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From angels to adultery, from charity to jihad, from prayer to stoning. From fatwas on modesty in dress to fatwas that are death sentences. From worship of God to stoning as punishment. This is no dry-as-dust report on Muslim doctrines, nor is it a detailed recounting of terrorist atrocities. A readable, informative, and, above all, reliable and accurate examination of Muslim beliefs, practices and aims. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Is stoning for adultery still the law? Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God? Is jihad compulsory for Muslims? Is violent spread of Islam ordered? Who are the religious police? Can a Muslim change his religion without risk of being killed? What rights to women have? Can they inherit? Is it unlawful to draw pictures? Islam FAQ answers these questions and about 200 more. If you have a decision coming up on a Muslim issue, get the straight facts – from Islamic sources.
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Oct 18, 2009Posted on the net: The blurb on the back says "There are surprises in this book." No kidding. There are surprises on every page. This is the definitive 'everything you wanted to know about Muslims but were too afraid to ask' book. And, actually, you'd do well to be afraid because some of the answers to the faqs are a bit scary. And surprising. And occasionally not an answer at all. It's complicated. Take this answer about whether or not pictures are forbidden by Islam for example. "Given the choice of sticking an icepick up your nose, or reconciling the points of view, go for the icepick. It's all over in a second or two that way". In a lot of ways this is really a very funny book on a very serious subject and the tone, throughout, is conversational rather than conspiratorial. The Question that I most Frequently Asked myself while reading Islam F.A.Q was "Where is the faqing index?" This would be a great reference book for schools etc but...no index.... More > Where's the stuff on Fatwa? Apostasy? Taliban? Jihad? It's all in there, in detail, but unless you dog ear the pages you'll be trawling back and forth trying to find what you want. As I am a school teacher it is possible that I have not taken on board that this is a book for reading, not a dictionary. In fact, it is a new genre perhaps - a non-fiction book to be read and enjoyed for its style and humour as well as its facts. I guess the best way to read it is from the beginning. All the way through. Buy it but be prepared for surprises. 5 stars --------------- WOW ! There are surprises in this book ...... and some shocks too. Easy to read and entertaining in spite of being serious. I like this guy`s style of writing ....... I was hooked ..... couldn`t put it down. Even if you have no interest in religion generally you need to know how this one affects our freedom and our customs. (posted on Powell's books) Written in an engaging conversational style, this book is not heavy reading nor is it the usual dry FAQ type of book. McCrudden, a criminal lawyer, has ascerbic wit and an entertaining turn of phrase (Irish background?). He presents the facts but leaves the reader to draw his own conclusions.This is a book for every person on earth. We can ignore Islam if we dare but it will not ignore us. four and a half stars< Less
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- Jim McCrudden (Standard Copyright License)
- October 18, 2009
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.85 lbs.
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- 6 wide x 9 tall
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