Endorsed by OCR and written by experts in World Religions, this second edition of GCSE Religious Studies for OCR A: Islam has been fully revised to meet the structure, content and assessment requirements of the 2009 OCR full course and short course GCSE in Religious Studies Specification A, Units B577 and B578. This new edition provides an engaging and accessible insight into the beliefs and practices of Islam, as well as Muslim teaching about moral questons such as: * What are the main principles of Islam and how do they affect the daily lives of Muslims? * Why are festivals and pilgrimages important for Muslims? * Why is the Qur'an so sacred, and what part does it play in the lives of modern Muslims? * What does it mean to be a Muslim in the twenty-first century? Key features in the text include: * Practice GCSE questions * Guidance on how to approach examination answers * Full coverage of the revised GCSE specification * Expert authorship ensuring confidence in content and approach.