Islam in the Modern World

Islam in the Modern World

Challenged by the West, Threatened by Fundamentalism, Keeping Faith With Tradition

Book - 2010
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"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. Increasingly relevant in today's world, this book hits all the hot button issues of current political concern to the West: holy wars, women's roles in Islam, the rise of fundamentalism, and the future of Shi'ism in Iran. In addition, 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 a steady guide through an increasingly factious religion with increasing global relevance"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, [2010], ©2010
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061905803
0061905801
Branch Call Number: 297.09 Na
Characteristics: xxi, 472 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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