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Chapter 10: Islamic Practice and Holy Days

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1. Title Title of document Chapter 10: Islamic Practice and Holy Days - Religions of a Single God
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Zeba Crook; Carleton University; Canada
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
4. Subject Keyword(s) monotheism; Judaism; Christianity; Islam; Abrahamic religions; religion textbook
5. Subject Subject classification Monotheistic religions
6. Description Abstract Islam is a religion with legal codes that govern the shape of daily life, from religious services to dress and diet. This chapter will illustrate just some the vast diversity of Islamic legal interpretation. We shall look at the development and characteristics of Shariah as it pertains to daily life, the legal schools, and the five pillars of action. We will also look at topics such as diet, modesty, and the pressures of assimilation. This chapter also describes the main Islamic holy days and religious and practices associated with them. It closes by looking at various features of art and culture in the Islamicate, and the global demographics of Muslims.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 15-May-2019
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.36419
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Religions of a Single God
16. Language English=en en
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd