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"At a time of great international unrest in which the issue of faith has risen up the agenda of us all, Professor Akbar Ahmed's book Discovering Islam is essential reading for thinking people who wish to understand this great world religion. This is an incisive, intelligent book and I am delighted to commend it." - The Right Hon. George Carey, formerly Archbishop of Canterbury . 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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