Try this book to learn about Islam and Muslims.
It is certainly important to have strong Muslim point of view, but not if we're going to rely on exaggerations, excuses, and false blanket statements to make it.
That an observant Muslim cannot be anti-Semitic because both groups are �people of the book�.
The book was helpful for me because I took a brief course in Islam, learning about the history, the feminist issues, and current struggles among people living there. Read morePublished on April 6, 2011 by annie J
In 237 pages, the author Akbar S. Ahmed, attempts to explain Islam, or moreso the religious-political world of Muslims today. Read morePublished on July 10, 2010 by BRIAN A. O'DELL
Alittle out of date but a good overview of Islam. Does take the perspective of a Muslim in some cases puts a slant that does not fully tell the whole story. Read morePublished on June 9, 2009 by Thomas Grimshawa
Akbar S. Ahmed lays out for the reader the history of Islam in a quick read. He spends time on Spain, Turkey, Iran, and India/Pakistan. Read morePublished on May 12, 2007 by Athena Waschke
This book is written by a Muslim, albeit a scholarly one, who describes the book as part travelogue, part history. Read morePublished on January 6, 2007 by Review person
Written shortly before 9-11, this book is still probably the best single volume for introducing Islam and the Muslim world today!
Consider the daunting task. Read more
This is a beautiful example of the Islamic concept of lying to propagate one's faith. Ahmed tells many pretty stories, most of them untrue, and can come up with excuses for nearly... Read morePublished on June 27, 2004
The Western Media is so disparaging to Islam and Muslims, sometimes overtly but usually covertly, that truthful and authoritative writings such as Dr. Read morePublished on July 26, 2003 by Shamim Rahman
I just finished this book. I was expecting something more objective. The author works hard to excuse things that are inexcusable. Read morePublished on September 13, 2002