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.
It offers well reasoned criticisms of the behavior of Muslims and teachings of traditional schools of Islam that have prevented reform.
Excellent historical and contemporary explanation of how the Islam of Muhammed has been contorted and distorted and made to serve as a false and cynical justification for appalling... Read morePublished 6 days ago by steven d. eimert
That a, presumably, devout Muslim wrote this book inspires some hope for tolerance within Islam. No amount of external pressure will change Islam. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ronald L. Rabie
Islam without Extremes
The book renders a good description of the historical development of Islam and the reasons why it had problems adopting to the modern world. Read more
If you are looking for an apology for Islam that emphasizes every liberal thing in its history and suppresses every illiberal thing, this is your book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jon in Boston
Well written full of insight of the history of Islam within the political context of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of Turkey. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carole L. Morales
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 months 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 7 months ago by twinbobby
The author's premise concerning the need for Muslim liberalism based on reason, pluralism and tolerance is valid. Read morePublished 10 months ago by W. Luckeroth