Making Sense of Muslim History and Society 2nd Revised edition
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Discovering Islam by Akbar S. Ahmed
Book DescriptionNow reissued with a new introduction, Discovering Islam is a classic account of how the history of Islam and its relations with the West have shaped Islamic society today. Islam is often caricatured as aggressive and fanatic. Written in the tradition of Ibn Khaldun, this readable and wide-ranging book balances that image, uncovers the roots of Islamic discontent and celebrates the sources of its strength. From the four "ideal Caliphs" who succeeded the Prophet to the refugee camps of Peshawar, an objective picture emerges of the main features of Muslim history and the compulsions of Muslim society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415285254
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Journey into America, Hardback (June 2010)
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Sage Handbook of Islamic Studies, Hardback (April 2010)» View all books by Akbar S. Ahmed
Written and edited by the most respected scholars in the field of Islamic studies, this handbook provides timely and authoritative insights on current debates within the Muslim world.
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