Ten years on from 9/11, much of the Muslim faith remains largely unknown and misunderstood in the West.
*While there have been a number of successful books on the topic of Islamic history – from Karen Armstrong’s Islam: A Brief History to Bernard Lewis’s The Crises of Islam – there is surprisingly no book for a popular audience about Islam as a religion, let alone one by an author from an Islamic background.
*No God But God fills that gap, addressing issues of belief: the difference between the Quran and the Bible, the meaning of the Hajj, the Muslim relationship with Jesus, the Muslim attitude towards Jews, equality between the sexes and more.
* This revised and updated edition includes a wealth of new material and new chapters covering recent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya; the changing face of Islam in Europe and North Africa; and a number of topics of heated debate (the veil controversy; Islam & women; Iraq War as a Jihadi recruiting agent etc).
Reza Aslan is a comparative religions scholar from Harvard, who is also a graduate of the Iowa Writers’Workshop. At Harvard, he was elected president of Harvard’s chapter of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, a UN organisation committed to global understanding. Currently teaching an introductory course on Islam at Iowa, Aslan is also at work on a novel.