New PDF release: A Dictionary of Islam

By Thomas Patrick Hughes

ISBN-10: 0935782702

ISBN-13: 9780935782707

This can be the single entire Dictionary of Islam to be had in English being a cyclopaedia of the doctrines, rites, ceremonies, and customs including the technical and theological phrases of the Islamic religion.

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