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01 April 2020 / 7. Shabaan 1441

Islam: Misconceptions and Challenges


 

There has never been a time when misconceptions about Islam and Muslims, and challenges that Muslims themselves face, have been so prevalent in the minds of people and so dominant in public discourse.

 

The book discusses ten of the most common misconceptions and ten of the most pressing challenges. Each misconception/challenge is first set in a broader context of their origin and provenance. It is followed by the Qur’anic verses of injunctions along with a critical evaluation of their deferring interpretations to arrive at their true and logical meaning. Next, the forces behind these developments during the historical and contemporary periods, be they external or internal, political or ideological are analysed, as is relevant to each theme. Finally, the impact of these developments on the overall Muslim societies and the experience of individual Muslims is analysed.

 

The concluding chapter outlines some of the strategies and tactics that need to be implemented to counter the misconceptions and to address the challenges. The book is thus intended to dispel the misconceptions with the goal of persuading their peddlers to re-examine their rhetoric with an open, unbiased mind, and address challenges with the purpose of encouraging Muslims to push for action at different levels, from local to international, that would effectively contribute to their resolution. Order here

 

 


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