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"Most of those who teach Islam in American universities are non-Muslims who studied this religion with orientalists and who have hardly any access to the original sources of Islam: the Qur'an and the Sunnah. The result, unfortunately, is disfigured courses dictated by unintentional ignorance of facts or intentional distortions initiated by prejudiced, unfair writers. The lamantable state of affairs was my reason for publishing this concise presentation of the Islamic faith."
— First paragraph in the preface
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Once upon a time in The '80s, a Muslim professor at Southwest Missouri State University grew disgruntled with Islam's portrayal in American history books and classrooms. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, he began work on a historically accurate novel that describes Islam history and its ideology. This was the result.

Concept of Islam attempts to effectively analyze the core tenets of the religion and their effects on its followers and history. The book begins with the history of the pre-Islamic world, Muhammad and his life before the revelation, and Muhammad's religious and physical struggle to unite the Arabian peninsula under the banner of Islam.

However, this is just a portion of the book as most of it is dedicated to the concept of Islam. In a way, it can be seen as a Muslim's handbook on following this religion.

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