The Trouble with Islam Today

  • by Irshad Manji
  • Narrated by Irshad Manji
  • 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of Oprah's first "Chutzpah Award" for boldness, Irshad Manji is among the world's most visible - and vocal - Muslim reformers. In this audiobook, narrated by her, Irshad explains the disturbing attitudes with which too many of her fellow Muslims practice Islam today: Arab cultural tribalism posing as pure faith. An uncritical approach to the Quran as the final and therefore superior word of God. And a rejection of universal human rights as if they are incompatible with the Divine.
As a faithful Muslim, Irshad shows that Islam has the raw material to rectify these injustices. Irshad offers a practical vision of how reform-minded Muslim can empower women, promote respect for religious minorities and foster a competition of ideas. This vision builds on "ijtihad" (ij-tee-had), Islam's lost tradition of independent thinking. Irshad Manji's message for Muslims and non-Muslims? Dare to ask questions - out loud. In this audiobook, her voice rings clearly, compassionately, and passionately. You will love the musical surprises, too!

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What the Critics Say

“[Irshad Manji] is Osama Bin Laden’s worst nightmare.” (The New York Times)
“One of the most hard-hitting analyses of Islam to appear since the September 11 attacks.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

An excellent and inspiring work!

Irshad Manji is as insightful as she is refreshing!

While I think she overly downplays the role her country (North America) has played in the persecution of Muslims, her self-critical questioning from within the Muslim community is a sign of great hope for the future.

May she become a beacon for others to follow - not so that'll may share her conclusions but they they might have the courage to ask the same probing questions.
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- Rev. David B. Smith

Must Read for Muslims

I thought this to be a profound manifesto on the problems with Islam today and what must be done to reform for the sake of human rights and dignity (especially for Muslims). She makes very astute observations on how Desert Arabic tribalism of the 7th century "foundalism" had hijacked the political-religious-culture of Islam today which has caused it to be the most repressive, intolerant, bloodiest (especially how Muslims kill other Muslims) movements since Nazi Germany. The author's proposal has promise to release human potential for all Muslims and change to a culture of "building society & family" as opposed to tearing down...something to live for. Great book!
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- steamer.ssf

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2011
  • Publisher: Mosaic Media Inc./Irshad Manji