New York : ST Martin's Essentials,
KIC 297.09 A315R 2021
xxvi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
In Reopening Muslim Minds, Mustafa Akyol, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and opinion writer for The New York Times, both diagnoses “the crisis of Islam” in the modern world, and offers a way forward. Diving deeply into Islamic theology, and also sharing lessons from his own life story, he reveals how Muslims lost the universalism that made them a great civilization in their earlier centuries. He especially demonstrates how values often associated with Western Enlightenment ¿ freedom, reason, tolerance, and an appreciation of science ¿ had Islamic counterparts, which sadly were cast aside in favor of more dogmatic views, often for political ends. Elucidating complex ideas with engaging prose and storytelling, Reopening Muslim Minds borrows lost visions from medieval Muslim thinkers such as Ibn Rushd (aka Averroes), to offer a new Muslim worldview on a range of sensitive issues: human rights, equality for women, freedom of religion, or freedom from religion. While frankly acknowledging the problems in the world of Islam today, Akyol offers a clear and hopeful vision for its future.
Manchester : Beacon Books, [date of publication is not available].
KIC 297.265 G936Y [n d.]
xi, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
This book is the first of its kind. It is accessible and easy to read; it is as if you are having a conversation with the author. The book addresses challenges we face today in schools and everyday life. It is comprehensive without being too detailed. It gives a roadmap, a guide for how to handle controversial issues in science and Islam.