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In the shadow of the Prophet : the struggle for the soul of Islam

Author: Milton Viorst
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Illuminates the complex struggle to reconcile the Muslim community's fierce determination to live by traditional Islamic law and beliefs with the desire for economic and political power in today's world."--Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Viorst
ISBN: 0813339022 9780813339023
OCLC Number: 48428106
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1998.
Description: xii, 355 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Through the Damascus Gate --
Murder of Farag Foda --
Prophet and the book --
Sudan : the Islamic experiment --
Making the Shari'a --
Khomeini's triumph --
Saudi dilemma --
Anguish of Algeria --
Beleaguered Muslims of France --
Hashemite option.
Responsibility: Milton Viorst.

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Based on in-depth interviews with scores of key Islamic leaders and thinkers, journalist Milton Viorst explores the theological straitjacket in which traditional Islam has placed the Middle East -  Read more...

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