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Muslim world may not be ready for this truth
on 4 April 2012
Being a Muslim myself and being of a similar age and background as of the author, I can relate to almost everything written in this book. Firstly the author has taken great pain to research this subject in detail from history and his account is very accurate. Secondly the complexity, contrast and conflicts of traditional views about Shariah law and modern "Moderate Muslim views" come across very clearly in this book. It becomes easy to understand the current issues among the Muslim world and this book brings forward such truths from the history which have been kept intentionally hidden from common Muslims by their religious leaders in order to propagate certain fixed religious views and attitudes. Hence this book is "Blasphemous" from that regards and from my understanding of the Muslim world, I think they may not be ready to accept these truths explained by the author in clarifying many misconceptions among the Muslims themselves about their own Shariah. Not only Muslims but anyone who wishes to understand Shariah or wishes to expand their knowledge about Shariah should read it. Muslim in particular should read it to open their own eyes about their own Judicial system and institutions.
This book should be given a status of a text book and should be included in the syllabus of Islamic studies and law throughout the Muslim world.