The Global Muslim Community at a Crossroads: Understanding Religious Beliefs, Practices, and Infighting to End the Conflict

The Global Muslim Community at a Crossroads: Understanding Religious Beliefs, Practices, and Infighting to End the Conflict

Tackling a subject that is as timely as it is complex, this expert work
examines the turmoil inside Muslim communities, helping outsiders to
understand and insiders to examine ways in which Islam can be
reinterpreted for a modern world.

Western countries, especially
the United States, are spending billions of dollars to stop the rising
tide of terrorism they attribute to Muslim communities, yet they don’t
truly comprehend how Muslims perceive, or misperceive, world events.
Where can solutions for the formidable issues facing the world Muslim
community be found?

The Global Muslim Community at a Crossroads: Understanding Religious Beliefs, Practices, and Infighting to End the Conflict
is an illuminating work. Written by an eminent psychologist who was
raised as a Muslim in India and now resides in the United States, it
examines the core reasons for the current state of affairs in Muslim
communities, explaining the psychological underpinnings of Muslim
religion and practices and the reasons they can fuel violence.

Drawing
on the editor’s exposure to Eastern and Western cultures and his
longstanding interest in the study of comparative world religions, this
impartial analysis takes a multidimensional approach to explaining the
current plight of Muslim countries. It candidly discusses issues such as
the influence of Islamic schools, the negative and positive roles of
Ulema (religious scholars), a lack of critical inquiry into religious
thought, Sharia, and the status of women in Islam. Finally, there are
positive suggestions about a road to recovery, explaining how Muslim
communities can address the interlocking problems they face while
retaining the positive aspects of their beliefs.

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