About the Book
An attempt has been made to provide an ethnographical study of 750 Muslims tribes, castes and communities living all over the World. It seeks to discover what they have in common, what distinguishes them from each other and what they feel about themselves. This Encyclopaedia deals with the Muslim patterns of lining rather than an analysis of Islam. The entries show that Muslims have much in common; they share a universal trans-ethnic religion-Islam, the second largest religion after Christianity. They worship the same God, recognize more or less the same religious laws, but observe many of the same rituals and share distinguishable culture traits derived from their Islamic heritage. All the entries of this encyclopaedia is compiled in alphabetical order under the supervision of renowned scholars.
About the Editors
Dr. N.K. Singh is specialised himself in oriental studies and produced a number of important books and research papers in national and international journals. He has, Patna. He has also edited Encyclopaedia of the Holy Qur’ân in 5 Vols, Encyclopaedia of the World Muslims in 4 Vols. etc. He is the Director of International Centre for Religious Studies, Delhi and Chief Editor of Global Religious Vision— a quarterly Research Journal.
A.M. Khan, Ph.D. (Chakma Tribe of Bangladesh) from Calcutta University, is an eminent social scientist. He specialised himself in South-East Asian tribal studies and produced several research papers published in journals of national and international repute. He worked as a Professor of History in Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.