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I hear from a Saudi friend that his country's religious police arrest women for wearing red on Valentines Day, and I think, Since when does a merciful God outlaw joyor fun? I read about victims of rape being stoned for "adultery" and I wonder how a critical mass of us can stay stone silent.
She asks tough questions: "What's with the stubborn streak of anti-Semitism in Islam? Who is the real colonizer of the Muslims-America or Arabia? Why are we squandering the talents of women, fully half of God's creation?" This is not an anti-Muslim rant. Manji also speaks with passionate love and hope for Islam, believing that democracy is compatible with its purest doctrine. Sure, she's biased and opinionated. But all religions, from Christianity to Buddhism to Islam should be accountable for how their leadership and national allegiances personally affect their followers. One would hope that this honest voice be met with a little more self-scrutiny and a little less anti-personal, anti-feminine, and anti-Western rhetoric. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'd recommend both these books to anyone interested in learning why Islam is what it is.
Because of this I knew that I had to be careful reading this book to not be taken in by something that sounds nice but may not actual be true.
Irshad's Islam is one in which every Muslim follows ijtihad; in which authority is endlessly questioned.
Good messages to her co-religionists, much of it musing with herself. Worth reading, but the manner of presentation becomes tiresome.Published 1 month ago by Richard Hanson
I have bought at least five copies of this book over the past five years and given them to friends. Everyone loves them.Published 1 month ago by eugene aughinbaugh
Nothing like rational thinking to make my day!
Don't expect your average reader (and their 3th grade tribal minds) to have the intellectual flexibility to entertain... Read more
Fantastic book! Irshad Manji is an incredibly articulate writer and "The Trouble with Islam Today" provides the reader with an excellent insight and education into issues... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laura Albano
An outstanding, well reasoned critique of Islam. I was never a fan of Ms. Manji for her over-the-top views on gay and lesbian issues, but her refocus on Islam is smart and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Weiner
this is a tough one. she has many valid points i am going to have to do extra reading to give more weight to her opinions and hope to do this soon.Published 1 month ago by will crow
I read this book years ago soon after it came out and I saw her speak at a book signing event. It sticks with me to this day and offers great insight to the questions about Islam... Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Tschinkel
The book is ok for people who are curious and critical of Islam. But I do feel the book is more like a elaborately researched personal diary. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rashedul Hasan Deepon