On The Other: A Muslim View by Rusmir MahmutcehajicOn The Other: A Muslim View by Rusmir Mahmutcehajic

On The Other: A Muslim View

byRusmir MahmutcehajicTranslated byDesmond Maurer

Hardcover | May 20, 2011

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A timely book by a leading European exponent of Muslim intellectual tradition, On the Other: A Muslim View explores of the foundations of Islamic thought on human nature, our place in the cosmos, and our proper relationship to the divine, based on peace, knowledge, love, beauty, humility, andrespect for and acceptance of others and difference. Demonstrating how poor cultural translation of core terms has contributed to a distorted picture of Islam, the author provides systematic explication of the most important concepts and beliefs of the Muslim tradition, as well as interpretation of the symbolism underlying its most importantpractices. He tackles directly the claim that the Holy Qur'an enjoins hatred, violence, bigotry, and racism, particularly against the Jews. On the Other provides an excellent introduction to the Muslim intellectual tradition for those who wish to penetrate beyond the stereotypes put forward by ideologists on both sides of the East-West divide.
Rusmir Mahmutcehajic is Professor of Applied Physics at Sarajevo University, President of the International Forum Bosnia, and former Vice President of the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The most recent of his books in English are The Mosque: The Heart of Submission and On Love: In the Muslim Tradition (both Fordham).
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Title:On The Other: A Muslim ViewFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pagesPublished:May 20, 2011Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823231119

ISBN - 13:9780823231119

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"An outstanding work offering a thoroughly original perspective onto a question of major significance in both religious studies and contemporarypolitics."