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No god but God (Updated Edition)

Number of page: 384
Author: Reza Aslan
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780812982442
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Category: Religion

A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of BelieverFINALIST FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith.Praise for No god but God   “Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined . . . a literate, accessible introduction to Islam.”—The New York Times
  “[Reza] Aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped Islam [in this] eloquent, erudite paean to Islam in all of its complicated glory.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review   “Wise and passionate . . . an incisive, scholarly primer in Muslim history and an engaging personal exploration.”—The New York Times Book Review   “Acutely perceptive . . . For many troubled Muslims, this book will feel like a revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried.”—The Independent (U.K.)   “Thoroughly engaging and excellently written . . . While [Aslan] might claim to be a mere scholar of the Islamic Reformation, he is also one of its most articulate advocates.”—The Oregonian

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  • Peace LoverPeace Lover
    i wanted to read this book but i dont have any card
  • hamza alihamza ali
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  • A Google UserA Google User
    Engrossing Exelent introduction to understanding Islam from a scholarly and political context.
  • jimocracyjimocracy
    LibraryThing Review This was educational and very detailed. I have a better understanding of the history and evolution of Islam. And I hope the author is correct about its future.
  • nmelenmele
    LibraryThing Review A pretty good concise account of the revelation to Mohammed and the origins of Islam. Well worth a read.
  • SharonBeySharonBey
    LibraryThing Review A must read for those striving to understand the political evolution of the religious / political state of Islam. Must read more than once.
  • nobbersnobbers
    No God But God I found this Islami book to be informative and about as unbiased as I think any book about Islam will be. I think it is important to learn about Islam as it is one of the religions that is followed by so many people.
  • chriskrychochriskrycho
    LibraryThing Review An excellent introduction to Islam. Helpful for outsiders.
  • ryvreryvre
    LibraryThing Review This is a great overview of the history and basis tenets of Islam. It’s very readable and informative.
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