Islam is Mercy by Mouhanad Khorchide
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* The first outline of a contemporary European approach to Islamic theology

With this book, Mouhanad Khorchide introduces a contemporary approach to Islamic theology. He demonstrates how Islam can make the ground-breaking step towards a theology centred around a merciful God – a step achieved from within and not imposed from the outside. A real sensation – not only from an academic point of view!
Mouhanad Khorchide: “With my book, I aim to outline a theological approach centred around mercy and present it as an alternative to the theological approach of obedience and fear which is so widespread in the Islamic world - in a straightforward way, also accessible to non-experts. For me, Islam is a message of mercy … The divine character trait God uses most frequently in the Qur’an to describe Himself is mercy … It is astounding that this God, the All-Merciful, is so thoroughly neglected in Islamic theology and popular belief!”

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Published November 27, 2014 by Verlag Herder. 240 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Mr. Khorchide — a Palestinian who was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and raised in Saudi Arabia before studying in Lebanon and Austria — tries to offer Muslims what he calls “an ‘aha!’ moment” in practicing their faith.

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