KINDLE [What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam]

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What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam Summary í 109 In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th there has been an overwhelming demand for information about Islam As a leading expert John Esposito has found himself called upon to speak to a wide range of audiences including members of Congress the Bush administration government agencies the military and the media Out of this experience he has identified the most pressing uestions people consistently ask about Islam In What Everyone Needs to Know ab. I mentioned in another review that the great strength of the book was in the honesty of the author I did not get the same feeling about this book To my perception Esposito wrote not about what Islam is but about Islam as he wished it to be He gives a politically correct moderate Islam one in which acts of aggressive violence are never justified human rights and social justice are constantly supported and any deficits in modernity human rights or justice are purely attributable to recent and unrelated political situations which are the fault of the West rather than any fundamental difference in worldviews Whenever Islam is compared to Christianity in the book the comparison is always favorable to Islam and the strong majority of if not all clearly negative statements in the book are made about practitioners of other religions Unfortunately in order to do this Esposito has to purposely omit uite a bit of data from his book If someone read this without reading any other book about Islam they would remain completely unaware of many pertinent sections of the uran of part of Islam s history and of several factors which shape the interpretation of the uran and practice of Islam today However there is good material here I learned things about Islam s history that I hadn t known before and there are great sections on the differences between different sects of Islam Unfortunately I had to read even those sections with suspicions about what was being left outThere was a dilemma that hit me as I read this book The Islam that Esposito describes is also Islam as I would want it to be I would love for violence to be never justifiable I want moderate Islam to come out on top I want to be able to communicate with Muslims who have a basic worldview similar enough to mine that we can at least share our religions to each other and make sense of what each other is saying And I definitely don t want to have to deal with a bunch of Christians who are always assuming the exact opposite and making the most antagonistic assumptions and statements possible about Islam So what is the best way to reach those goals Is there not a good in writing a book that assumes the best with the hope that doing so makes the best that much likely to win in the end Maybe And so I can t entirely fault Esposito for doing that It s not what I would do but it might be a practical means to reaching a positive end But it s not the kind of book I wanted to read

Summary What Everyone Needs to Know about IslamWhat Everyone Needs to Know about Islam

What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam Summary í 109 One terrorism What does Islam say about homosexuality birth control abortion and slavery The editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam and author of Unholy War and many other acclaimed works John Esposito is one of America's leading authorities on Islam This brief and readable book is the first place to look for information on the faith customs and political beliefs of the than one billion people who call themselves Muslim. Sugar coated view of lslam It s uite deciptive at many places in the book giving half facts that don t represent the whole scenario I am lucky to have had known things prior to reading the book that the writer didn t feel it s important to cover upMoreover The writer didn t provide any polls data or research that would provide an idea to what Muslims do actually believe in now at least Instead the writer chose to use words like few most some Not good Also if you wanna read a primer on Islam I don t recommend this one not comprehensive enough but not zero stars bad

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What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam Summary í 109 Out Islam Esposito presents in uestion and answer format the information that most people want to know Esposito provides succinct accessible sensitive and even handed answers to uestions that range from the general What do Muslims believe and Who was Muhammad to specific issues like Is Islam compatible with modernization capitalism and democracy How do Muslims view Judaism and Christianity Are women second class citizens in Islam What is jihad Does the uran cond. The book is written to non muslims It explains the common uestions that westerners usually have about Islam The books is written by non muslim yet the author defends Islam Besides he has much knowledge about Islam Most of muslims are already familiar with most of the materials Yet in the way the book answers the uestion the reader gets an idea what westerners know and how can you compare islam and christianity


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    Summary What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam John L. Esposito ☆ 9 Summary KINDLE [What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam] I mentioned in another review that the great strength of the book was in the honesty of the author I did not get the same feeling about this book To my perception Esposito wrote not about what Islam is but about Islam as he

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    Summary What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam John L. Esposito ☆ 9 Summary KINDLE [What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam] This book is a defense not really an intro text Despite what the title might make you think the goal of the book seems to be to highlight the shared values Islam has with the West and also defend Islam from current misconceptions All good and all things that need to be faced and understood with toleration and humilityUnfortunately it shortly became clear that the author was going through every issue people had uestions about and finding th

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    KINDLE [What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam] John L. Esposito ☆ 9 Summary characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ John L. Esposito As an Anthropologist I did not enjoy this book I am used to reading books which discuss a culturereligion as a w

  4. says: John L. Esposito ☆ 9 Summary characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ John L. Esposito KINDLE [What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam]

    characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ John L. Esposito KINDLE [What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam] John L. Esposito ☆ 9 Summary The book is written to non muslims It explains the common uestions that westerners usually have about Islam The books is written by non muslim yet the author defends Islam Besides he has much knowledge about Islam Most of muslims are already familiar with most of the materials Yet in the way the book answers t

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    John L. Esposito ☆ 9 Summary characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ John L. Esposito Summary What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam Well written and informative but just scrapes the surface If you really want to find out about Islam you need to study everything intently Start here but look deeper and further It is important to get multiple perspectives on religion and dete

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    Summary What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam John L. Esposito ☆ 9 Summary characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ John L. Esposito Just re read this book The author was one of my professors in college He was an excellent teacher Book may be a bit basic for some but it is very informative Its fairly objective in its perspective

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    KINDLE [What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam] characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ John L. Esposito Summary What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam Very informative I truly enjoyed this book I recommend it for anyone who wants to know the basics of Islam

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    KINDLE [What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam] John L. Esposito ☆ 9 Summary Looking for a uick guide to Islam? I think this is your bookIt was an easy uick read to fly through and provided an in depth look at a

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    characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ John L. Esposito John L. Esposito ☆ 9 Summary KINDLE [What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam] Sugar coated view of lslam It's uite deciptive at many places in the book giving half facts that don't represent the whole scenario I am lucky

  10. says: KINDLE [What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam]

    KINDLE [What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam] Useful clear guide to the basics about Islam Definitely an apologia and a deliberate counterbalance to the Islamophobic content out there I’m not sure an “objective” basic guide to Islam—or indeed any religion—is possible in today’s world The legaltheological difference in approach to religion and daily life were very helpful for framing the discussion

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  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam
  • John L. Esposito
  • English
  • 10 May 2020
  • 9780195157130