Allah, Liberty and Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 14, 2011 - Religion - 288 pages
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In Allah, Liberty and Love, Irshad Manji paves a path for Muslims and non-Muslims to transcend the fears that stop so many of us from living with honest-to- God integrity: the fear of offending others in a multicultural world as well as the fear of questioning our own communities. Since publishing her international bestseller, The Trouble with Islam Today, Manji has moved from anger to aspiration. She shows how any of us can reconcile faith with freedom and thus discover the Allah of liberty and love—the universal God that loves us enough to give us choices and the capacity to make them.

Among the most visible Muslim reformers of our era, Manji draws on her experience in the trenches to share stories that are deeply poignant, frequently funny and always revealing about these morally confused times. What prevents young Muslims, even in the West, from expressing their need for religious reinterpretation? What scares non-Muslims about openly supporting liberal voices within Islam? How did we get into the mess of tolerating intolerable customs, such as honor killings, and how do we change that noxious status quo? How can people ditch dogma while keeping faith? Above all, how can each of us embark on a personal journey toward moral courage—the willingness to speak up when everybody else wants to shut you up?

Allah, Liberty and Love is the ultimate guide to becoming a gutsy global citizen. Irshad Manji believes profoundly not just in Allah, but also in her fellow human beings.

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Allah, Liberty, and Love: The Courage To Reconcile Faith and Freedom

User Review  - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict

Author of The Trouble with Islam Today, a best seller that sparked an Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, Faith Without Fear, Manji is a courageous reformer within Islam whose pronouncements have met with ... Read full review

ALLAH, LIBERTY, AND LOVE: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Manji takes readers outside the boxes of "moderation" and "multi-culturalism" to boldly tackle the problems with modern Islam.In the wake of her 2005 book The Trouble with Islam Today and PBS ... Read full review

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