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A new perspective on Islamic state, 7 April 2012
Fateh has done a signal service to the Muslim world by his book. I think Muslims of all sects must read it. I found it so engrossing and interesting that I finshed it in two or three sittings. For the first time an author has convinced me beyond doubt that there was not a single Islamic state in the world since the Prophet's death. Islam was usurped by dictators and despots and mullahs and moulvis who imposed their own version of Islam on their supine and submissive subjects/followers. Fatah gives the example of the Fatimide period in Iraq when three of the four imams, who established new Islamic schools of thought, were murdered by the Fatimid kings. This is a mould-breaking book which should be read by every thinking Muslim. Altough Fatha appends a long and comprehensive bibiliography, I would have appreciated if the specific sources of the numerous quotations in the book had heen given in a bracket after the quotattion ended or as a footnote. Well done Fattah!