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Insightful book written by a very intelligent and persuasive author.
Promise to come back and update this review after I complete the book.... OK, finished the book and as promised have come back to update my review.
His explanation of the evolution of Islam and the impact of tribal traditions offers hope for the future.
Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty, Mustafa Akyol
Standing in a Turkish prison, on a cold winter’s day, Mustafa Akyol waited to meet his father, a... Read more
Learned a lot! the first hundred or so pages read like a dissertation but all in all, a worth read.Published 6 days ago by N. Matthews
As much as Akyol's book lays out the logic and contemporainess of the teachings of the Quran, it will need a spiritual re-awakening to douse the current destructive flames of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by twinbobby
The author's premise concerning the need for Muslim liberalism based on reason, pluralism and tolerance is valid. Read morePublished 4 months ago by W. Luckeroth
A must have book for all muslim or non muslim alike to truly understand not only Islam but the Islam we have today in the world.Published 5 months ago by Sonny
This is a great book to gain insights into the thinking of a moderate Muslim about his faith and the rejection of violence by the moderate majority of devout Muslims. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Riverboat
I saw Mustafa Akyol interviewed by Fareed Zakaria and I thought he was intelligent, well spoken and an all around attractive spokesperson for Islam. Read morePublished 7 months ago by sally an slyke
Wanted to learn more about Islam, when I saw the interview on GPS had to read it. Very well written book.Published 7 months ago by TC
Without understanding the history of Islam, one cannot begin to understand the Muslim world and this book clearly provides the background and the politics that influenced the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by BizCoach Oregon