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“Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined . . . a literate, accessible introduction to Islam.”—The New York Times
“[Reza] Aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped Islam [in this] eloquent, erudite paean to Islam in all of its complicated glory.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Wise and passionate . . . an incisive, scholarly primer in Muslim history and an engaging personal exploration.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Acutely perceptive . . . For many troubled Muslims, this book will feel like a revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried.”—The Independent (U.K.)
“Thoroughly engaging and excellently written . . . While [Aslan] might claim to be a mere scholar of the Islamic Reformation, he is also one of its most articulate advocates.”—The Oregonian
I want to make this short as possible, as many other reviewers have the same impression I did...it's excellently written, and very informative. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by JoeyP2
Fast delivery .. great book so far.... haven't read one in a whilePublished 3 days ago by Ifare DATAGNI
I listened to this audiobook shortly after completing another one, Islam Unveiled by Robert Spencer. They made a good contrast. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Ben Franklin
At times difficult to follow and certainly not an easy read bit still a good introduction to Islam. Not for the average reader though only for the serious minded and better to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Avinesh
When you ignore the facts and rewrite history, it's easy to paint Islam in a good light. When you lie about half of the Koran and the life of Muhammed, you've gone beyond... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mike D.
This is a brilliant work that can give those with little knowledge of Islam -- and that would likely describe 80+% of the population of non-Muslim majority nations -- a grounding... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stanley R. Conrad