Preface
(1,152 words)

Over one billion people, at least a fifth of the world's population, identify themselves as Muslims. Heirs to a rich and variegated history and civilisation spanning some fourteen hundred years, and adherents of one of the world's great religions, they now reside in virtually every country on earth. Islam is a global phenomenon, and understanding Islam is a global imperative – for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The need for an accessible, reliable, and fully informed guide to all aspects of Isla…

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“Preface”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 25 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_ei3_preface>



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