Monday, August 13, 2012

Discovering Islam- by Akbar S. Ahmed (book review)

This was my first book by the author Akbar S Ahmed, on Islam with an anthropological perspective. I must say author did a fine job of writing such an informative book, depicting the progressive side of Islam  which has a lot of tolerance and forbearance in it. Book tells her readers about the rationality which is inherent in Islam  but somehow lost by Muslims today. Author does indulge in criticism but his is the constructive criticism with minimum confrontation. It’s a worth read for all those who believe that there is a rational and progressive side of Islam still to be rediscovered. At the end I must say that its an interesting read, a very neutral approach towards every fragment of Islam.