Book review: Carl Ernst's and Mona Siddiqui's book. The books are: 1. Ernst, C., Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in

Book review: Carl Ernst
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Religion and Theology
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[Student’s Name] [Instructor’s Name] [Course name and code] 08 October 2013. Book Report/Review: The book “Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World” authored by Carl Ernst is indisputably considered by many to belong to a premium class of literature of the modern times owing to its thought-provoking and acutely insightful nature…

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“How to Read the Qur’an” is another book on the subject of how prodigiously important the sacred book of the Muslims, the Qur’an, is to build a better image of the religion and develop harmonious relationship with the non-Muslim community. Mona Siddiqui, the author of this book, reflects on what is the take of the Muslims on their sacred book with respect to both popular traditions and worship. This essay is primarily based on scrutinizing what the two authors have strived to convey through their respective books, contemplating what probable motives the authors could have, and if any similarities exist between the two books. The true hallmark of Ernst’s book in my opinion is that nearly every single description of how Islam is looked at by the West and by the followers contains a hint of unmistakable fascination which enthralls the readers and quite effectively makes them appreciate myriad things in a new light. Ernst not only scrutinizes the immense and unbelievable power of man-made misconceptions plaguing Islam in his book but also discusses how they operate, tarnish the bond connecting over one billion of Muslims with the West, and harm global peace. ...
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