No God But God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam

No God But God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam By Geneive Abdo, Western media has consistently focused on the extremes of Islam, overlooking a quiet yet pervasive moderate religious movement that is currently transforming the nation of Egypt Drawing on hundreds of interviews, No God But God opens up previously inaccessible segments of Egyptian society to illustrate the deep penetration of Popular Islamic influence Geneive Abdo provWestern media has consistently focused on the extremes of Islam, overlooking a quiet yet pervasive moderate religious movement that is currently transforming the nation of Egypt Drawing on hundreds of interviews, No God But God opens up previously inaccessible segments of Egyptian society to illustrate the deep penetration of Popular Islamic influence Geneive Abdo provides a firsthand account of this movement, allowing its leaders, street preachers, scholars, doctors, lawyers, men and women of all social classes to speak for themselves Challenging Western stereotypes, she finds that this growing number of Islamists do not seek the violent overthrow of the government or a return to a medieval age Instead, they believe their religious values are compatible with the demands of the modern world They are working within and beyond the secular framework of the nation to gradually create a new society based on Islamic principles Both fascinating and unsettling, Abdo s findings identify a grassroots model for transforming a secular nation state to an Islamic social order that will likely inspire other Muslim nations.. No God But God Egypt and the Triumph of Islam Western media has consistently focused on the extremes of Islam overlooking a quiet yet pervasive moderate religious movement that is currently transforming the nation of Egypt Drawing on hundreds of

  • Title: No God But God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam
  • Author: Geneive Abdo
  • ISBN: 9780195157932
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “No God But God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam”

    1. good exposition to counter the fanatic Muslim image portrayed in mainstream media is a snapshot of the moderate Muslim society, that group the US keeps alienating with their crazy imperialist foreign policies

    2. I picked this book up while looking for the other with the same title While written almost 15 years ago, it is still relevant in answering a few questions At the writing of the book, Egypt was undergoing a transformation in that religiosity was sweeping over society Religious factions or institutions were taking over non religious societal functions Those were supposed to be managed by the state or other secular institutions, which they failed because of incompetence and corruption Since the rel [...]

    3. She wrote this book before I think five years , after she traveled to Egypt and Iran she studied some situations for new style Islam s new, a lot ideas for the modern Islam society.

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