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No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam Summary ↠ 8 Ø ❰KINDLE❯ ❃ No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam Author Reza Aslan – Goproled.co.uk Ten years on from 911 much of the Muslim faith remains largely unknown and misunderstood in the West WhilAdi recruiting agent etcTen years on from much of the Muslim faith remains largely unknown and misunderstood in the God But God The Origins eBook #204 West While there have been a number of successful books on the topic of Islamic history from Karen Armstrongs Islam A Brief History to Bernard LewissThe Crises of Islam there is surprisingly no book for a popular audience about Islam as a religion let alone one by an author from an Islamic background No God But God fills that gap addressing issues of belief the difference between the uran and the Bible the meaning of the Hajj the Muslim relationship with Jesus the Muslim attitude towards Jews euality between the sexes and This revised and updated edition includes a wealth of new material and new chapters coveringrecent uprisings in Tunisia Egypt and Libya the changing face of Islam in Europe and North Africa and a number of topics of heated debate the veil controversy Islam women Ira War as. Reza Aslan is a good writer and a good historian of religion His 2013 book Zealot on Jesus was excellent so I had high hopes for this 2011 book on Islam Many hopes were indeed fulfilled the historical timeline is clear the known facts are in place the conjectures are properly flagged the context for contemporaries and believers is sketched credibly and the final result is easy and pleasant to readAny historian of Islam will be confronted with controversy and compelled to take sides Aslan takes the side of the Sufis a relatively gentle and reflective tradition in Islam with mystic leanings which grew up in the shade of the Shia branch of the Mohammedan faith in lands that had rich and deep traditions of belief and philosophy In doing so he distances himself from the Sunni branch and those of its variants such as Wahhabism that have attracted Western anger in recent yearsWhat Aslan does not do and what diminishes his book for me is stand back far enough from the entire tradition of veneration for the revelations of the Prophet and their expression in the series of texts that form the uran to see the wood for the trees Even today no pious Muslim would dare regard the revelations or their canonical expression as anything but holy but for a modern Westerner with some respect for science and rational thinking the leap of imagination reuired to take such affirmed holiness at face value is just too great This reader at least is driven to taking a remote anthropological stance on the Arab and related societies of a thousand plus or minus a few hundred years ago and regarding their strange belief system as shot through with hardly less nonsense than any other ancient myth or curious narrativeDespite his Muslim roots Aslan is a modern Western writer so he must must see the need to keep such rational readers on board even if in the end he parts company with them in continuing to venerate his holy relics There may be a learning curve here for he does a fine job in standing back from Christian or other pieties in discussing Jesus in his later book Zealot; perhaps it is easier to stand back from a faith one feels no residual need to defend or believe in Modern societies with Christian or Muslim roots are surely robust enough to rise above superstitious awe in face of alleged revelations and the purportedly holy texts that spring from them or at any rate we can only hope so if we are to avoid a new clash of civilizationsLike Aslan I have some sympathy for the Sufi thread in the story of Islam and feel some distaste for the hardened institutional forms of the Muslim faith which like their Christian euivalents have led to serial disasters in the societies swayed by them Unlike him however I see little hope for a revival of Sufism in the Muslim world and indeed little hope of sufficient reform within Islam to accommodate it to the constraints of life in an age of global connectivity robots and nuclear weapons Only a clean separation of secular life including politics from the inner life of religion can enable us to regulate the modern world it seems to me and even a revived Sufism would be of no obvious help in doing soIn summary then a modern history of Islam especially one that like this volume takes us up to contemporary political issues surrounding the ongoing wars in Muslim majority societies can only work for Western readers if it rises above a partisan perspective As it is Aslan seems to feel sympathy for the victim narrative that Western imperialists have cruelly exploited the Muslim world which must therefore rise up and restore its fortunes by defeating the infidels This cuts no ice with me even in the context of a volume of history that

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No God But God The Origins Evolution and Future of IslamA Jihadi recruiting agent etcTen years on from much of the Muslim faith remains largely unknown and misunderstood in the West While there have been a number of successful books on the topic of Islamic history from Karen Armstrongs Islam A Brief History to Bernard LewissThe Crises of Islam there is surprisingly no book for a popular audience about Islam as a religion let alone one by an author from an Islamic background No God But God fills that gap addressing issues of belief the difference between the uran and the Bible the meaning of the Hajj the Muslim relationship with Jesus the Muslim attitude towards Jews euality between the sexes and This revised and updated edition includes a wealth of new material and new chapters coveringrecent uprisings in Tunisia Egypt and Libya the changing face of Islam in Europe and North Africa and a number of topics of heated debate the veil controversy Islam women Ira War as a Jihadi recruiting agent et. Really well explained aspect of todays Muslim life for someone who didn't know very much about it He explains from the aspect of a `Westerner`what it is to be Muslim today and some of the difficulties they are facing within their own religion and among the different factions I also liked to hear about Muhamads life and what an amazing man he was but I feel he would be turning in his grave if only he knew how his followers changed aspects to what he preached and lived I have peace of mind knowing that he respected other faiths to a certain extent and did not set about calling everyone else `non believers` those where his followers who went to be radical