Monday, September 21, 2015

If You Want Truly to Understand the Contemporary World, Please Read This

An Extraordinary Scholar Redefined Islam
In it, he offers an original, challenging definition of Islam completely at odds with what Salafis and other radicals, not to mention many Westerners, believe. Ahmed’s vision of Islam, profoundly informed by more than 1,000 years of history, poetry, mysticism, science and philosophy, offers an authentic, sophisticated and inspiring alternative to the cramped, reductive and often violent versions that predominate today.
Also, if you wish to have a depth of understanding about radical Islam, I would strongly recommend reading the book The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright.