In the Shadow of the Prophet: The Struggle for the Soul of Islam / Edition 1

In the Shadow of the Prophet: The Struggle for the Soul of Islam / Edition 1

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by Milton Viorst
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813339022

ISBN-13: 9780813339023

Pub. Date: 11/05/2001

Publisher: Basic Books


The Middle East has long been a volatile yet vital region in world politics. In his captivating new book, In the Shadow of the Prophet, journalist Milton Viorst illuminates the complex struggle to reconcile the Muslim community’s fierce determination to live by traditional Islamic law and beliefs with the desire for economic and political power in

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The Middle East has long been a volatile yet vital region in world politics. In his captivating new book, In the Shadow of the Prophet, journalist Milton Viorst illuminates the complex struggle to reconcile the Muslim community’s fierce determination to live by traditional Islamic law and beliefs with the desire for economic and political power in today’s world. Throughout the Middle East, a rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism has attempted to overturn moderate or secular government, creating in its place an Islamic state based on the ancient moral code of Muhammad’s time. Conservative and fundamentalist sects are violently at odds with those Muslims who feel Islam must find a way to integrate science and democracy into Islamic life. Without an opening up of Islam, the Middle East will continue to lag far behind the West and even emerging Third World nations in terms of its military power, economic might, and general standards of living.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813339023
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
11/05/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword
Through the Damascus Gate
The Murder of Farag Foda
The Prophet and the Book
Sudan: The Islamic Experiment
Making the Shari'a
Khomeini's Triumph
The Saudi Dilemma
The Anguish of Algeria
The Beleaguered Muslims of France
The Hashemite Option
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Glossary
Index
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Author Biography: Milton Viorst has written about the Middle East for years while on staff at The New Yorker. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Sandcastles and Sands of Sorrow: Israel's Journey from Independence. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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