more?
• Why Muslims put faith in the divinely inspired judicial system of sharia instead of laws formed by humans.
Knowing the immense curiosity in the west of the violent acts carried by some Muslim groups claiming their actions as jihad sanctioned under Islam, Dr. Singh reviews jihad's doctrine and history. He also devotes a chapter to the jihadi agenda of around last hundred years and prominent terrorist organizations like Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Al-Qaida, ISIS, Taliban, and Hezbollah.

About the Author

Dr. Bharat Singh is a retired professor from the University System of Georgia, USA. He has a distinguished career in teaching and research. He has published extensively in reputable professional journals and edited three books. Prof. Singh has collaborated with several African, Asian, and European Universities. He served twice as Fulbright Senior Specialist. Dr. Singh has also held the prestigious appointment of Embassy Science Fellow. After retirement, he plans to use his acclaimed research expertise to investigate, together with the extensive manuscript preparation experience to write on topics of general interest ranging from religion, social, historical, and current issues. His first after retirement book, Muhammad and Islam, provides a factual narrative about Islam in a simple format primarily for the benefit of western readers. His second book, in preparation, “Gist of Buddhism,” is on the same line.