Searching for a King

Muslim Nonviolence and the Future of Islam
Potomac
172
Hardcover
ISBN: 
1-61234-469-0

Overview

At a time when violent images of the Muslim world dominate our headlines, Western readers are growing increasingly interested in a different picture of Islam, the idea of Muslim nonviolence, and what it could mean for the world. but is nonviolence compatible with the teachings of Islam? is it practical to suggest that Muslim societies must adopt nonviolence to thrive in todays world? Where is the Muslim equivalent of a Mohandas K. Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr.? Searching for a King offers a comprehensive look into Islamic conceptions of nonviolence, their modern champions, and their readings of Islam's sacred texts including the Qur'an and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad

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