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In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexityThis updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith.

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Quotes & Awards

  • This is a fascinating book. Reza Aslan tells the story of Islam with one eye on faith and another on history. The result is a textured, nuanced account that presents a living, breathing religion shaped by centuries of history and culture. Fareed Zakaria, author of The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad
  • Elegant, accessible, and informed by historical scholarship, No god but God offers a wonderful view into the rich world of early Islam. Reza Aslan brings to the life of Muhammad and the story of classical Islam a lyricism and deft touch reminiscent of Roberto Calasso at his best. Noah Feldman, author of After Jihad and What We Owe Iraq
  • Reza Aslan tells a story of Islamic faith, history, and culture that comes alive. No god but God is an engaging, creative, insightful, and provocative book. It is a reminder that beyond the terrorism headlines, Islam, like its Abrahamic cousins, has been and remains a rich, dynamic spiritual path for the vast majority of Muslims. John L. Esposito, university professor and founding director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, and author of Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam and What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam
  • A fascinating account of Islam’s evolution. Aslan’s book should be required reading for all analysts and policymakers interested in the Muslim world. It’s a terrific read–no easy feat for such a difficult subject. Steven Cook, Next Generation Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Reza Aslan counters superficial notions of a clash of civilizations with a deep and exhilarating exploration of the fifteen-hundred-year-old clash within the civilization of Islam. Distinguishing concepts like faith and religion, Islamism and Islamic fundamentalism, in ways that shed vital new light on the morning’s headlines, No god but God is a passionate argument for the shared history of the world’s religions. An essential contribution to the most important issue of our time. Tom Reiss, author of The Orientalist
  • A 2005 Guardian First Book Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kendall | 2/20/2014

    " Excellent. Learned so much, and Aslan's writing style is both interesting and informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alex Shahan | 2/12/2014

    " The best post-9/11 book on Muslims. All Americans should read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brenton | 2/6/2014

    " A sympathetic and engaging history of Islam, that portrays the faith as deeply divided internally. If you're looking for a Muslim evaluation of the Muslim faith, this is a good choice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by irfan darian | 2/6/2014

    " Some insightful thoughts from a Muslim, that do surprise me, in a good sort of way. "

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