“In this inspiring book Professor Akbar Ahmed continues his personal quest of bridging the gap between the Orient and the West, as he did in his earlier books and projects.”
Dr. Husein ef. Kavazović, Grand Mufti of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“Amongst all of his important books, this gem of a book is Ambassador Ahmed’s magnum opus.”
Dr. Amineh Hoti, Fellow-Commoner, University of Cambridge, and author of Gems and Jewels: The Religions of Pakistan.
“Akbar Ahmed is a Muslim treasure himself. ”
Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, President, co-founder, and senior faculty member of Zaytuna College, Berkeley, California.
About the Author
Ambassador Akbar S. Ahmed is an anthropologist, Islamic scholar, poet, playwright, and filmmaker described as the ‘world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam’ by the BBC. He currently holds the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, DC and previously taught at Cambridge, Princeton, and Harvard universities. He was formerly the Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland. His “Jinnah Quartet” included the feature film Jinnah, documentary, academic book, and a graphic novel on Mr. Jinnah. For Brookings Press he completed four books on the relationship between the West and the Muslim world, two accompanied by films, and is working on The Mingling of the Oceans: How Civilizations Can Live Together.
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