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University of Chicago Press, 1979 - Religion - 285 pages
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Fazlur Rahman's Islam is aptly titled, in that this slim volume constitutes an incisive and surprisingly comprehensive history and analysis of Islam—its history, its conflicts, its legacy—and its prospects. From Mohammed to the late twentieth century, Rahman traces the development of Islam as a religion and, more importantly, as an intellectual tradition, offering both an easily understood introduction to the faith and an impassioned argument for its future direction.

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User Review  - Intikhab - Goodreads

Fazlur Rahman introduces an Islam that is not known to many: from among its non-believers and a good many Muslims as well. 'Islam' leaves one with an impression of Islam as a religion that needs in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ifreet_Mohamed - Goodreads

The language can be a bit off putting. Some of his analysis, due to his reliance and or over confidence in the works of Islamicists such as Schact seem archaic today. He does ask some of the important existential questions facing us today, and his last few chapters are golden. Read full review

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Fazlur Rahman (1919-1988) was the Harold H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Chicago. His many books include Islam and Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition and Prophecy in Islam: Philosophy and Orthodoxy, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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