Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of by Jonathan Brown

By Jonathan Brown

Few issues galvanize controversy within the sleek global just like the faith introduced via Muhammad. smooth media are replete with alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the specter of amputation or stoning below Shariah legislations. occasionally rumor, occasionally dependent in truth and sometimes misunderstood, the tenets of Islamic legislation and dogma weren't set within the religion’s founding moments. They have been constructed over centuries by means of the clerical type of Muslim students.

Misquoting Muhammad takes the reader again in time via Islamic civilization and strains how and why such controversies constructed, providing an inside of view into how key and debatable facets of Islam took form. From the protests of the Arab Spring to Istanbul on the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and from the ochre crimson partitions of Delhi’s nice mosques to the exchange routes of Islam’s Indian Ocean international, Misquoting Muhammad lays out how Muslim intellectuals have sought to stability cause and revelation, weigh technological know-how and faith, and negotiate the everlasting truths of scripture amid moving values.

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