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Islam in the Modern World: Challenged by the West, Threatened by Fundamentalism, Keeping Faith with Tradition

Author: Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Publisher: HarperOne

Format:Hardcover
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Islam in the Modern World: Challenged by the West, Threatened by Fundamentalism, Keeping Faith with Tradition : As Muslims grow in numbers, and as Islam's role in world affairs becomes larger, we've begun to see the breakdown of unity among believers. The misunderstandings and friction between Islamic civilization and the modern West continue, but even within Islam, Iran's clerics are split, militant fundamentalists clash with students from Islamic universities, and moderate Muslim-Americans think nothing like Wahhabis from Saudi Arabia. Islam seems to be at war with itself. Extremist factions whose angry rhetoric currently shapes our fears and prejudices have attempted to co-opt the Islamic faith. In Islam in the Modern World, one of the foremost Islamic scholars in the United States takes that faith back, describing and defending traditional Islam against all critics - without and within the faith. This book deals with the hot-button issues of concern to the West: holy wars; women's roles in Islam; the rise of fundamentalism; the future of Shi'ism in Iran. Additionally, the author explores lesser-known controversies within Islam, such as the challenge of modern science to religious belief, controversial art and architecture in Islamic cities, the role of the madrassas in education, and urban conditions and challenges in the Islamic world. Islam in the Modern World offers an inside look at this increasingly factious religion with increasing global relevance.


Category   Subject
Religion & Spirituality   Islam
History & Geography   World

ISBN 13:9780061905803
ISBN 10:0061905801
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:472
Size:9.00" l x 6.30" w x 1.60" h
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