The Trouble with Islam Today: A Wake-up Call for Honesty and Change

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byIrshad Manji

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In this controversial and groundbreaking book, Irshad Manji exposes the disturbing cornerstones of Islam as it is widely practiced today: tribal insularity, deep-seated anti-Semitism, and an uncritical acceptance of the Quran. But The Trouble with Islam Today ranges further than criticism, offering a practical vision of an Islamic reformation that empowers women, promotes respect for religious minorities, and fosters a competition of ideas. Manji’s vision revives “ijtihad,” Islam’s lost tradition of independent thinking. In that spirit, she issues an inspiring challenge for Muslims and non-Muslims alike: Dare to ask questions—out loud.

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In this controversial and groundbreaking book, Irshad Manji exposes the disturbing cornerstones of Islam as it is widely practiced today: tribal insularity, deep-seated anti-Semitism, and an uncritical acceptance of the Quran. But The Trouble with Islam Today ranges further than criticism, offering a practical vision of an Islamic refo...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 12, 2010Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030737579X

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Now I get it! In this world of corrupt news corporations feeding us a chapter straight out of George Bush's diary, I really wanted to educate myself. Like many of us, I wasn't sure what it meant to be Islam and what Islam stood for. I associated it with social unrest and war. Maybe I wasn't that far off, but I appreciate Manji's ability to break it down to me in simple terms. This is like your best Muslim girlfriend explaining her religion to you, how she applies it to her life, what it means to her and how it has become something that perhaps it wasn't intended to, and the way that it is reflected in the world. Manji is as frank as they come, and how refreshing to have someone tell the world how it really is.
Date published: 2007-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from astounding this book shows how muslim fundamentalists use the quran to control people....they vehemently use the quran to oppress people.... the fundamentalists also integrate cultural practices into the religious practices and makes it so that people think its religion and many muslim children need to know this and question what they are being taught, not keep their mouth.shut... and Irshad does a great job to show the truth... (no wonder why the muslim fundamentalists think of her as the devil)
Date published: 2007-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mixes culture with religion The book cited cultural practices, and considered them as religious practices. Prophet Mohammad's first wife, and the mother of his children used to run her business (1400 years ago). And she hired the prophet (i.e. she was his boss for a period of time). The book looked at the culture practices in some muslim communities, and generalize that as islamic practices.
Date published: 2006-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting, Informative and Entertaining Islam and the Muslim World have been in the news for years, this book provides a very interesting inside look at where it's challenges and problems lie without the un-necessary verbal assaults and general bashing that seem to come with so many other commentaries. This book is insightful and the author has a gift of keeping the reader not only interested but mildly entertained the whole way through at the same time. Whether you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Athiest or anything else, this book is a must-read.
Date published: 2006-04-23