A World Without Islam by Graham E. Fuller

By Graham E. Fuller

What if Islam by no means existed? to a couple, it is a comforting inspiration: no conflict of civilizations, no holy wars, no terrorists.

But what if that were not the case in any respect? In a global with no ISLAM, Graham E. Fuller publications us alongside an illuminating trip via historical past, geopolitics, and faith to enquire even if Islam is certainly the reason for a few of latest such a lot emotional and demanding overseas crises. Fuller takes us from the delivery of Islam to the autumn of Rome to the increase and cave in of the Ottoman Empire. He examines and analyzes the roots of terrorism, the clash in Israel, and the function of Islam in assisting and energizing the anti-imperial fight. Provocatively, he reveals that opposite to the claims of many politicians, thinkers, theologians, and infantrymen, an international with no Islam will possibly not glance significantly diversified from what we all know today.

Filled with interesting info and counterintuitive conclusions, a global with no ISLAM is bound to encourage debate and reshape the best way we predict approximately Islam's dating with the West.

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The task parallels the Christian problem of collecting all the accounts of Jesus’s life to determine which Gospels, for example, were “reliable” and which were not; this is a subject still rife with speculation and debate and has yet to be laid to rest. And while the Hadith are not literally sacred in Islam in the sense that the Qur’an is—directly derived from God through revelation—they often provide a more important source for later Islamic legislation than the Qur’an itself; the Hadith simply provide much more material dealing with specific, concrete situations arising in the development of the early Islamic community that were never touched upon in the Qur’an.

I have immense regard for Islamic culture, arts, sciences, philosophy, and civilization, and for Muslims as people. The world would be a much more impoverished place in the absence of Islamic civilization. Nor do I ignore the fact that Islam has created a powerful and distinct edifice—the “Muslim world”—linking large numbers of diverse peoples, states, cultures, and climes in ways that might not otherwise be the case. This is hugely important for the peoples of that region. But the focus of interest in this book is specifically how the relations between the West and the Middle East would be if there were no Islam.

These sayings and actions had been transmitted orally; in Islam, it would be over one hundred years before they were collected in written form, analyzed, and systematically assessed. The task parallels the Christian problem of collecting all the accounts of Jesus’s life to determine which Gospels, for example, were “reliable” and which were not; this is a subject still rife with speculation and debate and has yet to be laid to rest. And while the Hadith are not literally sacred in Islam in the sense that the Qur’an is—directly derived from God through revelation—they often provide a more important source for later Islamic legislation than the Qur’an itself; the Hadith simply provide much more material dealing with specific, concrete situations arising in the development of the early Islamic community that were never touched upon in the Qur’an.

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