Book reviews: Carl Ernst's and Mona Siddiqui's book

Book reviews: Carl Ernst
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Religion and Theology
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[Student’s Name] [Instructor’s Name] [Course name and code] 05 December 2013. Book reviews- Carl Ernst’s and Mona Siddiqui’s book: Carl Ernst has undeniably accomplished a great feat by writing the critically acclaimed book “Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World.” This book is perceived as an astonishingly insightful medium to understand the true spirit of Islam.


On almost same subject as picked by Ernst for his book, Mon Siddiqui in “How to Read the Qur’an” also attempts to explicate the importance of the sacred book of the Muslims, the Qur’an. She promotes the thought that the Qur’an can help many ignorant people to develop harmonious relationship with the Muslim community. She contemplates the topic of Muslims’ association with their sacred book also. Basically, the purpose of this essay is to present a comprehensive review of both books and scrutinize what the two authors have separately aimed to convey on the subject of Islam in the modern world. The review will also contemplate the probable motives that the two authors could have in writing these books in addition to finding out some similarities between both books. I believe “Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World” to be a very interesting piece of work. This is because it expertly unravels many intense and informative aspects of the subject of position of Islam in the modern world. The book stresses that Islam is not a faith of extremism but one of peace and tolerance which is why Muslims should not be condemned from observing religion no matter where they live. ...
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