Islam in the Modern World

Islam in the Modern World : Challenged by the West, Threatened by Fundamentalism, Keeping Faith with Tradition

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The foremost U.S. authority on Islam and, Seyyed Hossein Nasr discusses today's hot button issues--including holy wars, women's rights, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the future of Moslems in the Middle East--in this groundbreaking discussion of the fastest-growing religion in the world. One of the great scholars in the modern Islamic intellectual tradition, and the acclaimed author of books such as The Garden of Truth and The Heart of Islam, Nasr brings incomparable insight to this exploration of Muslim issues and realities, delivering a landmark publication promoting cross-cultural awareness and world peace.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperOne
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 006190581X
  • 9780061905810
  • 1,143,636

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An erudite and unusually accessible look into the ongoing struggle for the heart of Islam. --Booklist"
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The world's fastest-growing religion is also the most misunderstood in the West. In Islam in the Modern World, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the world's leading experts on Islamic thought, explains why traditional Islam exists in tension with modern Western culture, while at the same time it is also opposed by many currents of Islamic "fundamentalism." Islam in the Modern World offers an inside look at this increasingly factious religion with increasing global relevance.
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