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Great Theft Wrestling Islam from the Extremists

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ISBN-10: 0060563397

ISBN-13: 9780060563394

Edition: 2005

Authors: Khaled M. Abou El Fadl

List price: $21.95
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The preeminent voice for moderate Muslims, both an Islamic jurist and American lawyer, offers a passionate defense of Islam against the encroaching tide of fundamentalists corrupting the true faith. Books on Islam have proliferated in the marketplace recently, but none have answered the desperate need for a clear articulation of moderate Islam. Khaled Abou El Fadl is uniquely qualified to write this impassioned defense against the threat of Muslim fundamentalism. Seduced by the lure of fundamentalism himself as a teenager in Egypt, he rejected that path once he began studying Islamic law. A longtime feminist and human rights advocate, since 9-11 Abou El Fadl has become increasingly…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/4/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction
The Battleground for Faith
Islam Torn Between Extremism and Moderation
The Roots of the Problem
The Rise of the Early Puritans
The Story of Contemporary Puritans
Charting the Moderate Versus Puritan Divide
What All Muslims Agree Upon
God and the Purpose of Creation
The Nature of Law and Morality
Approaches to History and Modernity
Democracy and Human Rights
Interacting with Non-Muslims and Salvation
Jihad, Warfare, and Terrorism
The Nature and Role of Women
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes