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The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists
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The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists (Paperback)

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This is a passionate defense of Islam against the encroaching tide of fundamentalists corrupting the true faith. In "The Great Theft", Khaled Abou El Fadl, one of the world's preeminent Islamic scholars argues that Islam is currently passing through a transformative moment no less dramatic than the movements that swept through Europe during the Reformation. At this critical juncture, there are two completely opposed worldviews within Islam competing to define this great world religion. Drawing on the rich tradition of Islamic history and law, "The Great Theft" is an impassioned defense of Islam against the encroaching power of the extremists. As an accomplished Islamic jurist, Abou El Fadl roots his arguments in long-standing historical legal debates and delineates point by point the beliefs and practices of moderate Muslims, distinguishing these texts from the corrupting influences of the extremists. From the role of women in Islam to the nature of jihad, from democracy and human rights to terrorism and warfare, Abou El Fadl builds a vital vision for a moderate Islam.

At long last, the great majority of Muslims who oppose extremism have a desperately needed voice to help reclaim Islam's great moral tradition.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical activismHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsIslam Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc Publication Date: 01/03/2007 ISBN-13: 9780061189036  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl is one of the most important and influential Islamic thinkers in the modern age. An accomplished Islamic jurist and scholar, he is a professor at the UCLA School of Law, where he teaches Islamic law, immigration law, human rights law, and international and national security law. As the most critical and powerful voice against puritanical and Wahhabi Islam today, he regularly appears on national and international television and radio, including CNN, NBC, PBS, NPR, and the Voice of America (broadcast throughout the Middle East).

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