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    Description"I have to be honest with you. Islam is on very thin ice with me.... Through our screaming self-pity and our conspicuous silences, we Muslims are conspiring against ourselves. We're in crisis and we're dragging the rest of the world with us. If ever there was a moment for an Islamic reformation, it's now. For the love of God, what are we doing about it?" 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. "The Trouble with Islam Today" is a clarion call for a fatwa-free future.


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    Title
    The Trouble with Islam Today
    Subtitle
    A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) MS Irshad Manji
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312327002
    ISBN 10: 0312327005
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: JPS, HRH
    DC21: 297
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Abridged Dewey: 297
    DC22: 297
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000, POL011000
    LC classification: BP169 .M28 2005
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: JPS, QRP
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    16 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Irshad Manji is an acclaimed journalist, lecturer, and human rights advocate based in Toronto. Recognizing Irshad's leadership, Oprah Winfrey honored her with a Chutzpah Award for "audacity, nerve, boldness, and conviction." Ms. magazine has named Irshad a "Feminist for the 21st Century." She is also a recipient of the Simon Wiesenthal Award for Valor.
    Review quote
    ."..feels like a revelation...a raw nerve ending for the West - shocking, raw, but mercifully, joyously, still alive." - Andrew Sullivan, "New York Times Book Review", 1/25/2004 "Irshad Manji is a fresh, new and intriguing voice of Islamic reform. This wonderfully written book will surprise you, educate you, even entertain you." - Alan Dershowitz, author of "The Case for Israel" "[Manji's] ideas have already set off a searching debate." - Clifford Krauss, "The New York Times" "Tightly reasoned and packed with knockout punches." - Pat Donnelly, "Montreal Gazette" "Manji is blazingly articulate." - Margaret Wente, "The Globe" and "Mail" (Canada) ""The Trouble with Islam" is beyond controversial. It may ignite a firestorm of protest...her easy conversational style, addressed to 'my fellow Muslims, ' makes it accessible to a wide range of readers." - Leslie Scrivener, "The Toronto Star"