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    DescriptionThough it is the fastest growing religion in the world, Islam remains shrouded in ignorance and fear. To many in the west, Islam means jihad, veiled women and suicide bombers. Yet these represent only fringe elements of the world's fastest growing religion. While there have been a number of successful books on the topic of Islamic history - from Karen Armstrong's Islam: A Brief History to Bernard Lewis's The Crisis of Islam, there is surprisingly no book for a popular audience about Islam as a religion, let alone one by an author from an Islamic background. No God But God fills that gap. What is the essence of this ancient faith? Is it a religion of peace or of war? How does Allah differ from the God of Jews and Christians? Can an Islamic state be founded on democratic values such as pluralism and human rights? In No god but God, challenging the 'clash of civilisations' mentality that has distorted out view of Islam, Aslan explains the faith in all its complexity, beauty and compassion.


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    Title
    No God But God
    Subtitle
    The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Reza Aslan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099472322
    ISBN 10: 0099472325
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    DC22: 297
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000
    Thema V1.0: QRP
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    02 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Reza Aslan has studied religions at Santa Clara University, Harvard University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds an MFA in fiction from the Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa, where he was also visiting professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. His work has appeared in the Nation, Slate and the New York Times. Born in Iran, he lives in Santa Barbara and New Orleans.
    Review quote
    "'Reza Aslan's No God But God is just the history of Islam I needed, judicious and truly illuminating.' A.S. Byatt" Guardian Books of the Year 2005 "'Aslan...is a superb narrator, bringing each century to life with vivid details and present tense narration that make popular history so enthralling... Illuminating... Aslan is superb on the origins and richness of Islam... A terrific read.' Glasgow Herald" "A revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried... [Aslan's]...careful scholarship and precise language dismantle...false claims and commands... Aslan is acutely perceptive.' Independent" "'Aslan is an engaging writer, his strength lies...as an observer of contemporary challenges facing Islam... Sensitive and generous' Financial Times" "'Enthralling. A book of tremendous clarity and generosity of spirit.' Jim Crace"