References on Islam

An annotated reading list on Islam from the Claremont Institute that seems intelligent: Reading Up on Islam. In line with general practice, the discussion takes Western liberalism as fundamental and wonders how to fit Islam into it. To my mind that’s a disadvantage, because I don’t consider Western liberalism in any form as a final universal form of human society. Things are going to be a lot messier, I think, with fewer grand principles and more local pragmatic accommodations and the continuing possibility of war and oppression. Still, the discussion and the books cited seem much more realistic and aware of the weight of the issues than most.

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  1. As a muslim I think the
    As a muslim I think the books recommended gives a clearsighted and comprehensive understanding of some of the turmoil that is affecting islam of today, both from within and from the outside.

    P. Durrani


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