CHARTS WADDY was born in Australia, and grew up in Jerusalem in the years following the first World War. The tensions of that period and the common heritage of the monotheistic faiths became part of her thinking. She was the first woman to study Oriental Languages (Arabic and Hebrew) at Oxford University. For her doctorate at London University she specialised in the Arab side of the Crusades. She is the author of Baalbek Caravans, Women in Muslim History, and numerous articles on Is'amic civilisation and its scientific contribution to Europe. She has lectured in Muslim centres in Asia and Africa and at conferences in Europe, Australia and North America. In March 1990, she was decorated by the Government of Pakistan with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence).
THE MUSLIM MIND
In this book Muslims, men and women, speak from the heart about what they believe and how they live. The central truths of Islam are stated by doctors, engineers, politicians, bankers, carpenters, as well as theologians. Islam has a billion followers. Like other great religions, its beliefs need to be taken seriously by all who want to understand today’s world. What does it have to say about family life, money, education, racial equality and pollution? Muslim readers of earlier editions welcomed a Christian author giving such a fair hearing to their faith. Their own sincere answers to her enquiries give a vivid insight into the Muslim mind. This book contains valuable resource material and is of interest to the general and to the academic reader.
Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS