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The trouble with Islam today : a Muslim's call for reform in her faith / Irshad Manji.

Author/Creator:
Manji, Irshad author.
Publication:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2003] , © 2003
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 234 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects:
Islam -- Controversial literature.
Islam and civil society.
Liberty of conscience (Islam)
Islam -- Essence, genius, nature.
Summary:
"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."--Publisher's description on back cover.
Contents:
How I became a Muslim refusenik
Seventy virgins?
When did we stop thinking?
Gates and girdles
Who's betraying whom?
The hidden underbelly of Islam
Operation Ijtihad
In praise of honesty
Thank God for the West.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Presented to the Penn Libraries by the Board of Governors of Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth.
Penn Provenance:
Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth (donor) (CJS copy)
Contributor:
Library of Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0312327005
9780312327002
0312326998
9780312326999
OCLC:
56753014
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