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No god but God (Updated Edition): The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Must read for Islamic studies

    The author's style is engaging and fluid. His method of writing history as interconected and interrelated stories brings to life hisorical characters,places and episodes, and helps the reader to enter into their reality. His ability to explain clearly concepts and practices that may be unfamiliar to those outside of Islam, especially "westerners" helps them enter more fully into this "new" world. Through his sympathetic acquaintance with the other major world religions he draws helpful cultural, hisorical, cultic and even linguistic parallels that move the reader from sideline spectator tor fellow traveler and participant. Dr. Aslan appears to have researched thoroughly the primary documents and secondary sources. When he must present inferences rather than documented data, and when he draws conclusions of his own, they always seem reasonable, unbiased and defensible. The authors clear, succinct explanation of his own religious and spiritual journey, made at the outset, his recounting of his extensive engagement in academia, and his gentlee, non-polemical treatment of thorny issues of the past and presnt created a bond with this reader, who always felt he was being led along a road to discovery and understanding rather then sujected to proselytizing.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2013

    This is a version for adolescents, not the original version by t

    This is a version for adolescents, not the original version by the same name. I gave it a low rating because the promotion was misleading, not because of content.

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Tape on this message!!!!!!!!!!$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love this book beacuse it gives a good message . A message that i needed to hear . There is ONLY one God and that is our father . Sometimes you think the whole God thing works for some poeple just not you , right? But you need to come to him and except him as your lord and savuer . He is always there but you just need to let him and let him show you what he can do in your life . When you do tt you automattically feel love , peace and joy beacuse will start moving in you and make impossible mirciles in your . Because he is God the one and only.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2013

    A very well researched and wonderfully written book about Islam

    A very well researched and wonderfully written book about Islam from it beginnings to the various "sects" of today. I agree that this should be a "Must Read" for people in Islamic studies. It has placed into context the writings of the Holy Quran based upon the sitution at the time and helps one understand how extremists and fundamentalists have hijacked the writings to support their own beliefs and bias. This is not unusual for a religion and Islam is definitely not unique in this aspect. Power is a drug that can impact the best of people and those with "authority" in religion appear to be the most intoxicated. I have read other books by Asian and value his knowledge not only as a scholar, but as a writer. Definitely recommend this book for those truly interested in the real Islam and not the one typically protrayed by most in our country. Islam is going through an evolutioin at this moment and the end will only be better for not only Muslims, but society as a whole. Worth the money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Deep insight into fundamental problems in islam.

    I have gone through only a few pages and carried a perusal of some other chapters.I am finding answers to many long sought questions on islamic practices and theology. Great work Reza Aslan.Bravo.

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