The Place of Tolerance in Islam
By (author) Khaled Abou El Fadl
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Place of Tolerance in Islam by Khaled Abou El Fadl
Book DescriptionHere, a prominent critic of Islamic Puritanism leads a lively debate by arguing that Islam is a deeply tolerant religion. Through a close reading of the Qur'an, Khaled Abou El Fadl demonstrates that injunctions to violence against non-believers stem from misreadings. Even jihad, or so-called holy war, has no basis in Qur'anic text or Muslim theology, but instead is an outgrowth of social and political conflict. Leading scholars of Islam offer enhanced commentary.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807002292
(203mm x 134mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Khaled Abou El Fadl
Islam and the Challenge of Democracy, Paperback (March 2004)
The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism have provoked widespread discussion about the possibility of democracy in the Islamic world. This work aims to engage the reader in a discourse on the challenges of democracy in contemporary Islam.
Rebellion and Violence in Islamic Law, Hardback (November 2001)» View all books by Khaled Abou El Fadl
The first systematic treatment of political resistance and rebellion in Islamic law.
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Author Biography - Khaled Abou El Fadl
Khaled Abou El Fadl is the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Fellow in Islamic Law at UCLA and author of "Rebellion and Violence in Islamic Law."
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