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In Chasing a Mirage, Tarek Fatah Writes: Islamists argue that the interval following the passing away of Muhammad used to be Islam's golden period and that we Muslims have to re-create that caliphate to emulate that political process in cutting-edge international. I desire to reveal that after Muslims buried the Prophet, in addition they buried with him some of the common values of Islam that he had preached. The heritage of Islam may be defined basically because the heritage of an never-ending strength fight, the place males have killed one another to say the mantle of Muhammad. This strife is a painful tale that begun inside hours of the Prophet ultimate his eyes perpetually, and wishes to be informed. I firmly think the message of the Quran is robust adequate to resist the proof of background. it truly is my conviction that Muslims are mature and safe of their identities to stand the reality. this is often that story.Advance compliment for Chasing a Mirage"Tarek Fatah has written a provocative and demanding publication that is a needs to learn for someone who cares approximately those issues."—Janice Gross Stein"Chasing a Mirage is an incredibly worthy contributing to the struggle by way of innovative Muslims opposed to Islamist fascism. This ebook will be required examining for the Left within the West who've mistakenly begun believing that Islamists signify a few type of anti-imperialism."—Farooq Tariq"Fatah argues passionatley for universalism rather than exclusivism, integration rather than ghettoism, and makes a strong charm for the silent majority of Muslims to talk out prior to it really is too overdue. This paintings of braveness and bold should be learn widely."— Pervez Hoodbhoy"This interesting paintings by way of courageous and bri8lliant tarek Fatah is at the same time thought-provoking, instructive and enlightening for laymen and students, Muslims and non-Muslim...an precious and infrequent addition to the corpus of Islamic literature within the post-9/11 global, a daring step in the direction of Islamic Reformation and Enlightenment."—Taj Hashmi"Tarek Fatah's is a voice that should be heard. Canada wishes a fit, reasoned debate concerning the matters he's elevating, and certainly so does the world."—Bob Rae"This attention-grabbing paintings by means of brae and remarkable Tarek Fatah is at the same time thought-provoking, instructive and enlightening for laymen and students, Muslim and non-Muslim... a useful and infrequent addition to the corpus of Islamic literature within the post-9/11 global, a daring step in the direction of Islamic Reformation and Enlightenment."—Taj Hashmi"Tarek Fatah's is a voice that should be heard. Canada wishes a fit, reasoned debate in regards to the matters he's elevating, and certainly so does the world."—Bob Rae, Member of Parliament, Canada

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In short, for the jihadi, the problem is Western civilization itself, not what it does. And their solution is to rip out the “pernicious tree” of the Renaissance from its roots and plant in its place a new seed of sharia that will give birth to an Islamic State. բ One could say there are two Islams that Muslims have introduced to the world. One, peaceful, spiritual, and deeply respectful of the “other,” an Islam that relied on the Quranic expression, “To you your religion, to me mine”—the Islam that has deeply impressed people as they saw the integrity and transparency of Muslims and their commitment to honesty and social justice.

Syed Qutb (1906–66): An Egyptian Islamist who joined the Muslim Brotherhood in 1952 and dedicated his life to the re-establishment of the caliphate and a pan-Islamic nation based on the sharia law. ” The Facebook poll may not have been scientific, but the answers from a random sample of five hundred subscribers to the online social networking website revealed how ordinary people view the Muslim world. Seventy-eight percent of the respondents chose secular Turkey or the relatively liberal nation of Indonesia.

It was the largest Muslim country, a democracy, multilingual, and multinational. It had the highest mountains in its north, * This would become the governing majority party in Pakistan’s first parliament. Chapter 2: Pakistan—Failure of an Islamic State | 27 the Himalayas. It was watered by the mighty Indus and the Ganges. Its poetry was shaped by 13th-century mystic Rumi and 20th-century Nobel laureate Tagore. Its people spoke such rich and musical languages as Bengali, Punjabi, Pushto, Sindhi and, of course, Urdu.

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