Journey into Islam

Anyone who is still pondering the post-9/11 question “Why do they hate us so much?” will find no simple answer in Akbar Ahmed’s intellectually engaging and passionately written book, but they will find a complex web of persuasive reasons. Journey into Islam is an informative primer on Islamic history, an astute analysis of U.S. relations with the Islamic world over the last century and the deeply personal journal of the man the BBC calls “the world’s best-known scholar on contemporary Islam.” Pakistan’s former high commissioner to Great Britain, Ahmed is currently the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C.

 

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