The Influence of Animism on Islam, an Account of Popular Superstitions (Classic Reprint)

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FB&C Limited, 2018. ápr. 23. - 282 oldal
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Islam, if such be possible, must begin here. The student of Islam will never understand the common people unless he knows their curious beliefs and half-heathen practices. The missionary should not only know but sympathize. Avoiding contempt or denunciation he will even find points of contact in Animistic Islam that may lead discussion straight to the Cross and the Atonement. In popular Islam we have to deal with men and women groping after light and struggling in the mire for a firm foothold on the Rock. This book may help us to find their hand in the dark. As we read its pages we must not forget that even in Egypt and India over ninety four per cent of the Moslem population is illiterate and there.

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