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Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives
9/11 and continued acts of global terrorism have challenged the understanding of academic experts, policymakers, and students, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Critical questions have been raised about Islam and Muslim politics in the modern world: Are Islam and modernity compatible? Is Islam in need of and capable of reform? What do Islam and what do Muslims have to say ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published February 9th 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 1982)
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An extremely academic book but excellent. I was tired of understanding Islam and the Arab world through the media and took classes throughout college to learn more. This book is a collection of original writings by seminal thinkers of the modern muslim world from Sayyid Qutb, al-Afghani, to Hamas and the Khomeini. If you want to comprehend the present, you must first learn from the past.