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Discovering Islam

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Now reissued with a new introduction, Discovering Islam is a classic account of how the history of Islam and its relations with the West have shaped Islamic society today. Islam is often caricatured as aggressive and fanatic. Written in the tradition of Ibn Khaldun, this readable and wide-ranging book balances that image, uncovers the roots of Islamic discontent and celebr ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 5th 2002 by Routledge (first published January 1st 1988)
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Sam Norton
Kind of all over the place, but an enjoyable read nonetheless.
Samima
Jun 14, 2013 Samima rated it really liked it

This was my first book by the author Akbar S Ahmed, on Islam with an anthropological perspective. I must say author did a fine job of writing such an informative book, depicting the progressive side of Islam which has a lot of tolerance and forbearance in it. Book tells her readers about the rationality which is inherent in Islam but somehow lost by Muslims today. Author does indulge in criticism but his is the constructive criticism with minimum confrontation. It’s a worth read for all those wh
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Oct 03, 2012 Samima rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first book by Akbar S Ahmed, on Islam with anthropological perspective. I must say author did a fine job of writing such an informative book, depicting the progressive side of Islam, which has a lot of tolerance and forbearance in it. Book tells her readers about the rationality which is inherent in Islam, but somehow lost by Muslims. Author does indulge in criticism but his is the constructive criticism with minimum confrontation. It’s a worth read for all those who believe that ther ...more
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