No God But God : The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam

Author(s): Reza Aslan

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*Ten years on from 9/11, 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 Armstrong's Islam: A Brief History to Bernard Lewis's The 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 Quran and the Bible, the meaning of the Hajj, the Muslim relationship with Jesus, the Muslim attitude towards Jews, equality between the sexes and more.


 


* This revised and updated edition includes a wealth of new material and new chapters covering recent 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; Iraq War as a Jihadi recruiting agent etc).

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The acclaimed short history of Islam, fully revised and updated to commemorate the ten-year-anniversary of 9/11.

"Beautiful [and] fascinating" * Metro * "Truly illuminating" -- AS Byatt * The Guardian * "A revelation" * Yasmin Alibhai-Brown * "Aslan is a superb narrator, bringing each century to life with vivid details and present tense narration that makes popular history so enthralling... A terrific read" * Glasgow Herald * "Outstandingly useful ... always balanced, vivid and readable" * The Independent *

Reza Aslan is a comparative religions scholar from Harvard, who is also a graduate of the Iowa Writers'Workshop. At Harvard, he was elected president of Harvard's chapter of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, a UN organisation committed to global understanding. Currently teaching an introductory course on Islam at Iowa, Aslan is also at work on a novel.

General Fields

  • : 9780099564324
  • : Cornerstone
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : January 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Revised and Updated
  • : en
  • : 297
  • : 338
  • : Reza Aslan
  • : Paperback