What's Right with Islam Is What's Right With America: A New Vision for Muslims and the West

Feisal Abdul Rauf Karen Armstrong

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What's Right with Islam Is What's Right With America: A New Vision for Muslims and the West

What s Right with Islam Is What s Right With America A New Vision for Muslims and the West An American imam offers answers for today s toughest questions about Islam and a vision for a reconciliation between Islam and the West One of the pressing questions of our time is what went wrong in

  • Title: What's Right with Islam Is What's Right With America: A New Vision for Muslims and the West
  • Author: Feisal Abdul Rauf Karen Armstrong
  • ISBN: 9780060750626
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • An American imam offers answers for today s toughest questions about Islam, and a vision for a reconciliation between Islam and the West.One of the pressing questions of our time is what went wrong in the relationship between Muslims and the West Continuing global violence in the name of Islam reflects the deepest fears by certain Muslim factions of Western political, cuAn American imam offers answers for today s toughest questions about Islam, and a vision for a reconciliation between Islam and the West.One of the pressing questions of our time is what went wrong in the relationship between Muslims and the West Continuing global violence in the name of Islam reflects the deepest fears by certain Muslim factions of Western political, cultural, and economic encroachment The solution to the current antagonism requires finding common ground upon which to build mutual respect and understanding Who better to offer such an analysis than an American imam, someone with a foot in each world and the tools to examine the common roots of both Western and Muslim cultures someone to explain to the non Islamic West not just what went wrong with Islam, but what s right with Islam.Focused on finding solutions, not on determining fault, this is ultimately a hopeful, inspiring book What s Right with Islam systematically lays out the reasons for the current dissonance between these cultures and offers a foundation and plan for improved relations Wide ranging in scope, What s Right with Islam elaborates in satisfying detail a vision for a Muslim world that can eventually embrace its own distinctive forms of democracy and capitalism, aspiring to a new Cordoba a time when Jews, Christians, Muslims, and all other faith traditions will live together in peace and prosperity.

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    One thought on “What's Right with Islam Is What's Right With America: A New Vision for Muslims and the West

    1. Sylvia on said:

      To moderate muslims, the idea generated by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is not exactly new. The fact that the US constitution and Al-Quran have similar values are something familiar to those who cares enough to find out what goes wrong in the practice of both values so the world now recognize the US as Islam's greatest nemesis and vice versa. However, this book is so well researched it might also encourage those the non-believers of the possibility that Islam and the US will one day reach a peace sett [...]

    2. Hashim El-Tinay on said:

      Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, an American citizen and a native of Egypt, shared clearly his perspective on what he believes is right with Islam and what is wright with America. A good contribution to interfaith dialogue and the on going conversation on America, Islam and the West.I recommend it to all those interested in this area.

    3. Elias on said:

      I give this 4 stars not because the book is especially well written or insightful in itself but because it helps to understand the thinking of the main sponsor of the controversial Islamic Center in Lower Manhattan. Imam Rauf presents the views of a man passionately committed to dialog between America and the Muslim world. He is idealistic (some might say naive), but it's hard to question the sincerity of his commitment.One issue I have is that on the one hand he emphasizes that the Abrahamic fa [...]

    4. tina on said:

      I learned about God & America & how democratic capitalism fulfills the Abrahamic ethic to love one's neighbor as oneself.

    5. Grace on said:

      Really interesting book with excellent insights for non-Muslims and Muslims alike.I've always felt a frustration with the way "Westerners" believed that Muslims are incapable of ever being "Western" and Islam is fundamentally opposed to "Western" values. Abdul Rauf makes the most cogent comment at one point that this view is falsely pitting a region against a religion. He shows how Islam is an Abrahamic religion with the same ethical values as Judaism or Christianity. I have to say that I think [...]

    6. Simcha Wood on said:

      What's Right with Islam is an interesting and important book, but is also a book which unfortunately suffers from its attempts to cover a lot of different aspects of the relationship between Islam and the West (and, more specifically sometimes, Islam and secularized modernity), sacrificing depth in favor of breadth. Feisal Abdul Rauf's book is arguably three separate books rolled into one:1. An apologetics for Islam.2. An argument for the compatibility of Islam with the other Abrahamic faiths an [...]

