On the Other: A Muslim View

On the Other: A Muslim View

On the Other: A Muslim View

On the Other: A Muslim View

Synopsis

A timely book by a leading European exponent of Muslim intellectual tradition, On the Other: A Muslim View explores of the foundations of Islamic thought on human nature, our place in the cosmos, and our proper relationship to the divine, based on peace, knowledge, love, beauty, humility, and respect for and acceptance of others and difference. Demonstrating how poor cultural translation of core terms has contributed to a distorted picture of Islam, the author provides systematic explication of the most important concepts and beliefs of the Muslim tradition, as well as interpretation of the symbolism underlying its most important practices. He tackles directly the claim that the Holy Qur'an enjoins hatred, violence, bigotry, and racism, particularly against the Jews. On the Other provides an excellent introduction to the Muslim intellectual tradition for those who wish to penetrate beyond the stereotypes put forward by ideologists on both sides of the East-West divide.
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