Exploring fundamental religious perspectives held by Muslims for nearly 1400 years, THE VISION OF ISLAM covers the four dimensions of Islam as outlined in the Hadith of Gabriel: practice, faith, spirituality & the Islamic view of history. Interweaving teachings from the Koran, the sayings of the Prophet & the great authorities of the tradition, the authors introduce the essentials of each dimension, then go on to illuminate how each has been embodied in Islamic institutions throughout history. "This work is one of the most successful introductions to Islam for a Western audience. The authors present a comprehensive study, which, beginning from within the precinct of the revealed truths of the faith expands in ever widening circles to embrace the whole vision of Islam." - Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University. "This is a book that every introductory course on Islam should attempt to incorporate into its basic reading. It describes & elucidates extremely well the integrity & coherence of Muslim faith & piety & how they relate to practice & culture. This interpretive introduction to Muslim faith & tradition has long been needed." - William A. Graham, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University. "For serious students of Islam (& its relationship to Judaism & Christianity), this work is the book to have." - Library Journal. Books can be ordered through the Continuum Publishing Group, C/O PRI, 1224 Heil Quaker Blvd., La Vergne, TN 37086; 800-937-5557.Murata, Sachiko is the author of 'Vision of Islam' with ISBN 9781557785169 and ISBN 1557785163.