    7. Ifreet_Mohamed on said:

      Another reviewer called this book "fluffy" and he is correct as it is a little too feel good. I am impressed with the individualism of Rauf but his brand of Islam is tending towards the relativist and seems to make Islam into nothing more than a form of gnosticism. His stated principles of openness, inter-Faith, and re-assertion of the ethic of want for your neighbor what you want for yourself are a part and parcel of the Islamic tradition but must be pursued without diluting the differences and [...]

    8. Ellen Keim on said:

      Imam Rauf is the main person behind Park51, formerly known as the Cordoba House, and erroneously known as the mosque at Ground Zero. He has come under fire for his supposed support of terrorism. Those who hold this view as well as anyone interested in what one Muslim leader has to say about Islam and the West, should read this book. I liked the book so much I bought it and I plan to refer to it when I write posts for my blog and as I grow as a Muslim. Rauf is an intelligent and thoughtful writer [...]

    9. Naomi on said:

      Terrific, and just as relevant (unfortunately) in 2013 as in 2005 when it was published, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf presents his faithful understanding of Islam and the best of American traditions and promises. His recommendations for action seeking understanding, building peace, and honoring our different gifts is particularly excellent, for their practicability and because they summarize well his imagining and solutions that would create a more tolerant and peaceful world. Recommended for small gr [...]

    10. Genie McFate on said:

      I live in a community where many of my neighbors are Muslim. I'm also very curious about different religions and what commonalities they share. This book provides an excellent explanation of the how Islam, Christian and Judaism intersect.It also answered a lot of questions I had about Islam, too, in regards to women. Rauf does an excellent job at explaining what originated from the Quaran and what originated from an area's culture.

    11. pshurst on said:

      Written by the Imam of the controversial Cordoba House (aka "Ground Zero Mosque") the book pleads for Jews, Christians and Muslims to put aside their differences and work together, as members of the Abrahamic faith, to make the world a better place.I started this book to better understand Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's ideology. This book and his moderate views make me even more passionate about our need to reach out to America's moderate Muslims.

    12. Carol on said:

      A great discussion and analysis of what Islam is and what it is not. Islam is so closely aligned to to our Western religions--belief in one God and unbending love of that God and do not do to others what you would not have them do to you. Democracy, good deeds, and religious tolerence. Islam is not an alien religion. We have just made it alien because the bad guys have co-opted Islam for their own use. Resist.

    13. Jennifer on said:

      I thought this book was good at laying out some of the reasons for culture clash between Muslims and non-Muslims in America, but I could not agree with some of his policy suggestions. I'd recommend it for someone who does not know much about Islam and is interested in learning more.

    14. Tuah Pengembara on said:

      A Good Book.ying to give a clear defination of Islam especially in America.

    15. Aspasia on said:

      Rauf is an imam in the US. He gives the average American reader an education in Muslim/Islamic and American history and how the histories of the US and Middle East converge.

    16. Cameron Powers on said:

      Written to answer popular demand after 9/11, a New York-based Islamic Imam compares cultures and religions: Indo-Europeans are "nouns" and Arabs are "verbs."

    17. Chris Miles on said:

      An excellent analysis of major issues in the world today and ideas on possible peaceful solutions.

    18. Jonathan on said:

      His account of western history is awful, but who cares? The underlying message is not thereby diminished. This would have been better if a shorter work could have offered comparable prestige.

    19. Arif nur on said:

      Buku keren aku dapat versi Bahasa Indonesianyadan lumayan dapet juga tanda tangan imam feisalnya langsung

    20. Hashim El-Tinay on said:

      A must read for anyone interested in bridging the gap between Jews, Christians, Muslims and other people of faith.

    21. Daughters Of Abraham on said:

      A look at the ways that Islam and American democracy meet philosophically.

    22. Aaminah Shakur on said:

      A good primer for non-Muslims who want to understand Islam, and for Muslims who are challenged by modernity and trying to figure out balance.

    23. Chris on said:

      A little dissappointing. Perhaps this is a better book for those who are new to Islam or interested in learning more, but I felt it was a little too 'fluffy'.

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