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Irshad Manji, The Trouble with Islam

· 1 January 2004 |  by Janantoon
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The Trouble with Islam
A wake-up call for honesty and change

Irshad Manji

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taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Mainstream Publishing
eerste editie:
gedrukt: 2004
verworven: 2004
bindwijze: gebonden
isbn: 1840188375
verworven via: Amazon

She is a young islamic woman and gay… and lucky to live in Canada. She tells her brave story: the troubles she had with ‘hard-line’ islamic theology, with the community, with being a woman, with being gay.
But this is not a negative book, on the contrary. The main objective is to ask the Islamic community to become open-minded. She wonders “how we can rediscover Islam’s lost tradition of independent thinking – a tradition known as “ijtihad” – and rediscover it precisely to update Islam for the 21st century.”
The book is completed with notes, interviews, letters, etc on her very fine website. When you read the furious reactions of the islamic world, this book may have the same effect as Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses.
See also Al-Qur’an.

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