Edward Sell

The Faith of Islam

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This is an account of the life of Muhammad and the wide and rapid spread of the system founded by him. In this book Edward Sell outline the political growth of Muslim nations has also been set forth in various ways. Islám in world have also felt the influence of contact with other races and creeds, though, theologically speaking, the Imán and the Dín, the faith and the practice, are unchanged, and remain as he have described them in this book. He tried to show from authentic sources, and from a practical knowledge of it, what The Faith of Islam really is, and how it influences men and nations in the present day.
About the Author:
Edward Sell (24 January 1839 — 15 February 1932) was an Anglican orientalist, writer and missionary in India. He was educated at the Church Missionary College in Islington, London, completing his studies in 1862. 
After finishing his studies, he was ordained deacon and in 1867, priest. He served as the examining chaplain for the Bishop of Madras and in 1889 he was appointed canon at St George's Cathedral, Madras. He is commemorated by a plaque in the Cathedral.
In 1874, he was appointed as a fellow of Madras University and he received a Bachelor of Divinity from Lambeth in 1881. Sell received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the University of Edinburgh in 1907. He was a member of the Royal Asiatic Society and was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind Gold Medal in 1906. He was also appointed Chairman of the Arabic, Persian and Hindustani Studies.
In 1865, he became the principal of the Harris High School for Muslims in Madras in which capacity he continued until 1881. It was also during this time that he was secretary of the Church Missionary Society for the dioceses of Madras and Travancore. He officially retired from the CMS in 1923, but continued to live in India, involving himself in scholarship and ministry. When he died in Bangalore on 15 February 1932, he was working on his fiftieth book.
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