The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam
The acclaimed short history of Islam, fully revised and updated to commemorate the ten-year-anniversary of 9/11.
*Ten years on from 9/11, much of the Muslim faith remains largely unknown and misunderstood in the West.
*While there have been a number of successful books on the topic of Islamic history - from Karen Armstrong's Islam: A Brief History to Bernard Lewis's The Crises of Islam - there is surprisingly no book for a popular audience about Islam as a religion, let alone one by an author from an Islamic background.
*No God But God fills that gap, addressing issues of belief: the difference between the Quran and the Bible, the meaning of the Hajj, the Muslim relationship with Jesus, the Muslim attitude towards Jews, equality between the sexes and more.
* This revised and updated edition includes a wealth of new material and new chapters covering recent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya; the changing face of Islam in Europe and North Africa; and a number of topics of heated debate (the veil controversy; Islam & women; Iraq War as a Jihadi recruiting agent etc).
“BEAUTIFUL [AND] FASCINATING”
AS Byatt, The Guardian
“Aslan is a superb narrator, bringing each century to life with vivid details and present tense narration that makes popular history so enthralling... A TERRIFIC READ”
“Outstandingly useful... always balanced, vivid and readable”