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Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America
Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America
by Brigitte Gabriel
Edition: Hardcover

13 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fictional more the factual, 16 Aug. 2008
Books by self styled experts on Islam / West debate come thick and fast. Gabriel's is sadly not one written for the academics amongst us. She seems to take liberty with well established historical accounts purely to further her own hypothesis. Her work may possibly have stood some ground in other regions of the world, but on Lebanon, it falls flat on its face. The history of that country is too well known among Middle Eastern observers, and only helps make Gabriel look incompetant as an analyst of Middle Eastern politics, let alone Lebanon.
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The Messenger: The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad
The Messenger: The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad
by Tariq Ramadan
Edition: Hardcover

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A much needed biography, 29 July 2007
Biographies on the Prophet Muhammad are certainly not short in supply. So what can have prompted Prof Ramadan to pen another? Well frankly this biography is a bit different in that its purpose is not to present a meticulous retelling of the life of the Last Prophet, but actually to give an insight into certain acpects from his life. This the author does in a remarkably lucid and highly apprecative way. So for those searching for a indepth retelling should look elsewhere, however for those seeking deeper spiritual and moralistic viewpoint into aspects, including those sometimes seen as controversial from the Prophets life, then this book is for you. Read it, and see the Prophet Muhammad as Muslims see him.


The History of the Quranic Text, from Revelation to Compilation: A Comparative Study with the Old and New Testaments
The History of the Quranic Text, from Revelation to Compilation: A Comparative Study with the Old and New Testaments
by Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami
Edition: Paperback

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A phenomenal work of research., 9 Jan. 2005
The author of this work deserves international recognition for this superb book. Although the first I heard of the author was in the pages of Impact International, at the time I couldn't fathom the depths of his work. But more recently having been reintroduced to it, this time through, The Quran and the Orientalists, by Mohar Ali (a comendable book in its own right), I sought The History of the Quranic Text, purely to gain a deeper understanding of the history of the Quran. The author Azami, brilliantly, takes the reader through the painstaking process used by the early Muslims in meticulously preserving and distributing the word of God in its written form. Azami took on this work primarily to challenge the assertions of neo-Orinetalists who have in recant years invented new methods to further their attempts to "deconstruct" the Quran. In one swoop, Azami has ripped their hollow arguments and accusations to shreds, and in place presents a coherent picture of how the Quran was compiled and survives in the same form to this day, fulfilling God's own promise. Wholeheartedly recommended, along with Mohar Ali's The Quran and the Orientalists.


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