House of Islam: A Global History

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Today, Islam is to many in the West an alien force, with Muslims to be held in suspicion. This separation between the Muslim world and the West breeds misunderstandings which serve only to worsen tensions between the two. A failure to grasp the inner workings of religion and geopolitics continues to haunt American foreign policy and Western attitudes towards the Islamic world. The complexities and shadings must be better understood by the West not only to build a stronger, more harmonious relationship between the two cultures, but also for greater accuracy in predictions as to how current crises such as the growth of ISIS might develop and from where the next might emerge.

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‘A powerful corrective’ Guardian ‘This should be compulsory reading’ Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk RoadsFor anyone interested in the future of Islam, both in Britain and the Islamic world, this is an important book’ The Times The gulf between Islam and the West is widening. A faith rich with strong values and traditions, observed by nearly two billion people is seen by the West as something to be feared rather than understood. Sensational headlines and hard-line policies spark enmity, while ignoring the feelings, narratives and perceptions that preoccupy Muslims today. The House of Islam seeks to provide entry to the minds and hearts of Muslims the world over. It introduces us to the kindness of Mohammed; the beauty of Islamic art and the permeation of the divine in public spaces; and the tension between mysticism and literalism that still threatens the House of Islam. Ed Husain expertly and compassionately guides us through the nuances of Islam and its people, contending that the Muslim world need not be a stranger to the West, nor its enemy, but a peaceable ally.

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Weight 0.232 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Paperback

Pages

x, 320

Language

English

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Dewey

297 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K