The Institute of Ismaili Studies, together with the editor, Dr Amyn B. Sajoo of Simon Fraser University, celebrated the launch of A Companion to the Muslim World in a series of events in the UK and across Canada. This is the first book in a new series of publications on essential themes from Muslim heritage.
A Companion to the Muslim World is an endeavour by distinguished scholars to narrow the gap of knowledge between the West and Islam. The pluralism of Muslim societies, the diversity of Qur’anic interpretations, the chronological and geographical extent of Muslim history and culture, as well as the ethnic, linguistic and social diversity of its peoples appear to be unfamiliar to many in the Western world. Equally, many Muslims remain uninformed of the peoples and societies in the West. The Companion is a contribution towards creating better understanding in the West about Islam and Muslim societies.
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