A Thinking Person’s Guide to Islam
The world is at a crossroads today. A tiny minority of Muslims seems to be bent on hijacking the religion of Islam and bringing it into perpetual conflict with the rest of the world. Because of their actions; very few non-Muslims understand the real difference between Islam as it has always been; and the distorted perversions of Islam today. This book is an attempt to positively say what Islam actually isâ€”and always wasâ€”as well as what it is not.
This title has been jointly published with Turath Publishing.
Lucid in its explanations; unassailable in its logic; a book of the moment; simply spot on. H.E. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar; The Sultan of Sokoto; Nigeria Easy to read; easy to understand and easy to swallow and digest. It very beautifully explains what Islam really is; how it is explained in its sacred texts; and how it has been understood throughout centuries by the overwhelming majority of Muslims. Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani A very much needed book; comprehensive; yet concise; easy to read; and authoritative. A must-read book. Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi salient account of a mighty faith drawn in deft strokes by an insider. Edifying; broad; and stimulating. Shaykh Nuh Keller Much anxiety comes from not properly understanding what others think or believe. One example today is the widespread misunderstanding of Islam. So when a respected scholar of Islamic philosophy such as Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad writes A Thinking Person’s Guide to Islam; it is of global significance. I welcome the publication of this book; convinced that interested readers will find much in it to inspire them and set their minds at rest.
H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama; Tenzin Gyatso A most authentic presentation of Islam in its contemporary context. Professor M. Hashim Kamali; IAIS; Malaysia â€œExceptionally lucid in explanation; deeply scholarly and yet accessible on a popular level; this is an essential book for Muslims and non-Muslims alike at this time in our civilization. Revd Canon Professor Paul S. Fiddes; Professor of Systematic Theology; University of Oxford â€œA concise; luminously clear; and highly readable explanation of Islam from the pen one of its best educated and most influential advocates. Professor Miroslav Volf; Yale University Divinity School A brilliant summa of Islam. It is exactly what is needed today for both Muslims and non-Muslims confused by headline grabbing terrorists claiming to represent Islam. Professor Tamara Sonn; Georgetown University Profoundly rooted in the traditional wisdom of Islam yet also contends with the realities of today; not least because it is bold enough to tackle and name for what it is the perversion of the Muslim faith offered by the group known as Daesh/IS. Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit; General Secretary; World Council of Churches A witness of what I have called robust moderation’; this witness confronts extremism with God’s love. Bishop Dr. Munib Yunan; President of the World Lutheran Federation
H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan (b. 1966 CE) was educated at Harrow School; UK; received his BA Summa cum Laude from Princeton University; NJ; USA; his first PhD from Trinity College; Cambridge University; UK; and his second PhD from Al-Azhar University; Cairo; Egypt. He is a Professor of Islamic Philosophy and his book Love in the Holy Qur’an has been widely acclaimed; has gone into ten editions and has been translated into a number of languages. He also serves as Chief Advisor for Religious and Cultural Affairs to H.M. King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein of Jordan.