Islam Without Extremes

Islam Without Extremes

A Muslim Case for Liberty

Book - 2011
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Examines the ideological and historical roots of political Islam, going back to the 632 AD intellectual "war of ideas" between two opposing schools of Islam, and asks whether it is compatible with freedom and Western liberalism.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 352 p. : maps ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780393070866
Branch Call Number: 297.272 Aky


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Dec 14, 2017

enjoyed reading it. extremely well written and structured. highlights the history behind the circumstances we live in today which will help shape the future if we act today.

Nov 23, 2015

Akyol explains how 'traditionalist' Muslims ignored the mostly peaceful and flexible Quran and instead used Hadiths to create a strict, intolerant and violent Islam that many Muslims believe in today.

loblollyrosa Jan 03, 2014

An interesting and thought provoking look at Islam. The book goes into the history and how culture and politics effected its interpretations. Highly recommended.

adagarcon Dec 29, 2011

Mustafa Akyol's intense read of the history of Islam and its development covers the subject in minute detail. From poltics, to economics exposing sociological mores and norms, one comes away with a more humanitarian view of Islam. At the same time, are the ironies and idosyncrysies that Islam has claimed as its own copied from some of the belief systems in the Christian Old Testament? Through tolerance and resistance, have multiple dictorial successions and religious clerics shapped Islam into something that the prohphet Muhammad had never intended? At least this book brings the discussion to the forefront in age were the understanding of those who are different or the same, allows us to be mesmorized into a trance of shock and awe, with all its nasty glare.

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