By William Montgomery Watt
Islam is a burning subject in smooth scholarship and modern global affairs. it's a topic poorly understood by way of Western observers, and during this booklet Professor Montgomery Watt takes an important step in the direction of its demystification.
Montgomery Watt examines the the most important questions of conventional world-view and self-image which dominate the taking into consideration Muslims at the present time. This conventional self-image reasons them to understand global occasions in a unique point of view from Westerners – a truth now not regularly favored via the overseas ministries of Western powers. Professor Watt offers a super and demanding research of the conventional Islamic self-image, exhibiting the way it distorts Western modernism and restricts Muslims to a peripheral position in international affairs. In a scholarly and incisive method, he strains this damaging picture to its origins within the medieval interval after which to the nerve-racking publicity of Muslims to the West nowa days. He argues that Muslim tradition is struggling with a perilous introspection, and in his ultimate chapters offers a optimistic feedback of latest Islam, geared toward contributing to a more true, extra practical Islamic self-image for today.
First released in 1988.
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