Understanding Islam

Followers of Islam make up almost a quarter of the world’s population. Islam is a major spiritual force in the world, which is often poorly understood and misrepresented, yet it has been playing a growing role in world affairs.

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Mark Durie - October 4, 2021

Is 'Abrahamic' a useful concept?

Islam – General

Mark discusses whether the idea of 'Abrahamic Religion' is a help or a hindrance.

 

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