No god But God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, Reza Aslan
  • List: $25.00  |  Sale: $17.50
    Club: $12.50
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

No god But God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

Author: Reza Aslan

Narrator: Shishir Kurup

Unabridged: 12 hr 37 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 03/24/2009

Genre: Religion - Islam

Synopsis

A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Zealot

Though it is the fastest growing religion in the world, Islam remains shrouded by ignorance and fear. What is the essence of this ancient faith? Is it a religion of peace or war? How does Allah differ from the God of Jews and Christians? Can an Islamic state be founded on democratic values such as pluralism and human rights? A writer and scholar of comparative religions, Reza Aslan has earned international acclaim for the passion and clarity he has brought to these questions. In No god but God, challenging the “clash of civilizations” mentality that has distorted our view of Islam, Aslan explains this critical faith in all its complexity, beauty, and compassion.

Contrary to popular perception in the West, Islam is a religion firmly rooted in the prophetic traditions of the Jewish and Christian scriptures. Aslan begins with a vivid account of the social and religious milieu in which the Prophet Muhammad lilved. The revelations that Muhammad received in Mecca and Medina, which were recorded in the Quran, became the foundation for a radically more egalitarian community, the likes of which had never been seen before.

Soon after his death, the Prophet’s successors set about the overwhelming task of defining and interpreting Muhammad’s message for future generations. Their efforts led to the development of a comprehensive code of conduct that was expected to regulate every aspect of the believer’s life. But this attempt only widened the chasm between orthodox Islam and its two major sects, Shiism and Sufism, both of which Aslan discusses in rich detail.

Finally, No god but God examines how, in the shadow of European colonialism, Muslims developed conflicting strategies to reconcile traditional Islamic values with the social and political realities of the modern world. With the emergence of the Islamic state in the twentieth century, this contest over the future of Islam has become a passionate, sometimes violent battle between those who seek to enforce a rigid and archaic legal code and those who struggle to harmonize the teachings of the Prophet with contemporary ideals of democracy and human rights. According to Reza Aslan, we are now living in the era of “the Islamic Reformation.” No god but God is a persuasive and elegantly written account of the roots of this reformation and the future of Islamic faith.


From the Hardcover edition.

Recommended

God A Human History, Reza Aslan
God
by Reza Aslan

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Reza Aslan
Published: 11/07/2017

The Hidden Enemy Aggressive Secularism, Radical Islam, and the Fight for Our Future, Michael Youssef
The Hidden Enemy
by Michael Youssef

List: $10.98

Sale: $7.69

Club: $5.49

Narrator: Paul Michael
Published: 03/06/2018

The Search for Inner Peace, Bilal Philips
The Search for Inner Peace
by Bilal Philips

List: $0.01

Sale: $0.01

Club: $0.00

Narrator: Wes Malik
Published: 01/13/2020

The Life of Mohammed The Sira, Bill Warner, PhD
The Life of Mohammed
by Bill Warner, PhD

List: $9.95

Sale: $6.96

Club: $4.97

Narrator: Bill Warner, PhD
Published: 04/08/2018

The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins

List: $21.99

Sale: $15.39

Club: $10.99

Narrator: Richard Dawkins
Published: 01/19/2007

Heretic Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Heretic
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Published: 03/24/2015

The Hadith The Traditions of Mohammed, Bill Warner, PhD
The Hadith
by Bill Warner, PhD

List: $9.95

Sale: $6.96

Club: $4.97

Narrator: Bill Warner, PhD
Published: 04/30/2018

A Battle for the Soul of Islam An American Muslim Patriot's Fight to Save His Faith, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser
A Battle for the Soul of Islam
by Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Michael Prichard
Published: 07/30/2012

Letters to a Young Muslim, Omar Saif Ghobash
Letters to a Young Muslim
by Omar Saif Ghobash

List: $10.99

Sale: $7.70

Club: $5.49

Narrator: Omar Saif Ghobash
Published: 01/03/2017
{"id":"326334","ean":"9780739383322","abr":"Unabridged","title":"No god But God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam","subtitle":"The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam","author":"Reza Aslan","rating_average":"4.42","narrator":"Shishir Kurup","ubr_id":"326334","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"25.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"16.25","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Shishir Kurup","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 12 hr 40 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}