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Description - Reasoning with God by Khaled Abou El Fadl

From laws against the implementation of Shari'ah in the United States to anger about the role of Shari'ah in Egypt's new constitution, many people are confused about the meaning of Shari'ah in Islam and its role in the world today. In Reasoning with God, renowned Islamic scholar Khaled Abou El Fadl explains not only what Shari'ah really means, but also the way it can revitalize and re-engage contemporary Islam.

After a Prologue that provides an essential overview of Shari'ah, Abou El Fadl explores the moral trajectory of Islam in today's world. Weaving powerful personal stories with broader global examples, he shows the ways that some interpretations of Islam today have undermined its potential in peace and love. Rather than simply outlining challenges, however, the author provides constructive suggestions about how Muslims can re-engage the ethical tradition of their faith through Shari'ah.

As the world's second largest religion, Islam remains an important force on the global stage. Reasoning with God takes readers-both Muslim and non-Muslim-beyond superficial understandings of Shari'ah to a deeper understanding of its meaning and potential.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780742552333
ISBN-10: 0742552330
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 150mm x 28mm)
Pages: 556
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Khaled Abou El Fadl

Khaled Abou El Fadl is Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor in Islamic Law at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law, where he is also chair of the Islamic Studies Program. He was named a Carnegie Scholar in Islamic Law, has served on the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom, and served on the board of directors for Human Rights Watch, among other honors. He is the author of numerous books, including The Great Theft and The Search for Beauty in Islam.

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