Islam Explained is at once an essential introduction to one of the world's great religions and a cry for tolerance and understanding in deeply troubled times. In an accessible question-and-answer format, Tahar Ben Jelloun clarifies the main tenets of Islam, the major landmarks in Islamic history, and the current politics of Islamic fundamentalism. He also sheds light on the key words that have come to dominate coverage of the current crisis – terrorist, crusade, Jihad, fundamentalist, fatwa – offering lucid and balanced explanations.
Islam Explained is the result of conversations between the author and his daughters after September 11 2001 and it will appeal to readers of all ages.
About the Author
Winner of the 1994 Prix Maghreb and the 1987 Prix Goncourt, Tahar Ben Jelloun was born in 1944 in Fez, Morocco, and emigrated to France in 1971. A novelist, essayist, critic and poet, he is a regular contributor to Le Monde, La Republica, El Pais and Panorama.
Islam Explained by Franklin Philip (2003).
We Also Recommend