Discovering Islam by Akbar S. Ahmed
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Discovering Islam
By Akbar S. Ahmed

Discovering Islam

Making Sense of Muslim History and Society 2nd Revised edition

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Discovering Islam by Akbar S. Ahmed

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Now 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415285254
ISBN-10: 0415285259
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Millennium and Charisma Among Pathans by Akbar S. Ahmed Millennium and Charisma Among Pathans, Paperback (March 2012)

This reissue presents an analysis of the Swat Pathans, the people of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, who belong administratively to Pakistan despite being a fiercely independent group, with their own codes and ways of life.

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