Islam : An Essential Understand for Fellow Americans

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Manzoor Hussain, an American Muslim, looks over the present landscape of the United States and sees his fellow Americans laboring under many misconceptions about Islam, what he calls the most misunderstood religion in the West. His response is to delineate Islam from its inception through its extraordinarily rich history, making transparent the religion's most seemingly opaque foundations. Hussain discusses Islam's wealth of achievements in subjects as far ranging as mathematics, astronomy, law, chemistry, physics, medicine, and philosophy, thereby showing how, at heart, we are all striving always to demonstrate the ways we want and value the same things. Scholarly in its clarity and thoroughness, "Islam: An Essential Understanding for Fellow Americans" does not shirk from tackling the thorniest issues of the day. Islam was not spread by the sword, Muslims are not anti-West, terrorism is not taught or condoned by Islam, the wave of Islamophobia in America--all these issues receive sober and thoughtful attention. "Islam: An Essential Understanding for Fellow Americans" articulately and convincingly makes the case for Islam, as a religion, a way of life, a family system, a force for social justice, a code of conduct and potentially a healing force in the more

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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
  • Vantage Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0533164885
  • 9780533164882

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COME, READER, as this well organized author takes you by the hand. Open his book and let him walk you right past the usual mountains of misinformation about Islam, onto the wide, straight path of what the world's second largest faith is really all about. It's a painless and fulfilling journey. Experience the enjoyment of replacing blank stereotypes with functional understanding. This is the kind of book mainstream American readers have been waiting for. Reading it will make your life easier. I promise.Michael Wolfe Author of Taking Back Islam: American Muslims reclaim their more

About Manzoor Hussain

Dr. Manzoor Hussain received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside and worked first as a Senior Research Scientist in the U.S. chemical industry, and later at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. There, Hussain was the head of a unit of the agency's laboratories. His contribution to the work at IAEA, along with that of others, was recognized in 2005 when IAEA was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. For the last eleven years he has been teaching chemistry at a university and Islamic Studies at an Islamic High School in New Jersey where he now resides with his wife Jana Catherine Hussain. He is also active in interfaith dialogue programs." Islam: An Essential Understanding for Fellow Americans" is Hussain's first more

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