BOOK OF THE DAY: ISLAM - A SHORT HISTORY
Tonight I read a few pages from Karen Armstrong’s book called Islam - A Short History. I have read a number of other books by Karen Armstrong and enjoy her easy to follow writing style. This is the first time I have read a book on Islam although I have read a book on Sufism and also a book by Rumi. The reason why I am researching Islam is because I am interested in how Muslim’s view God. In fact I am interested in how six of the world’s major religions view God or Ultimate Reality. So I read from a different book every night of the week; either a book of scripture like The New Testament or Bhagavad Gita or a book such as Karen’s which is about Islam. Not entirely sure how these religious and spiritual books will feed into my art but I am fairly sure they will.