No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
Though it is the fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam remains shrouded in ignorance and fear for much of the West. In No god but God, Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed scholar of religions, explains this faith in all its beauty and complexity. Beginning with a vivid account of the... show more
Though it is the fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam remains shrouded in ignorance and fear for much of the West. In No god but God, Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed scholar of religions, explains this faith in all its beauty and complexity. Beginning with a vivid account of the social and religious milieu in which the Prophet Muhammad forged his message, Aslan paints a portrait of the first Muslim community as a radical experiment in religious pluralism and social egalitarianism. He demonstrates how, after the Prophet’s death, his successors attempted to interpret his message for future generations–an overwhelming task that fractured the Muslim community into competing sects. Finally, Aslan examines how, in the shadow of European colonialism, Muslims developed conflicting strategies to reconcile traditional Islamic values with the realities of the modern world, thus launching what Aslan terms the Islamic Reformation. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account of a magnificent yet misunderstood faith.
Publish date: January 10th 2006
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
The Character assassination of Sam Harris. A crime by Glenn GreenWald and Reza Aslan If someone has asked me why I dislike Reza Aslan, the self congratulating asshole who wrote books that based on fictional religious books. He might be well read in religious bullshit, but it would not make him w...
No God But God is a non-fiction book about Islam. It covers the life of the prophet Muhammad, the birth and development of the religion and also contemporary issues like the wearing of the veil, jihad and the evolution of what we in the West call fundamentalist Islam. Aslan explains the roots of d...
This youth oriented version of Alsan's larger work is excellent at providing a quick, clear overview of Islam. Not only will youth (high school) enjoy it, but adults looking for a quick introduction will find it to be a good starting place. Alsan clearly intends this for a Western audience and in ad...
Aslan has produced what should be required reading for anyone with an interest in things Islamic, whether that interest be religious or geopolitical. He make clear that there are several types of Islam, and that fanatical, fundamentalist Wahabism is not the only brand on the market. I found the bo...
Decent writing, historical analysis of Islam. I find it to be balanced and objective.