Understanding Islam 

A New Translation with Selected Letters


With over one billion believers throughout the globe, Islam remains one of the most misunderstood of the world’s great Revelations. In this fully revised and amended translation of his masterpiece, philosopher Frithjof Schuon offers readers a deeper understanding of Islam, the world’s second largest religion. In its four chapters, “Islam,” The Quran,” “The Prophet,” and “The Way,” Schuon surveys the major dimensions of the Islamic tradition, from its most outward forms to its most inward spiritual path, Sufism. One of the book’s major goals is to answer many of the questions Christians have concerning Islam, a goal which is even more important today than when Understanding Islam was first written. Understanding Islam: A New Translation with Selected Letters (World Wisdom, 2011) is edited by Patrick Laude.

Patrick Laude