Islam without Extremes A Muslim Case for Liberty

Islam without Extremes  A Muslim Case for Liberty
Author : Mustafa Akyol
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2011-07-18
ISBN 10 : 9780393081978
ISBN 13 : 0393081974
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam without Extremes A Muslim Case for Liberty Book Description:

“A delightfully original take on…the prospects for liberal democracy in the broader Islamic Middle East.”—Matthew Kaminski, Wall Street Journal As the Arab Spring threatens to give way to authoritarianism in Egypt and reports from Afghanistan detail widespread violence against U.S. troops and women, news from the Muslim world raises the question: Is Islam incompatible with freedom? In Islam without Extremes, Turkish columnist Mustafa Akyol answers this question by revealing the little-understood roots of political Islam, which originally included both rationalist, flexible strains and more dogmatic, rigid ones. Though the rigid traditionalists won out, Akyol points to a flourishing of liberalism in the nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire and the unique “Islamo-liberal synthesis” in present-day Turkey. As he powerfully asserts, only by accepting a secular state can Islamic societies thrive. Islam without Extremes offers a desperately needed intellectual basis for the reconcilability of Islam and liberty.

Reopening Muslim Minds

Reopening Muslim Minds
Author : Mustafa Akyol
Publisher : St. Martin's Essentials
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2021-04-06
ISBN 10 : 9781250256072
ISBN 13 : 1250256070
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reopening Muslim Minds Book Description:

A fascinating journey into Islam's diverse history of ideas, making an argument for an "Islamic Enlightenment" today In Reopening Muslim Minds, Mustafa Akyol, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and opinion writer for The New York Times, both diagnoses “the crisis of Islam” in the modern world, and offers a way forward. Diving deeply into Islamic theology, and also sharing lessons from his own life story, he reveals how Muslims lost the universalism that made them a great civilization in their earlier centuries. He especially demonstrates how values often associated with Western Enlightenment — freedom, reason, tolerance, and an appreciation of science — had Islamic counterparts, which sadly were cast aside in favor of more dogmatic views, often for political ends. Elucidating complex ideas with engaging prose and storytelling, Reopening Muslim Minds borrows lost visions from medieval Muslim thinkers such as Ibn Rushd (aka Averroes), to offer a new Muslim worldview on a range of sensitive issues: human rights, equality for women, freedom of religion, or freedom from religion. While frankly acknowledging the problems in the world of Islam today, Akyol offers a clear and hopeful vision for its future.

The Islamic Jesus

The Islamic Jesus
Author : Mustafa Akyol
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2017-02-14
ISBN 10 : 9781250088703
ISBN 13 : 1250088704
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Islamic Jesus Book Description:

“A welcome expansion of the fragile territory known as common ground.” —The New York Times When Reza Aslan’s bestseller Zealot came out in 2013, there was criticism that he hadn’t addressed his Muslim faith while writing the origin story of Christianity. In fact, Ross Douthat of The New York Times wrote that “if Aslan had actually written in defense of the Islamic view of Jesus, that would have been something provocative and new.” Mustafa Akyol’s The Islamic Jesus is that book. The Islamic Jesus reveals startling new truths about Islam in the context of the first Muslims and the early origins of Christianity. Muslims and the first Christians—the Jewish followers of Jesus—saw Jesus as not divine but rather as a prophet and human Messiah and that salvation comes from faith and good works, not merely as faith, as Christians would later emphasize. What Akyol seeks to reveal are how these core beliefs of Jewish Christianity, which got lost in history as a heresy, emerged in a new religion born in 7th Arabia: Islam. Akyol exposes this extraordinary historical connection between Judaism, Jewish Christianity and Islam—a major mystery unexplored by academia. From Jesus’ Jewish followers to the Nazarenes and Ebionites to the Qu’ran’s stories of Mary and Jesus, The Islamic Jesus will reveal links between religions that seem so contrary today. It will also call on Muslims to discover their own Jesus, at a time when they are troubled by their own Pharisees and Zealots.

Religious Freedom in Islam

Religious Freedom in Islam
Author : Daniel Philpott
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2019-02-01
ISBN 10 : 9780190908201
ISBN 13 : 0190908203
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Freedom in Islam Book Description:

Since at least the attacks of September 11, 2001, one of the most pressing political questions of the age has been whether Islam is hostile to religious freedom. Daniel Philpott examines conditions on the ground in forty-seven Muslim-majority countries today and offers an honest, clear-eyed answer to this urgent question. It is not, however, a simple answer. From a satellite view, the Muslim world looks unfree. But, Philpott shows, the truth is much more complex. Some one-fourth of Muslim-majority countries are in fact religiously free. Of the other countries, about forty percent are governed not by Islamists but by a hostile secularism imported from the West, while the other sixty percent are Islamist. The picture that emerges is both honest and hopeful. Yes, most Muslim-majority countries are lacking in religious freedom. But, Philpott argues, the Islamic tradition carries within it "seeds of freedom," and he offers guidance for how to cultivate those seeds in order to expand religious freedom in the Muslim world and the world at large. It is an urgent project. Religious freedom promotes goods like democracy and the advancement of women that are lacking in the Muslim-majority world and reduces ills like civil war, terrorism, and violence. Further, religious freedom is simply a matter of justice--not an exclusively Western value, but rather a universal right rooted in human nature. Its realization is critical to the aspirations of religious minorities and dissenters in Muslim countries, to Muslims living in non-Muslim countries or under secular dictatorships, and to relations between the West and the Muslim world. In this thoughtful book, Philpott seeks to establish a constructive middle ground in a fiery and long-lasting debate over Islam.

The South Slav Journal

The South Slav Journal
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1983
ISBN 10 : IND:30000124017165
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Muslim and Christian Understanding

Muslim and Christian Understanding
Author : Waleed El-Ansary
Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
Total Pages : 289
Release : 2010-10-15
ISBN 10 : IND:30000127514440
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslim and Christian Understanding Book Description:

This book explores “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a high-level ongoing Christian-Muslim dialogue process. The Common Word process was commenced by leading Islamic scholars and intellectuals as outreach in response to the Pope’s much criticized Regensburg address of 2007, and brings to the fore, in the interest of developing a meaningful peace, how the Islamic and Christian communities representing well over half of the world's population might agree on love of God and love of neighbor as common beliefs.

Women in Islam

Women in Islam
Author : Naseem Ahmad
Publisher :
Total Pages : 987
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 8176483877
ISBN 13 : 9788176483872
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Islam Book Description:

Minbar Al Islam

Minbar Al Islam
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1963
ISBN 10 : UCLA:L0084043090
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Islam

Islam
Author : Yaḥyá Nūrī
Publisher :
Total Pages : 268
Release : 1982
ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3942528
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Book Description: