New PDF release: Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in

By Reza Aslan

ISBN-10: 0679604243

ISBN-13: 9780679604242

EPUB eISBN: 9780679604242
Alternative name: tips to Win a Cosmic struggle: God, Globalization, and the tip of the struggle on Terror
Original booklet (as tips to Win a Cosmic War): 2009
Electronic publicati0n (as past Fundamentalism): 2010

The wars within the heart East became non secular wars within which God is thought to be at once working on behalf of 1 facet opposed to the opposite. The hijackers who attacked the US on September eleven, 2001, proposal they have been combating within the identify of God. in line with award-winning author and student of religions Reza Aslan, the USA, via infusing the struggle on Terror with its personal religiously polarizing rhetoric, is struggling with the same war--a conflict that can't be won.

past Fundamentalism is either an in-depth research of the ideology fueling al-Qa'ida, the Taliban, and like-minded militants through the Muslim international and an exploration of non secular violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. At a time whilst faith and politics more and more percentage a similar vocabulary and serve as within the comparable sphere, Aslan writes that we needs to strip the conflicts of our global in their spiritual connotations and handle the earthly grievances that often lie at its root.

How do you win a non secular conflict? by way of refusing to struggle in one.

that includes new content material and up to date analysis

initially released as tips on how to Win a Cosmic War

From the exchange Paperback edition.

About the Author
Dr. Reza Aslan's bachelor's measure is in non secular reports, with an emphasis on scripture and traditions (which at Santa Clara collage potential the hot Testament). His minor used to be in biblical Greek. He has a grasp of theological reviews measure from Harvard college, in global religions, and a Ph.D. from the college of California, Santa Barbara, within the sociology of religions. UCSB's doctoral application is an interdisciplinary one who attracts from faith, background, philosophy, and sociology, between different fields. Aslan's doctorate within the sociology of religions encompasses services within the heritage of faith. Reza additionally has a grasp of excellent arts measure from the collage of Iowa.

Dr. Aslan is presently professor of inventive writing on the collage of California, Riverside, with a joint appointment within the division of faith, and he teaches in either disciplines. He used to be formerly Wallerstein individual traveling Professor at Drew college, the place he taught from 2012 to 2013, and assistant traveling professor of faith on the college of Iowa, the place he taught from 2000 to 2003. He has written 3 books on faith.

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During the visit, I had discussions with several ulema (Muslim religious scholars) and government officials on issues of Salafism and religious extremism. pvtr. pdf (accessed 12 March 2012). 69 As stated earlier, I studied at Al-Azhar University, Cairo from 1997–2001. In 2007 and 2008, I visited Cairo for field research. In Cairo, I interviewed several Salafis and Islamists including Montasser Al-Zayat (who is said to have links with the Islamist groups responsible for the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981), academicians and religious scholars including the late Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Dr Sayyid Muhammad Tantawi.

1 In the Islamic context, the term salaf refers to early Muslims who were companions of Prophet Muhammad, those who followed them and the scholars of the first three generations of Muslims. These early Muslims known as salaf al-salih enjoyed a special status among Muslims based on the Prophet’s saying, “The best century of my people is 1 Quran 43:56. 3 The Prophet’s companions received direct teaching from the Prophet and witnessed both the revelation and the context, while the subsequent two generations received the teachings of Islam according to the interpretation of the Companions.

Specific examples of the religious, social, political and Jihadi roles of WB are selected and discussed as proof to show the validity of the research argument. Importantly, the research argues that WB in modern Salafism does not exist in a religious vacuum, but is shaped by the current social, local and political circumstances. It also needs to be mentioned here that this research does not study all the books on WB written by modern Salafi thinkers. I have identified more than 40 books on WB written by modern Salafis (see Appendix A).

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