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American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom

American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom

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Praise for American Muslims:Bridging Faith and Freedom The book is an excellent resource for understanding issues confronting Muslims in America and offers an enlightening Islamic perspective on problems of South Asia and the Middle East.-- Congressman Nick Smith (7th District, MI).

Khan presents forceful and consistent arguments that are thought provoking and often refreshing in their honesty. He is not afraid to say out loud what many Muslims will say privately about the corruption and general mess in which the umma finds itself. He is uncompromising in his call for Muslims to shed and confront extremist interpretations of the Qur'an, such as that propagated by bin Laden.-- Katherine Bullock, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

I approached the book with the fear that this was another apologetic attempt by a Muslim .... But I found Khan willing to discuss the underbelly of the Muslim World. In the last chapter of the book -- An American Muslim Perspective of the Muslim World -- he examines the authoritarian regimes of the Muslim World and the failure of Muslims to reform their societies from within. --- Nigel Charles, London. Khan argues that by reinterpreting reality through Islamic lenses and simultaneously reinterpreting the sacred texts with an eye on contemporary conditions, the Mujaddids systematically reduce the distance between text and time, between reason and revelation, between conscience and consciousness, between the here and the hereafter and between values and politics. -- Usama Khalidi, Dawn (Pakistan).

Dr. Khan is not a liberal or a moderate Muslim, he is a rigorous Muslim thinker. In this excellent book he mercilessly exposes the unIslamic basis of the discourses of extremists such as Bin Laden. He is equally sharp in his analysis of American foreign policy and the dangerous consequences of its misguided prorities. --- Shahzad Hameed, Aligarh, India. It is also a facinating account of the struggle of American Muslims to accomodate the imperatives of faith and the challenges of a free society. --- Anonymous, Saudi Arabia [posted on Amazon]. A courageous book that points to political and social directions for the American Muslim community, arguing at the same time, for the compassionate interpretation of faith. --- Bookmaster, Washington DC.

Dr. Muqtedar Khan has conveyed a message of tolerance and understanding.-- Dr. Akbar Ahmed

Muqtedar Khan's American Muslims: Between Faith and Freedom is "must" reading for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.– Dr. John Esposito

Muqtedar Khan brings passion, eloquence and intellectual power to bear on his subject.– Dr. Ali Mazrui

Voice of Moderate Islam – Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times

But make no mistake: Khan, 36, is one of a growing number of young, moderate Muslim thinkers who believe themselves engaged in a battle for the soul of Islam. –Newsday.

Khan believes his more liberal voice highlights a historical tension between traditionalist Islamic theologians, who tend to furnish more conservative Fatwas, and Islamic philosophers who go for the more flexible rulings. – Washington Post

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