"Why?" Years after
September 11, we are still looking for answers. Internationally
renowned Islamic scholar Akbar Ahmed knew that this question could not
be answered until Islam and the West found a way past the hatred and
mistrust intensified by the war on terror and the forces of
globalization. Seeking to establish dialogue and understanding between
these cultures, Ahmed led a team of dedicated young Americans on a
daring and unprecedented tour of the Muslim world. Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization is the riveting story of their search for common ground.
the mosques of Damascus to the madrassahs of Karachi to the homes of
Jakarta, Ahmed and his companions met with Muslims from all walks of
life. They listened to students and professors, presidents and prime
ministers, sheikhs and cab drivers, revealing Muslim hopes and
frustrations as the West has never heard before. They returned from
their groundbreaking journey with both cause for concern and occasion
Rejecting stereotypes and "conventional wisdom"
about Islam and its encounter with globalization, this important book
offers a new framework for understanding the Muslim world. As Western
leaders wage a war on terrorism, Ahmed offers insightful suggestions on
how the United States can improve relations with Islamic nations and
peoples. Written with equal parts compassion and urgency, Journey into Islam
makes a powerful case for forming bonds across religion, race, and
tradition to create lasting harmony between Islam and the West. It is
essential reading for anyone concerned with the future survival of the
United States as a world leader, for the individual who faces the
painful changes of globalization, and for the very future of our planet.
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