'A revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried, denied and corrupted by generations of men... Muslim keepers of the latter will rage against Reza Aslan as his careful scholarship and precise language dismantles their false claims and commands... Aslan is acutely perceptive.' Independent
Though it is the fastest growing religion in the world, Islam remains shrouded in ignorance and fear. 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 this faith in all its complexity, beauty and compassion.
'A rather beautiful account of the birth and evolution of Islam... Lucid and illuminating... Fascinating' Metro
'Aslan is an engaging writer, his strength lies...as an observer of contemporary challenges facing Islam... Sensitive and generous' FT Magazine
'Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined... A literate, accessible introduction to Islam...carefully placing its message and rituals in historical context.' New York Times
'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
'Enthralling. A book of tremendous clarity and generosity of spirit.' Jim Craceshow more