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  1. John Esposito tries to address most questions raised in the West, without blaming nor condoning Islam. The book aims to reflect the complexity of dumbing down the faith of a billion humans, while still addressing the internal and external challenges it f A concise introduction to Islam, its tenets, its history, its relationship to other faiths, its tumultuous relation to terrorism and other societal themes/problems.

  2. first published in 2002 and second edition in 2011, esposito’s what everyone needs to know about islam provides, in question-and-answer format (q&a), “succinct, accessible, sensitive”, and concise...

  3. This newly updated editionof What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam is the best single source for clearly presented, objective information about these new developments, and for answers to questions about the origin and traditions of Islam.

  4. What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam John L. Esposito 2nd Edition., 2011, xx + 268 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-979423-2 (ebook) New York: Oxford University Press Reviewed by: Arnis Silvia (arnis.silvia@gmail.com) English Department – UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta In the aftermath of 9/11 incidents, Islam was on the ‘most wanted’ religion to investigate, both in positive and negative way, but mostly the negative one.

  5. This newly updated edition of What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam is the best single source for clearly presented, objective information about these new developments, and for answers to questions about the origin and traditions of Islam. Editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam, and author of The Future of Islam and many other acclaimed works, John L. Esposito is one of America's leading authorities on Islam.

  6. John Esposito delivers 10 essential points to know about Islam that can give any reader a basic understanding and history of a complex religion that is often misunderstood. Esposito looks at many parts of Islam such as core beliefs, differences between Sunni and Shia, and gender roles, among other topics. These fundamental concepts provide important context to contemporary affairs in the Middle East.

  7. JAK everyone wa barak Allah feekum jamee3an! @Musa – I know exactly what you mean. The thing that gets me about Esposito is that he actually alludes to this phenomenon in the book – the propping of “professional Muslims” and the association of “moderate” with “secular.”

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