Taking Back Islam
American Muslims Reclaim Their Faith
Edited by Michael Wolfe
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Taking Back Islam by Michael Wolfe
Book DescriptionNow Available in Paperback!Leading authorities discuss the past, present and future of Islam.Islam, the least understood of the world's great religions, is balanced on a precipice between the past and the future, between fanatical fundamentalists and progressives advocating peace. Noted Islamic authority Michael Wolfe moderates 35 expert speakers, writers and leaders, including Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) and Karen Armstrong, the best-selling author of A History of God and Islam. They discuss the future of Islam, tear down false stereotypes, review the historical realities that have shaped the religion, and examine paradoxes and schisms within the faith. At a time when every Muslim is forced to defend his faith and Americans are curious about Islam's basic tenets, "Taking Back Islam" answers many questions at the same time that it ponders both the danger and promise of the future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781579549886
Paperback / softback
(214mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Rodale Books
Publisher: Rodale Books
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael Wolfe
Walled Towns and the Shaping of France, Hardback (October 2009)
This book focuses on the development of towns in France, taking into account military technology, physical geography, shifting regional networks tying urban communities together, and the emergence of new forms of public authority and civic life.
One Thousand Roads to Mecca: Ten Centuries of Traveller's Writing about Muslim Pilgrimage, Paperback (September 1998)
Hadj: an American's Pilgrimage to Mecca, Paperback (September 1998)
A convert to Islam describes his pilgrimage to Mecca, recounting his preparations for the trip, the significance of the pilgrimage, and his journey across Muslim North Africa.
High Performance Compilers for Parallel Computing, Paperback (June 1995)» View all books by Michael Wolfe
This work covers everything necessary to build a competitive, advanced compiler for parallel or high-performance computers. Methods focus on analysis and synthesis, where analysis extracts information from the source program.
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Author Biography - Michael Wolfe
Michael Wolfe is the author of books of poetry, fiction, travel and history. His most recent works are a pair of books from Grove Press on the pilgrimage to Mecca: "The Hadj," a first-person travel account and "One Thousand Roads to Mecca," an anthology of 10 centuries of travelers writing about the Muslim pilgrimage. In 1997, Wolfe hosted a televised account of the "Hadj from Mecca" for "Nightline "on ABC. He is currently at work on a four-hour television documentary on the life and times of the Prophet Muhammad. He lives in California.
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