- Paperback: 265 pages
- Publisher: Ignatius Press (November 15, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1586171550
- ISBN-13: 978-1586171551
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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111 Questions on Islam: Samir Khalil Samir on Islam and the West Paperback – November 15, 2008
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at the price of political and theological blindness.... This book is written by a man who is both sympathetic toward and critical of Islam. Samir knows its philosophical and theological backgrounds, as well as its history from its appearance in the seventh century on the Arabian peninsula. The book’s presentation is frank, pulls no punches, but never speaks without accurate knowledge and clear conviction.
The question-and-answer format of the book works well. The questions cover most of the basic issues, from suicide bombing to the status of women to the Muslim understanding of Christianity. We really have no idea what we are up against unless we take a careful look at what is held theologically and what has happened historically in the Muslim world and its understanding of the world outside itself.... In short, the “111 questions” of the title of this very incisive book are designed to ask every question one may have had since Islam forced itself before our daily attention. Again, Father Samir is both a hard-headed and sympathetic critic of Islam in all its phases. The book has much force to it precisely because it is written by someone who has been in immediate contact with Islam all his life. He has studied the texts and the history. But he also knows both Christianity and what we call the modern state. The book is often as hard-hitting about the West as it is about Islam.
When one has finished this book, he sees the Muslim with clearer eyes.
Peter M. Roach,
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Still in process of reading this book but have learned so much so far already. It has filled in gaps in my knowledge and now I can make sense of world events. Highly recommend.Published 6 months ago by Cranberry
Great book, the author clearly knows the subject. Sometimes I think he is a little biased.Published 8 months ago by Rafael Puyol
Very timely and interesting book. The first half of it is quite helpful in understanding the roots of Islam and helps put the actions of the current so called "Islamic state... Read morePublished 16 months ago by RPL