Allah, Liberty and Love by Irshad Manji
The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom

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In Allah, Liberty and Love, Irshad Manji paves a path for Muslims and non-Muslims to transcend the fears that stop so many of us from living with honest-to- God integrity: the fear of offending others in a multicultural world as well as the fear of questioning our own communities. Since publishing her international bestseller, The Trouble with Islam Today, Manji has moved from anger to aspiration. She shows how any of us can reconcile faith with freedom and thus discover the Allah of liberty and love—the universal God that loves us enough to give us choices and the capacity to make them.

Among the most visible Muslim reformers of our era, Manji draws on her experience in the trenches to share stories that are deeply poignant, frequently funny and always revealing about these morally confused times. What prevents young Muslims, even in the West, from expressing their need for religious reinterpretation? What scares non-Muslims about openly supporting liberal voices within Islam? How did we get into the mess of tolerating intolerable customs, such as honor killings, and how do we change that noxious status quo? How can people ditch dogma while keeping faith? Above all, how can each of us embark on a personal journey toward moral courage—the willingness to speak up when everybody else wants to shut you up?

Allah, Liberty and Love is the ultimate guide to becoming a gutsy global citizen. Irshad Manji believes profoundly not just in Allah, but also in her fellow human beings.
 

About Irshad Manji

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Irshad Manji is a journalist, television personality, and writer-in-residence at the University of Toronto.
 
Published June 14, 2011 by Atria Books. 306 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Going further, however, Manji calls for a reinterpretation of Islam itself by Muslims to bring readings of the Qur’an into a 21st-century context, decrying the Muslim fear of outside cultures while ignoring Islam’s own severe cultural problems.

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The book suffers from manipulative attempts at drawing sympathy from the reader, including constant references to the death threats she receives, how such threats invoke anxiety in her mother, and exhaustive quoting of nasty e-mails sent to Manji (both from Muslims and non-Muslims) and her respon...

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She is sold by her father to shepherds, takes on the name of her stillborn brother and eventually is captured and recruited into a secretive, mystical cult of women who teach her “The Way.” The best Jesus-reimagined stories are simultaneously faithful to spirit of the original text while elici...

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When Irshad Manji wrote The Trouble With Islam (later on renamed The Trouble With Islam Today) she was hailed by the media as a powerful voice seeking to reform Islam from within.

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