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By Irshad Manji

In Allah, Liberty and Love, Irshad Manji paves a direction for Muslims and non-Muslims to go beyond the fears that cease such a lot of folks from residing with honest-to- God integrity: the phobia of offending others in a multicultural global in addition to the phobia of wondering our personal groups. given that publishing her foreign bestseller, The hassle with Islam this day, Manji has moved from anger to aspiration. She exhibits how any people can reconcile religion with freedom and therefore notice the Allah of liberty and love—the common God that loves us sufficient to offer us offerings and the skill to cause them to.
Among the main noticeable Muslim reformers of our period, Manji attracts on her event within the trenches to percentage tales which are deeply poignant, often humorous and constantly revealing approximately those morally harassed occasions. What prevents younger Muslims, even within the West, from expressing their desire for spiritual reinterpretation? What scares non-Muslims approximately brazenly aiding liberal voices inside Islam? How did we get into the mess of putting up with insupportable customs, equivalent to honor killings, and the way can we swap that noxious establishment? How can humans ditch dogma whereas retaining religion? particularly, how can every one people embark on a private trip towards ethical courage—the willingness to talk up while each person else desires to close you up?

Allah, Liberty and Love is the last word advisor to turning into a gutsy international citizen. Irshad Manji believes profoundly not only in Allah, but in addition in her fellow humans.

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