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The great theft : wrestling Islam from the extremists

Author: Khaled Abou El Fadl
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperOne, 2007, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st HarperCollins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Argues that Islam is passing through a transformative moment no less dramatic than the movements that swept through Europe during the Reformation. From the role of women in Islam to the nature of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Khaled Abou El Fadl
ISBN: 9780061189036 0061189030
OCLC Number: 232273528
Description: 322 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Islam torn between extremism and moderation --
The roots of the problem --
The rise of the early puritans --
The story of contemporary puritans --
What all Muslims agree upon --
God and the purpose of creation --
The nature of law and morality --
Approaches to history and modernity --
Democracy and human rights --
Interacting with non-Muslims and salvation --
Jihad, warfare, and terrorism --
The nature and role of women --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Khaled Abou El Fadl.

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"The Great Theft is probably the most dramatic manifesto from an American Muslim since the September 11 attacks." -- Associated Press "Those looking for an understanding of the Muslim world and its Read more...

 
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