The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the Books
Khaled Abou El Fadl is a classically-trained Islamic jurist, an American lawyer and law professor, and one of the most important Islamic thinkers today. In this updated and expanded edition of The Search for Beauty in Islam, Abou El Fadl offers eye-opening and enlightening insights into the contemporary realities of the current state of Islam and the West. Through a "conference of the books," an imagined conference of Muslim intellects from centuries past, Abou El Fadl examines the ugliness that has come to plague Muslim realities and attempts to reclaim what he maintains is a core moral value in Islam-the value of beauty. Does Islamic law allow, or even call for, the gruesome acts of ugliness that have become so commonly associated with Islam today? Has Islam become a religion devoid of beauty, compassion and love? Based on actual cases, this book tackles different issues and problems in each chapter through a post-9/11 lens, discussing such topics as marriage, divorce, parental rights, the position of women, the veil, sexual abuse, wife-beating, terrorism, bigotry, morality, law, and the role of tradition. Abou El Fadl argues that the rekindling of the forgotten value of beauty is essential for Muslims today to take back what has been lost to the fundamentalist forces that have denigrated their religion.
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One of the greatest books I have ever read. Eloquently refreshing perspectives on various topics, with important commentary on the state of affairs in "Contemporary Islam" - sometimes through historical lenses.
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The Conference of Books The First Admission
The Nights Visitor
The Pirates of the Intellect
The Terror of Bigotry
The Civilization of the Book
The Interminable Conference
Migrating to the Shaykhs
On Revising Bigotry
An Encounter With the Shaykh On the Delusions of the Fog
Finding the Shaykh
The Book of Suspended Judgment
Dreaming of the Prophet
Women as a Colony
In the Footsteps of the Beloved
Donkeys Carrying Books
To Murder the Soul
A One More Knowing
Women as an Awra
The Authoritative and the Authoritarian
To Suffer the Children
On Forms of Terror
Umm Ahmad and the Judge
The Book Massacres
To Kill Parenthood
Burdens of a Generation
The Dialectics of an Apology
The Essential Individual
The Search for Beauty
Hegemony and Terrorism
Longing for Brotherhood
The Culture of the Mamnu
On Being in Love
Lecturing on the Ugly
A Night With the Qalam
A Homily for Ibn Rushd
The Sunna of the Beloved
The Truth of Silence
On the Beating of Wives
The Beating of Wives Revisited
In Praise of the Marginal
A Love Song
The State Between Two States A Partnership With God
The Pearls of Beauty On ReFinding Our Lost Civilization
The Intellectual Refugee
When the Devil Speaks
Corrupting Gods Book
The Scholars Road
Muhammad the Child
Shades of Divine Light
The Restorations of the Night
The Exorcisms of the Night
The Unity of Strangers
Searching for the House of God
A Breath from God
A Leader Among Us
When God Asks the Child
Embraced by the Beloved
The Shaykhas Endless Jihad
Banning the Conference
Waves and Rocks
The Lord of the Essence A Fatwa on Dogs
Thieves of the Dark
Notes of the Night
Notes of the Transformation
The First Admission
Glossary of Terms
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Bibliography of Dr. Abou El Fadl
The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the Books. Lanham, Md: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006. The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists. ...
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His recent books include: The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the Books (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006); The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from ...