Allah, Liberty and Love

Allah, Liberty and Love

The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom

Book - 2011
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In Allah, Liberty and Love, Irshad Manji paves a path for Muslims and non-Muslims to transcend the fears that stop so many of us from living with honest-to- God integrity: the fear of offending others in a multicultural world as well as the fear of questioning our own communities. Since publishing her international bestseller, The Trouble with Islam Today, Manji has moved from anger to aspiration. She shows how any of us can reconcile faith with freedom and thus discover the Allah of liberty and love--the universal God that loves us enough to give us choices and the capacity to make them.

Among the most visible Muslim reformers of our era, Manji draws on her experience in the trenches to share stories that are deeply poignant, frequently funny and always revealing about these morally confused times. What prevents young Muslims, even in the West, from expressing their need for religious reinterpretation? What scares non-Muslims about openly supporting liberal voices within Islam? How did we get into the mess of tolerating intolerable customs, such as honor killings, and how do we change that noxious status quo? How can people ditch dogma while keeping faith? Above all, how can each of us embark on a personal journey toward moral courage--the willingness to speak up when everybody else wants to shut you up?

Allah, Liberty and Love is the ultimate guide to becoming a gutsy global citizen. Irshad Manji believes profoundly not just in Allah, but also in her fellow human beings.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Free Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781451645200
Branch Call Number: 297.5677 MANJI
Characteristics: 272 p.

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Warwick Jun 11, 2012

A must read for every Canadian.


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Reminiscent of the mystical, gentle Sufi tradition of Islam, this book recounts Manji’s often amusing interactions with Muslims as she preaches the gospel of love, freedom, and hopeful reform of Islam. Anyone with more than a passing knowledge of Islam and Islamism will find her to be "a cockeyed optimist," but a close reading of the book will show how much could be achieved, if only frightened Muslim reformers were as willing as Irshad to speak out.

Warwick Jun 11, 2012

A must read for every Canadian.

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