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If the oceans were ink : an unlikely friendship and a journey to the heart of the Quran

Author: Carla Power; Kate Reading
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2016.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Hailed by the Washington Post as "mandatory reading," and praised by Fareed Zakaria as "intelligent, compassionate, and revealing," this powerful journey will help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today.If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Downloadable audio books
Named Person: Carla Power; Muḥammad Akram Nadwī; Muḥammad Akram Nadwī; Carla Power
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Carla Power; Kate Reading
ISBN: 9781504700573 1504700570
OCLC Number: 940939386
Performer(s): Read by Kate Reading.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 18 min., 30 sec.))
Contents: Introduction: a map for the journey --
The origins --
The Qurʼan in twenty-five words --
An American in the East --
A Muslim in the West --
Road trip to the Indian madrasa --
A migrant's prayer mat --
The home --
Pioneer life in Oxford --
Nine-thousand hidden women --
The little rosy one --
Veiling and unveiling --
Reading the women --
The world --
A pilgrim's progress --
Jesus, Mary, and the Qurʼan --
Beyond politics --
The pharaoh and his wife --
War stories --
The last lesson --
Conclusion: everlasting return --
Author's note --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Carla Power.

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Hailed by the Washington Post as "mandatory reading," and praised by Fareed Zakaria as "intelligent, compassionate, and revealing," this powerful journey will help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today.If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship--between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh--had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text.A journalist who grew up in the Midwest and the Middle East, Power offers her unique vantage point on the Quran's most provocative verses as she debates with Akram at cafes, family gatherings, and packed lecture halls, conversations filled with both good humor and powerful insights. Their story takes them to madrasas in India and pilgrimage sites in Mecca, as they encounter politicians and jihadis, feminist activists and conservative scholars. Armed with a new understanding of each other's worldviews, Power and Akram offer eye-opening perspectives, destroy long-held myths, and reveal startling connections between worlds that have seemed hopelessly divided for far too long.

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