The Trouble With Islam: A Muslim's Call For Reform In Her Faith by Irshad ManjiThe Trouble With Islam: A Muslim's Call For Reform In Her Faith by Irshad Manji

The Trouble With Islam: A Muslim's Call For Reform In Her Faith

byIrshad Manji

Paperback | March 31, 2005

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"I have to be honest with you. Islam is on very thin ice with me.... Through our screaming self-pity and our conspicuous silences, we Muslims are conspiring against ourselves. We're in crisis and we're dragging the rest of the world with us. If ever there was a moment for an Islamic reformation, it's now. For the love of God, what are we doing about it?"


In this open letter, Irshad Manji unearths the troubling cornerstones of mainstream Islam today: tribal insularity, deep-seated anti-Semitism, and an uncritical acceptance of the Koran as the final, and therefore superior, manifesto of God's will. But her message is ultimately positive. She offers a practical vision of how Islam can undergo a reformation that empowers women, promotes respect for religious minorities, and fosters a competition of ideas. Her vision revives "ijtihad," Islam's lost tradition of independent thinking. In that spirit, Irshad has a refreshing challenge for both Muslims and non-Muslims: Don't silence yourselves. Ask questions---out loud. The Trouble with Islam Today is a clarion call for a fatwa-free future.

Irshad Manji is an acclaimed journalist, lecturer, and human rights advocate based in Toronto. Recognizing Irshad's leadership, Oprah Winfrey honored her with a Chutzpah Award for "audacity, nerve, boldness, and conviction." Ms. magazine has named Irshad a "Feminist for the 21st Century." She is also a recipient of the Simon Wiesentha...
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Title:The Trouble With Islam: A Muslim's Call For Reform In Her FaithFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.24 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:March 31, 2005Publisher:St. Martin's GriffinLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312327005

ISBN - 13:9780312327002

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Read and heard in person After reading this book, I had a chance to hear Irshad Manji speak in Saskatoon. It was. a privilege to witness her reflection as an outsider. I would like to know more of how Muslim readers and thinkers respond to her thoughts, though. I would recommend only to people I know respect Islam and the integrity of our fellow citizens who are Muslim without any provisos... as I worry that this may fit into a narrative for some that supports ideas they may have already formed about Islam that are not really about Islam....
Date published: 2018-02-08

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"I have to be honest with you. Islam is on very thin ice with me.... Through our screaming self-pity and our conspicuous silences, we Muslims are conspiring against ourselves. We're in crisis and we're dragging the rest of the world with us. If ever there was a moment for an Islamic reformation, it's now. For the love of God, what are we doing about it?"In this open letter, Irshad Manji unearths the troubling cornerstones of mainstream Islam today: tribal insularity, deep-seated anti-Semitism, and an uncritical acceptance of the Koran as the final, and therefore superior, manifesto of God's will. But her message is ultimately positive. She offers a practical vision of how Islam can undergo a reformation that empowers women, promotes respect for religious minorities, and fosters a competition of ideas. Her vision revives "ijtihad," Islam's lost tradition of independent thinking. In that spirit, Irshad has a refreshing challenge for both Muslims and non-Muslims: Don't silence yourselves. Ask questions---out loud. The Trouble with Islam is a clarion call for a fatwa-free future.

Editorial Reviews

The Trouble with Islam is beyond controversial. It may ignite a firestorm of protest...her easy conversational style, addressed to 'my fellow Muslims,' makes it accessible to a wide range of readers.