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thorough and thoroughly interesting,
This review is from: Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes (Paperback)
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There is unlikely to be a more apt time for a book like this to be read. The stereotyping of Islam and therefore Muslims with the various wars going on around the world that seem be dividing 'the west' and Islam have all created many assumptions about Islam.
What this book does very thoroughly is explore the political and culture background within which Islam arose. It explains in simple terms Islamic beliefs, how some of them arose, how the prophets tried to preserve the memory of the Prophet to fill in where the Qu'ran wasn't clear and so on.
The book traces the spread of Islam and its metamorphosis across the globe, its interactions with the west and even with its own secular modernists.
A fascinating read for those who wish to broaden their understanding beyond simply what they see or hear on the TV or by reading Daily Mail!
And a definite must for any historian.
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