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Islam Today A Short Introduction to the Muslim World

180 LE

Short Description: LA Times Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year
Authors : Akbar S. Ahmed
  • Publisher: American University Press Cairo
  • Pages: 272
  • Hard Cover: False
  • ISBN: 9781860642579
  • Publishing Date: 2008

Although there are over one billion Muslims in the world, most discussion of Islam in the west is based on clichés or outright prejudice. This lively and compelling book sets out to bridge the gulfs of misunderstanding. Islam, argues Akbar Ahmed, does not mean the subordination of women, contempt for other religions, opposition to the modern world, or ‘barbaric punishments’ for petty crime. This highly accessible book is an ideal introduction for non- Muslims and Muslims alike interested in the issues facing and raised by the Muslim world. Akbar S. Ahmed is a fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books and articles